Viewed by many as the unofficial start to summer, each year’s Memorial Day weekend sees Americans from coast to coast gather with friends and family to commemorate those who died protecting our nation’s freedoms. And in what just might be the most fitting way to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the United States’ military heroes, most Memorial Day revelers spend the long weekend enjoying their hard-earned freedoms to the fullest by relaxing and soaking in some of the best our nation has to offer.
In the Southeast, of course, there aren’t many better places to observe Memorial Day and the start of summer than along the Grand Strand, where 60-plus miles of Carolina coastline and a wide range of fun, family-friendly attractions keep vacationers coming back year after year. If you’re looking to mark your holiday in Grand Strand style, consider these fun and relaxing ways to spend your long weekend in the Myrtle Beach area:
Salute our soldiers: A long-running tradition on the Grand Strand, Military Appreciation Days serves as a month-long salute to our nation’s veterans. And on Saturday, May 25, the Military Appreciation Days parade provides a great way for visiting families to honor those who served. Witness the pageantry as marching bands, floats, decorated vehicles, walking groups and more — along with country music star and former U.S. Army Ranger Keni Thomas, who is serving as this year’s grand marshal — wind their way through The Market Common in a patriotic salute to our soldiers.
Have a patriotic picnic: Feasting in the great outdoors is among the most popular ways Americans celebrate our nation’s patriotic holidays, and for vacationers who make Caribbean Resort & Villas on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront their vacation home away from home, it won’t be hard to put together the perfect picnic spread. With fully equipped kitchens a common offering among the resort’s comfortable accommodations, guests can easily visit a nearby grocery store to stock up the fridge and pantry, then whip up whatever dishes they’re craving for their holiday celebration. Of course, for those looking to make the meal prep especially easy, a range of popular restaurants are located within easy reach of the resort property for grab-and-go meals.
Find some family time at the beach: Of course, when visiting the Atlantic coast for Memorial Day weekend, you and your family will want to soak in some sunshine along the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy shores. And at Caribbean Resort & Villas, our guests have easy access to our beautiful stretch of backyard beach, where breathtaking views of the Atlantic accentuate the perfect spot to put up a beach umbrella, kick back in a beach chair, and enjoy the sound of the crashing waves while the warm sands tickle your toes. Bonus: The resort also offers an oceanfront water park and range of water features including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a lazy river, and more.
Find fun for everyone: Located less than 5 minutes inland from Caribbean Resort & Villas, shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach features a range of stores, restaurants and fun attractions worthy of all-day exploration, and its offerings are diverse enough to provide something visitors of all ages and interests can enjoy. Here, nearly 50 restaurants, sweets shops, bakeries and nightlife destinations can be found right on-site, not to mention 75-plus retail stores and shops, plus a long list of fun activities and attractions. So you can bring your entire Memorial Day vacation crew along for the short trip to the complex — they’re all sure to find some fun.
After marking a Memorial Day for the ages on the Grand Strand, head back to your luxurious accommodations and wide-ranging amenities at Caribbean Resort & Villas to rest up for more Myrtle Beach area fun. Book your Memorial Day getaway today — and start planning an unforgettable holiday celebration on the Carolina coast!