Planning a family vacation in Myrtle Beach can be a very exciting endeavor! It can, however, also quickly become financially burdensome if you let expenses get out of hand. How do you balance taking a week off work to enjoy time with the family and maintaining a feasible budget? Well don’t fret! Beach Cove is here to help! With advanced planning and a little creativity, you can make your dream family vacation a reality.
The key to locking in the best rates is booking early. Room rates often increase as availability decreases, so as soon as you nail down dates for your vacation, start looking into accommodations. In addition, look for summer / seasonal specials to save even more money! Specials like “Stay for 5, Get 2 Free” or select rates for certain dates are common specials at Beach Cove and help you get the most bang for your buck. Finally, consider the time of year you decide to vacation. Of course, everyone wants to vacation in the summer when the weather is ideal and the kids are out of school. June and especially July are prime months, meaning prime prices. Try booking a vacation in May or August to save even more and avoid popular holiday weekends.
Once you have settled in, don’t be tempted to run to a nearby beach store for supplies. Resist the urge and opt for a single Wal-Mart run instead. There are sure to be plenty of things that you forgot to pack or that the kids will want and conveniently located beach stores will charge an arm and a leg for that sun screen and flotation device. Make a single run to Wal-Mart, or another discount store, and get everything you could need in one run. It might be out of the way, but going at night or early in the morning will lessen the headache of traffic and the overall inconvenience and your wallet will thank you in the long run!
Eating out three times a day will definitely put a ding in the budget. Instead of heading to a costly restaurant every time your crew gets hungry, opt for in-suite meals instead. All of the rooms at Beach Cove are equipped with a full in-suite kitchen stocked with everything you could need, making whipping up a quick meal a breeze. Although taking a vacation and cooking every day seems a little counterintuitive, it is arguably the easiest and most effective way to make your budget really stretch.
You will need to plan for things to do on your vacation and this is another great opportunity to stretch those dollars. There are tons of things to do in Myrtle Beach that are totally free! The Market Common hosts free movies under the stars every Wednesday throughout the summer as well as complimentary carriage rides on Fridays. Head down to the Myrtle Beach boardwalk for free family friendly fun via the “Hot Summer Nights” program which includes open air concerts, street performers, a kids carnival, and fireworks over the ocean. And – of course – the beach is always free! You can also save money on area attractions and events with your Vacation Member Benefits Card, complimentary with your stay at Beach Cove.
The best way to save on your family vacation? Enjoy the vast amenities at Beach Cove Resort! Children love the lazy river and kiddie play area and mom and dad can rest assured that the kids are safe as they bask in the sun on our huge oceanfront pool deck. Several outdoor and indoor pools and whirlpools round out the water features. Direct beach access makes putting your toes in the sand almost effortless. The on-site arcade, racquetball court, exercise room, and seasonal kids’ club are just the icing on the cake. And remember, all of this, and more, is included in your stay at Beach Cove.
As you can see, a little advanced planning and creative planning can help you save tons on your next family vacation. Do you have any other money saving tips? Share your tips with us!
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