Spring Vacation Ideas in South Carolina
Updated: Jan 5
Grand Palms Resort is the ideal place to call your home base for the ultimate Myrtle Beach vacation. We are close to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer but a world away - a place to relax and enjoy a sunny, tranquil vacation. Yet you are still close by to all the fun and excitement that Myrtle Beach offers. To see why South Carolina makes for a great Spring vacation, read the following article. Click here for the original article.
4 Trip Ideas for a Spring Vacation in South Carolina
Ready to thaw out from a long, cold winter? Take a trip to South Carolina where springtime temps are as warm as the legendary hospitality.
Here are four trip ideas to help you get planning:
The SkyWheel has become one of Myrtle Beach’s biggest attractions.
This hot spot for summer fun is just as alluring in the spring when the weather is milder and the crowds are sparse. Enjoy the Grand Strand’s miles of beautiful beaches and myriad attractions, from Ripley’s Aquarium to the SkyWheel. It’s also a great time to dine at popular restaurants like Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery and Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet where Alaskan king crab legs are, well, king. And it will be much easier to make reservations at foodie favorites, including SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar, Fire and Smoke and The Parson’s Table.
This time of year, the top entertainment venues are raising the curtain on a new lineup of shows. Legends in Concert is presenting musical tributes to Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, the Blues Brothers, Elvis and Luke Bryan. The Carolina Opry is staging both its namesake show and Time Warp, plus tribute concerts to Elton John, the Eagles and Bee Gees.
Spring is the perfect time to stroll the charming streets of downtown Charleston.
You’ll be hitting peak season for this historic town, but the rewards will be great, especially if you book your trip during the 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA, internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts event. The arts extravaganza features renowned artists and emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
If you visit earlier in the Spring, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to experience the city’s rich history, culture and arts scene and its many beautiful gardens in glorious bloom. Stroll along the famed Battery, take a guided historic walking tour, visit a historic plantation and enjoy cocktails on one of Charleston’s 12 rooftop bars. Whatever you include in your itinerary, you’ll want to spend lots of time outdoors enjoying this beautiful city, named No. 1 city in America by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for nine straight years.
Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations for dinner at some of the acclaimed restaurants that have helped earn Charleston a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.
Grand Palms Resort has officially partnered with Day Trips to Charleston to provide you with a wonderful excursion during your stay with us on the Grand Strand. Day Trips to Charleston is a Grand Palms Resort preferred partner meaning you'll receive a discounted rate when you purchase your tickets from us at the Front Desk. To read more about the Charleston Tour experience, click here.
Overlooking the Catawba River, the Pump House restaurant is a big draw in Rock Hill’s Riverwalk district.
Rock Hill One of South Carolina’s less-traveled destinations, this Midlands city is fast gaining fans with its array of recreational amenities, a new sports and event center and world-class cycling facilities. But it’s the city’s revitalized downtown that is the big charmer here. The historic city center delights visitors with its enchanting cafes and restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, art galleries and breweries.
In 2022, Rock Hill will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its Come-See-Me Festival, a 10-day event showcasing all the city has to offer. Held April 21-30, this annual salute to spring features more than 80 events and activities, among them a parade, barbecue cook-off, tailgate party, skydiving exhibition, live music, road races, beer-tasting event Hops at the Park and a fireworks extravaganza.
Along with the historic downtown, you’ll also want to visit Riverwalk, a contemporary development on the scenic Catawba River. This burgeoning hub is home to many of the town’s newest recreational amenities, including a 2.25-mile paved recreational trail, velodrome, BMX track, criterium course and kayak launch. Make reservations for lunch or dinner at The Pump House, Riverwalk’s premier fine dining restaurant located on the banks of the Catawba. The restaurant’s extraordinary cuisine is surpassed only by its scenic setting and the stunning sunsets you can enjoy from its third-floor covered balcony and rooftop bar.
The famed Harbour Town Lighthouse in The Sea Pines Resort stands sentry over the 18th hole of Harbour Town Golf Links.
This is the resort that started the environmentally sensitive development of the island, now a model for other green-minded communities. Located on the southern tip of the shoe-shaped barrier island, the renowned family beach resort features an array of recreational amenities, including three championship golf courses, a tennis center, beach club, nature preserve and an extensive network of bike trails that allow visitors to experience the natural beauty of the resort’s Lowcountry landscape, judiciously preserved for more than half a century.
Each April on the week following the Masters, the resort plays host to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, drawing thousands of golf fans to its famed Harbour Town Golf Links. Even if you don’t come for the PGA TOUR event taking place April 14-17, you can still enjoy the resort’s picturesque setting with azaleas and dogwoods in bloom. And you can be among the first to dine at the all-new Quarterdeck overlooking the golf course’s stunning 18th hole. Opening in spring 2022, the two-story restaurant will feature a rooftop oyster bar offering fantastic views of the 18th hole, Calibogue Sound and Harbour Town Yacht Basin.
If you visit in May, venture outside the resort to catch the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s big spring musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning “In the Heights.”
Stay with Us at Grand Palms Resort
Spring into your next vacation! Our knowledgeable staff is eager to ensure you enjoy a memorable vacation at Grand Palms Resort. Our amenities include complimentary beach shuttles, lazy river, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, spa and more. Click here to learn about all the amazing amenities we offer. Enjoy your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, the way vacations are meant to be.