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Top Tips on How to Save Money on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

By Samantha Norton Follow me on Google+

Taking a much-needed vacation can be both relaxing and fun for the entire family. And worrying about money on your trip shouldn’t be something that gets in the way of the perfect family Myrtle Beach vacation. We’ve come up with some Myrtle Beach vacation tips for anyone on a budget. Find out more below!

1. Book Ahead of Time

By booking your vacation well in advance you can get some of the lowest rates available for most resorts. When you book in advance, it also gives you a date to keep your eyes on and start saving. Be sure to stay tuned to your favorite Vacation Myrtle Beach resort’s Facebook page to be notified when rates are released for the next year. That way you can beat the crowd and scoop up the best room rates. Plus, you will get your pick of rooms and won’t have to worry about losing out on your favorite resort accommodations in Myrtle Beach.

Find out How to Get the Lowest Myrtle Beach Resort Prices here.

2. Use your Myrtle Beach Discount Card

Skip the cumbersome coupon books during your Myrtle Beach visit; when you stay at any one of our 14 Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts, hundreds of dollars worth of savings will fit right in your pocket with the Vacation Member Benefits (VMB) Card! You’ll get discounts just by showing your key card at a large variety of Myrtle Beach restaurants, attractions and shows. You can even visit our discounts page to help you plan ahead and figure out where you want to go and how much money you will save. Featured discounts include ride discounts at the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, special perks at Ripley’s Aquarium, and discount tickets to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center!

Learn more about the VMB Card and available discounts here.


3. Take Advantage of On-Site Amenities at Your Resort

Free is a great word when used in conjunction with vacation, isn’t it? If you choose a resort with a wide array of amenities, such as Landmark ResortThe Caravelle Resort or Captain’s Quarters Resort, you’ll find yourself using free stuff all the time! From indoor heated pools in the off-season to outdoor lazy rivers and whirlpools in the summer, you may even find yourself not wanting to venture outside of the resort! Be sure to find out what your hotel has to offer so that you can make the most of your vacation.

Check out our favorite Myrtle Beach resorts under $100 here.


4. Visit in the Off Season

We love to have you visit any time of year, but if you book your vacation in the off-season, you can save tons of money. First, the resorts have amazing room rates. Second, most of the Myrtle Beach area restaurants and attractions run huge deals and discounts — many restaurants run happy hours all day long or even buy one entrée get the second entrée free deals! The same goes for attractions, many attractions and shows run off season rates. When you are able to save so much money you can extend your vacation and take in so much more that you may have missed during the spring or summer. The best part is Myrtle Beach has favorable weather practically all year, and many resorts have heated indoor water amenities, so you can get the most out of your vacation.

Find out more about the Vacation Myrtle Beach resorts with indoor pools and things to do during the winter here.


5. Go to the Beach

Another free thing here in Myrtle Beach is the beach! Without spending a dime you can lounge in the sun, jump in the waves and build sand castles and endless memories with your family. During the cooler months, you can search the sandy shores for sea shells to bring back as souvenirs, use for crafts, or give as gifts. You can also bring your beach chair and relax with a book and light blanket on the beach and watch the waves crash ashore all while enjoying Myrtle Beach on a budget, even in the winter!


6. Free Events

Summertime ushers in all the free events you can handle. Hot Summer Nights on the Boardwalk, where you can see free concerts, kid’s carnivals, and strolling performers. You can also witness spectacular weekly firework shows at the boardwalk. Broadway at the Beach also offers its own Summer Nights events from June – September, including free live music, face painters, comedians and other strolling performers. Broadway will also have weekly fireworks. These are just the tip of the ice cream cone for all of the free events you can enjoy.

By taking the proper planning steps and choosing the right Myrtle Beach hotel, you and your family can save money and have a stress free vacation all while having fun!

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