As summer sets in each year, vacationers from far and wide pack their swimsuits and suntan lotion, hop in the car (or plane), and head for the coast. And while the sunshine-filled summertime is clearly a great time to trek to the beach, it’s far from being the only season when a coastal escape is worth pursuing.
In fact, the fall in particular offers some big advantages for beachgoers that the peak summer season simply can’t match. And especially in a leading tourist destination like Myrtle Beach, the benefits of visiting in the autumn offseason can seem even more alluring.
Consider these four compelling reasons to plan an escape to the Grand Strand in the fall:
1. Thinner crowds
While the crowds hit their peak in Myrtle Beach during the summertime, the numbers of tourists visiting in the fall are distinctly lower — while nearly all of the same amazing, family-friendly attractions are still open for business. This means that, whether you’re headed for the theater, the shopping center, the go-kart track or the golf course, the lines and the waits are nearly sure to be shorter (if they exist at all), while the elbow room is likely to be plentiful. And when you’re looking to make a dinner reservation, your options will typically be much more open.
2. Cooler temperatures — In Myrtle Beach during July and August, the average high temperatures are typically in the upper 80s. When September rolls in, though, the average highs cool down to the low 80s, then settle into the mid-70s in October. Meanwhile, the ocean temperatures from June through October are borderline tropical. This means that, on most days in the fall, the temps are mild enough for great beach days, and even the ocean temperatures are perfectly suitable for swimming and splashing around.
3. Fall events and festivals — While the crowds may thin out in the fall in Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand events calendar still offers plenty of events and festivals for visitors to enjoy during the fall. Just a handful of the autumn event highlights in the Myrtle Beach area include the SOS Fall Migration (a big hit with fans of shag dancing), the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival at beautiful Huntington Beach State Park, the Beach ’n Chili Fest, Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen Gardens, the Little River ShrimpFest, the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival and the Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam.
4. Better rates — Pair fewer people visiting in the fall with enough accommodations in the Myrtle Beach area to handle the peak summer-month crowds, and you have a recipe for savings. Not only do fall visitors to the Grand Strand typically have more lodging options to choose from, but there are also usually better rates up for grabs. For example, at Myrtle Beach’s Caribbean Resort & Villas, the Coast Into Fall Sale offers savvy vacationers the chance to save 30% on their oceanfront accommodations, along with the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars by scoring free and discounted attraction tickets with Brittain Rewards.
Ready to start planning your unforgettable autumn escape to Myrtle Beach? Book your stay at Caribbean Resort & Villas today! With our comfortable and luxurious accommodation options, an ideal location right on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, and a long list of fun on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to enjoy an amazing fall getaway on the Grand Strand.