Think fast: Name a two word phrase that everyone looks forward to hearing after a long, cold winter. Hint: The first word has six letters, the second word has five. Three seconds …
Time’s up. If you guessed “Spring Break” you are correct. However, we also would have accepted “Myrtle Beach” as a right answer. If you happen to be smart enough to have gotten both, you are a winner in more ways than one. Vacation in Myrtle Beach for spring break is the perfect cure for the wintertime blues. Although there are dozens of reasons why you should come to the Grand Strand, here are our five favorites:
- Attractions: The best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach for spring break are the same ones to come to the Grand Strand any time of year. But many of the popular attractions, such as the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Family Kingdom Amusement Park, start to come alive in the spring. So does the action at Broadway at the Beach and attractions like Broadway Grand Prix, Ripley's Aquarium and WonderWorks, where guests at Paradise Resort receive a free ticket to some of these attractions with our Sun & Fun Rewards. And don't forget all the shopping, dining and nightlife the Grand Strand has to offer.
- Festivals: After a couple of chilly months, the Grand Strand social scene comes out to play during the spring. In fact, no matter what week your spring break falls there's a good chance you will be in town for one of the many special events. Look for the Can-Am Days Festival (March 14-22), St. Patrick's Day parties (March 17), and the Run for the Sun Car Show (March 19) in March; Art in the Park (April 18-19), and the Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am (April 14) and Singing in the Sun (April 20-25) in April. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor-league baseball team also opens play in April.
- Golf: Spring signals a return to the links for golfers, and the Grand Strand is Ground Zero for those looking to get a jump on their golf swings. Featuring more than 80 courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand is a golfer's paradise in the springtime. Let the Paradise Resort's experienced golf staff set up your tee times, or visit www.MyrtleBeachGolf.com to book your dream golf package. Save money on golf and accommodations by booking a room at the Paradise when you set your tee times.
- Nature: Just like the birds and the bees, humans also hear nature's call to get out in the great outdoors and explore. The Grand Strand provides the perfect setting for your spring retreat, and not just because of our beautiful beaches. Visitors can find a wide range of nature-related recreational opportunities in the spring, from the blooming flowers at Brookgreen Gardens to the scenic beauty of Huntington Beach and Myrtle Beach State Parks. Of course, there are plenty of activities on the water, such as fishing, boating and watersports. Myrtle Beach in the spring is a great place and time to be in the outdoors.
- Weather: OK, so this one seems fairly obvious, but it can't be overstated. After a long, cold winter, your body and mind could use some sunshine, and Myrtle Beach has it. Mild temperatures average in the 60s in March and in the 70s in April, providing an ideal climate to thaw out and get a little bit of sun on your pasty winter coat. Find a sunny spot on the Paradise's oceanfront pool deck or take a short stroll down to the beach to feel the warm sensation of sunlight on your skin.
Of course, we still have our rainy days and cold snaps in the spring, which is all the more reason to stay and play at Paradise Resort. Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool deck where you can splash and play rain or shine, as well as cozy accommodations with private balconies overlooking the ocean, Paradise lives up to its name for spring breakers.