With more on-site amenities and entertainment than any other Myrtle Beach resort, it’s no surprise that the Travel Channel named Coral Beach “Best Family Accommodations”. Families are at the heart of our operation and everything we do here at Coral Beach revolves around providing you with the most exceptional vacation experience possible. Our entire resort was designed from top to bottom with families in mind. If you’re looking for a resort with attractions for kids –we’ve got you covered! One of the many high-quality amenities we have (and also a guest favorite) is our recently revamped recreation center that we like to call our Entertainment Zone! Located on the 4th floor, our Entertainment Zone is a place for you to relax, have fun, and fill up all while creating lasting memories with your family. We’ve put together a little inside look for you at what all our entertainment zone has to offer!
Our bowling alley includes 8 AMF lanes, bowling shoes in a wide selection of sizes, and balls in a variety of weights. This newly renovated space also features multiple flat screen TVs to be sure you don’t miss a sports game or for enjoying our selection of hit music videos. Did you know that Coral Beach is the only Myrtle Beach hotel that features a kid-friendly attraction like our on-site bowling alley? We pride ourselves in this little fun fact and love to stop in and watch our guests having a blast while getting their bowl on!
Whether you need a break from the sun or are looking for a little late night gaming, this is the place for you! Our video game arcade is a kid-approved attraction and features tons of favorite classics like Pac-Man, air hockey, pool, and many more. This is just part of what makes Coral Beach one of Myrtle Beach’s best family resorts. We are all for a little friendly family competition, and our arcade is the perfect place to bring it!
Chill & Grill Zone
The Chill & Grill zone is our on-site snack bar and ice cream shop. You will definitely work up an appetite after all those games of bowling and air hockey! Come sit down and refuel with us! Enjoy popular grill items such as burgers, hot dogs, and wings, and then tempt your taste buds with a delicious ice cream cone to finish it off! We also serve beverages such as beer, wine, cocktails, and sodas, that are guaranteed to quench your thirst and energize you for even more entertaining fun!
Football season is right around the corner, and whether you’re an NFL fan or a college football fan, we know you won’t want to miss a game! Coral Beach Resort has found the best Myrtle Beach restaurants for you to go and watch your team win while on vacation!
King Street Grille
King Street Grille has become a Myrtle Beach restaurant and sports bar favorite for both tourists and locals. This upscale sports bar is located in Myrtle Beach’s popular Market Common shopping center and less than a 10 minute drive from Coral Beach Resort. King Street Grille offers a large menu full of all your pub-grub favorites from house made burgers to “create your own” chopped salads, and even king-sized sandwiches. King Street Grille features a spacious outdoor covered patio and multiple TVs. You can keep up with the game that night and not have to worry about crowds or bad weather! The restaurant side of King Street Grille makes this sports bar kid-friendly, making it a great place to go with the whole family for kickoff!
Chuck & Ducks
Chuck & Ducks is Broadway at the Beach’s newest sports bar and grill. It features over 50 HD TVs throughout this Myrtle Beach restaurant and a wall covered in screens. So, no matter what team your cheering on or where you turn your head, you won’t miss a moment of the game! Chuck & Ducks has a large menu filled with sizzling appetizers like Southwest Poppers and Buffalo Shrimp. Their entrees include wraps, sammies and burgers like the Teriyaki Chicken Wrap and the Chuck Cheeseburger. Kids are welcome here as well and can enjoy their own menu with great prices. This places has a relaxed and fun atmosphere but also offers outdoor seating and awesome sports decor. Although new to the Myrtle Beach area, this sports bar and grill is sure to be a touchdown!
Dead Dog Saloon
Dead Dog Saloon has been a Myrtle Beach favorite for years. Located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, this eatery is definitely a hot spot for both good eats and watching a good game! Unlike your typical bar food, Dead Dog Saloon is a full service restaurant that features unique appetizers and entrees. Cheer on your favorite team while you dig into Blue Crab Nachos or Shrimp and Grits. Other menu items include Pan-Seared Scallops, Po Boys, and the Grouper Stack! This Myrtle Beach restaurant offers a laid back atmosphere, a waterfront view that’s hard to bead, and is perfect for the whole family!
The Myrtle Beach area is known for its celebrity designed golf courses and Coral Beach Resort is located right in the middle of it all! From upscale to laid-back, you’re sure to find a course you’ll enjoy. If you’ve come to play golf in Myrtle Beach, you know it can get a little overwhelming with over 90 courses to choose from along the Grand Strand. To help you out, Coral Beach Resort has given you our top 3 must play courses that are sure to make your Myrtle Beach vacation experience even better!
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
This course was built on a former rice plantation and has all the southern, low country charm you could desire. Upon your drive in you’re greeted with live oaks and Spanish moss and these century old trees line the lush fairways throughout. The large greens are guarded by ponds, streams, and imposing bunkers, creating a rustic feel and no chance of hitting a ball into someone’s backyard. Caledonia has been ranked on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest and was ranked #29 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play”. The 6,526 yard, par-70 course is sure to not disappoint!
When you golf in Myrtle Beach, this is considered the “Fantastic Four”, the 4 courses that make up Barefoot Resort were designed by an all-star constellation of architects. You can “bump and run” on the Norman Course, play of championship caliber on the Fazio Course, see both beauty and treachery on the Dye course, or enjoy the turtleback greens of the Love course. No matter which one you choose, they all have unique designs that are sure to give you a golf outing you will remember forever!
Located just north of the Myrtle Beach airport, The Grand Dunes Golf Course is situated on a high bluff along the Intracoastal waterway and is one of the longest courses in the country. It has been named the “National Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America and is known for its expansive Bermuda grass fairways and modestly contoured greens. Addition to its spectacular links, the Grande Dunes also features a Mediterranean-styled clubhouse with great food and great views. You’ll experience an unforgettable golf paradise during your round at Grande Dunes!
Now that we’ve laid out our top courses to golf in Myrtle Beach, let us take care of the rest! We have the perfect on-site amenities to complete your golf trip like our pools & spas, restaurants, and more! After a hot day on the course take a seat at our newest addition, the Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge, here you can enjoy a cold beer or hand crafted cocktail.
A Snow Bird is considered anyone that travels from the northern United States and Canada to the south during the colder months, seeking refuge from the relentless colder temperatures in search of warmer climates. Myrtle Beach is an attractive destination for northern travelers, as our oceanfront town not only features milder weather and favorable conditions during the colder months, but also a plethora of attractions, entertainment, and dining for year-round enjoyment.
If you’re traveling south for the winter, follow our detailed guide to the best attractions, entertainment, dining, and other winter-friendly activities that you can take advantage of this offseason in Myrtle Beach.
With the mild weather, little to no humidity, and less-congested fairways, winter is the ideal time to head to the greens in Myrtle Beach. Boasting over 100 different courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach is a golfers dream, and no matter your skill level or price point there’s a course that you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
A few courses near Coral Beach Resort include:
World Tour Golf Links, which recreates 18 of the most challenging golf links from courses around the world.
Legends, home to five different golf courses.
Grande Dunes, previously named the National Golf Course of the Year.
Exciting Live Entertainment
Escape the crowds by experiencing one of Myrtle Beach’s great live theatrical showsduring the offseason. One such performance is Legends in Concert, featuring the area’s most talented tribute artists with special performances from Dolly Parton, Elvis, and the Blues Brothers. Visit the Carolina Opry for a variety performance of singing, dancing, and comedy with true Southern flare. Or travel back in time at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament where knights battle through sword fights and joust on horseback as you enjoy a delicious four-course meal.
The colder months bring special deals, offers, and promotions at the many shopping destinations throughout Myrtle Beach. And with smaller crowds, the winter may be the best time to get in a round of shopping when you visit the Grand Strand. Head to Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach’s premier indoor shopping destination, which boasts popular stores like Old Navy, H&M, Belk, and Palmetto Moon.
Or visit Broadway at the Beach, offering an eclectic selection of boutiques, specialty shops, gift shops, and much more! You can also save big at one of two Tanger Outlet locations in Myrtle Beach, featuring countless deals and promotions at stores like Gap Factory, Old Navy, The North Face, and Nike Factory.
The Market Common also presents a plethora of outstanding restaurants from Asian cuisine at P.F. Changs to juicy burgers at King Street Grill and Mexican-American cuisine at Nacho Hippo. Visit Gordon Biersch for a beer during happy hour or Travinia’s for a night of wine and authentic Italian cuisine.
Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions are normally congested during the summer months, with long lines and large crowds. During the winter months, these attractions are perfect for a day of excitement with much smaller crowds.
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium for a day of exploring marine life, or head to Wonderworks, an attraction geared towards all ages that ask guests to think outside the box. Pose next to your favorite movie star at the Hollywood Wax Museum, and soar above Myrtle Beach when you take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. Or travel to North Myrtle Beach for wine tastings at Duplin Winery, a favorite among locals and visitors, serving over 30 deliciously sweet wines.
If you’ve never experienced the holidays in Myrtle Beach, now’s a perfect time. Catch a thrilling Christmas show or welcome 2018 with an all-night party at a number of venues across Myrtle Beach. Even better, Coral Beach Resort is near many of these top events and dining options, ensuring that you won’t have to travel far to participate in any yuletide activities.
Explore where and how you can get into the holiday spirit this year!
Festive Christmas Events
Christmas Show of the South | Carolina Opry
The Christmas Show of the South is a dazzling display of lights, music, acting, and exceptional production will definitely get you into the holiday spirit! This famous holiday show has delighted visitors and locals for years through holiday music, dancing, and a whole lot of laughter. Christmas Show of the South runs throughout the month of December and tickets start at $42.95. Call (843) 913-4000 for more ticket information and showtimes.
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show | The Alabama Theatre
The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at The Alabama Theatre is a one-of-a-kind experience wrapping traditional Christmas classics with an astounding cast of talent, singers, and dancers. Enjoy a glimmering display of holiday scenery and production with special effects and so much more! This holiday extravaganza runs up to December 31 and tickets start at $43.80. For more info on tickets and showtimes, contact (843) 272-1111.
Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show | Pirates Voyage
Through December 31, take in a thrilling spectacle of action, drama, and laughter for Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! This family-friendly adventure features laugh-out-loud comedy, dazzling performances, exotic animals, a four-course feast, and grumpy Captain Scrooge! Tickets for this swashbuckling Christmas performance starts at $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids. Contact (843) 497-9700 for more details on tickets and showtimes.
Ripley’s Festival of Trees | Ripley’s Aquarium
Tour through a dazzling display of more than 75 decorated and themed Christmas trees at Ripley’s Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium. Each of the fifty states is well represented with a themed tree and adorned with ornaments and lights. Exploring the trees is free with aquarium admission. For more info, call (843) 916-0888.
New Year’s Eve Events
NYE 2018: A Celebration of Centuries | Medieval Times
Welcome 2018 with a celebration of epic proportions at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for NYE 2018: A Celebration of Centuries. This New Year’s celebration features a two-hour tournament with heart-stopping jousting and dramatic sword fights, admission to the Museum of Torture, a four-course feast fit for a king, music, party favors, and a champagne toast once the clock strikes midnight. Tickets start at $62.95 for adults and $25.95 for kids 12 and under. The show begins at 9:30 pm on December 31. For more details, call (843) 236-4635.
The Market Common’s Southern Times Square | December 31, 7 pm-midnight
The Market Common’s Southern Times Square has quickly become one of the area’s most popular New Year’s Eve celebrations, featuring an assortment of family-friendly fun, live entertainment, a beer garden, and more to ring in 2018. From 7 pm-midnight, guests can enjoy dancing, two stages of live music, mimes, glass blowers, human statues, vendors, and the local restaurants and shops will be open later for the convenient of party goers. Once midnight arrives, Market Common’s very own mirror ball will drop and fireworks quickly follow! Southern Times Square is free to attend.
Fabulous Holiday Dining
Fiesta del Burro Loco
Take a spin on the traditional holiday meal this year with appetizing options at Fiesta del Burro Loco, a popular spot among visitors and locals any time of the year. Choose from a selection of Mexican-American classics like Chicken Breast Fajitas, Carnitas Burritos, Fish Tacos, crisp salads, and an assortment of mouth-watering appetizers. For reservations and information, call (843) 626-1756. Take a look at the holiday hours below:
Christmas Eve 11 am – 5 pm
Christmas Day 4 pm – 9 pm
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day 11 am – 10 pm
The Surfside Beach location of California Dreaming will be hopping with an extravagant variety of mouth-watering classics for the holidays, like ribeye, pork chops, classic sandwiches, fresh salads with homemade dressings, and delicious appetizers sure to make any guest jolly. And enjoy a special Christmas Day Dinner menu of Slow-cooked Prime Rib, and an assortment of tasty side dishes like mac & cheese, praline-topped sweet potatoes, green beans, and more. For more details and reservations, call (843) 215-5255. View the holiday hours below:
Christmas Eve 11 am – 5 pm
Christmas Day 1 pm – 9 pm
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day 11 am – 10 pm
Carolina Roadhouse proudly serves a traditional variety of American classics like top choice steaks, burgers and sandwiches, delicious salads served with homemade dressings, and enormous appetizers like hand-battered onion rings, creamed spinach nachos, and fried pacific calamari. Carolina Roadhouse serves up a tasty gluten-free menu. For reservations, contact (843) 497-9911. See here for holiday hours:
Christmas Eve 11 am – 5 pm
Christmas Day 1 pm – 9 pm
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day 11 am – 10 pm
Coral Beach Resort New Year’s Eve Parties & Dinner
Atlantis Restaurant | December 31, 6 pm – 9 pm
Enjoy a wonderful New Year’s Eve meal at our very own Atlantis Restaurant featuring a delectable variety of starters, entrees, and desserts. Delight with peel and eat shrimp, confetti pasta salad, Caprese salad, sliced prime roast beef, boneless baked chicken breast stuffed with potato hash and Boursin cheese, hot bread pudding with bourbon sauce, and much more! Prices start at $32.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 4-6, and children 3 and under eat FREE. View here for more information.
Ocean 6 Bar & Lounge | December 31, 5 pm – till
Dance and celebrate the night away or unwind and enjoy an evening with friends and family at our 6th floor Ocean 6 Bar & Lounge, featuring fabulous drinks, live entertainment, and more! DJ David Jacobs will be on hand to play the hits of old and today. A champagne toast will follow once the clock strikes midnight, and party favors will be available to everyone that attends. See here for more details.
In the mood to change things up during your Myrtle Beach vacation? If so, head south to the charming seaside town of Murrells Inlet and check out the MarshWalk. This bustling Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers a wide variety of decadent dining options, a lively night scene, and even a full marina packed with fun things to do. A trip south is a great way to see other areas of the Grand Strand and to enjoy a lively day at the beach with your family.
Crazy Sister Marina – Boat & Water Activity Rentals
Get your trip started right by checking out Crazy Sister Marina. This full-service marina offers a wide array of wet n’ wild fun suitable for all ages. Want to enjoy the sun and the sand? Try out banana boat ride or parasailing trip. If you are looking for a little family-friendly competition, try a full or half day paddle board or kayak rental. Guests looking for a more low key adventure will enjoy a dolphin tour or pirate ship adventure while those looking for a thrill can book a scuba trip or offshore fishing charter. Other options include a variety of full or half day boat rentals and a lively pirate tour, perfect for families with little ones. There is truly something for everyone at Crazy Sister, no matter the group size or budget!
Mouthwatering Murrells Inlet Dining
The MarshWalk is located in Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of the state, and the restaurants here do not fail to deliver. Whether you are craving the area’s freshest catch or a sizzling steak, there is a restaurant here for every taste, budget, and occasion.
The Wicked Tuna
The Wicked Tuna features a diverse menu while also offering a fun atmosphere with spectacular views. Enjoy everything from sushi and crab legs to shrimp & grits and a burger! Their “hook-to-plate” philosophy ensures that what you’re eating is fresh, local, and delicious. For more information or to make a reservation visit their website here.
Fried favorites are plentiful at Creek Ratz. This is a casual restaurant along the Marsh Walk that features a rustic nautical atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating. Their menu features fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, and pizza all reasonably priced! Enjoy their daily happy hour and catch your favorite sporting events all while taking in the gorgeous waterfront views. Visit their website for more information and to see their events calendar.
In the mood for a steak? No worries, just head over to Bovine’s for the inlet’s best chops. Also known for their spectacular brick oven pizzas and other wood-fired specialties, Bovine’s has an atmosphere that puts off all the warm and relaxed vibes. Enjoy drinks on their patio as you watch the boats come in and then indulge in a delicious meal with your loved ones. Don’t let their brick oven pizzas over-shadow the delicious seafood options they have as well! For more information visit their website or give them a call to make a reservation, 843-651-2888
Dead Dog Saloon
Dead Dog, a family restaurant, has been around Murrells Inlet for over 15 years! They are known for their great food, three bars all with HD TVs, and live music. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner as you dine with beautiful views! This casual but happening place has plenty to pick from food wise as well. Snack on Blue Crab Nachos before enjoying their famous Smokey Pig Burger or Crabby Cake Sandwich. For their full menu and more information visit their website.
Each restaurant is located waterfront and most offer expansive outdoor seating areas, ensuring a killer view. Additionally, most restaurants host live music throughout the week and offer a bustling night scene. The oceanfront boardwalk connects each venue and makes it easy to travel and enjoy what each spot has to offer.
Charming Local Shops
In the mood to do a little shopping? The MarshWalk is a great spot to find local gems that can’t be found anywhere else. Local vendors set up shop in the afternoon and sell their finest offerings; from handmade jewelry to various forms of art and souvenirs, you are sure to find the perfect trinket to remember your trip! MarshWalk is also located right across from The Lazy Gator, a local gift shop that boats over 200,000 unique items including jewelry, apparel, souvenirs, specialty food items, and much more.
If you are wondering around the Marsh Walk on a weekend, chances are you will come across some entertainment! Live music can be heard along the Marsh Walk most nights and with easy access to it all, you can dance the night away! The Marsh Walk also features events year round including celebrations for St. Patrick’s day, The Masters, July 4th, Halloween, and Christmas! Be sure to visit their website for their event calendar and more info.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach and head south to enjoy a slower pace of life. The MarshWalk offers a full-service marina with a wide array of water amenities, fantastic local shopping, and decadent local grub, all of which combine to make a perfect day at the beach. Be sure to check out this charming local town during your next Myrtle Beach adventure!
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:
Coastal Uncorked | Broadway at the Beach | September 1st – 3rd
Coastal Uncorked is back again, providing guests the perfect Labor Day weekend event. This three-day festival features three nights of extravagent food and drink samples. Friday evening will host “Chocolate Under The Moon”, a dessert and moonshine cocktail event. Saturday will host the famous “Brews N’ The Boulevard” event with more than 30 craft beer and local food vendors. The event concludes Sunday evening with the Grand Wine Tasting Event, which will feature a wide array of regional and national wine samples and heavy hors d’ouevres. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of at the event gates. Discount tickets are also available for all 3 days.
Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest | La Belle Amie Vineyard | September 16th
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.
St. John’s Greek Festival | St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church | September 28th – October 1st
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.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | Huntington State Beach Park | September 22nd – 24th
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 $10/adults 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 23rd
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.
33rd Annual Taste of the Town | Myrtle Beach Convention Center | October 17th
Looking for great food for a great cause? The 33rd Annual Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th 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.
Little River ShrimpFest | Little River Waterfront | October 14th – 15th
A festival that even Forest Gump would approve of – the 13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest – is slated for the weekend of October 14th – 15th 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.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | October 6th – 7th
2017 marks the second year for the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival and we couldn’t be more excited. The event will take place in the five points area of downtown Myrtle Beach and is free to attend. Guests can look forward to live entertainment, a variety of local vendors, kid-friendly games and activities, a spacious beer and wine garden, a corn hole tournament, and plenty of seafood – of course! Samples can be purchased at each individual vendor so guests only pay for what they enjoy. The event will run from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday, October 6 and 11 am – 7 pm on Saturday, October 7.
Festa Italiana | Market Common | October 7th – 8th
If you are looking for a more low-key weekend event, be sure to check out the Festa Italiana at the Market Common. 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.
Myrtle Beach Wine Fest & Taste of Market Common | Market Common | September 16th
Lovers of food, wine, and all things delicious are sure to appreciate this culinary happening. The 7th Annual Wine Fest / Taste of Market Common is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st 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. This tasting event will from 11 am – 7 pm.
Annual Oyster Roast | Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | November 18th
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 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!
Summer is in full swing here at the beach and things sure are heating up! Though July and August are traditionally the most popular months to take a Myrtle Beach vacation they are also the two hottest months of the year. Proper sun protection and hydration will only get you so far. Sometimes, you need to take a step back from the sun, salt, and sand and kick back to cool off.
There are plenty of ways to beat the heat and keep your cool during your beach getaway, take a peek at a few of our top picks:
Wet n’ Wild Fun
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Myrtle Beach without a trip to the beach! But, there are plenty of other ways to keep cool this summer that don’t involve sloshing through the sand. If you need a break from the beach, check out one of Myrtle Beach’s three family style water parks!
· Myrtle Waves Water Park: Located right across from Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves is the state’s largest water park! Visitors can enjoy their choice of over 12 water slides, the expansive wave pool, several lazy rivers, and much more. Tickets start at $20.99 / person and include the next day for free!
· Splashes Water Park: Splashes, the closest water park to Coral Beach, is a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds! Located oceanfront, guests can take in the beach views from the various slides and other water amenities offered. Admission starts at $18.95 / person and can be packaged with admission to the Family Kingdom Amusement Park as well.
· Wild Water & Wheels: Located just a short drive south in Surfside Beach, Wild Water & Wheels is the perfect place for thrill seekers. This unique water park includes a wide array of water amenities in addition to several rides and mini golf. Tickets start at $26.98 for full park admission and include the cost of rides.
Did Someone Say Shopping?
Yes, yes we did. Shopping is a great way to pick up a few souvenirs or stock up on a few essentials for the coming school year. The Grand Strand offers a wide array of shopping options to meet all of your needs. Visitors looking for a traditional mall experience should check out Coastal Grand, the area’s largest shopping mall complex. Upscale shoppers will love the high-end offerings at The Market Common, a swanky outdoor shopping complex. Souvenir shoppers should check out Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Or, if you are looking for more of a local’s touch, try The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive but we promise it’s worth it! And finally, the bargain shoppers – don’t worry, we didn’t forget you. If you are looking for a deal look no further than the Tanger Outlet stores.
Kick back, cool off, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment at one of the local theaters. Whether you are in the mood for a lively concert or you want to see a mind boggling magic performance, you can find just about everything at the beach. Live entertainment options in Myrtle Beach include:
· Legends In Concert: Elvis Presley, Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift – to name a few (*artists vary seasonally)
· Alabama Theatre: ONE The Show
· The Carolina Opry: Time Warp, Thunder & Light, and The Carolina Opry
· Medieval Times: Dinner & Show
· Pirates Voyage: Dinner & Show
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Tempt your taste buds with some of the area’s tastiest treats! Nothing “screams” summer quite like a family trip to the ice cream parlor and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for you to cool off your palette. If you are at Broadway at the Beach, be sure to indulge in your favorite flavors at Ben & Jerry’s; or, if you are looking for a healthier alternative, create your own frozen yogurt concoction at Froyoz. Guests who travel to the north end of the strand will definitely want to try one of the creative cool treats at Maggie Moo’s. With over 50 ice cream flavors and 50 unique mix-ins, the options are endless! Maggie Moo’s is also known for their enticing ice cream cakes and ice cream pizzas. Other popular ice cream spots include Cold Stone Creamery, Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor, and Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop.
There’s no better way to cool off than with some ice-cold… air conditioning. Indoor attractions are plentiful in Myrtle Beach and are best enjoyed with the weather is just a bit too warm for comfort. Here are a few of our guests’ favorite indoor attractions:
· WonderWorks: This attraction is hard to miss! Often referred to as the “upside down house” at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is actually a hands-on science museum. Visitors can interact with and learn from more than 100 exhibits hosted inside. The museum also offers two obstacle courses, laser tag, a 6-D motion ride, and a full restaurant and bar area.
· Rockin’ Jump: Welcome to Rockin’ Jump, one of Myrtle Beach’s newest family attractions! It’s balls to the walls crazy in here – literally. Let the kids run wild in the trampoline park arena where they can bounce and flip their little hearts out. Rockin’ Jump also offers an obstacle course, rock climbing, games, and more!
· Children’s Museum of South Carolina: If you have a few younger tikes in tow, look no further than the Children’s Museum of SC for a few hours of hands-on entertainment. Explore over 20 interactive exhibits including favorites like the Famous Fraction Pizza Delivery Truck and the Habitat Habit. The museum is open daily and kids under 2 admitted for free!
· Hollywood Wax Museum: The Hollywood Wax Museum is a fun way to interact with all of your favorite celebrities. Unlike other similar attractions, this wax museum actually encourages pictures and provides hilarious props in each room. In addition to the wax museum, this center includes two other attractions – Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak, a Zombie Experience. Tickets may be purchased for one of all three of the attractions.
· Ripley’s Aquarium: Last but certainly not least – The Ripley’s Aquarium. Get a view of life under the sea with a vast array of aquatic exhibits. Guest favorites include Rainbow Rock, where you can find all of your favorites from Finding Dory, and Dangerous Reef, a moving glide-path that takes guests under a shark tank! It’s not hard to see why this attraction is a family favorite.
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Planning a family vacation in Myrtle Beach can quickly escalate into a costly endeavor, especially after you add in the cost of dining, attractions, and entertainment. However, you are in luck. As a top affordable family destination, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of dining options that won’t break the bank.
If you are staying at Coral Beach Resort, check out these great local spots where you can enjoy a meal for under $10 / person.
Woodhaven Pancake House | South Kings Highway | (843) 448-2277
Start off your beach day on a high note with a tasty breakfast at Woodhaven Pancake House. The expansive menu at this local spot makes it ideal for even the pickiest palate and includes an array of homemade favorites. Guests love the 44 signature omelettes, more than any other pancake house in the area, and guests with a sweet tooth will enjoy the fluffy pancakes and waffles with signature add-ins. The menu also includes several lunch options like salads, sandwiches, and more.
Peaches Corner is a Myrtle Beach tradition for guests young and old. A boardwalk staple since 1937, Peaches is known for serving up tasty beach fare at a price you can afford. Popular options include the signature burgers, gourmet hotdogs, and hand-scooped ice cream. Peaches is the perfect spot to fill up on the go while exploring the bustling boardwalk area. Prices average only $6 / person for an entrée item.
Simply Southern | 10th Avenue North | (843) 839-1913
Lovers of authentic southern BBQ rejoice! Simply Southern Smokehouse is the area’s one stop shop for decadent southern style food that is both delicious and affordable. This buffet-style eatery offers a plethora of homemade options that are served fresh daily. Offerings vary daily but often include entrees like fried chicken, pulled pork, chicken bog, and fried pork chops, and delicious sides like mashed potatoes, collards, okra, macaroni and cheese, and much more. Prices are only $8 / person for lunch or $10 / person for dinner with discounts for children.
Friendly’s | South Kings Highway | (843) 916-8636
Families always come first at Friendly’s. This popular gathering spot has been an American favorite for more than 75 years and Myrtle Beach is lucky to have not one but TWO locations. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner here for a ridiculously reasonable price. Popular items include flavorful sandwiches, breakfast platters, gourmet salads and soups, grilled burgers, and more. Prices average only $8 / person for an entrée item.
Hungry Howie’s | South Kings Highway | (843) 444-2000
Do you need to feed a hungry family on a budget? If so, consider grabbing a gourmet pie from Hungry Howie’s! This regional chain is a favorite among visitors and locals alike and is famous for their variety of flavored crust options. They also offer several creative pizza concoctions like the Bacon Cheddar Burger and the Howie Maui. Or, if you prefer, you can customize your own favorite dish. Prices average $18 / pizza – split 4 ways for a family that comes out to less than $5 / person! Call (843) 444-2000 or Click Here for online ordering.
Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach section of our website for even more affordable dining options.
Planning a Myrtle Beach vacation can quickly escalate into a costly endeavor – but it doesn’t have a to break the bank! Aside from taking advantage of the many on-site amenities that Coral Beach Resort offers that can help keep you busy during your stay, our resort also offers several unique ways to keep more money in the bank.
Here are 5 ways to save during your stay at Coral Beach Resort!
Book A Room With A Kitchen
Eating out often during a vacation can quickly expand the budget. Luckily for you, Coral Beach Resort offers several room types that include a full kitchen. Stocking the kitchen for your beach trip will save tons in the long run! Just think about how costly it could be for an entire family to eat out three times a day for even a few days, much less a week. Thought rooms and suites with kitchens do cost a bit more than standard rooms, the added benefit is well worth the cost and will save you more in the long run.
Rooms & suites with full kitchens at Coral Beach include:
The full kitchen in each of these units includes a full fridge, a full oven / stove, a microwave, a coffee maker, pots and pans, a toaster, silverware and plate ware, and dishes – everything you could need to make meal time a breeze.
If you’re looking for a grocery store near Coral Beach, check out:
Walmart Neighborhood Market | 1705 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
Costco Wholesale | 1021 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Walmart Supercenter | 541 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Food Lion | 1430 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Sam’s Club | 1946 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Book In Advance To Save Big
Myrtle Beach hotel prices are dictated by demand, so don’t wait to book your stay! Coral Beach even offers an incentive to book your vacation in advance through the “Early Book” Savings Program. This generous offer allows guests to save up to 35% on their stay by booking ahead!
The “Early Book” Savings Program Discounts Include:
35% Off – Book 90+ days in advance
30% Off – Book 60+ days in advance
25% Off – Book 3+ days in advance
This discount is automatically reflected in your booking rate as you go through the process online.
What could be more affordable than free?! Earn FREE nights towards your stay at Coral Beach Resort by taking advantage of the “Free Stays” Program. All resort guests who stay with Coral Beach are automatically enrolled in this unique program and will begin earning points towards free stays immediately. Guests will receive 2 points for each night of stay between May 1st – September 30th and 1 point per night between October 1st – April 30th.
Everyone knows that Myrtle Beach is THE place to be for summer fun. However, few know that the beach is actually still rather enjoyable in the spring and fall seasons. The weather starts to perk up around March and the Myrtle Beach coastline comes to life as local attractions and restaurants open back up for the season. The fall is great for beach-goers as the days are still long, the water is still warm, and the crowds have disappeared for the year. Or, if you don’t mind a chilly beach with spectacular views, consider a holiday getaway. Myrtle Beach offers several exciting holiday season events and the rock bottom hotel prices simply cannot be beaten!
Take Advantage Of Myrtle Beach Coupons
Whether you are a money saving pro or are a newbie to the concept of coupons, the savings from these little gems can add up quickly. Local Myrtle Beach coupons are easy to find – do a few online searches prior to your trip or pick up a coupon book at a local grocery store or other beach retailers. Coupons are available for a wide array of Myrtle Beach area attractions and restaurants, so do your homework and take advantage of FREE savings!
Are you ready to plan your dream Myrtle Beach vacation at Coral Beach?