Sweet Treats on Myrtle Beach: Where to Find the Best Ice Cream

SandsIf you find yourself with an aching sweet tooth while vacationing at our beautiful Sands Resorts, you need not fear. Whether you are staying at Ocean Dunes Resort, Sands Ocean Club, Sand Dunes Resort, or Sands Beach Club, you will be just minutes from a myriad of South Carolina’s best ice cream parlors and creameries! We’ve made a list of a few of the best so that you can get your ice cream adventures started right away.

Madmyrtles Ice Creamery

Located just off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you will find Madmyrtles Ice Creamery. At Madmyrtles you will discover delicious old-fashioned ice cream without the premium price, all just feet from the Ocean.

Sugar Life

For a real sweet treat visit Sugar Life in Downtown Myrtle Beach. Enhance your Sands vacation and indulge in some ridiculously delicious delicacies. Offering an unbelievable variety of ice creams and candies, Sugar Life has something for everyone.

Sweet Molly’s Creamery

With locations at Broadway at the Beach as well as Barefoot landing, Sweet Molly’s Creamery is your best bet for delicious Grand Strand ice cream. This family-owned-and-operated Myrtle Beach shop has been whipping up their homemade ice cream for over a decade.

Iggy’s Italian Ice

If you find yourself craving a slightly different frozen treat, head on over to Iggy’s Italian Ice. This super smooth variety of Italian Ice is sure to satisfy your sugar craving. Make your taste buds tingle and enjoy this unique ice cream treat.

Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor

South of your beautiful Sands Resort and a few blocks off of the beach is Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor. With over 40 different classic flavors, you are bound to find your favorite treat. Get your delicious ice cream served in a signature sundae or piled high on a waffle cone that you watched them make minutes before.

Ocean Sweets

Located inside Sand Dunes Resort, this sweet stop is definitely the quickest way to get your ice cream fix! Ocean Sweets offers a wide variety of ice cream plus other delicious desserts. For an on-site sugary snack, Sands has you covered.

Sands Resorts

With so many quality ice cream options available in Myrtle Beach, it won’t be hard to satisfy your sweet tooth. With a stay at one of our Luxurious Sands Resorts, you will be just minutes from the beautiful beaches and the tastiest creameries.

3 Kid-Friendly Activities to do in SC

Take a Break and Bring the Kids

Winter breaks are over, but the snow is still falling all over the United States. If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy a vacation so far, we get it! That just means it’s time to head to the sunny shores of South Carolina for a family getaway. When you warm up near the shores of the Atlantic Coast, you’ll put winter breaks and snow days behind you at our leading Myrtle Beach resorts, Sands Resorts.  

It’s A Kids Playground!

While there are plenty of activities and things for adults to enjoy during vacation. When you have little ones you’ll want to ensure they are happy as well. Myrtle Beach is the ultimate playground for kids with so many family-friendly options you won’t ever get bored. The Grand Strand will keep any kiddo busy. Full of arcades, games, and venues to check out you can spend more than one day here and not experience everything there is to do.

Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the best placed to take children too for a fun day activity. With over nine different exhibits you’ll get to see lots of fantastic underwater animals. There are even unique experiences you can book if you’re looking for even more during your aquarium trip. You’re sure also to enjoy spending the day here along with your kids!

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is located right in town and relatively close to our myrtle beach resorts which makes for a fun activity during the day. Your children will love exploring and discovering all the fun things that this museum has to offer. They even provide a fun calendar of events, so you’ll want to check back regularly for updates to see if there are any featured events during the time you’re visiting.


However you and your kids decide to spend the day know, that you’ll have a roaring good time at our Myrtle Beach resorts. Reserve your vacation with Sands Resorts and see just why Myrtle Beach South Carolina makes for one fantastic winter getaway with the whole family!


3 Day Couples Itinerary at Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach

Get Away for a Couples Day

Hearts galore, that’s what you’re seeing right now in the storefronts as shops begin to get ready for the lovely month of them all. It’s time to book the sweetest getaway all year! Bring your honey to our beautiful seaside resorts in Myrtle Beach this Valentine’s Day! Make the most out of your three-day retreat, here is our itinerary for your three days of fun in South Carolina.

A 3 Day Stay at Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach

Start your trip by heading to the south Carolina coast for the ultimate couples getaway. Day one means you’ve just arrived at your Sands Resort hotel. You’re going to want to grab a bite to eat at one of the beach bars then watch the sunset. A sunset stroll along the beach is always a great way to end a day of hectic flying or driving to your destination. It’s important to keep your first night here, super relaxing, you won’t want to cram so much into a few hours that you’re feeling tired the rest of your stay.

Day Two brings the fun! Hit the Grand Strand boardwalk, one of the most famous locations in Myrtle Beach, hop aboard the SkyWheel and see the area from a new angle. Once you’ve seen the sights, the Grand Strand offers other featured venues like Brookgreen Gardens, where you can walk through the beautifully designed gardenscapes. If you still want more and you’re getting thirsty, go to La Belle Amie Vineyard and taste all the delicious options or take a tour and try out some fantastic samples.

After you’ve checked out of your room, make sure to stop at Market Commons a new, upscale shopping area. Where you can find the perfect gift to bring home before you have to leave. And if you don’t have time to go to these shops, make sure to pursue the convenience store located right at Sands Resorts properties.

No matter what you opt to do while you’re here, celebrate love and reconnect with your favorite person this February. Whether you bring your sweetheart or the entire family, make the most out of a fantastic season at our Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach.



Thanksgiving is here, and we’re so thankful for this past year, our guests have been excellent, and we’re gearing up for holiday season with all of you. When you book your vacation during the Holidays at one of our Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts you’ll have the time of your life, whether you’re getting ready to eat a family meal, celebrate the jolliest season, or you’re prepared to ring in the new year with a glass of champagne. We got everything here to make the most out of your time away from home when you spend your holidays beachside with Sands Resorts.

Holiday Events

At almost every turn there is some event going near our Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts. This year head to the Brookgreen Gardens, Night of a Thousand Candles for nighttime entertainment that will have both adults and kids in awe. Walk the garden’s path and see a stunning display of lights. If you need even more illuminated pathways? If you head to the town of Conway, just a short drive away, you’ll find the Conway Celebration of Lights. Where you can drive through the display which features stunning, twinkling lights to get you in a festive mood. Check out even more holiday fun with this incredible list of all the holiday activities in Myrtle Beach.

Holiday Shopping

Tis the season for shopping and you won’t want to miss out on all the fabulous favorites this season, even if you’re away from home. Here in myrtle beach, there are a few shopping centers and locations to go to, like the Tanger Outlet Mall, where you’ll find some coveted deals. You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for, and if you happen to have forgotten something on your trip, no worries! Sands Resorts also has a gift shop where you’ll find fabulous souvenirs like postcards and ornaments to cherish your time spend here for the Holidays.

Holiday Beach

We know that even though the temperatures will be a little milder this winter, you will still want to enjoy a day at the beach. Also, if you choose not to relax, we recommend hunting for seashells. As the beaches tend to be quieter this means there is plenty of room for searching through the sand for that perfect shell. It’s also not a wrong time to perfect your sandcastle skills! Bring some shovels and pails and get to building the best sandcastle. We think festive designs like a sand-man, which is similar to snow-man, but made entirely out of sand is an excellent way for a family bond during vacation!


However you spend your holidays if you’re here in South Carolina, we’re glad to have you celebrating with us at Sands Resorts. Anyone of our incredible Myrtle Beach, South Carolina resorts, will make you feel at home. Whether you’re with friends or family this season, enjoy the festive spirit, seasonal specials, and we hope to see you ringing in the new year here along the coast!


It’s time to Plan Ahead!

While summer can be a busy season for Myrtle Beach, if you’re looking for a calming getaway, our soft sandy shores are where you’ll want to land. Winter offers up warm temperatures, and the mild Atlantic waters make for a pleasant vacation. It’s why many people travel to this side of the coast during the winter months. When the snow starts falling, you’ll be dreaming of the perfect getaway. There is no better place to go than the Southern East Coast, and we’re here to help you find the best resorts in Myrtle Beach SC!  

Quiet Time

When summer ends, fall and winter bring a breath of fresh air to the coast. With smaller crowds, you’ll be able to enjoy some time beachside without having to deal with long lines at attractions. Myrtle Beach can become the perfect quiet place for a relaxing getaway. Whether you’re walking around the Boardwalk, or you just want to hang out back at our resorts in Myrtle Beach SC, there is something for everyone this winter.

Golf Time

One of the best things to do during the off-season is golf. As temperatures rarely ever dip below freezing, a friendly game on the green is what you’ll need. As golfing in Myrtle Beach is extremely popular during from fall to spring, you’ll want to book a tee time with one of the many beautiful courses. Check out some of the fantastic greens you’ll find here, when you vacation with us at Sands Resorts!

Beach Time

This time of the year makes for a perfect trip to the beach! While you might not be donning your favorite swimsuit, you can still have a lovely time on the sands. If you’re staying at our Ocean Club make sure to dine at Ocean Annie’s which is one of our tasty restaurants and it’s right on the beach! Don’t forget to hunt for seashells, when the offseason rolls around; you can have better luck finding just the right shell for your collection as the beaches tend to be less crowded. Plus, with lots of room on the beach, you’ll love strolling along the shoreline!


However, you want to enjoy your vacation, make sure it’s along the shores of the Atlantic this winter. Book the ultimate getaway with Sands Resorts, one of the resorts in Myrtle Beach SC, and you’ll see why winter can be a phenomenal time for a trip!

Top Activities to Experience this Fall in Myrtle Beach

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Oompah on the Beach

Get your lederhosen ready because Oktoberfest is coming to Myrtle Beach this October! That’s right; the traditional Bavarian cultural festival will hit our town with lots of beer and food options paying homage to the original Oktoberfest back in Germany. Plus, you’ll find this event is great not only for adults but also the little ones! With kid’s activities including a giant pumpkin patch, fun and festive face painting, and the best part – inflatables! Your children will enjoy bouncing around, while you sip on some amazing local brews. From October 13-14, 2017, come get your oompah on at Valor Park and Market Commons!

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October is almost here, and we’re getting excited for all the spooktacular festivals and events about to take place during the month. There are a few places where you can appreciate all of the harvest seasons with families, friends, and your sweetheart. A quick half hour drive will put you in Conway where you can experience hayrides, pumpkins galore, caramel apples, and even a corn maze at the Thompson Farm! This accessible location is perfect for an Autumn day, inland. Then when you come back to Sands Resorts, enjoy your night on the beach. Check out Thompson Farms Flashlight Fridays, the Corn Maze on the weekends, and all their other October events you won’t want to miss out on during your trip!

All Hallows Firework Show

Finally, if you’re here at our Myrtle Beach Resorts for the best day of October – all hallows eve, make sure you head to Broadway at the Beach for the Halloween Firework Show! While the city of Myrtle Beach doesn’t allow anyone to shoot off fireworks within city limits, the city does offer year-round firework shows, and October 31st is one of those days! Bring a beach blanket and some toys to keep the kids entertained before the show begins then watch as the night sky lights up bright.

However you want to spend your fall, make sure it’s in South Carolina, where you can feel the cool, sea breeze, soft sandy beaches, all while enjoying harvest festivities like Oktoberfest, pumpkin patches, kids events, corn mazes, and stunning firework shows. Book your Myrtle Beach resorts getaway today at Sands Resorts and don’t forget to check out our super Fall Savings. Then start planning your Fall retreat with the best lodging in town!

Romantic Fall Getaway to an Oceanfront Hotel

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Why Myrtle Beach?

Fall during this time of the year is stunning and we honestly mean it! The weather isn’t too unbearable and as the temps start to turn the crisp harvest air will swirl around you and make for one cozy getaway. Surprisingly enough, the leaves change color at a later date, about two to three weeks behind our northern counterparts of the country and that means you can experience fall here, longer!

Pumpkin spice everything seems to be popping up everywhere, and Halloween items are now on store shelves, but before those festivities begin, Myrtle Beach has other awesome fall festivals you’ll want to bring your loved one too! Check out this list of all the fall festivities you could be apart of when vacationing down south this year.

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The best part about booking a couples getaway to Sand Dunes Resort one of our fantastic Sands Resorts isn’t just the cozy accommodations, which is pretty amazing, but it’s truly the beach! Our oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC, get you up close and personal to the soft, sandy beaches where you’ll just love spending time with your significant other. We recommend a day at the beach makes for a beautiful daytime date. Walk hand-in-hand along the shoreline, and find a few of your favorite seashells to bring home. To pack these shells, keep them safe between clothing or in a cloth bag for the ride home. Once back at your house you can fill a shadow box with them or display them in a vase – the perfect little trinket to remember your lovely vacation.

If you’re looking for something to do as the sun sets, there are lots of restaurants to choose from, but if beachside fun is what you want, check out Oceanside 74 Restaurant and Lounge! Brand new to our restaurant repertoire serving up some mouth-watering surf and turf meals. It’s perfect for a date night near the beach!

However, you choose to enjoy your romantic couples getaway make sure it’s to the Sand Dunes Resort along the east coast! Our Oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC are ideal for couples wanting to get away for a few days and rejuvenate their relationship; it’s also a fantastic place for families as well if you want to bring the kids along. Book your ultimate sands resorts vacation today and spend the fall harvest with us!

Your Relaxing Beach Day at Sand Resorts

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Summer isn’t quite over yet, and you’ll want to have the best day ever while relaxing with those you care about.  Did you know It’s also a really great time to go to Myrtle Beach? With many students going back to school in the coming weeks, the beaches won’t be as crowded. Less of a crowd means you won’t have to fight for a spot and it might not be as noisy, making it the best time to relax!  

Keep it Active

For your beach trip, you’ll want to bring a few, fun items with you like games to play on the beach. Activities like sand volleyball and passing a frisbee around can get you moving to the beat of the beach. You might also want to think about adding a football to the mix to throw back and forth, or if you’ve got young ones, toys like shovels and buckets are perfect for making sand castles! You may even think about an early trip to the beach for some yoga! These activities can be really great for your mind and help you warm up while also cooling down your mind! Let there be zero cares in the world when having fun on the beach. Whether you move and groove, let your activity center your mind, body, and soul.

Keep it Simple

Sometimes the best beach trips are the ones where you have a good book, and you let the waves calm your mind. There is something special about going to the beach and just laying there doing absolutely nothing but soaking up the sun’s rays. For those looking for this option, there is sure to be a spot on the beach for you! Whether you want to get a tan on the sand for a few hours or you’re looking at finding some unique sea shells, keeping it simple is sometimes the best way to go!

No matter what you choose to do while on the beach, enjoy your time at Sands Resorts. Relaxation and fun are key to a great vacation. We often do so much while on a trip to a new place, that when we return home, we wish for a new getaway. Take some time and spend it on the beach. Whether it’s with family, friends, a loved one, or just simply yourself; Myrtle Beach is here to make you whole again. Enjoy the comforts and accommodations of Sands Resorts with our spectacular Ocean Beach Resort Myrtle Beach location and soak up those rays because you deserve a refreshing break before life throws you some whirlwinds again.

End of Summer Fun at Sands Resorts

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When the temperature is warm, there is nothing better than getting out the sunscreen and putting on a swimsuit for a day at the waterpark! When staying at any of our Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach, you’ll have free park admission to our fantastic Wild Waters & Wheels Waterpark! Noted at one of America’s Top 10 Water Parks, you’ll be sure to have a blast sliding down our 24 waterslides. Need a break from the fast paced rides, no problem! Hang out in our lazy river for the day and let your vacation take the wheel of relaxation. Or, hop on an inner tube and experience the massive wave pool!

Along with the fun rides for older kids and adults, the younger ones can enjoy their time spent at the Kiddie Aquatic Playground located within our waterpark. Perfect for children who can’t experience the water slides quite yet, this area will get them splashing in the water to cool off!

Wild Waters also includes Wheels – go-carts, mini-golf, bumper boats, and an arcade which will keep all ages busy but most importantly having FUN!

Don’t miss out vacationing to the East Coast for one last trip to Wild Waters. Plan your final summer’s end getaway, and spend Labor Day with us this year! You’ll love not only getting a few days in the water, but you’ll also have other fantastic events and activities to try out on dry land! Book your trip to Sands Resorts before fall rolls through, and our seasonal water park closes for the year! Come experience a true Myrtle Beach Hotel and Spa for one last summer fling before school begins!

Inspiration awaits at Sands Resorts

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Your inspiration is awaiting you along the shores of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina! Sands Resorts is here to help you host your next meeting, wedding, or large group event! No matter what kind of event you’re seeking, we have all the necessary items to ensure your gatherings’ success. Whether it’s for work or play, our leading events are unmatched within the area. Plus, you’ll get to experience the amazing waters of the Atlantic when you choose our oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC to help you accomplish your next event.

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Our resort is your next wedding destination, just imagine having all the details taken care of, and all you have to say, “I do!” You’ll find just that when hosting your ceremony and reception with Sands Resorts. Unrequited attention to detail, stunning facilities, and more will get you closer to the best day of your life. Whether you want a small intimate matrimony with 20 of your closest friends and family or you’re in the mood for a larger affair with 350 people you know, got it all. The flexibility of our events from ceremony space to cocktail hours and receptions along with beautiful and spacious suites for guests, you’ll find just what you’re looking for with your ultimate beach wedding at Sands.

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Break out the ice, because you’re going to want to have fantastic ice breakers and FUN at Sands Resorts. Our facilities are the ideal location and option for your next meeting or corporate event. Bring the whole team to our oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC, and we’ll get you to bond, work hard, and create new ideas to help flourish your company and your employee’s health and well-being. Plus, your team will LOVE coming home feeling refreshed, and ready to serve your clients come Monday morning.

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Our resorts offer fantastic facilities with a 13,000 square foot venue location to use. The venue space is flexible and equipped with state of the art lighting and sound. Our spaces range in sizes for a smaller occasion of 450 feet to large events like weddings at a whopping 5,200 feet. Any event at our resort can host up to 350 attendees. So, let our gorgeous beachside resort be your next opportunity for work or play. On top of our fabulous indoor space, we also provide an outdoor venue where you can sip on cocktails or host your receptions poolside. Much of our amazing venue space comes equipped with access to our catering department. Let our culinary executives help you plan the most delicious menu you’ve tasted. Whatever type of party, we’ve got plenty of options for you to enjoy.

No matter how you want your event to go, we’ve got the space to accommodate any amount of attendees. Our resorts are a great option with standard guest rooms all the way to three or four bedroom suites for your friends, employees, or acquaintances who will revel in the comfort of a home away from home. Let’s make your dreams come true at our oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC!

Ready to plan to most epic group getaway of a lifetime? Call us at 1-800-726-3783 to talk to our fantastic reservations team at Sands Resorts or if you know what you want, but need a quote, enter your information and we’ll be in touch, we hope to see your group here soon!