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Planning Late? No Worries — You Can Still Take a Great Spring Break

Want to enjoy an amazing spring break getaway, but running short on the time needed to do all the planning? No need to worry — thanks to the wide assortment of easy-to-reach attractions on the Grand Strand and the prime Myrtle Beach oceanfront location of The Strand Resort, your planning duties just got a lot easier!

Consider these five great reasons (plus one additional bonus perk) that’ll make choosing a last-minute escape to the Grand Strand a can’t-miss spring break decision:

Great accommodations: With the wide range of accommodations available at The Strand Resort, you can find just the right setup to keep your vacation crew comfortable — from well-equipped oceanfront efficiency (an in-room washer/dryer combo is even available) to a 2-bedroom oceanfront deluxe condo with a pair of oceanfront balconies. And whichever option you choose, your party will spend spring break just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and within easy reach of all the amazing attractions that Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have to offer.

A swashbuckling show: Few vacation destinations can offer the excitement of a live show featuring high-diving pirates waging a thrilling battle on land, on deck, in a lagoon and high above a pair of full-sized pirate ships — much less sweeten the deal by throwing in mermaids, acrobats, live animals, cannons, singing and dancing. But at the Dolly Parton-produced Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, that’s just what adventure-seeking vacationers will be treated to, all while they savor a delicious four-course meal. Visit piratesvoyage.com to learn more.

A beachfront state park: Covering 316 coastal acres (primarily occupied by maritime forest) and offering a full mile of deep and undeveloped white-sand beaches, Myrtle Beach State Park puts a long list of outdoor activities within easy reach of Grand Strand visitors, including hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking or simply relaxing under a beach umbrella. To learn more, visit southcarolinaparks.com/myrtle-beach.

A treetop adventure: At North Myrtle Beach’s Go Ape! high-ropes course and zipline attraction, thrill-seeking visitors can ascend into the treetops for 2-3 hours of high-elevation fun. For those brave enough to tackle them, the activities offered here include wire-connected walking bridges, suspended obstacles, high-speed ziplines and more, all of which come together to create a visually stunning and immersive forest adventure. Further, the kiddos in your crew can join in, too, as the elevated obstacles, tree-to-tree crossings and 20-foot-high zip lines of the Go Ape! Treetop Junior Adventure provide similar high-elevation thrills for younger adventurers. To learn more, visit the Go Ape! website.

A signature seafood treat: A top Grand Strand dining pick for 50-plus years, the Sea Captain’s House serves up some of the area’s best seafood — all with sweeping ocean views offered in the dining room and a heaping helping of fresh air available on the spacious outdoor patio. Lunch and dinner specialties at this Myrtle Beach staple include New England Clam Chowder, She Crab Soup, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp & Grits and Broiled Crab Cakes. For the early risers, the restaurant’s breakfast offerings put include unique twists on morning-meal favorites (think Crab Cakes Benedict served over fried green tomatoes or the Seafarer’s Omelet with shrimp and crab meat), all of which can be enjoyed while taking in a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit seacaptains.com to learn more.

Bonus: Even if you’ve waited until late in the game to make your plans, have no fear — the friendly and helpful staff at The Strand Resort is eager to assist you! Visit thestrandmyrtlebeach.com or call 877-255-8940 today and let us help you put together the perfect spring break getaway. With our wide range of luxurious oceanfront accommodations and long list of fun on-site amenities, you’re sure to have a vacation experience that everyone in your getaway crew will enjoy — right through the last minute of your time on the Grand Strand.

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