Traditionally, when we think of Thanksgiving, we think of home. Not just the domicile in which we live, grew up in, or where our relatives may happen to stay – but HOME. Home is spending time with those who matter most. Home is catching up with loved ones that you haven’t connected with in far too long. Home is that feeling where you look around the room and feel the warmth and love that fills the air. I say, make North Myrtle Beach your home away from home this Thanksgiving. 

Here’s just a few reasons why so many decide to visit our beaches their home for Turkey Day each year:

1. To Change Things Up

Start a new tradition! Why not hop in the car, drive a few hours, and plan a simpler meal while watching all the football games and parades oceanfront! You’ll be right at home in your spacious living room. How cool would it be to post on social media “Here’s our turkey!” and the beautiful ocean is visible in the background through the sliding glass door. With temps this year expected to stay in the 70’s, you’ll be able to have that much needed nap while listening to waves and feeling that refreshing ocean breeze! Break tradition, I say!

2. There’s lots to do

This time of year is always a terrific time to visit the Grand Strand and you'll find some of the top holiday activities right here in NMB. Here you'll find festive fun, as well as AMAZING deals to be had at our hidden gem boutiques like Salty South Mercantile and Hot Honey Boutique or at major shopping hubs like Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and the ever popular Tanger Outlets. The Christmas shows at the Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, and Alabama Theater are in full swing. Get into the spirit early and see an exciting show after picking up the perfect gift for Aunt Karen! 

Of course, the star on top of the tree in NMB is our Great Christmas Light Show. This 2 mile drive through light show boasts over 2 million lights and is sure to bring a merry smile to your face. Afterwards, visit Santa’s Village where hot chocolate and s’mores can be enjoyed or hop aboard the Santa Express Train ride and even see the big man himself. Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach is the perfect time to create memories with your loved ones as you explore shops and see things you can’t see anywhere else.

3. Cost

Traditional Thanksgivings can get expensive, especially this year. But not to worry, there are more Thanksgiving dinner deals in North Myrtle Beach than you can shake a stick at! Traditional dinners can be found, as well as specialty dining, and generous discounts on seafood buffets. Don’t worry about washing dishes or leftovers. Give yourself a break and make more time for fun.  If you’re staying at a resort with onsite dining, you won’t even have to leave the grounds! Plus – you’ll find some of the best rates of the year. You can’t lose!

4. Room and Space

Maybe you live in a smaller home, condo, or apartment. Maybe you don’t feel like playing host or hostess to everyone. Maybe Cousin Scott can be a little annoying if the Cowboys aren’t playing well! It’s sometimes not easy at Thanksgiving, but it can be when you book a spacious 3-bedroom oceanfront condo or large beach house! Grandpa’s snoring, Timmy’s whining, and Susan’s 5 A.M. aerobics won’t dampen your holiday relaxation! You’ll have plenty of room and everyone can enjoy their own bedroom (and bath!), complete with flat screen tv’s. Sometimes, you need to create a new feeling of “home”!

So, what are you waiting for? Get on the phone and book your Thanksgiving getaway in North Myrtle Beach! Check out our partners and let US help YOU get that much needed feeling of “HOME” at the beach!

 See you soon!