Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall and Winter Vacations

It’s November, and the cold weather is beginning to settle on the Grand Strand. While snow is normally nothing to worry about here, it can and does get chilly over the fall and winter months. Temperatures dipping down into the teens and twenties will convince people to keep off the beach and stay indoors to keep warm. But there’s still plenty to enjoy in the offseason!

Many snowbirds make their winter home in North Myrtle Beach to escape the weather in their hometowns and take advantage of the many activities outside of the tourist season. Even though you may not want to stay outdoors too long, the views are still spectacular. If you still want to be by the ocean and feel the brisk sea breeze, an afternoon walk on a pier or on the beach is invigorating. A beach game like Bocce ball or Frisbee is a fun way to pass the time. With the holidays just around the corner, shoppers will be hitting the malls and Broadway at the Beach. A day of Christmas shopping with a break for hot chocolate or coffee can be a great way to stay warm on a cool day. Outdoor enthusiasts might take advantage of a local fishing fleet’s late-season trip, and fish off the coast in the Gulf Stream. If you don’t mind the cold, this is a great time for fishing in South Carolina. You might also want to plan to attend one of the area’s fall and winter festivals. Market Common in Myrtle Beach has wine tastings and a tree-lighting ceremony. Little River has a Christmas Market on the Oceanfront. And North Myrtle Beach has the Endless Summer Festival and Shag dancing events. If you want to stay inside, maybe plan on seeing a Christmas production at one of our famous theaters, or a simple dinner-and-movie night with a loved one.

Though our region is known for summer fun, cold-weather activities can be just as exciting. Check out Ocean Drive Beach Rentals’ website for fall and winter promotions to save money, and come see why North Myrtle Beach is a great vacation choice, no matter what season!

Written by Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, 2011

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