One of the unexpected consequences of a way-out-of-the-ordinary 2020 is that many of us missed out on our much-beloved summer vacations. But when it comes to travel escapes, it’s always possible to make up for lost time by planning another getaway — which is an especially attractive possibility this year, considering that many of us kept our paid vacation days intact during our stay-at-home summer.
Want to get some of your lost summer back on the Grand Strand this fall? Consider these 6 reasons to plan an autumn escape to the Myrtle Beach area, where the warmer, sun-filled days continue long after the temperatures start falling in areas farther north:
1. Get Your Beach On
Enjoy a day (or more) in the Grand Strand’s soft coastal sands with your family and friends. In addition to the beautiful stretch of oceanfront found right in the backyard at Dayton House Resort, the Grand Strand features 60-plus miles of coastline — providing plenty of perfect spots to roll out a beach blanket, break out a beach umbrella, slather on some sunscreen and relax to the soothing sound of crashing ocean waves.
2. Stroll along the Boardwalk
Running parallel to the downtown Myrtle Beach coastline and offering amazing Atlantic Ocean views, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a picturesque, 1.2-mile wooden walkway that stretches from 14th Avenue North all the way south to 1st Avenue North. Two signature area piers mark the walkway’s endpoints, and fun attractions like SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, a collection of Ripley’s attractions and the Gay Dolphin Arcade add to the fun to be had along the way.
3. Wet a Line from the Pier
Of course, the Myrtle Beach area is home to a number of piers that are great for fishing. Among them, the Pier at Garden City found on the Grand Strand’s southern end has been voted the area’s best fishing pier numerous times, and it’s also home to an arcade, a bar and café, and even live music and karaoke — making it a destination with something fun for family members of all ages.
4. Fish in the Surf from the Beach
While the area’s piers offer some great fishing spots, anglers who are so inclined can also try their luck with a line and a pole right from the beach — and even from the stretch of shoreline found right behind Dayton House Resort. Please be aware, though, that surf fishing requires a license. Further, it may be restricted (or even prohibited) during certain peak periods, and anglers should always be especially careful when swimmers or surfers are in the waters.
5. Catch a Wave
Generally offering relatively gentle and approachable swells, the Grand Strand is a great place for those who’ve always wanted to learn how to surf to try their hand (or maybe their feet?) at the sport. A number of local vendors offer surfboard rentals and surfing lessons, with Jack’s Surf Lessons and Kokopelli Surf Camp among the most popular choices in the area.
6. Get a Deal
What’s better than all of the fun fall activities listed above? Getting a good deal while enjoying them! And with Dayton House Resort’s always has specials that will help you save, check them out!
Ready to start planning your fall family getaway to the Grand Strand? Visit the Dayton House Resort website today to book your long-awaited seaside vacation in Myrtle Beach! With our luxurious oceanfront accommodations and wide range of fun amenities, you’re sure to have some sun-powered fun and make some long-lasting memories during you Grand Strand vacation with us. Book your oceanfront getaway today — and get ready to have some good times on the Carolina coast!