Experience History with Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach

Medieval Times Myrtle BeachBook a fun-filled family vacation to Myrtle Beach with Sands Resorts, and experience the wide variety of quality entertainment offerings in this beachside destination. Enjoy the beautiful Atlantic Coast, famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and a plethora of other activities and events when you stay at one of our lovely resorts. One such event takes guests back to the era of fairytales. Take the family to the Myrtle Beach Medieval Times dinner attraction and experience a history lesson full of knights and royalty. Enjoy one of the most uniquely entertaining activities in Myrtle Beach!

Medieval Times Myrtle Beach

Medieval Times, rated the number one dinner attraction in North America, is a family-friendly show offering guests an authentic and exciting Medieval experience. Feel what it would be like to witness a real-life sword battle and jousting match in the company of the queen! Medieval Times has nine locations – called ‘castles’ – throughout the United States, and is based upon an actual feast and knight tournament from the 11th century. Head to the Myrtle Beach castle, located just minutes from your Sands Resort accommodations, and indulge in nearly two hours of high-energy sword fighting, horsemanship, and historical displays. While watching the action unfold before your very eyes, feast on a roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, tomato bisque soup, and other delicious offerings! Medieval Times also provides vegetarian options, along with a full bar.

The Number One Dinner Attraction in North America

The lights dim, and a hush falls over the Coliseum. You, as noble guests of the court, are ready to experience the very best display of force and skill that the queen’s top knights can muster. Suddenly, blasts of trumpets sound welcoming the participants into the arena. As you study each knight, deciding on your favorite, the first of four courses in your royal feast arrives. Since this is the 11th century (when silverware did not exist), you will be enjoying a “hands-on” dining experience. The excellent show begins with an expert showcase of the players’ horseriding skills. Watch in awe as these majestic beasts display their training in the decorated Hall of Arms. After a variety of captivating tournament sporting events, it is time for battle. See if your chosen heroic knight has what it takes to claim victory and honor.

Sands Resorts

While on your Myrtle Beach vacation with Sands Resorts, take a trip back in time and experience dining in the presence of royalty. This exciting attraction is just one of the many fun-filled events that beautiful Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book your vacation to enjoy time with your loved ones and to make unforgettable memories. Sands Resorts and Myrtle Beach Medieval Times are waiting for you!

Holiday Spirits! Three Myrtle Beach Bars to Visit This Season

Myrtle Beach BarsWhile the winter months in Myrtle Beach can get a little bit chillier than the high-eighties bliss of summertime, there is an easy remedy! Take advantage of the smaller crowds this season and warm up with a drink at one of these fantastic Myrtle Beach Bars. Enjoy a lovely holiday at the beach this year, and indulge in some adult beverages at the best watering holes in South Carolina. A winter vacation to this beachfront city with Sands Resorts will provide you with great opportunities to relax and have a little fun. Here is a short guide to some of the best bars in Myrtle Beach where all visitors should grab a pint!

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

It makes perfect sense to start with one of the top-rated bars in Myrtle Beach located right at our own Sands Resorts, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar! Ocean Annie’s has not only been voted one of the top ten pool bars in Myrtle Beach but has also been rated as one of the ten best bars in South Carolina! For over three decades, this Sands Resorts staple has been offering great deals, delicious drinks, and good times to guests from around the world. Grab a spot to sit at Ocean Annie’s and enjoy this Myrtle Beach icon.

Flynn’s Irish Tavern

Flynn’s Irish Tavern is a local favorite offering some of the best drinks and most authentic Irish pub food found on the coast. What’s better on an autumn day than a warming pint of Guinness or a finger of your favorite Irish whiskey? Nothing – that’s what. Flynn’s is full of personality, having at one time been the location of the North Myrtle Beach Jail. Drink alongside all walks of life at the old wooden bar and experience a little true Myrtle Beach spirit.

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

Did you really vacation at the beach if you didn’t grab a drink at the local Tiki bar? The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill is a venerable Myrtle Beach institution offering a wide variety of signature and frozen cocktails. Also praised as one of the best oceanfront beach bars in Myrtle Beach, 8th Avenue gives visitors the classic coastal drinking experience. Take on the ‘Beer Challenge’ at the bar and see if you can guess the mystery beer for a round on the house!

Make a trip to the South Carolina coast this season and have some fun at the great variety of Myrtle Beach bars. Spend a weekend relaxing at the beautiful Sands Resorts and take advantage of the great deals and area offerings of this time of year. Book your Myrtle Beach vacation now!

Planning Your 3-Day Summer Stay at Sands

Filtering through hundreds of Myrtle Beach resorts can be maddening, so we’re thrilled you chose Sands Resorts for your next coastal South Carolina escape! To help alleviate the headache of planning a three-day trip at our boisterous resorts, we’ve come up with recommendations for your upcoming much-needed vacation. A day in Myrtle Beach is incomplete, quite frankly, without an afternoon at Sands Resorts Waterpark. You’ll also be spending hours on our stunning beach, in our freshwater pools, and in the vast, cerulean blue Pacific.

Day 1: Relax and Splash at the Waterpark

Relax and splash without the annoyance of long lines, sky-high prices, and overcrowded common areas. The Sands Resorts Waterpark is perfect for families of all ages, but this paradise will also bring the kid out of every adult. Drift through the lazy river, whiz down a waterslide, or cool off in a waterfall pool—there’s no wrong way to spend an afternoon at this complimentary waterpark. Other Myrtle Beach resorts cannot compete with our drive to provide ultimate happiness to each guest. The waterpark also has an aquatic treehouse, a kiddie-pool playground, and a bubble pool for the little ones.

Day 2: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Dedicate your second day to the warm South Carolina sunshine, flawless beaches, refreshing freshwater pools, saltwater sea, and late afternoon adventure. Start your morning with a dive into our clean, enticing freshwater oasis, a specialty cocktail at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, and an hour under the sun on the beach. After a restful nap, slink into the Pacific for a rejuvenating soak. Before heading out on an adventure, build your best sandcastle. Conclude day two with a kayak or SUP rental or by embarking on a four-hour fishing charter. Stop at Oceanside 74 Restaurant & Lounge for mouthwatering blackened tilapia and grilled swordfish.

Day 3: Brunch Before Departure

One of life’s great trials is returning home after a vacation. Instead of packing up and racing back home, leave Myrtle Beach with a memorable brunch at Sands. Dino’s Oceanfront Cafe, inside our Ocean Dunes Resort, is always serving buttery and tart blueberry pancakes, plump omelets, and the best steak and eggs in South Carolina. Window’s Oceanfront Restaurant at Ocean Club has an exuberant breakfast buffet if you’re feeling ravenous.

Sands Resorts not only is your summer recreation headquarters, but we have charming, modern guest rooms, suites, townhouses, villas, and penthouses all along the shoreline. Our premier accommodations are chief among all Myrtle Beach 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.

Glass Kayaking: The New Must-Try Water Activity

Summer beach season is upon us. Coastal South Carolina is flush with enlivened families and couples from all over the globe visiting Sands Resorts’ Myrtle Beach Waterpark at Sand Dunes Resort. Convincing you to spend one afternoon away from our waterpark will be difficult. The waterpark is free for guests–yes, you read that right. A new Myrtle Beach craze, however, is blossoming on the surrounding rivers, marshes, and beaches: glass kayaking.

Glass Kayaking is For Everyone

The idea is simple: create a transparent kayak so adventurers can see into the clear waters below. The 21st century sure is fun! The idea was simple, but the creation was complicated. Glass kayaks, sometimes called clear or transparent kayaks, are frequently made from the same material as bulletproof glass. These modern marvels also feature a UV layer to keep the glass from yellowing and your skin from burning. The frame is anodized aluminum, which in layman’s terms is a protective layer that prevents the kayak from being susceptible to breaking. The glass has an imported Lexan film, a high-tech polymer to make the vessel smooth, durable, easy to handle and soft.

Being able to look down into the Atlantic Ocean is a dynamic thrill. The most inexperienced individual can pick up the sport in nearly an instant in these kayaks built for all skill levels. Glass Bottom Kayak Tours is the lone Myrtle Beach adventure company to offer glass kayak rentals and tours. Tours start at an astoundingly low rate of $25 per person. Take a glass kayak tour of Cherry Grove Salt Marsh or Wacammaw River, or try the Waites Island Kayak Shelling Tour. The tours last up to 3 ½ hours, are family friendly, and professionally guided. Tandem kayaks are available, and remember to make reservations online.

The Best Myrtle Beach Waterpark

After a spectacular afternoon of glass kayaking through a nature preserve, saltwater marsh, and shelling on the beach, head back to Sands Resorts Waterpark. Don’t worry about long lines, high admission prices, or long drives–the waterpark is just steps away from your cozy guest room. This Myrtle Beach waterpark offers speedy waterslides, waterfall pools, an aquatic treehouse, lazy river, bubble pool, and prime sunbathing. Come for the area’s adventure, and stay for Sands’ exciting waterpark and incredible amenities!

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!