Five Fun Things for Large Groups to do This Fall in Myrtle Beach

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You’ve heard the expression “the more, the merrier”? The old adage is true, at least as it applies to vacationing in Myrtle Beach. With smaller crowds on the Grand Strand after the busy summer season, large parties have plenty of room to enjoy the best things Myrtle Beach has to offer.

For starters, staying at Compass Cove Resort is both affordable and accommodating to groups, offering discounted fall rates and offering rooms and suites that range up to four bedrooms. And with all the great amenities on site and easy access to the beach, there’s plenty to keep everyone in your party occupied without leaving the property.

But most groups love to explore, and Compass Cove puts you close to all the action. Take in all the attractions, restaurants, shops with no waiting, and experience a slice of the Myrtle Beach life that doesn’t exist any other time of year. Here are our five suggestions for fun things to do with a large group:

Attractions: Long lines and big crowds make it tough for large parties to enjoy some popular attractions, but the fall makes it possible to do pretty much everything as a group. Go to a show and get a block of seats so your party can enjoy the show together, or let members battle it out on the race track at Broadway Grand Prix. Popular tours include the Barefoot Princess Riverboat, Myrtle Beach Safari and East point Stables horseback riding adventure. Watersports like parasailing and Banana Boat rides are still open as the ocean temperatures stay warm through October.

Beach: Sure, it's the same beach that's here in the summertime – minus a few thousand people. Imagine your large party being able to stretch out on a secluded stretch of sand with plenty of room for games of beach football and cornhole. Best of all, tents are permitted on the beach after Labor Day weekend so your group is free to set up a canopy for a picnic spot or a place to take a break in the shade. Even beachcombing is better in the fall thanks to a decrease in competition. The cooler temperatures also create picture-perfect evenings for a stroll on the beach or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Festivals: Everybody loves a party, and the Grand Strand throws several shindigs where your group can experience a taste of the locals’ lifestyle. Upcoming events like the SOS Fall Safari (Sept. 18-27), Greek Fest (Sept. 24-27), the Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival (Oct. 2-3) and two Oktoberfest celebrations (Market Common on Oct. 2-3, downtown Myrtle Beach on Oct. 9-10) attractions provide a great opportunity for a group outing for all ages. If your group happens to be in town on Oct. 6, the culinary highlight of the season, the Taste of the Town, provides a unique opportunity to try dishes from dozens of local restaurants.

Fishing: The weather conditions are perfect for fishing in the fall, and there’s strength in numbers when it comes to try to catch dinner. Three nearby piers – Second Avenue Pier, Springmaid Beach Pier and the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier – provide great places for novice and expert anglers to wet a line. Tackle shops offer equipment rental, licenses, bait and fishing tips. Large parties can also charter deep-sea fishing trips for a memorable day at sea, and most outfitters also host dolphin-watching tours.

Golf: The fall is prime time for large groups to come to Myrtle Beach on golf packages. The more affordable room rates and tee times allow Average Joes to feel like pros for a few days, even if their golf games aren’t up to par. In conjunction with Myrtle Beach Golf, Compass Cove offers a wide selection of accommodations and golf packages. Or perhaps your party just wants to spend a day on links to chase the little white ball. Your group can stay in standard rooms or suites with up to four bedrooms, and play some of Myrtle Beach’s best layouts for reasonable rates while giving your group a true Myrtle Beach experience.

Come enjoy the smaller crowds, abundance of activities and a great vacation with family at Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC!


(Posted: 9/8/15)