Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rainy Day Vacations in North Myrtle Beach

Folks love North Myrtle Beach’s warm, sunny weather and wide sandy beaches. In fact, millions of tourists pass through the area every summer for one main reason – to relax and play on the beach while enjoying the warm water, gentle waves, and refreshing ocean breeze. But what are you going to do if the weather takes a turn for the worse? If you stay in an oceanfront condo and expect the weather to be beautiful throughout each of your vacation days, you may be extremely disappointed when that thunderstorm rolls in off the sea. It’s a good idea to be prepared for this and have a back-up list of activities to make the most of a day indoors.

Since you are staying in one of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals’ excellent properties, you can take advantage of on-site amenities. Most oceanfront condos include access to indoor pools and hot tubs, so you can play in the water no matter what’s happening outside. The Avista Resort even has an indoor lazy river to cruise around in! Your condo will likely feature big, flat panel TVs and DVD players so you can watch cable television or put on a rented DVD and pop some microwave popcorn. The Tilghman Resort features a DVD rental kiosk in the lobby so you don’t even have to leave the building. Some may find it peaceful to prop up a chair in front of the ocean view and settle in with a book and internet radio streaming from your laptop. Bring a deck of cards and a board game so your family can enjoy some quality time together while staying entertained.

A rainy day could be your prime opportunity to explore some of Myrtle Beach’s famous attractions. Stop by our rental office to get your discounted tickets to WonderWorks and Ripley’s Aquarium. The Aquarium is very popular and a great option for kids. You can stay as long as you like and tour the whole facility, featuring sharks, rays, tropical fish, and other amazing creatures. They even have daily shows and special exhibitions! Ripley’s also has a museum, 3D theater, haunted house, and mirror maze down by the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. You can get a combo pass good for the aquarium and one of Ripley’s other activities, saving you about $15 per ticket. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach are great places to walk around, shop, and eat. You won’t find their unique restaurants anywhere else!

There are plenty of other activities in the surrounding area to take advantage of. The USS North Carolina is on display and open for tours just north of the state line. This huge battleship is a fascinating adventure and a great way to spend a day without killing your wallet. Grab a South Carolina Visitor’s Guide from the Chamber of Commerce for other great ideas. There’s no need to let a storm ruin your vacation. It might just be the best part of it!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

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