When most people imagine their perfect beach getaway, they imagine a trip to the beach in June, July or August. Unless you are considering a beach vacation in the Northeast, fall can be a much more enjoyable time to take your beach vacation, especially if you’re a new empty-nester. As matter of fact fall beach vacations have many advantages over the traditional summer beach vacation, particularly if the beach you’re visiting is Myrtle Beach, SC. Let’s examine a few perks of an autumnal beach getaway.
It’s still summer in Myrtle Beach on Halloween. Myrtle Beach boasts an additional 2 months of summer weather past the typical end-of-summer Labor Day weekend. You can still enjoy fun-in-the-sun on the Grand Strand or a pleasant short-sleeved round of golf while your neighbors are stuck back home trying to remember where they put their long johns. The average high temperature in Myrtle Beach in September is 83F, 75F in October and 70F November.
If you’ve ever visited the beach during the peak summer season, you’re sure to have experienced something like this
and the anxiety that goes with it. Where’s my wallet? Which towel is mine? Hey, you’re not my husband? Oh crap, this isn’t my towel or my husband! If you want to relax and enjoy the gentle sound of the surf and suffer the embarrassment of accidentally sitting on a stranger’s towel, schedule your Myrtle Beach vacation in fall.
Shorter Lines = Less Stress
If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will know that the beach is only the beginning of a long list of attractions and activities in or around Myrtle Beach. Whether you’re scheduling your tee time at one of our 90+ golf courses, reserving a table at one of Myrtle Beach’s upscale restaurants, getting tickets for a show at Broadway on the Beach or doing some shopping at the Coastal Grand Mall, you will spend significantly less time waiting when you visit in the fall.
One of the best reasons to plan your Myrtle Beach during the fall is that you’ll receive discounts on almost everything. Hotel rates and airfare rates are reduced significantly in between the peak summer season and the “snowbird” season starting after the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Golf course greens fees, as well as tickets to other local attractions, tend to be less expensive.