The big difference is you actually look forward to spring break, especially in Myrtle Beach. The Grand Strand's beaches are the perfect place to plant your feet and dig your toes in the sand while thawing out from a cold winter in the South Carolina sunshine.
Myrtle Beach's famed golf courses, award-winning attractions and entertainment, and endless dining, shopping and nightlife make it the ideal location to celebrate the rites of spring. And there's no hotter spot to spend spring break with family and friends than Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort.
Situated on Myrtle Beach's main strip along Ocean Boulevard, the resort features first-class accommodations, amazing amenities and a fun-filled atmosphere that keeps our guests coming back spring after spring.
It's never too early to start making your vacation plans for a spring getaway to the Grand Strand, which reawakens from a winter nap to show visitors a good time in the sunshine. Here are a few things to look forward to this spring in Myrtle Beach when making your plans for a memorable spring break at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort:
March: Hit the ground running in the month of March at the 21st Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon. More than 3,000 participants will run down the streets of Myrtle Beach past cheering crowds and all the popular attractions on March 1. Looking for a faster pace? The March 15 Run to the Sun Car Show attracts thousands of vintage-era hot rods and muscle cars for several events, including a cruise down the Boulevard that takes car-lovers for a ride down memory lane. Of course, the March 17 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival, along with other Irish-themed festivities, kick off the official start of spring.
April: Spring is in full bloom at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, where visitors can tour the grounds of colorful wildflowers and majestic statues. It's also a great time to get artsy in the great outdoors at the popular Art in the Park events held at Chapin Park and The Market Common. Dozens of arts and crafts vendors gather to shop their work to patrons eager for unique items. But don't shop till you drop so you can hit the dance floor for the SOS Spring Safari, a week-long celebration of beach music and shag dancing on the shores where they were born. For golfers, April is a great time to hit the links.
May: Rev up your engines for the May 11-20 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, when thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts flock to the Grand Strand to cruise the Carolina coast. As the weather warms and spring melts into summer, the Memorial Day weekend tributes to America's fallen soldiers include parades, picnics, flags and fireworks. The excitement continues with spring and summer festivities at popular spots like Broadway at the Beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and The Market Common.
June: OK, so it's technically still spring in early June, and there are plenty of reasons to beat the summer rush. The June 6-9 Carolina Country Music Festival gets it started with another star-studded lineup, including the legendary group Alabama, which got its start just a few steps from the downtown concert venue as the house band at The Bowery back in the 1970s. More than 30 big-name country artists rock the stage for four days.
So many fun things to do in Myrtle Beach this spring, so little time to book your plans. Lock in your much-needed spring vacation to Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort and let it keep you warm all winter while you count down the days.