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Money Saving Tips For Your Family Vacation


By Ocean Creek

Family vacations can quickly become a financially burdensome endeavor – but don’t worry – Ocean Creek is here to help! There are several easy ways you can save money on your vacation. With an open mind and a little planning, anything is possible. Try out some of our money saving tips:

Plan Well In Advance

Advanced planning on accommodations can end up saving a lot of money in the long run. Resorts and hotels often run limited summer specials that are first come, first serve, so when rooms fill up, you are out of luck. Also, room rates typically increase as availability decreases, so booking in advance will guaranteed the best room rates. And, of course, the early you start planning, the earlier you can start saving. Combine early booking with summer specials and you will save hundreds!

Enjoy Free Local Activities

The Myrtle Beach area offers a plethora of things to do that are totally free of charge! Area parks offer a safe place for kids to play and picnic areas to enjoy a cheap packed meal. Area events, like the annual Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival and the Blue Crab Festival, are free for guests to attend and offer a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Visitors are also invited to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for early evening family fun called “Hot Summer Nights”. Throughout the summer, the boardwalk is offering a Kid’s Carnival, various street performers, live open air concerts, and free fireworks shows. If you want to catch a free flick, head over to Market Common. Every Wednesday evening, June – September, Market Common is hosting a free family friendly movie at 9pm. In addition, they are allowing guests to view a free family friendly movie for younger children every Tuesday – Thursday at 10am. And, of course, you can’t forget the beach! With all of these fantastic free events, you might to wonder why you spend so much money on vacations.

Limit Dining Out – Cook Instead

Although coming home and cooking dinner may not be what you imagine when you think of the word “vacation”, it might be worth considering when you think of how much money it will save you. Most resorts, including all of the Ocean Creek accommodations, offer a generous kitchen space stocked with everything you could ever need to prepare a meal. Many even offer outdoor and outdoor grilling and picnic area, providing a change of scenery. And who could resist enjoying a home cooked meal out on a balcony overlooking the picturesque Atlantic Ocean? Sure, you don’t have to lock yourself inside the resort for every meal, but replacing even half of your meals with home cooked meals will save you tons.

Spend Time at The Resort

Ocean Creek offers a wide variety of on-site amenities that are included in your stay. Beachfront access makes it easy to put your toes in the sand and enjoy a day at the beach. If you want to get wet but stay away from the sand, enjoy one of our indoor or outdoor pool facilities. Golf fanatics will appreciate the on-site putting green and athletes will enjoy the tennis center and beach front volley ball court. If you are looking to take a break, enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride on our 57 acre facility. Kids are also included in our activities and are invited to participate in our Ocean Creek Kids Club, a seasonal club that offers special events and activities just for kids. There is so much to do here; you’ll never want to leave!


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