Live it Up This Holiday Season With a Beach Getaway

Why brave another holiday season where you are?


Escaping to Myrtle Beach is easy. Trade in snow shovels for beach shovels. Christmas on the beach is a whole other level of festive.


Here’s how to do it.

Tips for Taking a Last-Minute Getaway

It’s easy to undertake, but here is a bit of advice when you want to take a spontaneous escape.

  • Get your house in order. Call your dog walker. Hold your mail. Pick up prescriptions and charge the kids’ devices for the trip.
  • Do your laundry. You’ll likely need a few items you might not have been wearing. Get those swim trunks and shorts in the wash.
  • Consider a budget airline. Chances are you’ll get a better deal, but without many extras. If you travel light (i.e. carry-on), you’re set.

Been Dreaming of the Grand Strand? Take a Last-Minute Getaway

In the coldest places, you might feel like you’re in exile from paradise. You’re a short plan away from some fun in the sun.

Why Make a Last-Minute Holiday Trip to the Beach?

No one could blame you for planning an escape. The tough one to convince might be yourself.

  1. Less hustle and bustle. Design a less-complicated holiday. No commitments, no unexpected visitors. Just you and the family.
  2. It broadens your horizons. A trip with education? That’s a coup. Fit a trip to Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum into your plans.
  3. Start a new family tradition. Sea shells and Christmas cookies? You might be onto something. Many families do this every year.

TRY THIS: Bring decorations or even a small tree. It’ll help set the festive mood amid sunny days and warmer temperatures.

beach sunrise

How to Plan a Last-Minute Escape to the Beach

One provision to be sure to include: Flexibility. Without a ton of planning, you’re open to adventure. Embrace it.

  1. Drive if possible. If the distance is viable, of course. Make stops along the way as part of your holiday adventure.
  2. Pick a theme. Are you escaping for relaxation? Include a spa day. Seeking adventure? Take on some ziplining. What does your family need most?
  3. Make a budget. Before you start your voyage, set your number. Account for fuel, hotel, meals, transportation, and gifts. Also, emergency funds.

TRY THIS: Wardrobe? Check. Reservations booked? Check. Even for a last-minute trip, you should have a final checklist. You’ll sleep better for it.

Where the Holiday Fun Is

You can have all the confidence in the world there will be plenty to do on the Grand Strand for Christmas.

  1. Events. Spending an extended period of time on the Grand Strand? Don’t miss A Very Broadway Christmas Parade on Dec. 3. 
  2. Shows. Head to Alabama Theatre for The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. This incredible production runs six days a week through December.
  3. Holiday lights. Make the short trip up the road for Conway Celebration of Lights. It’s an enchanting mile-long ride through displays of lights.

TRY THIS: Spend a day shopping and dining in Market Common. The best Christmas gifts you can get? The ones you can pick!

Couple enjoying a drink and lounging by the pool

The Fashionable Choice for the Holidays: Paradise Resort

It’s our nature to want something extraordinary, especially for Christmas. Paradise Resort is an awesome place you’ll want to return to again and again. You’ll find a clean, spacious room with quick access to the beach.

Paradise 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Living Room
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