Indoor Waterpark Fun at Coral Beach Resort
If you're from the warm and sunny South, even the balmy weather of Myrtle Beach's winter and spring off-season can seem a bit too brisk for frolicking along the oceanfront and basking in the cool winter sun. Well, this is exactly why man invented the indoor water park! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has several of these clever attractions that mix the warmth and controlled experience of an inside environment with the splashing, screaming, and chaos of waterslides, wave pools, and the like.
What is an Indoor Water Park?
The indoor water parks Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand offer its guests are generally part of some larger structure, whether it's a hotel or an amusement park. What that means to you is that there's often someone from the other 'area' of the business around waiting to pamper you if you should need something. Particularly at the resorts, the attendants who watch over the water parks are happy to go and bring you an appetizer from one of the on-site fine dining restaurants, for example. And that’s exactly what you can expect here at Coral Beach Resort!
Why A Waterpark Hotel?
So what's the best thing about mixing hotels with a water park? Well, the experience of being able to enjoy a unique, one-of-a-kind experience just steps from your hotel room is a convenience in itself! Where else in the world can you stay in a multi-room suite with a kitchenette, a full bath, a hot tub, killer room service, a view of the sunrise over the Atlantic, three or four-star onsite restaurants and water slides? Certainly, there are those hotels that have typical water features like pools and lazy rivers -- but when it comes to hotel-water parks, Coral Beach Resort does it like no one else does.
Why Indoor Pool Facilities?
At a typical off-season fall or spring trip to one of it’s the area’s waterparks, the weather in Myrtle Beach will probably be drifting around 65 degrees Fahrenheit -- quite pleasant if you're from Philadelphia or Seattle, but not so hot if you're visiting from Phoenix or Tampa Bay. But, it'll be around 75 degrees at the inside waterpark pool facility -- perfect to enjoy some indoor fun. At the same time, if you're from the cold northern climes and you come to the Grand Strand during the hottest part of summer, you'll find that the temperature is still a pleasant 75 degrees indoors – making it ideal for any season! Myrtle Beach might be a bit intemperate at times out-of-doors, but there's no reason it has to be that way inside, right?
Why Coral Beach Resort Waterpark?
So what goes on in one of these magnificent water parks? Wet ‘n wild fun for everyone, that's what! Specifically at Coral Beach Resort Waterpark, there's quite a bit that you can find. Water slides, an oceanfront lazy river, and several pools, or course -- but also water sports from volleyball to water polo, water squirters that you can use to get into a water brawl with the rest of your family, and much more. It's a heck of a lot more than just a place to water slide . The indoor portion of our water facilities includes a spacious indoor pool and several indoor jacuzzis. You might find yourself shooting hoops in a sports-themed pool, lazing around in the slow and wide lazy river, or standing under an enormous shower of water gushing down from on high and splashing over the patio floor.
Whatever happens at your choice of the indoor water parks, Myrtle Beach will welcome you with open arms.
Be sure to check our resort deals page to see how much you can save by staying at Coral Beach Resort & Waterpark!
Your Guide To The Perfect Myrtle Beach Honeymoon
You have planned your dream wedding and everything is ready. Married life is waiting for you and the wedding is fast approaching. But - what about your honeymoon? Have you found the perfect place to “get away” from it all while keeping budget in mind?
Whether you are seeking a remote, romantic getaway or an action packed week of excitement and activity, a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach truly offers something for anyone. Though it sounds cliché – our pristine beaches offer variety and romance for any budget or taste.
Take a look at a few popular honeymoon itineraries for different types of travelers and start planning your honeymoon bliss at Coral Beach Today!
Budget-Friendly Honeymoon Getaway
Yes – it IS still possible to enjoy a relaxing beach getaway for your honeymoon without breaking the bank! There are several ways to save money on a beach honeymoon right off the bat:
· Time of year – Taking a spring or fall vacation in Myrtle Beach will save big bucks when it comes to your hotel. These seasons are particularly popular for weddings so the timing matches nicely with wedding season, though Myrtle Beach isn’t nearly as busy during this “shoulder season”. Hotel rates are quite a bit more affordable and you will be able to get a better bang for your buck.
· Type of room – Can you live without the oceanfront view? If so, opt for an oceanview or interior room to save some extra cash. Also, if you want to save on your other expenses, opt for a unit with either an efficiency or a full kitchen. Though these sometimes cost a small amount more than units without these features, you will save more in the long run by cooking a few meals at home – assuming you don’t mind a little cooking on your vacay.
· When you book – Like any other vacation, booking your getaway in advance can also save you a pretty penny in the long run. Room rates are dictated by simple economics and as rooms fill up the rates increase. Avoid these inevitable price increases by booking as far in advance as possible. Coral Beach actually has an Early Book Program that offers lower rates for advanced bookings.
Be sure to check our resort deals page for current accommodation discounts!
You can also take advantage of these Free things to do in Myrtle Beach:
· Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
· Enjoy a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
· Free events at local hotspots like Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Market Common, and the Downtown Myrtle Beach area
· Area parks like Valor Park or the new North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex
· The beach – of course!
Adventure –Packed Honeymoon
Are you a thrill-seeker or lover of the outdoors and adventure? If so, you will be quite pleased with the eclectic selection of daring attractions and activities that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer.
Myrtle Beach Adventure Attractions
· Go Ape Outdoor Ropes & Obstacle Course
· Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball
· Amusement Parks like Family Kingdom or Broadway Grand Prix
· Water parks like Myrtle Waves and Wild Water and Wheels
· Thrill Rides are also available at Broadway at the Beach and Downtown Myrtle Beach
· Fishing Charter
· Myrtle Beach Helicopter Adventure
· Skydive Myrtle Beach
It wouldn’t be a true adventure without daring cuisine! The Myrtle Beach area offers a surprising amount of ethnic and eclectic cuisine to try:
· The Chemist – Molecular Gastronomy / Tapas
· Masala – Indian Cuisine
· Co Sushi – Vietnamese & Sushi
· Redi-Et – Ethiopian Cuisine
· Café Old Vienna – German Cuisine
· Grecian Delight – Greek Cuisine
· Brentwood Restaurant – Upscale French Cuisine
The key to a truly relaxing honeymoon is to not overthink things. Over planning and a strict itinerary can ruin the mood. Instead, check out these easy-going activities and play your honeymoon by ear!
· Spa Day at local favorites like Celestial Spa on Cloud 9 or Coastal Holistics
· Brookgreen Gardens
· Explore the south end of the Strand – the quiet seaside towns of Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island offer a slower pace that will fit in perfect with your laid-back vacation
· Enjoy a leisurely game of golf
· Take a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Second Avenue Pier
· Catch a flick at Broadway at the Beach
· Tours & tastings at local breweries and wineries like New South, La Belle Amie, and Duplin
· Read your favorite book at the beach
· Ripley’s Aquarium
You can also kickback and enjoy a bite to eat and a glass (or two) of your favorite beverage at these laid-back eateries:
· Boom Boom Wine Room – Tapas, wine cruvinet system
· Fire and Smoke Gastropub – Tapas
· Bandito’s Cantina
· Sun City Café
· Pier View Restaurant & Bar
· ART Burger Sushi Bar
· Anchor Café
· Restaurants at Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Luxury Splurge Honeymoon
Is your honeymoon a “go big or go home” event? If so, prepare to be wined and dined at some of the east coast’s most fabulous restaurants and plan to indulge in absolute decadence.
These high-end attractions are sure to keep you entertained:
· Spa Day at local favorites like Celestial Spa on Cloud 9 or Coastal Holistics
· Brookgreen Gardens
· Fishing charter
· Boat or jet ski rentals
· The Big “M” Casino Boat
· Shopping at Market Common or Hammock Shops
· Helicopter Adventures
Myrtle Beach Fine Dining
· Collector’s Café
· Ruth’s Chris Steak House
· Rivertown Bistro
· Thoroughbreds Restaurant
· Bliss Restaurant & Lounge
· Sea Blue Restaurant and Wine Bar
· Brentwood Restaurant
· Sea Captain’s House
· The Library
· Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Blended families are incredibly common this day in age and sometimes couples choose to make their honeymoon a family affair. If this is the case – fret not – as Coral Beach Resort is the ideal place for groups of just about any size. We offer many family-sized suites and condos to meet any of your needs, all of which offer the familiar comforts of home and the space and privacy you need.
You certainly won’t be short on entertainment either, both on-site and off-site. Coral Beach offers a wide array of exciting amenities that will keep the little ones busy for hours while the parents kick back and relax. Popular property perks include our oceanfront resort waterpark, multiple unique on-site dining options, and The Entertainment Zone, which offer a full arcade and bowling facility.
If you decide to hit the town, check our a few of these popular family-friendly attractions:
· Family Kingdom Amusement Park
· Broadway at the Beach attractions like WonderWorks, Broadway Grand Prix, and The Big D Theatre
· Local sporting events like Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball or Myrtle Beach Mutiny Soccer
· Waterparks like Myrtle Waves or Wild Water and Wheels
· Hollywood Wax Museum
· Ripley’s Aquarium
· Children’s Museum of South Carolina
We are sure you’ll want to stop and refuel at some point, so be sure to try out a few of these family-friendly restaurants:
· Ultimate California Pizza Zone
· Bandito’s Cantina
· Carolina Roadhouse
· Angelo’s Steak & Pasta
· Dagwood’s Deli
· River City Café
· Amici’s Brick Over &Italian Bistro
As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to planning the perfect Myrtle Beach honeymoon!
Be sure to check our resort deals page for savings or call us at 1-800-314-8060 for questions or to book your dream beach getaway.
Fall Events in Myrtle Beach
Fall is a busy time at the beach and a favorite season among locals and visitors alike. The temperatures fall to an agreeable level and area businesses are enjoying a break from the summer rush. Both of these factors contribute to the influx of fun, family friendly events that take place during this coveted time of year. Curious about what the season has to offer?
Take a look at the Top Fall Events in Myrtle Beach:
Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest | La Belle Amie Vineyard | September 12th
Fall is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the agreeable weather! You can do just that at the Annual Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest, hosted at La Belle Amie Vineyard. This event will include live entertainment via The Don Colton Trio and The Tammy Tangent Band in addition to complimentary tours and tastings. There will also be plenty of tasty summer-time treats from Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and Sticky Fingers available for purchase. Admission is only $8 / person; call (843) 399-9463 for more information.
New York Prime | The Big 2-0 | September 15th
Carnivores and wine enthusiasts alike will enjoy this mouthwatering event at New York Prime. This well-known area steak house is hosting a very special event with Cakebread Cellars to help ring in their 20th anniversary. The evening will include a decadent 4-course dinner with hand-picked wine accompaniments. This special evening is available for only $99 / person and reservations are highly recommended. Call (843) 448-8081 to save your spot!
Crady’s Mac N Cheese Bake-Off | Downtown Conway Park | September 19th
Prepare your palate for an adventure is cheesy goodness – the Crady’s Mac n Cheese Bake-Off is officially set for mid-September and you won’t want to miss out! This family-friendly event will unite professional and amateur chefs in an ultimate mac n cheese cook-off. The event will include an official judging panel, though there will be an award for “guest favorite”. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Horry Georgetown Tech Culinary Arts Program. Call (843) 248-3321 for more information.
24th Annual St. John’s Greek Festival | St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church | September 24th – 27th
Opa! Gather your friends and (an empty stomach) and make plans to fill up at one of the tastiest festivals of the year – the St. John’s Greek Festival. This tasty event offers the area’s finest selection of homemade Greek eats like spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, pasticcio, and plenty of desserts – of course. There will also be several local business and crafts vendors, live music, and plenty of entertainment for the little ones. This 4-day event is fun for the whole family! Call (843) 448-3773 for more information.
40th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | Huntington State Beach Park | September 25th – 27th
Looking for a fun, family event during September? If so, be sure to check out the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, an annual event that is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Artists from across the nation flock to this huge gathering to showcase their finest work, which ranges from paintings and sculptures to woodwork and handmade jewelry – and everything in between. The event will also offer live entertainment throughout the weekend, games and crafts for the kiddos, and several food and drink vendors. Admission is only $8 for adults or $10 for a multi-day pass and children under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge. Call (843) 237-4440 for more information.
Brew at the Zoo | Brookgreen Gardens | September 26th
Do you enjoy good brews and good tunes? If so, the annual Brew at the Zoo event is calling your name! Enjoy the fantastic fall beach weather and sip on more than 30 regional craft beers as you peruse the local wildlife exhibits and take in all that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer. The event includes a silent auction, heavy appetizers, and a signature tasting glass. The cost of admission is $40 / person or $35 for members. Call (843) 235-6000 for more information.
California Roots The Carolina Sessions | Downtown Myrtle Beach | October 3rd
This year is the first year that the California Roots session is coming to the beach and the area is buzzing with excitement. This day-long event will feature 10 artists total, including several well-known headliners like Soja, Steel Pulse, and 311. Tickets are available online and are currently $70 plus processing and the fun will run from 10:30am – 11:30am. Grab your tickets and prepare for a day full of beach fun!
32nd Annual Taste of the Town | Myrtle Beach Convention Center | October 6th
Looking for great food for a great cause? The 32nd Annual Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th and promises to be bigger and better than ever! 50+ area restaurants will be present offering up their finest tapas-style creations. Guests will pay a small admission fee ($5 in advance / $6 at the door) and then purchase food tickets ($1 each) that can then be traded for the sample of your choice and all proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s Catholic School. Taste of the Town will also feature live entertainment, children’s events, a silent auction, and much more. Call (843) 448-6062 for more information.
11th Annual ShrimpFest | Little River Waterfront | September 10th – 11th
A festival that even Forest Gump would approve of – the 11th Annual Little River ShrimpFest – is slated for the weekend of September 10th – 11th and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. The weekend will include live entertainment from several popular local bands, a wide array of local arts and crafts vendors, games and activities for children, and –of course – plenty of shrimp. Participants will be competing for the best shrimp concoction and it’s your job to help pick the favorite! The price of admission is only $4 in advance or $5 at the gate. Call (843) 249-6604 for more information.
Downtown Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest | Downtown Myrtle Beach | October 10th – 11th
Strap on your lederhosen and get ready for the area’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. This two-day event takes over downtown Myrtle Beach with a full lineup of live entertainment, the area’s largest beer garden, and plenty of decadent food vendors serving up your favorite Oktoberfest fare. This family-friendly event will also feature a full kids carnival, face painting, a petting zoo, and much more. This event is free to attend and is fun for all ages!
Festa Italiana | Broadway at the Beach | October 10th – 11th
If you are looking for a more low-key weekend event, be sure to check out the Festa Italiana at Broadway at the Beach. As the name suggests, this festival celebrates everything Italian with live music, roaming street performers, arts and craft vendors, and plenty of decadent Italian treats. There will also be a spaghetti eating contest, free face painting, and plenty of other family activities. Admission to this fun event is only $1 – call (843) 215-2662 for more information.
Sixth Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest & Taste of Market Common | Market Common | October 17th
Lovers of food, wine, and all things delicious are sure to appreciate this culinary happening. The 6th Annual Wine Fest / Taste of Market Common is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th and always draws a crowd. Local restaurants will be present serving up their tastiest treats and regional wineries will be offering their latest seasonal concoctions. Admission is only $5 and includes a signature tasting glass; all food and wine samples will be purchased separately.
12th Annual Oyster Roast | Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | October 24th
Oyster season is almost here – are you ready to indulge in this prime local catch? This event is always a huge hit with locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to see why! The fun will take place in the Wicked Tuna parking area along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and will offer “all you can eat” oysters for $35 / person – while supplies last. There will also be plenty of live entertainment throughout the afternoon, several local vendors present, arts and games for the kids, and drink specials along the MarshWalk.
What fall event are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know!