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With many school districts and parents being more open to the idea of remote learningit’s a great time to think about taking school to the beach! Both Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach provide plenty of opportunities for kids to learn in the home and outside. Spend a week (or two!) sitting seaside while the kids distance learn and enjoy a getaway to the Grand Strand.  


Having a reliable internet connection is vital for a smooth workflowAll of our vacation rentals offer free Wi-Fi, so you won’t need to worry about a spotty connection during your stay. 

Grand Strand Learning Opportunities 

If you’re looking to take the kids away from the computer screen but still provide an educational experience outside of the “classroom,” you can visit the many museums, nature preserves and other attractions in the Grand Strand area.  

One of the most notable Myrtle Beach attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium. Just a short drive from Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach, this aquarium will take kids and parents on an exciting adventureStop by and marvel at the beautiful sea creatures at Dangerous Reef - the largest and most popular exhibit in Ripley’s - to spot sharks, a green sea turtle, stingrays, snappers, and more! 

Another short drive will take you to Edventure Myrtle Beach - a 3,000 sq. foot interactive museum space. The mission of Edventure is to develop social skills, imagination, communication, creativity, and more through interactive exhibits. Kids can role-play as firefighters, farmers, chefs – the list goes on. The museum is open from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and it is suggested to call the Edventure before arriving as the number of tickets is capped for the time being. Contact Edventure Myrtle Beach at (843) 839-0475. 

If you’re looking to spend time in nature, both Huntington State Beach Park and the world-famous Brookgreen Gardens are close by. Families can walk or bike the park and birdwatch, visit the national historical landmark The Atalaya, explore the world's largest collection of American figurative sculptures or enjoy the area's finest wildlife park.

R&R Time 

When you are away from home, there are new opportunities to incentivize your students.  A 15-minute pool break, a walk on the beach, or a bike ride in the neighborhood (or on the beach!) are all great rewards.  After a full day of distance learning, reward the kids (and yourself) with some time at the beach. The ocean is the best therapy and after hours in front of the computer, the beach is the best way to relieve some stress. We have oceanfront, second row, walk to the beach, and channel/creek access homes and condos so that you’re never too far from the water. 

Vacation Rentals for All Your Needs 

With over 600 vacation rentals in Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach, there isn’t a home or condo that doesn’t fit what you’re looking for. Our vacation condos are great for smaller families or couples and our vacation homes fit perfectly for larger families. Enjoy a spacious and private accommodation while remote working or distance learning in Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach. 

Plan Your Garden City Beach & Surfside Beach Getaway 

Plan your escape to Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach, SC today with Dunes Realty. We've got all the details on what to do in town in our area guide. Plus, find the perfect vacation home or condo with an oceanfront location or pet-friendly amenities.