How to Battle the Spring Break Crowds

Planning a vacation can be stressful, but when it’s spring break in South Carolina, the crowds begin to double. Battling these crowds, as a visitor can be daunting and quite frankly, we understand that you might not want to venture out past the best resort in Myrtle Beach, ourSands Resorts! Here are a few ways you can avoid the crowds and the hustle and bustle that Spring Break season brings to our beautiful, coastal area!

Skip The Beach

When there are a lot of visitors, many enjoy going to the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach’s famous boardwalk and promenade, but if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, there are plenty of other options which will help you keep your sanity. Figuring out what to do so that you avoid having to wait in long lines or trying to find a spot at the beach, check out our fantastic Sands Resorts Waterpark! No need to fight for a spot on the sandy shores and it’s right at our Sands Resorts. Plus, no matter which resort you choose to stay at, you’ll receive free admission to the waterpark!

Find Hidden Gems Near The Coast

When looking for things to do near the best resort in Myrtle Beach you’re going to want to go somewhere without the crowds. While the Grand Strand is famous among visitors, it gets jam-packed and you won’t want to have to wait in line or deal with long wait times for food. Hit those hidden gems on the coast like Huntington Beach State Park or Myrtle Beach State Park, these parks are great options for family and allow for hiking and biking with access to plenty of trails.

Take A Tour Of The City

Tours make up a great way to experience more of Myrtle Beach while staying away from the most crowded areas. Take a journey away from the city, Carolina Safari Jeep Tours will get your off-roading as you explore the town and surrounding area from the comforts of the Jeeps! Other tour groups include Glass Bottom Kayak Tours where you’ll be able to enjoy the Intracoastal waterways while seeing more than you typically would with a regular kayak. We also recommend renting a Pedego Electric Bike to bike around the city and the Market Commons.

However you choose to enjoy your trip to the best resort in Myrtle Beach, Sands Resorts, you’ll find that when you hit the town, you won’t want to wait in the crowded lines that you’ll see this summer season. Get out and experience more when you opt for a tour of Myrtle Beach, or skip the lines with our Waterpark passes for a fun-filled day splashing in the water, while not having to worry about finding a spot at the beach. We’ve got everything here at our resorts to make for an all-inclusive stay near the ocean! Reserve your accommodation today and get ready for one of the most fantastic summertime adventure vacations, ever!

Experience the Luck of the Irish in South Carolina

Grab your green and gold coins because the luck of the Irish is heading to South Carolina! We know that there are plenty of ocean resorts myrtle beach has to offer, but there is nothing like staying at our beautiful Sands Resorts this spring! When you’re here this March, experience St Patrick’s Day, as that rainbow and pot of gold, lands on the weekend. You’re going to want to celebrate all the fun that St. Paddy’s Day brings, so here are our local happenings and the best brews on March 16-17, 2018!

Where to Spend your St Paddy’s Day

There is nowhere else you’d rather be, than at the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Myrtle Beach! Located right in the heart of the city on Main Street you’ll enjoy this event on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Not only are we celebrating Irish culture but we like to welcome in the spring season, which will kick off our busy season. Enjoy the parade and follow it to one of three stages where live music will be, as well as an area dedicated just for kids! Plus, with over 150 vendors featuring food, crafts, and more, you’ll be set for a fantastic day during your trip!

Find the Best Brew!

If you need even more St Paddy’s Day fun head our very own oceanfront bar, Ocean Annie’s! We just reopened at the end of February after our winter season, so we’re ready for buckets of beer and lots of fun, right on the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach! We’ll be your one stop shop for delicious food and even better beers this St. Patrick’s Day. Check out our list of fantastic brews, and then join us for a cold one right on the beach!

No matter how you spend, your spring make sure you take flight and go somewhere new to Myrtle Beach! Our Atlantic Coast is waiting for you at one of our ocean resorts Myrtle Beach has to offer. Choose Sands Resorts, and we’ll ensure you have everything you need for the best weekend as you celebrate both the spring season and St Patrick’s Day! Explore our different resorts, look at our specials, and see why we rank among the best in South Carolina!

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH SANDS RESORTS

IT’S TIME TO RING IN 2018!

It’s time! The clock is ticking down, and you don’t have any New Year’s plans? Pack your bags and head to one of the comfiest hotels in Myrtle Beach SC oceanfront locations when you book your NYE getaway at one of our Sands Resorts! Get ready to pop the champagne, and help us celebrate the beginning of a brand new year. Here are three reasons to ringing the new year with sands resorts.

NYE at the Dunes

Did you know that when you book your NYE vacation to one of our fantastic Sands Resorts, you’ll have access to more than just a midnight champagne toast? Ocean Dunes and Sand Dunes Resorts will bring together the nights fun beginning at 4 pm in the Gin Mill Oceanfront Lounge! Dance the night away, sip on some tasty cocktails, and enjoy the champagne toast at midnight.  

NYE at the Club

Our Ocean Club and Beach Club will be featuring two locations for you to enjoy the night’s festivities. The Sandals Lounge will start the day with college football games showing at noon then enjoy the happiest of hours from 4-7pm, where you’ll be able to transition into their karaoke dance party, ending with a rousing toast of champagne at midnight. Finally, if you’re staying at the Ocean Club or Beach Club, we’ll be offering free shuttles to the 2001 NYE Party at the 2001 Nightclub!

Want to learn more? Check out our excellent NYE specials and book your first 2018 trip of a lifetime, with us at our leading hotels in Myrtle Beach SC oceanfront locations, which you won’t want to miss this fantastic vacation opportunity that only happens once a year!

No matter what you decide to do this NYE, make sure you look at Sands Resort as your option for the best celebrating on South Carolina’s coast! Our marvelous hotels in myrtle beach SC oceanfront locations feature stunning views of the beach, great dining options, and lots to do around our property. Plus, once the ball drops and all the champagne is gone, you’ll want to continue exploring our quaint beach town, so, come warm up by the sea when you embark on your excellent vacation in the new year!

GET COZY AT A MYRTLE BEACH HOTEL

Winter in South Carolina is almost here, and as we’re ending the beautiful autumn season, you’ll want to reserve a cozy retreat to one of the best hotels in Myrtle Beach SC oceanfront locations you’ll find. Featuring beachside views and a quieter atmosphere sets Sands Resorts apart in the wintertime. Whether you join us to celebrate the coming 2018 year or you’re here just to relax and take a break for awhile, we’ve got everything you need to make the most out of your cozy getaway.

Find Serenity

Finding the perfect location for a cozy getaway is just what you need when it comes to hunting down the right spot for you and your family. The beach is always a fantastic place to go if you’re looking for tranquility and comfort. At Sands Resorts you’ll awake in the warm accommodation of your choosing, to the lovely sound of waves caressing the shoreline and seagulls squawking, like that of a meditation tape, standing on your balcony enjoying the ocean views and sounds will help put you in the right mood for the best getaway.

Don’t over Schedule It

This one is almost a given, but it still needs to be stated; don’t over-schedule your vacation! We mean it, you’re here along the beautiful Atlantic shores so that you can relax and get comfy and cozy this winter season. There should be no need for you to plan every minute of your day, if you do, you’ll return home wishing to go on another vacation. It’s important to know what you should schedule and what you ultimately should leave off your list. Plus, sometimes going with the flow of things can create an unforgettable experience that you would have never guessed could be possible.

Slow Down

It’s okay for you to slow down while on vacation. You’re in no rush, because well, you’re on vacation and that what you should be doing. You might find that spending a few days exploring our enjoyable Sands Resorts that you’ll like savoring the little moments. Although it’s not bad to include fantastic activities that will keep you busy, just remember to take a step back as there is no rush when you’re at our resorts. We enjoy that comfortable and breezy, beachfront lifestyle and we hope you do too.

 

No matter how you choose to relax this winter season, make sure you enjoy the comforts of a cozy retreat to Sands Resorts. With a few resorts to pick from you’ll have everything, you want at one of the leading hotels in Myrtle Beach SC oceanfront locations, that you hope for in the New Year. Give the gift of a retreat this season and enjoy your time spent with family and friends along the warm Atlantic coast.  

SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY BEACHSIDE AT SANDS

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!

YOUR WINTER VACATION TO SC

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!

A SPOOKY SANDS RESORTS GETAWAY

The spookiest season is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss out on all your hallows eve favorites! Vacationing during Hallo-weekend, the weekend before Halloween, can mean your kids won’t get to experience all the incredibly spooky activities in store. But fear not! At Sands Resorts everyone will get a scare and maybe a treat or two when you stay with us, at one of our fantastic Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts, this Halloween Season. Here are a few of our favorite activities to get you in the mood, when things start to go, bump in the night…

Boardwalk Haunts

If you’re looking for the scariest things to do in Myrtle Beach during these last few weeks of October, look no further than the Boardwalk! Friday nights on the walkway… mean the zombies come out of their graves. Enjoy a sweet photo-op with these un-dead as you roam around, then make sure to check out the Haunted House this year featuring a Zombie Zone for the undead! From dusk to Midnight experience a frightful night here in South Carolina. We recommend it’s not the best choice for the littlest ghouls or those few adults who might find it too scary, but there are plenty of non-scary Halloween adventures to embark on this season. Check out more Grand Strand Halloween fun at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and the Hollywood Wax Museum.

Vroom to Broom

Witches aren’t the only ones who need a stick to drive! At the Surfside Halloween Car Show, experience some fabulous stick-shifts and automatics this season. With lots of candy to keep the little ones busy, adults will enjoy the impressive vehicles. Your kids will love Trunk or Treating in some fantastic classic and modern cars. Plus, lots of delicious food, a fun DJ to groove too, and it’s free for the whole family! Learn more about the details here!

The Headless Horseman

Most of us have heard about the headless horseman who roams the night waiting for his next victim. But if you’re ever in Myrtle Beach during this time of the year, you’ll want to head to The Market Commons. Hop aboard a Haunted Carriage ride around The Market Commons on Halloween, if you dare! Your little ones will enjoy trick or treating and seeing the headless coachman as he returns to give passengers a tour this Halloween.

 

No matter how you choose to spend your last days in October make sure, you enjoy them beachside at one of our fabulous Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts! Whether you’re looking for a fright, something the youngest members of the family will enjoy, or just wanting to relax on the beach, our Sands Resorts are a perfect option no matter the weather this harvest season. Book your vacation and start planning the ultimate Halloween getaway the whole family will die for!

 

Top Activities to Experience this Fall in Myrtle Beach

myrtle beach resorts, oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach sc, sand dunesFall is a great time to pack a bag and head south for some warmer air and all the fun autumn activities. From the cool breeze of the beach to fabulous leaf peeping tours throughout South Carolina, there is something for everyone here at our Myrtle Beach Resorts. When you stay at one of our Sands Resorts, you’ll be in for a treat this harvest season.

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!

myrtle beach resorts, oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach sc, sand dunesPump up the Pumpkins

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

myrtle beach resorts, oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach sc, sand dunesSummer is officially coming to a close with the autumn equinox in just a few days time, that means fall will be in full swing along the coast of South Carolina! What better time than right now, to book a trip to one of the fabulous Myrtle Beach resorts at Sands Resorts. Our Oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach SC, are excellent for a couples retreat this autumn and you’ll want to be here when the weather cools down, and the romance heats up.

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.

myrtle beach resorts, oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach sc, sand dunesFall on the Beach

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!