Top Travel Hacks for 2022

The excitement is building as you begin planning for your next trip to the beautiful coast of South Carolina. But before you start packing your suitcase, check out these helpful travel hacks for saving money and making the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation.

1. Set A Budget

The first step of planning any trip is to set a budget. Start by making a list of all the excursions, activities, and things you want to do on your vacation. Then do a little research to try to figure out an estimate of how much each of these will cost. Determine your accommodations, travel plans, whether you’re driving or planning on renting a car, gas money, and if you will be taking other transportation. Add up your list of expenses and don’t forget to round up to give yourself some wiggle room for souvenirs or a spur of the moment treat, like ice cream for the family. This hack provides you with peace of mind as you won’t be stressing about money your entire trip. Just make sure once you set your budget to stick to it.

2. Check Calendar Of Events

Before you book your accommodations, make sure to check the local calendar of events. This will help you plan out activities while you’re at the beach. Plus you won’t miss out on anything, like a local craft festival or wine tasting. Checking the local calendar will make sure you aren’t traveling during a major event or festival when prices for accommodations will be at their highest. For example, if you’re planning on traveling to Myrtle Beach during the first part of June, an oceanfront room will cost you more during the week of the Carolina Country Music Festival.  

3. Book Early

Once you’ve picked your travel date, don’t wait, go ahead and book your trip. The earlier you make your reservation, the better your chances are of paying the best rate and having first dibs on any room you wish to stay in. Once you’ve secured your accommodations, you can line up tickets to shows and make reservations at restaurants. The more you’re able to plan ahead of time, the more you can relax as you count down to your escape to the beach.

4. Select A Room With A Kitchen

When you visit the beach you’ll be surrounded by local restaurants and all types of cuisine. From fresh seafood and mouthwatering burgers to homemade pizzas and juicy steaks. Of course, you’ll want to try a variety of delectable dishes, but a hack for saving some dough is to book a room with a full kitchen. By having a kitchen at your disposal, you’ll be able to prepare a few meals to munch on throughout the week. You’ll have a refrigerator to store sandwiches to take for a picnic lunch on the beach, a coffee maker to make your own coffee as you watch the sunrise, and pots and pans to cook one of your favorite recipes for your group. 

5. Shop For Groceries When You Arrive

When you arrive and have some spare time before check-in at 4 pm, make your first stop at a grocery store. Go ahead and stock up on snacks and any ingredients you’ll need to prepare for dining in. Make sure to make your list ahead of time so you won’t forget anything. This simple hack will provide you with the freedom to maximize your time on vacation.

6. Visit Local Spots

Sure you’ll want to visit all the top attractions while you’re in town. Your kids may have been counting down the days to go down the waterslides at Myrtle Waves, create a life-size bubble at WonderWorks and race the day away at Broadway Grand Prix. But after you spend the day at Broadway at the Beach, make sure to escape to some of the spots locals love. Make plans to kayak in Murrells Inlet, take a surf lesson, visit the Art Museum, explore Myrtle Beach State Park, and dine at a local hole-in-the-wall, like Dagwoods Deli. 

The best hack of all when planning your Myrtle Beach vacation: book your stay at Atlantica Resort. Atlantica offers oceanfront condos that come complete with fully-equipped kitchens, wifi, and full access to their amenities. They have a lazy river, pool, and grill that’s perfect for a fun night of burgers on the beach. Atlantica is centrally located to plenty of entertainment, dining, and shopping. Broadway at the Beach is only a few blocks away and it’s only a short drive to the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

If you’re ready to get away to Myrtle Beach, set your budget, book early, and find all you need for the best vacation experience when you book a room at Atlantica Resort.