While summertime may be the most popular time of year for vacationers to visit the Grand Strand, seasoned travelers and locals know an insider’s secret that the peak-season crowds may not always be privy to — springtime on the Grand Strand is hard to beat. If you’re looking to put a future beach getaway on the calendar to help you power through those cold winter days, consider these four reasons to shoot for a spring vacation on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront at Caribbean Resort & Villas:
- Beauty in bloom: As winter begins to slip into the past and the coastal temperatures begin rising, the Grand Strand’s native trees, shrubs and flowers begin to put on a springtime show that’s unrivaled by any other season. The peak spring bloom for azaleas, dogwoods, cherry trees and a range of other favorite South Carolina tree and shrub varieties typically takes place from mid-March to late April, and the area’s roses, irises, gardenia, wisteria and dozens of other blooming plants and trees reach peak beauty in the spring as well. For a real treat, head to the Grand Strand’s southern end for a visit to Brookgreen Gardens, where themed botanical gardens, nearly 1,500 works of American figurative sculpture, a wildlife preserve and more fill the lush, 9,100-acre property outside Murrells Inlet.
- Open attractions: While wintertime can bring a seasonal lull at some of the Myrtle Beach area’s top family attractions and restaurants, local businesses begin to come out of their winter hibernation in the spring. For example, Family Kingdom Amusement Park opens its 2019 season on April 6; Myrtle Waves Water Park welcomes its first 2019 visitors on May 11; Splashes Oceanfront Water Park opens for the season on May 25;
and Wild Water & Wheels opens on May 25, as well.
- Manageable crowds: The number of coastal visitors may begin to pick up in the spring (and for good reason — see the entries above and below), but the numbers pale in comparison to those seen during summer’s peak season on the Grand Strand. This means that springtime visitors get to enjoy the same great Myrtle Beach attractions and beautiful beaches, but with lots more elbow room. So you and your family will be able to visit the most popular places or catch the hottest shows without waiting in long lines, plus visit the area’s most in-demand restaurants without as great a need for reservations.
- Awesome rates: Guests who book their beach getaways in the spring rather than during the peak season of summer tend to have a much broader range of available accommodations to choose from, and they can also save some serious money. For example, our Advance Purchase deal features added discounts when you book at least 14 days before arrival, our Mother’s Day at the Beach special offers discounted rates and a great way to treat Mom, and our Sunday Super Saver deal provides a 30% savings when you arrive on a Sunday.
With all these great perks to visiting in the spring, why wait? Check out our specials and book your spring getaway at Caribbean Resort & Villas today — you’ll give yourself and your family a warm and exciting Grand Strand vacation to look forward to throughout the rest of winter’s chilly days!