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11 Sep 2023
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Staying in a vacation rental in Garden City Beach or Surfside Beach offers an experience that you’ll never want to leave while creating memories to last a lifetime. Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of fall, but that doesn't mean the beach is no longer a vacation destination option. The heat of the summer starts to cool and the crowds during peak season start to dwindle. Here are some top reasons why vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area is perfect for a last-minute getaway with Dunes Realty. 

#1 - Lower Rates

With the peak seasons ending in late August/early September, you can book a Garden City Beach or Surfside Beach vacation at a better price during the shoulder season months. This allows you to save money on your accommodation and spend it on activities where you and your family can make special memories. 

#2 - Fewer Crowds

Crowds flock to the beach in the summer, but in the offseason, you can experience the luxury of having the beach to yourself. Take a morning stroll and revel in a peaceful morning sunrise or spend time with family on the beach in the afternoon. You can live like a local in the offseason and dine in all of the local's favorites hotspots without having to wait in a long line. 

#3 -  Weather

The Southern heat can be quite intense during the summer months, which can sometimes make for a difficult beach day. Enjoy milder temperatures in the Fall and still enjoy a dip in the ocean, where the water doesn’t get too cold until late November.

#4 Myrtle Beach Fall Activities

When the temperatures drop, the fun doesn’t stop! The South Strand and Myrtle Beach areas have plenty of ways to find family fun and adventure during the fall season. With mild temperatures allowing for outdoor activities without the strain of the summer heat and a variety of indoor attractions, we have your guide to the best fall activities!

First, we recommend checking out Ripley’s indoor attractions such as the Aquarium, Believe It or Not!, and Haunted Adventure. Each attraction offers a unique experience with family-friendly charm. Learn about life under the sea, gaze at quirky curiosities, and get spooked at the Haunted Adventure!

Golf enthusiasts will also find plenty of satisfaction in a South Strand stay in the fall. Temperatures are ideal for a day on the fairway and there are a variety of golf courses available for you to book a tee time at. Choose between the Tupelo Bay Golf Course, the Legends Golf Resort, and the International Club of Myrtle Beach!

End a fall day with a show at The Carolina Opry theater! See the classic Opry show, tribute bands, and holiday specials. You won’t want to miss out on this staple of Myrtle Beach’s live entertainment.

Plan Your Garden City Beach & Surfside Beach Vacation

Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach make a great fall getaway for you and your family! With lower rates, fewer crowds, and milder temperatures, the perks of a fall vacation are endless. Start your search for a Garden City Beach or Surfside Beach vacation rental today. If you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact our expert reservationists with any questions.