Visit the Grand Strand and save this September and October.
By Hope S. Philbrick
The Myrtle Beach area, fondly referred to by locals as the Grand Strand, boasts 60 miles of sandy beaches. The beaches are beautiful, wide and clean—no wonder Myrtle Beach was recently ranked “top beach destination” by Trivago.
Think you missed your chance to hit the beach this summer? Fret not: September and October are great months for grownups to visit! The weather and water are still warm (but not too hot!), and the beaches and attractions are less crowded since kids are back in school. Fall is the Myrtle Beach area’s “best kept secret.”
This year, there are three new reasons to take advantage of what’s being billed as “60 more days of fun” (September and October):
1. “60 Best Bites” — Take your pick among 60 of the best bites from 60 of the area’s best restaurants.
2. 60th Birthday “Get Carded” Promotion — If you’re celebrating your 60th birthday in 2016, get more party for your money in Myrtle Beach. Participating attractions and restaurants are rolling back prices to 1956. “Get Carded” deals are valid during September and October for any person born in 1956 with a valid ID.
Here’s how one promoter explained the “Get Carded” program: “Various attractions and restaurants will be lowering costs to reflect what they would have been in 1956. For instance, what is today a $15 admission ticket would be under $2, taking inflation into consideration. All the birthday boy/girl needs to pay the lower rate is show is an ID.” Who cares if you don’t like your Driver’s License photo? With those savings, flash it all over town!
3. “60 More Days of Summer” — Save on accommodations with fall discounts.
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