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What to Do in Myrtle Beach for Labor Day Weekend

Which destination gets the edge for Labor Day weekend: Beach or mountains? It’s hard to vote against the coast, especially with Labor Day weekend approaching. For many, it’s time for one last jaunt into summer.

With so many choices in Myrtle Beach, it helps to get some advice.

Check out this outline for planning that end-of-season getaway to the Grand Strand. Summer isn’t over yet!

Tips for Traveling for Labor Day Weekend

Some things to think about as you make your descent into your Labor Day weekend trip.\

Timing is everything

   If you can swing it, leave Thursday. If you must drive on a weekend day, here are the best and worst traffic times:

  • SATURDAY: Leave before 11 a.m.; Worst time: noon-5 p.m.
  • SUNDAY: Leave before 10 a.m.; Worst time: noon-4 p.m.
  • MONDAY: Leave before 11 a.m.; Worst time: 1-5 p.m.

Car health is important

Give your vehicle a routine check of the engine, fluids, and radiator before you go. Check tires for proper inflation. Top off wiper fluid, and replenish your car emergency kit.

Safe travel is a must

The Red Cross advises you to check weather conditions before you go to best prepare. Buckle up, slow down, and don’t drink and drive. A well-rested, alert driver is the best approach for a safe trip.

Make Arrangements for the Grand Strand on Labor Day Weekend

Peak season might be coming to a close, but Myrtle Beach is a destination year-round. As you make plans for Labor Day, consider an off-season visit, too.

1. Be Open to Layovers if You’re Flying

Consider flights that divert through other cities along the way. Direct flights are more desirable, so this might save you money.

Should I do it? If you’re not in a rush and open to a little adventure, why not? Are you a collector of anything travel-related? Pick up souvenirs if different airports if time allows.

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Ask about a meditation room at the airport if you have a longer layover. If there isn’t one, plug into your favorite meditation app and have a moment near the gate.

2. Choose a resort that has what you love

If you’re planning a family getaway, a place like Ocean Reef has the space you’ll need. Compass Cove is perfect for being in the heart of it all. Check out Brittain Resorts for a property to fit your plans.

Should I do it? Definitely. Twenty properties make up Brittain Resorts. These include rental properties, condos on the strip, and more, with incredible amenities. For any type of vacation, there’s a Brittain Resorts property for you.

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Consider Springhill Suites by Marriott, a new spot on the Grand Strand. Or book a stay at a classic: Paradise Resort, with amenities that help it live up to its name.

3. Identify the area you want to spend time in

What does a happy beach vacation feel like to you? There’s a world of difference between a laid-back spot near the Marshwalk and one on the bustling strip. Think about an area that has what you want!

Should I do it? Yes — unless you like the adventure of traveling to key destinations while you’re on vacation. In fact, a spot such as Myrtle Beach Resort might have everything you need on-site, and you won’t have to leave.

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Book a room at The Strand for breathtaking views and a large oceanfront sundeck in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Or enjoy the pace of life in North Myrtle Beach with a stay at North Beach Resort & Villas.

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It’s easy to avoid errors in planning when your destination is the Grand Strand. This area has adventure and tranquility, social time, and me time. There’s so much to see and do in Myrtle Beach! From North Myrtle to the South Strand, Brittain Resorts has a wealth of properties to offer. 

Take a global look at room types and properties and book your getaway today for Labor Day.

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