Hey, Happy Myrtle Beach Traveler: Here’s How to Spend Labor Day Weekend

Time to squeeze out the last bit of summer in Myrtle Beach.

Labor Day weekend is the end of the season, and it’s worth a bit of a blowout. Or a mellow-out, on the Grand Strand, if that’s what you need. Myrtle Beach has it all.

Here’s how to plan it, where to stay, and what to do.

Labor Day weekend: A plan for the Grand Strand

If you oppose sticking around at home for the holiday weekend, head to Myrtle Beach. There’s stuff to do here for sure.

Planning Labor Day Weekend

Spray on your sunscreen one last time. Here are tips for plotting your escape to the Grand Strand, at a time many others have the same idea!

  1. Consider a solo trip

The world has opened up a bit, but there are still those who’d rather stay close to home. In 2021, travel fare aggregator website Orbitz reported upticks in single round-trip tickets. An upside: You get to plot out your itinerary.

  1. Go swimming

When you stay at Breakers Resort, the ocean is a short walk away. Your resort is also home to The Cove, a kids’ water Adventureland they’ll never forget. There are 19 water attractions on-site and one of the area’s biggest oceanfront pool decks.

Paradise indoor pool

Stay at Breakers in the heart of it all

This resort is a fixture of Grand Strand getaways. You’ll want to come back every visit and have an amazing time each time.

  1. The rooms are righteous

To sum it up, Breakers Resort has a room type for every getaway. Pick from condos, from one to four bedrooms, suites, and contemporary waterfront rooms. Four buildings make up the resort, each a unique experience.

  1. Dining options abound

Strike out into the area for lots of dining options, to stick close to home. Hit the Starbucks and have lunch at Rusty Reel. Evenings are perfect for Strong Waters Craft Cocktails and Kitchen. Don’t forget Ben & Jerry’s!

two queen beds in the palms tower

What to do

Other activities that merit consideration in Myrtle Beach for the holiday. Here are a couple of ideas.

  1. Hit a steakhouse

Don’t settle for any weak meals while on your getaway! The Grand Strand boasts the famous Chuck’s Steak House for a thick steak and a cold beer. Visit Angus Steak and Seafood — where else will a cowboy or cowgirl serve you a delicious steak?

  1. Engage in a laser-tag battle

Can you be the mastermind behind your team’s ultimate victory? Take on the challenge at ULTRAZONE Extreme Laser Tag, which offers an all-you-can-play package. Fun Warehouse has laser tag, plus a virtual reality arena, and more.

Steak on a plate with lobster, mashed potatoes, and vegetables for dinner

How to celebrate Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

By far, this is the place to be for this holiday weekend. Celebrate with a festival, a 5K, or both.

  1. Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

On Sunday, Sept. 4, at 10 p.m., catch the display over Lake Broadway. It’s Day 3 of the entertainment center’s Labor Day Celebration. They have strolling entertainment, where kids can meet their favorite characters face-to-face.

  1. 2nd Annual Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K

Run the gorgeous grounds of this Murrells Inlet sculpture garden and wildlife preserve. The Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4., for a late-summer evening run. Participants will receive a voucher good for admission to the gardens at a later date.

firework show
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