The best way to ensure that you have a perfect beach vacation is to start planning early. There’s nothing worse than having to stress over decisions and planning during you’re vacation while you’re supposed to be relaxing. This is especially true if you’ve never been to Surfside Beach before. Here are the different steps you should take when getting started planning your vacation:
The most important part of any vacation is having a great place to stay. First decide if you’d rather rent a beach house or if you’d prefer to stay in a hotel room. There are plenty of benefits to either option and both can be made affordable to fit your family’s needs. Do you want to be able to cook meals for your family during your stay? You’ll probably be better off with a beach rental. Want someone to make your bed for you? Go with a hotel.
Once you’ve made that choice, you’ll want to decide how close you want to be to the actual beach. It’s hard to beat being beachfront, but being 2nd or 3rd row can be just as rewarding for a lower cost. When choosing any place to stay, be sure to do a quick search to find reviews and photos for potential lodging situations so that you can avoid any hotel nightmare situations.
There are plenty of activities in Surfside Beach for your family to enjoy during your vacation. Plus, we’re only a few minutes from Myrtle Beach proper, which is chock full of entertainment for people of all ages. Do some research early on so that you have some idea of which activities would fit in well with your budget. Make a rain plan so that you won’t be scrambling to find something to do in case of inclement weather. If you have space in your car, consider bringing toys, games, and movies with you to ensure boredom never rears its ugly head during your vacation.
Surfside Beach is small, but we pack a lot of flavor! Get an idea of what kinds of restaurants your family will enjoy and research their hours so that you have a good idea of which ones you’ll want to visit and when. If you’re coming during a holiday time or in the off season, call the restaurants ahead of time to get their holiday hours so you won’t be left scrambling last minute.
Feel like cooking instead of going out? Be sure to bring basic herbs and spices with you so you one less thing to worry about purchasing while on vacation.
Your packing list will likely differ slightly depending on your lodging choices, so make sure that you plan accordingly. Not sure what to pack for staying at a beach house? Consult this packing guide or contact your rental agency to get a list of recommended items you should bring. Before you start packing clothes, check the weather forecast to make sure you’re bringing all the necessary clothing, like a sweater in case it gets cold. But don’t worry; Surfside Beach has lots of good shopping in case you forget anything!
If you come to the beach with a plan in mind, you’ll find it a lot easier to actually get some rest and relaxation on your vacation. Need help planning your vacation? Give us a call, or send us an email and we’ll be happy to talk you through any questions you might have.