Parasailing in Myrtle Beach: The Thrill of a Lifetime

It should come as no surprise that the best view of Myrtle Beach comes from the sky. Whether it’s atop the SkyWheel or inside a helicopter, there’s something magical about scanning the gorgeous Grand Strand high in the air. Perhaps our favorite method of aerial “exploration” here at Sands Resorts is an exhilarating parasailing expedition. Parasailing in Myrtle Beach is among the most popular midday activities for families, groups, and couples alike, especially for travelers with a thirst for adventure. When you’re not relaxing on the beach, visiting the area’s top attractions, and fishing in the Gulf Stream, we hope that you strap in for a trip into the sky!

Parasailing in Myrtle Beach (2)Discover the Best Parasailing in Myrtle Beach

To ensure that your well-deserved coastal escape is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled the area’s seven best parasailing outfitters. Parasailing in Myrtle Beach has never been more accessible thanks to a lot of buzz and word of mouth by frequent travelers. Myrtle Beach parasailing prices are as low as anywhere else along the East Coast, especially during the “offseason.” Hopefully, after reading through this list, you won’t have to search for “parasailing near me” during your upcoming getaway.

Express Watersports

Location: 4042 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

Reservations: 843-357-7777 (or book online), rates start at $65

Why Choose Them? Express Watersports is one of the only establishments that have online booking, which is a huge plus for planners.

Downwind Sails

Location: 2985 Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-236-7245 (or book online), rates start at $59

Why Choose Them? Their parasails fly approximately 300 feet in the air.

Ocean Watersports

Location: 410 Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-445-7777

Why Choose Them? This team has been parasailing in Myrtle Beach since 1981. And the $5 coupon doesn’t hurt.

Parasailing in Myrtle Beach (2)Aloha Watersports

Location: 2208 Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-249-9908

Why Choose Them? If you’re hoping to spend an afternoon parasailing in North Myrtle Beach, we recommend Aloha Watersports. They’re one of the only companies that offer three-person rides.

Shoreline Watersports

Location: 409 Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-272-2420 (or book online), rates start at $40

Why Choose Them? Shoreline is the cheapest option in the Myrtle Beach area.

New Wave Watersports

Location: 1701 Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-361-3322

Why Choose Them? New Wave is just 2.5 miles from Barefoot Landing.

Atlantic Watersports

Location: 3102 Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Reservations: 843-272-2420

Why Choose Them? Atlantic Watersports has the best specials in town.

4 Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts

Sands Resorts has four oceanfront destinations along the Grand Strand: Sand Dunes Resort, North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, Sands Ocean Club, and Sands Beach Club. Each unique resort is elegant, inexpensive, and conveniently located to the area’s top attractions. You’ll also discover a whole lot of perks, such as free entry to a water park, beach access, on-site dining, and ocean-view accommodations. Spend your afternoons shopping, jet-skiing, snorkeling, and parasailing in Myrtle Beach before returning to your oceanfront getaway for dinner, cocktails, and a moonlit beach stroll. To book a well-deserved family vacation to sunny Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 800-726-3783.

10 Myrtle Beach Bucket List Ideas

bucket list ideasA bucket list used to mean a compilation of the top things to do before you “kicked the bucket,” but nowadays families, couples, and even teenagers are compiling bucket list ideas. Creating a bucket list before a vacation is a fun (and easy) way to get the most of your week under the sun. Whether you’re a planner or not, we recommend piecing together a dozen or so cool bucket list ideas before flying to beautiful Myrtle Beach. And luckily for you and your family, Sands Resorts has three inexpensive, oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts that are all minutes away from all of the excitement!

The Top 10 Myrtle Beach Bucket List Ideas

To ensure that you’re upcoming Myrtle Beach escape is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled ten of our favorite bucket list ideas. Almost all of these bucket list examples are family-friendly, but a few of them are perfect for couples as well.

  1. Play 18 holes at one of the very best golf courses in the world, such as King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, TPC Myrtle Beach, or Tidewater Golf Club. All three of our Myrtle Beach resorts, including the North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, have spectacular stay-and-play golf packages.
  2. Go parasailing high above the ocean’s surface with our good friends at Atlantic Watersports, the most trusted name in the industry.
  3. Literally, shop until you drop at Tanger Outlets Hwy 17, Tanger Outlets Hwy 501, Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, and Barefoot Landing. As you can probably imagine, Black Friday is quite a frenzy here in Myrtle Beach.
  4. Cheer on a guild of brave knights at the coolest dinner theater in the world: Medieval Times. The jousting, weaponry, horsemanship, and, yes, the four-course meal are all spectacular!
  5. bucket list ideasSpend an entire day at the beach – from dawn to dusk. Fill your unforgettable day along Myrtle Beach’s sandy shoreline with sandcastles, yoga, kite flying, photography, and perhaps a well-deserved nap.
  6. Ride the SkyWheel. It’s out of this world. Hopping aboard the skyscraping SkyWheel is perhaps the easiest of our bucket list ideas to achieve.
  7. Attend a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game on “Thirsty Thursday.” What’s better than home runs, $1 Budweiser drafts, and post-game fireworks?
  8. Catch a king mackerel, shark, tuna, or marlin deep at sea with one of these award-winning fishing charters. Myrtle Beach is arguably the most underrated fishing locale in North America, making it one of our favorite summer bucket list ideas.
  9. Spend an entire day at Broadway at the Beach, the top-ranked attraction in Myrtle Beach. Where else in the United States can you find a Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, and WonderWorks all in one location?
  10. Sip on a signature cocktail with your toes in the sand at Ocean Annie’s with not a single care in the world.

Free Myrtle Beach Water Park

We hope that these ten unique bucket list ideas give you a taste of how magical our oceanside city truly is, regardless of the season. If you’re still not convinced, guests at Sand Dunes Resort gain free access to the on-site Sands Resorts Waterpark. To learn more about our three oceanfront hotels, please give us a call today at 800-726-3783. We also recommend browsing through our up-to-the-minute specials!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

myrtle beach pelicansDuring the summertime on the South Carolina coast, the hot ticket for baseball fans is the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate. Nothing brings families and groups together quick like a good, old-fashioned baseball game under the bright lights. And you won’t find a more fun and entertaining environment for a minor league baseball game than TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ regular season ends in early September, so there’s still plenty of time to score tickets during your well-deserved getaway to Sands Resorts, one of the top-rated water park resorts in the state.

TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark

One of the main reasons that the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are popular among locals and vacationers alike is that TicketReturn.com Field is right across the street from Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling outdoor entertainment, shopping, and dining center. Baseball fans can spend their mornings on sandy Myrtle Beach and afternoons at Broadway at the Beach before slipping over to Pelicans Ballpark for hot dogs, $2 beer, and towering home runs! Two unique features at Pelicans Ballpark are the tall water tower behind the grandstand and the extra large trees in right field, creating a small-town feel despite being so close to all the action!

Promotions

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ weekly promotions are out of this world, ranging from $1 Budweisers on “Thirsty Thursday” to free Saturday fireworks. Despite offering adults a wide variety of beer and wine discounts, Pelicans ballpark maintains a family-friendly atmosphere that kids can enjoy just as much as mom and dad. Here’s a quick rundown of their weekly promotions:

  • Monday: 1/2 price admission with a donated item off this list
  • Tuesday: $2 tacos and tallboys from 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: BOGO Hebrew National hot dogs on “Weiner Wednesday”
  • Thursday: $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts, $2 cans, and $2 glasses of wine from Duplin Winery on “Thirsty Thursday”
  • Friday: $2 craft beer drafts and $10 fish fry platters as well as 1/2 price admission for first responders
  • Saturday: $2 cans of “Naturdays” from 5-7 p.m. and postgame fireworks
  • Sunday: Free inflatables for kids 12 & under as well as balloon artists, face painting, and a pre-game on-field catch

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Minor league baseball teams change affiliations quite often, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have been the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate since 2015. Our beloved Pelicans were also an affiliate of the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves dating back to 1999. Thirteen former Pelicans have gone onto become MLB all-stars, including Freddie Freeman, Elvis Andrus, Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Brian McCann, and Adam Wainright. As of early June, catcher Miguel Amaya, shortstop Aramis Ademan, and starting pitcher Alex Lange are the top-rated prospects currently playing with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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Pelicans Ballpark is just over five miles from Sand Dunes Resort and North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, two neighboring Myrtle Beach hotels located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests at both resorts have complimentary access to Sands Resorts Waterpark, which is within steps of the ocean and multiple on-site restaurants. When you choose to stay with Sands Resorts, you’ll be centrally located to all of the top-rated things to do in Myrtle Beach, including championship golf courses, Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium, and, of course, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! Give us a call today at 1-800-726-3783 to get matched up with an ocean-view guest room that perfectly suits your family’s size, style, and budget.

Spend a Day at Broadway at the Beach

resorts in myrtle beach scIf we were to ask 100 visiting families what their favorite attraction in Myrtle Beach SC was, 75 percent of them would say Broadway at the Beach, TripAdvisor’s #1 attraction. Broadway at the Beach is the city’s hub for entertainment, dining, shopping, and so much more! You’ll discover everything from helicopter adventures to a year-round, Christmas-themed store. This centrally-located entertainment complex, which is highlighted by its colorful Ferris wheel, is within 20 minutes from all four of Sands Resorts’ top-rated resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. We’ve compiled this easy-to-read guide for those who’re planning on visiting Broadway at the Beach during their annual getaway to beautiful Myrtle Beach!

Attractions

We’re one of the only resorts in Myrtle Beach SC to provide guests with complimentary water park passes, prime beach access, on-site dining, and affordable, oceanfront accommodations. But sometimes a visit to Broadway at the Beach is simply too enticing, especially for families! There’s a wide array of possibilities along Celebrity Circle that the whole family can agree upon, including these six top-rated attractions:

Restaurants

In-between visits to these rousing attractions, don’t forget to sit down for a well-deserved lunch or dinner at one of Myrtle Beach’s best restaurants. There’s a wide variety of restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, ranging from Dave & Buster’s to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. While most families visit those two popular staples, we recommend seeking out one of these hidden gems.

Shopping

resorts in myrtle beach scOne of the most popular things to do in Myrtle Beach SC is shopping, mainly because our oceanfront community has several malls scattered throughout the city limits. And Broadway at the Beach is no exception as this 350-acre complex has nearly 80 stores! Whether you’re hoping to return home with souvenirs, jewelry, apparel, or a new pair of Crocs, you’ll quickly discover why families, couples, and groups flock to this open-air shopping center.

Water Park Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC

Sand Dunes Resort remains one of the only water park resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. Guests can enjoy free access to this state-of-the-art outdoor water park, where they’ll discover a relaxing lazy river, slippery waterslides, a giant water bucket, and so much more! All four of our Myrtle Beach hotels are steps from the Atlantic Ocean’s soothing waves. Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee on your private balcony during a jaw-dropping Atlantic sunrise! When you’re not exploring Broadway at the Beach, spend your days sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and jet skiing! To book a long-overdue family vacation to Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 1-866-845-1011, or visit us at SandsResorts.com.

July 4th Getaways to Myrtle Beach, SC

myrtle beach water parkThere’s still plenty of time to book a well-deserved July 4th getaway to sunny Myrtle Beach with Sands Resorts. For those who’re searching for a change of scenery for this year’s Independence Day celebration, you won’t find another locale that’s more family-friendly than Myrtle Beach. Not only does our beautiful oceanfront city feature jaw-dropping fireworks, unique parades, marvelous attractions, and authentic coastal cuisine, but we gladly provide all guests with complimentary passes to our Myrtle Beach water park and exclusive access to on-site beaches! Keep reading to learn why July 4th getaways to Myrtle Beach have become commonplace for families across the East Coast.

A Free Myrtle Beach Water Park

First and foremost, Sands Resortsfree Myrtle Beach water park is a rare perk that your kids will absolutely love. Spend your afternoons floating along the lazy river, anxiously waiting underneath a giant water bucket, and blasting down slippery waterfalls this Independence Day. When your family has had their fill of our exciting Myrtle Beach water park, if that’s even possible, head over to the Family FunZone inside the newly-renovated North Shore Oceanfront Hotel. The Family FunZone features classic arcade games, an indoor pool, a black-light mini golf course, and so much more!

Fireworks High Above Barefoot Landing

myrtle beach water parkBarefoot Landing remains one of the top attractions here in Myrtle Beach thanks to its unique combination of shopping, dining, and entertainment. This popular, family-friendly hub is also home to the best fireworks display in the city. Gaze toward the cloudless sky as fireworks crackle high above the Intercoastal Waterway. Broadway at the Beach, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Second Avenue Pier will also have firework displays, just not on the Fourth.

Family-Friendly Parades

It wouldn’t be Independence Day without a parade filled with large American flags, unique floats, and free treats. The two premier parades in the Myrtle Beach area are the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade and Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade. Both of these annual events are huge draws for locals and vacationers alike. The main event is the boat display along the marsh walk in nearby Murrells Inlet where you’ll observe dozens of patriotic vessels filled with enthusiastic boaters. If you’re looking for a traditional yet still unique parade, head down to Pawleys Island for one of the only golf cart parades in the country. Over 100 golf carts, as well as trucks and hauled boats, will coast down Myrtle Avenue past thousands of eager bystanders.

Beach Fun and Tasty Eats

Unlike most July 4th getaways, your family will have unlimited access to several miles of pristine beaches. Go swimming, build a sandcastle, read a novel, fly a kite, and sunbathe under the golden sun this year instead of sweating near a scorching grill! All of Sands Resorts’ Myrtle Beach hotels are steps from the Atlantic Ocean’s white, sandy shores. Trade your apron, oven mitts, and spatula for an appetite this year. Enjoy beach cocktails at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, wood-fired pizza at Oceanside 74, or juicy burgers at Eli’s Oceanfront Cafe. To book a well-deserved July 4th getaway to sunny Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 1-800-726-3783.

Plan a Visit to the Carolina Country Music Fest

oceanfront hotels in south carolinaWe’re only two months away from one of the five best country music festivals in North America, according to Billboard: Myrtle Beach’s annual Carolina Country Music Fest. Not only does the Carolina Country Music Fest book some of the biggest and brightest names in country music, but the oceanfront locale is simply unbeatable. Nearly 40,000 lucky music lovers gather every June for this annual celebration of country music and local business. This year’s lineup tops all others as Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, and nearly three dozen others will be gracing our stages in the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk district. Start and finish each day at one of our affordable yet contemporary oceanfront hotels in South Carolina. You’ll always be steps from the Atlantic Ocean and a short drive the Carolina Country Music Fest when you choose Sands Resorts.

The Oceanfront Locale

Besides the incredible lineup of world-touring country musicians, most festival-goers choose the Carolina Country Music Fest because of the breathtaking oceanfront locale, the vast acreage, the tasty eats, and the ice-cold beer. The main stage rests between Ocean Boulevard and the Atlantic, creating a genuinely jaw-dropping backdrop. Arrive early to catch some of the best rising artists in country music and to try a wide variety of local cuisine. Carolina Country Music Fest is also known for its array of beverages, ranging from specialty, festival-themed cocktails to all-you-can-drink Coca Cola refills.

The Headliners

This year’s lineup is completely packed with emerging stars, household names, and two of the biggest acts in country music: Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line. Southern rockstars Alabama will also be celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band. Alabama spent several years as a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band here in Myrtle Beach in the early 1970s! Here’s a small sample of the musical acts at this year’s Carolina Country Music Fest:

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Dan + Shay
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Brothers Osborn
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Randy Houser
  • CAM
  • Mitchell Tenpenny
  • Morgan Evans

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Sands Resorts is your Carolina Country Music Fest weekend headquarters! We have several deluxe oceanfront hotels in South Carolina along Myrtle Beach’s pristine shoreline. Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast before sunbathing and swimming in the Atlantic. Enjoy complimentary access to Sands Resorts Waterpark or Wild Water & Wheels before taking a taxi to the festival. Our oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts are affordable, contemporary, and conveniently located minutes away from Carolina Country Music Fest, Broadway at the Beach, world-class golf courses, and so many more ultra-popular attractions. Give us a call today at 1-800-726-3783 to get matched up with one of our ocean-view suites in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Myrtle Beach Getaway: 5 Reasons to Visit the Horry County Fair

Myrtle Beach resortsFamilies are always looking for some late-afternoon or evening family-friendly fun while vacationing here in beautiful Myrtle Beach. While we encourage our guests to spend as much time as possible at the free Sands Resort Waterpark and our pristine white sand beaches, the entire family will undoubtedly have the time of their lives at the annual Horry County Fair. The Horry County Fair is entering just its fourth year at Myrtle Beach Speedway, which may surprise some. This growing event gets bigger and better every year as they continue to expand and innovate. Sands Resorts, one of the largest oceanfront Myrtle Beach resorts, is an easy 11-mile drive from Myrtle Beach Speedway, so the kids won’t have to wait too long for tasty fair food, exhilarating rides, and amusing entertainment. Here are five reasons why you need to visit the Horry County Fair this April.

Reasons to Visit the Horry County Fair

1. Unlimited Ride Bands – Ride bands can cost a small fortune at most state and county fairs, but the Horry County Fair is known for their inexpensive prices. For just $25 per person, you can hop aboard as many rides as your heart desires. The Ferris Wheel is a popular ride after dark as the fairgrounds become a beautiful meld of bright colors and flashing lights with the heartwarming sounds of laughter. The “Cliffhanger” was a crowd-favorite ride last year, as well as the Sky Flyer, Zero Gravity, and Musik Express.

2. Pig Races – The Horry County Fair is becoming known for their exciting and amusing pig races. These intelligent and highly-sociable pigs aren’t your average hogs. The nail-biting races are often one of the main highlights for youngsters and adults alike.

3. The Food – It’s nearly impossible to visit any type of fair without trying at least one rare delicacy. Word of mouth usually spreads around the fairgrounds about which unique concoctions are worth a try. The red velvet funnel cake and fried Oreos were hits last year, but you’ll always be able to find homemade corn dogs, loaded fries, tasty cotton candy, and an abundance of wild creations.

4. Character Meet and Greets – There aren’t many things that could pull your kids away from our kid-friendly Myrtle Beach resorts, but the opportunity to meet a beloved television character is one. Pose for photos with Darth Vader, the Paw Patrol, Olaf Snowman, and Mickey Mouse in-between carnival rides!

5. Petting Zoo – The petting zoo at the Horry County Fair gets bigger and better each year. The baby goats are always a hit for the kids, as are the massive camels. You’ll also be able to meet friendly pigs, large cattle, and even a small colony of dogs from the Grand Strand Humane Society who are in need of a home.

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There are nearly a dozen more reasons to visit the Horry County Fair, including free parking, live music, and a $5 admission fee! Before your evening at the fair, remember to splash, float, and sunbathe at our free Myrtle Beach water park. When you choose Sands Resorts, you’ll always be steps from a day at the beach. We also have a wide variety of unbeatable Myrtle Beach packages for golfers at Sand Dunes Resort. After a full day of beach relaxation, waterpark excitement, and fair rides, retreat to one of the most luxurious suites in Myrtle Beach at Sands Resorts!

Where to Find Live Music in Myrtle Beach

myrtle beach hotels with water parksWhile many may not consider Myrtle Beach a music hotbed, our live local and regional music scene is exponentially growing. With dozens of locales to discover new artists and rediscover old favorites, Sands Resorts should be your next coastal South Carolina getaway headquarters. Sand Dunes Resort is king among Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks, and Sands Ocean Club and Beach Club are a short walk away from Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar. Throw on a band tee, grab an ice-cold beer, and seek these local music halls for an entertaining evening of live music.

Rock and Roll at the House of Blues

Co-founded by actor Dan Aykroyd, the House of Blues is a Barefoot Landing staple. While it’s unlikely you’ll be hearing any blues at this venue, a memorable night of hard rock awaits. This unique, two-story concert venue sees a large number of rock bands, spanning generations, including Seether, Blues Traveler, Marilyn Manson, Puddle of Mudd, Steel Panther, and Gwar. Rappers Pusha T and Lil Xan will also be performing later this year. The tribute bands are just as popular. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, or Stevie Wonder tribute band. These artists are as close to the real thing as you can get. The House of Blues not only has nightly entertainment, but their jambalaya, baby back ribs, sliced brisket, and fried chicken is to-die-for.

Beach Music at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

For an entirely different concert experience, Sands Ocean Club guests can walk 10 feet to Myrtle Beach’s premier beach bar experience at Ocean Annie’s. Nearby Sands Beach Club is also a scenic three-minute beach walk from a specialty cocktail and hot summer jams. Our talented cover bands play Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Journey, Guns and Roses, Little Big Town, and many more. There’s nothing better than free live music steps away from a cozy accommodation.

Local Favorites Worth Checking Out

If you’re in the Murrells Inlet area south of town, stop by Dead Dog Saloon for daily live music and the best fish tacos on the coast. Two miles south of Sand Dunes Resort, chief among Myrtle Beach resorts with water parks, you’ll find Bourbon Street Bar & Grille. Bourbon Street is a local favorite because of their nightly entertainment and food and drinks specials. The supergroup Alabama performed six nights a week in 1973 at The Bowery. Alabama mostly covered Lynyrd Skynyrd and Merle Haggard during their stint at this oceanfront bar.

Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks are few and far between. Your family can gain free access to Sand Dunes Resort Waterpark by staying in any of our four Myrtle Beach resorts. Consult our packages and specials for up-to-the-minute discounts on week-long and mid-week stays!

A Visitor’s Guide to Myrtle Beach Fireworks

myrtle beach family resortsSummer is still heating up in lively Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Sands has four grand Myrtle Beach family resorts central to the area’s best fireworks shows. While summer does, unfortunately, have an expiration tag, Myrtle Beach’s fireworks shows are a year-round spectacle. Witness stunning seasonal and year-round fireworks at these five South Carolina staples: Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Second Avenue Pier, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Pack your lawn chairs, a blanket, and a pair of binoculars because the show is about to begin!

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a family-friendly entertainment hub with live theater, premier shopping, hip restaurants, and the state’s best amusement park, WonderWorks. Families can (and do) spend an entire day at Broadway. You can also witness the area’s best fireworks show from March through December. Broadway hosts 23 events during the summer months as well as six during the “off-season;” please consult their event calendar for specific dates.

Barefoot Landing

North Myrtle Beach also has a fantastic entertainment center at Barefoot Landing, five miles northeast of Sands Beach Club and Ocean Club. Both of these Myrtle Beach family resorts are next to the area’s famous hot spot: Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar. Barefoot Landing has 14 light shows in the summer and one each in September, November, and December. The fireworks fly high into the night sky above Lewis Pond and Joe’s Crab Shack.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Pelicans Ballpark

We’re proud to be the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and four-time Carolina League champions. Not only are the Pelicans full of future MLB ballplayers but Pelicans Ballpark has fantastic daily promotions, including fireworks on Sundays and Tuesdays. Come for the $2 tacos and tallboys on Tuesdays and stay for the exciting light show. Visit on a Sunday and enjoy free face-painting, balloon artists, and a pregame catch on the field.

Second Avenue Pier/Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. during peak season, Second Avenue Pier and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk host a firework show for the locals and tourists. Take a stroll down the Boardwalk or to the pier at sunset then sit back and witness a glorious display high above the ocean’s waves.

Myrtle Beach Family Resorts

Sands Resorts is home to Myrtle Beach’s best waterpark: the Sand Dunes Waterpark, entirely free to guests of all four Sands Resorts. Discover the Sands Family Funzone, a sizable arcade and pool area, at our beautiful Ocean Dunes Resort. Start planning your next family getaway by booking a stay at one of the best Myrtle Beach family resorts!

Get Patriotic with Sands Resorts

July 4 Myrtle BeachThe 4th of July is arguably the busiest, most enjoyable and entertaining holiday in the United States. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the beach is near at Sands Resorts. The fun is endless, and life is more comfortable thanks to our inexpensive Myrtle Beach packages and excellent amenities. Enjoy free water park access at Sand Dunes Resort, play free golf with a stay at Sands Ocean Club or Sands Beach Club, and witness a distinct parade and breathtaking fireworks in Myrtle Beach.

Sand Dunes Waterpark

Sands Resorts Waterpark is free to guests at Sand Dunes Resort in beautiful Myrtle Beach. The oceanfront property has not only breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views, exclusive beach access, and insanely low prices. Also a secluded world-class water park with a relaxing lazy river, bubble pool, fast waterslides, an aquatic treehouse, and waterfall pools. Try prying yourself from the endless summer fun at Sands Resorts Waterpark.

Free Golf at Diamondback

One of the many perks at Sands Ocean Club or Sands Beach Club is the free golf. Sands Resort has partnered with Woodland Valley Country Club to bring guests a free round of golf at scenic Diamondback Golf Club. Diamondback, located in North Myrtle Beach, is challenging, quiet, and rustic–not the type of golf course you would expect in Coastal South Carolina. The course has large trees, pristine greens and bunkers, and short rough. Ocean Dunes Resort and Sand Dunes Resort also offer exclusive Myrtle Beach packages for golfers starting at $289 for three nights!

Unique Parades

Catch one of South Carolina’s unique parades in the Myrtle Beach area. Boring, old street parades won’t cut it ever again after witnessing the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade and the 51st annual Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade. The colorful and patriotic boat parade runs through wild Murrells Inlet where spectators can watch from the marsh walk. The golf cart parade has cars, trucks, and boat floats, but the little golf carts are always the main event. These two July 4th parades don’t run at the same so that you can catch them both!

Fireworks at Barefoot Landing

Before finishing the Fourth with fireworks, grab some tasty grub and a signature cocktail at Ocean Annie’s, located at Sands Ocean Club right on the beach. Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment hub, is home to the best fireworks show in South Carolina. The fireworks at Barefoot Landing fly high above the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of the restaurant and carnival district. Your week with Sands Resorts will go down in history much like Independence Day.