Friday, January 20, 2012

The Best Time To Rent

The summer season is definitely the busiest time of year for vacation towns such as North Myrtle Beach. School is out, the weather is hot, and many families like to be around for Independence Day to participate in the festivities on the beach. While there is no doubt that the most action takes place between Memorial Day and Labor Day, things start to heat up much earlier and folks like to stick around much later than the traditional summer season. Some people are more flexible in their vacation dates and want to know the best time of year to plan their trip. The answer to that question depends on what you want to get out of your time here.

Some vacationers look forward to the excitement of the tourist season and can’t wait to make friends on the beach, go out with fellow out-of-towners, and swim in the warm water of the Atlantic. If this is you, then June, July, and August offer the most activity. There are more people in town during July 4th week than any other week of the year, mostly because of family traditions and the Grand Strand’s impressive Independence Day events. Our famous summer-long fireworks displays are among the East coast’s favorite, the Myrtle Beach boardwalk area is bustling with activity, and the nightlife is in full swing.

For those who prefer thinner crowds, less traffic, and cooler temperatures, spring is a fantastic time of year for a trip. Though the ocean is sometimes too cold to swim, the weather stays in the 70s and 80s during April and May. Since school is still in session, families will save their trip for later in the summer. This allows for some of the most prime conditions for a vacation. All the local businesses are open, and even the seasonal ones will open in March or April. You can also take advantage of offseason prices at this time. After summer, mid-September to mid-October offers some of the best weather of the year. The ocean is still warm, the days are still long, and there is still plenty to do. Though most of the crowds have gone home, many will stay through October to golf, lounge on the beach, shop, and enjoy the area’s attractions. Remember, prices go down after Labor Day. So if you are unsure of when to take your vacation and are concerned about saving a few dollars, consider the late or early offseason and call Ocean Drive Beach Rentals to book!

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