Take a Last-Minute Trip to Myrtle Beach Before the Kids Go Back to School

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It seems like only yesterday the kids were counting down the days until the start of summer vacation. Suddenly, it’s already time to start the countdown for the return to the classroom in a matter of days. Before you send the little ones back to their brain-building, give them one last taste of summer with a last-minute trip to Myrtle Beach and Long Bay Resort.

Located on the oceanfront of the exclusive north end of Myrtle Beach, Long Bay offers families great deals on last-minute trips during the final days of summer. You and your crew can enjoy savings of up to 25 percent off our deluxe accommodations, full access to our indoor and outdoor pools and water features, and free tickets to some of the top attractions on the Grand Strand with our Sun & Fun Rewards bonus program. Think of it as a back-to-school lesson in mathematics that saves you hundreds of dollars during your stay. And while you are at it, here are a few other school subjects you can cover on your vacation so the kids can get back into school mode:

Driver’s Education: Your kids don’t have to be 16 to get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of Broadway Grand Prix, and parents are never too old to show the young ones how it’s done. This Broadway at the Beach go-kart park has nine unique tracks where you can feed your need for speed, as well as other activities for those who prefer the slow lane, like mini golf, kiddie rides and an arcade. Long Bay guests receive one free admission per room through our Sun & Fun Rewards program, reducing the overall cost for a day of family fun.

History: The Grand Strand is rich with history dating all the way back to Colonial America, and there are plenty of historic sites in the Lowcountry to visit, like Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony and other former rice and indigo plantations. But to really bring history to life for your children, take them aboard Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise in Murrells Inlet. Kids become part of the crew to pursue the area’s most infamous pirate, who used to hide out in local waters in the 18th century, and try to find the hidden treasure before the bad guys do. Long Bay guests receive one free ticket per room.

Oceanography: The Grand Strand has deep resources on this subject, beginning with Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. This massive complex pumps more than 1.5 million gallons of water through the facility each day to accommodate the endless list of aquatic species on display, including scary-looking sharks and colorful fish from all over the planet. Of course, the kids can always earn extra credit by spending a fun-filled day at the beach.

Physical Education: Beach games and water sports are great ways to make one final splash for summer. Myrtle Waves is South Carolina’s largest waterpark, and Long Bay guests receive one adult admission to ride the waterslides, flumes, lazy rivers and wave pool as part of our Sun & Fun Rewards program. Splashes Waterpark in the downtown district is part of the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach combines waterslides with go-kart rides. On rainy days, check out the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park or Fun Warehouse (which also offers free activity passes as part of the Sun & Fun Rewards program).

Now that you and your crew are ready for one last back-to-school getaway, book your reservations at Long Bay Resort today. We will send you and the kids home with smiles on your faces just before the school bell rings.