Get Your Lost Summer Vacation Back With a Grand Strand Getaway This Fall

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One of the unforeseen consequences of an anything-but-ordinary 2020 is that many of us had to cancel our long-anticipated summer vacations. But one of the great things about travel escapes is that we can always plan another — an especially attractive possibility this year, considering that many of us kept our paid vacation days intact during the stay-at-home summer.

Want to reclaim some of your lost summer on the Grand Strand this fall? Consider these five reasons to plan an autumn escape to the Myrtle Beach area, where the warmer, sun-soaked days continue long after the temperatures begin to drop in areas farther north:

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See the sights via paddle power: The Grand Strand is renowned for its abundant water features — ranging from the deep and vast Atlantic Ocean waters to the East Coast-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to the area’s plentiful rivers, lakes and marshes. And especially for those looking to enjoy some peace and quiet while taking in the region’s many water-fueled attractions, kayaking is a great way to get out on the peaceful waters and take in nature’s symphony. It’s also an ideal way to get in some paddle-powered exercise while soaking in the scenery. Among the local-favorite kayaking destinations, the tidal marsh of Murrells Inlet is a great place to embark upon a scenic paddling trip — and vendors like Express Watersports offer both private rentals and guided tours.

Get some high-speed thrills on the water: Another way to chart your own course through the local waters — and to add some high-velocity excitement to the experience — is with an old standby for aquatic adventure: the jet ski. Crank one up and let the Grand Strand breezes blow through your hair as you swiftly navigate the area’s waterways. Opportunities for jet ski rental abound on the Grand Strand, with a few popular options including Myrtle Beach Watersports, Shawn’s Backwater Adventure and Action Water Sportz.

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Make a beeline for the beach: Nothing says “beach retreat” quite like enjoying a day (or more) relaxing in the Grand Strand’s soft coastal sands with your family and friends. In addition to the beautiful stretch of oceanfront found right in the backyard at Grande Cayman Resort, the Grand Strand offers up more than 60 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline — providing plenty of perfect spots to slather on some sunscreen, roll out a beach blanket, break out a beach umbrella and relax to the soothing sound of crashing ocean waves.

 Keep it cool on the Boardwalk: Running parallel to the coastline in downtown Myrtle Beach and offering sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a picturesque, 1.2-mile wooden walkway that stretches from 14th Avenue North all the way south to 1st Avenue North. Two signature area piers mark the walkway’s endpoints, and fun attractions like SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, a collection of Ripley’s attractions and the Gay Dolphin Arcade add to the fun to be had along the way. To end a picture-perfect day of strolling the Boardwalk and taking in all of its attractions, grab an ice cream as you watch the sun set from a good vantage point — which can be found just about anywhere along the way.

Seize some savings: What’s better than enjoying all the fun fall activities mentioned above? Getting a great deal while you’re at it! And with Grande Cayman Resort’s Great Summer Getaway Sale, you can save up to 30% on your stay—through December 31, 2020, and with no blackout dates! Minimum length of stay and other restrictions may apply.

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Ready to start planning your fall family vacation on the Grand Strand? Visit the Grande Cayman Resort website today to book your long-awaited seaside vacation in Myrtle Beach! With our luxurious, newly renovated oceanfront accommodations and wide range of fun amenities, you’re sure to have some sun-fueled fun and make some lasting memories during your next Grand Strand vacation with us. Book your oceanfront getaway today — and get ready to have some good times on the Carolina coast!