Officially named a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was created to honor the many vital contributions the American worker has made to our nation’s successes. And when the first Monday in September rolls around each year, we’re all ready to mark the occasion — and to take some well-deserved time off the job — with some good times marked by celebrations and relaxation with friends and family.
Of course, the beach is an ideal destination for such festive times — and with its long list of affordable accommodation options and family-friendly attractions, Myrtle Beach ranks among the best beach towns to be found anywhere. If you’re looking to get away to celebrate the long Labor Day weekend in style, consider these fun reasons to head for the Grand Strand:
Beach time: While there’s a wide range of family-friendly activities to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area, the region’s biggest draw (both literally and figuratively) is the Atlantic Ocean. And with 60-plus miles of Atlantic coastline, the Grand Strand offers plenty of stretches of soft oceanfront sands where beach-goers can slather on some sunscreen, spread out a beach blanket, prop up a beach umbrella and enjoy some sun-soaked fun in the sand and surf.
Fireworks: The holiday weekend is always a blast, and Labor Day at the beach is certainly cause for some added (and explosive) activity in the nighttime skies. On the Grand Strand, a fireworks show is scheduled for the evening of Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. The event was postponed from the 4th of July, so there should be plenty of added anticipation and extra cause for celebration when this one lights up the night skies over the attraction’s natural saltwater estuary — so be sure to get there early to claim a good spot on the boardwalk for viewing.
Poolside relaxation: For guests at Paradise Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, the opportunities to splash around are abundant — because in addition to its backyard beach, our resort boasts multiple water attractions such as indoor and outdoor pool decks, an indoor lazy river, and a pair of indoor hot tubs. And at each of these water features, there are plenty of chairs and loungers available, all perfect for kicking back and taking a load off. And even better, those who are so inclined can swing by our poolside Tiki Hut to grab a bite to eat or something to sip on while they relax waterside.
Hot Summer Nights: Held in downtown Myrtle Beach at Plyler Park and along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this running event — staged on Monday through Saturday nights from mid-June through early September — brings an array of family-friendly activities and live entertainment to an area that’s already flush with fun things to do. And for guests at Paradise Resort, getting to the center of the action is as easy as driving about 3 miles north on Ocean Boulevard. Visit com to check out a full rundown of planned Hot Summer Nights events.
Fishing forays: With all of this water around, there aren’t many spots in the entire nation that can top the Grand Strand when it comes to fishing opportunities. Guests at Paradise Resort don’t have to travel far (about 2 miles north) to get to the 2nd Avenue Pier, a prime local spot for dropping a line where no fishing license is required, or to Myrtle Beach State Park (about 2.5 miles south), where an easily accessible pier offers fishing for a daily rate. And of course the Atlantic Ocean is right in the resort’s backyard for those who enjoy surf fishing. (Please note that surf fishing requires a license, it may be restricted or prohibited during certain peak periods, and anglers should always use caution when swimmers or surfers are in the waters.) Further, there’s a long list of area vendors that offer chartered fishing trips, including deep-sea fishing outings and other escorted fishing trips.
When you’re ready to start planning your Labor Day weekend at the beach, head to the Paradise Resort website to get your room reservations locked in. With our comfortable oceanfront accommodations and wide-ranging amenities, you and your vacation crew are sure to have a fun and relaxing holiday weekend on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready for some good times on the Carolina coast!