Myrtle Beach is a special place to spend the Easter holiday. In addition to the obvious benefits that come with a spring break trip to the Grand Strand – the beach, the sun, the golf and the fun – there are even more reasons to visit Myrtle Beach for Easter.
The Grand Strand goes all out for the holiday, including traditional events like egg hunts and religious services, and some not so traditional activities like fireworks shows and breakfasts with the Easter Bunny himself. So for a fun and festive holiday, hop on down to Myrtle Beach and stay with us at the Caribbean Resort & Villas to enjoy these Easter-related activities:
- Breakfasts/Brunches: Treat the little ones with a tasty breakfast or brunch with a special guest – the Easter Bunny. The active rabbit will be extra busy in Myrtle Beach, posing for photos and dining at several venues before his big night. Thompson Farm gets things started on Saturday, March 12, with its annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt, while most of the events are set for Saturday, March 26. That's when the Children's Museum of South Carolina and Ripley's Aquarium hold breakfast with the furry fellow, while Hard Rock Cafe and Market Common are among those hosting brunches. Reservations are recommended for all events.
- Egg Hunts: It's hard to hide eggs on the beach. The colorful collectibles stand out against the backdrop of white sand. But just a short distance from the Caribbean are several Easter egg hunts where kids can search for candy-filled prizes. Thompson Farm in nearby Conway has plenty of room for the kids to roam for its early shindig on Saturday, March 12, and the surrounding towns of North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach host egg hunts on Saturday, March 26. On the same day, the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown holds a hunt on the grounds of the historic plantation home.
- Fireworks: Fireworks for Easter? That's how we roll in Myrtle Beach, where any occasion is special enough to light up the sky with colorful explosions. On Saturday night, March 26, at 10 p.m. the skies light up with a professional pyrotechnics display over the lake at Broadway at the Beach. Guests can find a good spot along the waterfront for a ringside seat to the free fireworks show. For folks with young children who need to be in bed on time for a visit from the Easter Bunny, the fireworks can also be seen from the parking lot so you can beat the traffic back to the Caribbean, which is a straight shot down 29th Avenue North and only about one mile away from Broadway.
- Sunrise Services: For those who celebrate the real reason for the holiday season, Sunday church services are a staple of the Easter festivities. The Grand Strand is filled with houses of worship for all faiths, but spending Easter Sunday in Myrtle Beach provides the rare treat of sunrise services over the Atlantic Ocean. Non-denominational congregations gather at Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in the downtown district for a 6:30 a.m. service. Other local churches host sunrise services on their lawns or at various points on the beach. For a full list of local churches, visit http://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com/area/churches.html
Of course, there are also plenty of ways to enjoy the Easter holiday without leaving the resort at the Caribbean Resort and Villas. Play in our indoor/outdoor water park, soak up some sun on the beach or our oceanfront tanning lawn, dine at the adjoining Sea Captain's House for an Easter feast and ring in the holiday by watching the sun rise over the Atlantic from your private balcony. It all adds up to a perfect Easter vacation in Myrtle Beach.