Living in a beach town is great - fun things to do at your fingertips, great places to eat and going to the beach whenever possible. What about when you need a getaway from your own vacation destination? Where do you go? Here are just a few fun options for the next time you're craving a little time away from it all.
Often times when beach locals are asked where they like to vacation the answer is the Mountains! The Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect option for a great change of scenery within a pretty easy driving distance. Plenty of adventure awaits along the hiking trails, rafting tours and grand waterfalls in the Smokies. If you feel like playing tourist during your stay, head out to a dinner theater, aquarium and amusements or grab some local Moonshine from one of the many distilleries in town. Speaking of spirits, you might be surprised to see local wines and craft beer breweries right down the road from your cabin! Your Smoky Mountain escape can be as low-key or adventurous as you want.
You really can't go wrong by planning a trip to the most magical place on earth - Disney World! Whether you're traveling with your children or planning a romantic getaway, Orlando has something that will fit the bill. While Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are perhaps the most popular parks, there are some other great things to try out while you're in town. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival offers visitors at the park a chance to try gourmet fare from around the world. Explore the newest attraction at Hollywood Studios in Toy Story Land! Step right into the movie with Woody, Buzz and Jessie and all of your favorite Toy Story characters. No matter which parks and attractions you check out, a Disney World vacation is truly one to remember.
Selecting your hotel or rental is almost as important as which park to try! If you're traveling with more than just your immediate family, a rental home is the perfect option. It gives everyone a space of their own and time to unwind after a long day in the Florida sunshine. If you prefer to stay closer to the parks, there are a bevy of resorts for every budget and family.
Sometimes living at the beach means you don't actually see the beach as much as you'd like. That calls for a trip to another coast and a trip to the Florida panhandle is one you won't soon forget. The crystal emerald waters at Destin and its surrounding beaches will make you feel as if you've flown down to the Caribbean without all the hassle of international travel. The gulf coast offers everything from snorkeling and scuba diving trips to water parks and pirate cruises. The area also draws in fishing enthusiasts from all over the country who try to hook everything from grouper to snapper.
Sometimes it's just not in the budget to travel to another city, but that doesn't mean you can't getaway. It's easy to overlook this idea but Staycations are a great way to escape your everyday life and live like a tourist in your own luxury condo or vacation rental. The key to a successful staycation is to stay in another area of town away from your typical day-to-day stops. There are 60 miles of Grand Strand beaches and surely a few areas you have yet to really dive into. If it helps, create a list of restaurants, attractions and things you've been curious to try and check off as many as you can. It's perfectly fine to catch some extra R&R in your private beach condo too! Playing tourist in your own town is a great way to get to know your vacation destination even better.
North Myrtle Beach condos and Myrtle Beach resorts range from private one-bedroom accommodations to sprawling seven-bedroom penthouse. With amenities like water parks, indoor and outdoor pools plus beach bars and live entertainment, you might find yourself not leaving your resort for the entire day!