Things to Do

The votes are in! Everyone agrees that Myrtle Beach is the ideal beach destination for family fun in America. In fact, Myrtle Beach's awards and accolades never stop... we've been awarded everything from "#7 Best Affordable U.S. Vacation" from the U.S. News and World Reports to "#1 Best Beach in the United States" by to one of the "Top 5 Summer Travel Destinations of 2011" by Travel Ticker. We're the place to be!

Here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Grand Strand Inn & Suites, we're committed to making sure you have the best vacation possible, which means taking advantage of all the great things to do on the Grand Strand! Our ideal location right by the Atlantic Ocean means that you can spend all day on our highly rated beaches, or go out on the town for even more fun.

Our hotel is just minutes away from Market Common, an urban village community featuring thirteen restaurants, over forty shops, and downtown atmosphere that you just have to love. Some of our favorites in the area include Travinia's Italian Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Anthropologie, and Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa. Not to mention that Market Common always has fun things going on... there, you can find everything from live music to a morning farmer's market, half a dozen ball fields to seasonal festivals and events (think movie nights or wine tastings).

Broadway at the Beach, the Grand Strand most popular attraction, is also just a short drive away. This shopping complex includes a nightclub district, plenty of restaurants, over 100 shops, and several entertainment theatres, all of which surround the large Lake Broadway. Visit Ripley's Aquarium, take a ride at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, or just hang out and feed the catfish in the lake. There's no doubt that there's something for everyone at Broadway at the Beach.

Just a few minutes west of us is Coastal Grand Mall, the second-largest mall in South Carolina. Visit Coastal Grand and visit hundreds of shops and restaurants, including nationally- known chains (like Old Navy, Brookstone, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Red Robin) and a large variety of specialty shops.

The brand-new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is a 1.2 mile long scenic walkway along the Atlantic Ocean, and is only a 2 miles away from our property. The Boardwalk is home to shops, entertainment, and the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. In our opinion, it's is a lovely place to take a stroll and enjoy the sea breeze.

Want more adventure? Just a few miles south of our resort, your family will find Wild, Water, and Wheels. This Myrtle Beach theme park offers slides, thrill rides, and a racetrack that will keep the kids entertained all day long. The Family Kingdom Amusement Park, home to the South's most famous wooden roller coaster, The Swamp Fox, and only oceanfront waterpark, is a short drive north. Ocean Watersports, where your party can try parasailing, take a banana boat ride, or rent jet skis, is also nearby.

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Let BEST WESTERN PLUS Grand Strand Inn & Suites be your guide to area fun! With attractions for all, you can be sure that you will find endless entertainment during your Myrtle Beach, South Carolina vacation!


Myrtle Beach theaters are the perfect complement to a wonderful beach vacation! Let us be your guide to the many available outlets of entertainment on the Grand Strand. Tickets are available at Front Desk.


The Best Western Grand Strand Inn & Suites, in cooperation with local dive shops, offer beautiful Myrtle Beach Area diving on natural shallow ledges, artificial wrecks/reefs, historical Civil War, World War II, and Storm wrecks beginning just 30 miles offshore.
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March 2, 2019
With a Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, 5k, and Family Fun Run, there is something for people of every age, ability, and fitness level.
March 9-17, 2019
The Can-Am Days truly showcases Southern hospitality at its finest! Stay tuned for all the exciting details, and make your plans now to come and celebrate with us in 2019!
March 21-27, 2019
The Run to the Sun Car Show, one of the largest in the Southeast, brings thousands of classic cars to Myrtle Beach for a weekend-long event
April 5-7, 2019
The 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam is a three-day festival featuring an obstacle course, car show, live music, raffles and over 75 vendors & food trucks.