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How to Save Money by Visiting Myrtle Beach in the Fall and Winter

How to Save Money by Visiting Myrtle Beach in the Fall and Winter

Saving money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is a simple matter of supply and demand.

Visit during the summer time when crowds are heavier and local businesses are busier, and you can expect to pay more. But come to the Grand Strand during the “offseason” months of fall and winter, when the crowds are light and businesses are slow, and you can expect to see a significant savings in accommodations, dining, shopping and more.

And it's not just the time of year that can make it more affordable to take a Myrtle Beach vacation in the fall and winter. Knowing where to look for additional discounts can cut even more expenses on your offseason getaway. Although the weather can be hit or miss, there are still plenty of warm winter days and lots of ways to save:

Accommodations: It only makes sense that hotels, resorts, golf villas and more cut their rates during the offseason, but some go the extra mile to keep a full house. You're already one step ahead of the game by visiting the Compass Cove Resort and our  website, which offers a “Best Rate Guarantee” to ensure you get the maximum bang for your buck.

Dining: The Grand Strand boasts more than 1,700 restaurants, which serve a half-million visitors per week during the peak season. But those same restaurants try to maintain a brisk year-round business. That means offering special deals and discounts to attract more people from a smaller pool in the offseason, and visitors get the chance to dine at restaurants they might otherwise not be able to afford or get a reservation during the summer months. In January and February, many popular eateries, such as Liberty Steakhouse, Rioz and T-Bonz, offer 2-for-1 entree night so a party of eight can dine for the cost of four.

Golf: The golf season is actually busier in the fall than during the summer tourism season, so finding considerable discounts at local courses is a tougher challenge in the autumn months. But after Thanksgiving weekend, the winter season ushers in excellent savings for golfers who don’t mind wearing an additional layer or two while they’re on the links. While some courses close during the winter months for offseason maintenance and upgrades, many stay open to light traffic and offer excellent deals on tee times and greens fees. Golfers from the north who are accustomed to cooler temperatures love to come during this time of year to play their favorite courses for a fraction of the cost. For great offseason deals on golf, visit Myrtle Beach Golf.

Shopping: The abundance of shopping malls, retail outlets and multi-plexes like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common create a golden opportunity for visitors during the Christmas shopping season. In fact, a new group of vacationers have begun flocking to Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. Imagine marking off your entire shopping list during a one-weekend getaway to the Grand Strand, where all the national chains and name-brands outlets have something for everyone on your list. Best of all, you can find Myrtle Beach-related items you won't find anywhere else, so you don't have to worry about giving duplicate gifts.

 

(Posted: 10/20/14)

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