Saturday, October 30, 2010

Winter Blues at the Beach...Think Again!

Long gone are the days filled with sand, sun, and surf but that doesn't mean that all is lost at the beach. Winter allows the locals to come back out to play and has attracted many "snowbirds" looking to escape those long cold nights and shoveling snow on a daily basis.

North Myrtle Beach still has plenty to offer when the temperatures cool down. Even though it may not be bathing suit attire, you will still find people enjoying the sun at the beach while reading a book, fishing, or just enjoying the peaceful scenery. In addition to the beach, Brookgreen Gardens offers many events focusing on the holiday season, including the ever popular Night of a Thousand Candles. This annual event has been listed as one of the Top 20 events in December by the Southeastern Tourism Society.

If, as far as you go with nature is looking out of your oceanfront condo, no need to worry - the Myrtle Beach area has many varieties of live theater to choose from. For the holidays, choose from Christmas on Ice at the Palace Theatre, The Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater, or The Carolina Opry Christmas Show. These venues also offer a variety of other shows. If theatrical plays are more your style, be sure to check out the Theatre of the Republic in historic Conway, South Carolina. Their season starts in the fall and offers a wide variety of plays to choose from each year.

Off-season also brings the multitude of restaurants a much different crowd. Say goodbye to the crowds and lines; head on in to your favorite local establishment or try something new! You're sure to find something you will fall in love with in the more than 1,000 restaurants along the Grand Strand, within a short drive from your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental.

While these are some great ideas to start with, make sure you get out and explore. You will be amazed at how much more there is to see when you can slow it down and take your time! Get rid of those winter blues and call Ocean Drive Beach Rentals to plan your vacation.

Written By: Holly Wharry, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

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