Years ago, it seemed as if the Grand Strand area simmered down after Labor Day. Children were back to school, keeping families close to home until Spring Break. But over the last several years, we’ve seen more and more fall activity in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding beach towns. This year, with a pandemic keeping many home over the spring and summer seasons, and many children participating in virtual learning, the Grand Strand may see even more visitors this fall than usual. Of course, you’ll still find there will be more elbow room, great shopping, golfing and fishing, and temperatures that stay in the mid-seventies through October.
Golf Capital of the World
The summertime heat can make for an uncomfortable round of golf. But since snow is extremely rare here, golf courses don’t close down for the fall and winter months. Most courses perform their maintenance during the summer, so they’re typically in top shape for September, October and November golf. With over 100 area courses and tee-friendly temperatures, whether you’re ready for a full week of golf or just a single round, Myrtle Beach is sure to have a course that’s right for you this fall.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Nearly everywhere you turn in Myrtle Beach, you’ll find great shopping. Summertime makes for busy stores and long lines. Fall temperatures and fewer folks in town makes for a good relaxing day of shopping, either at an indoor mall or at one of many outdoor shopping centers. From Barefoot Landing and Coastal Grand Mall to Market Common and two Tanger Outlet locations, there’s no shortage of variety. Start your holiday shopping early or treat yourself!
Fishing Coastal Waters
When the temperatures cool down, the fishing heats up along the Grand Strand. In the fall, tarpon travel south through coastal waters, cruising the beaches along the way. Speckled sea trout also congregate during the cooler months, making them fairly easy targets for the knowledgeable angler. Red drum are one of the most popular game fish in the area and can be reeled in from any number of piers, in the inlets, and even from the surf. Even those without experience can get in on the action by booking a fishing charter, whether private or a head boat. Saltwater Grande offers this and more as part of our extensive concierge service.
Lower Accommodation Rates
Luxury condo and home rates drop by 35% mid-August, and another 15% heading into late-September. These lower prices on accommodations make for a more affordable vacation. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront condo or a large waterway home, Saltwater Grande offers luxurious vacation rentals that you’re sure to fall in love with! Keep the savings for yourself or use that extra cash to splurge on the activities we’ve mentioned here. Either way, the vacation experience and memories made will be worth every penny!