For years, going on vacation meant just that …GOING! I’d pack my bags and head to Virginia, Florida, North Carolina or Georgia. I’ve even gone on cruises to the Caribbean, bus trips to Atlantic City and I’ve ventured as far as Holland. All in the name of vacationing. It’s only been for about five years that I’ve grasped the concept of a “staycation.” It’s a vacation you take at home. You stay at home and enjoy all that your own community has to offer. I’m lucky. My staycation is in Myrtle Beach.
I get to stay on the oceanfront, have my pick of all-you-can-eat buffets, shop ’til I drop at malls and outlets, and dance myself silly at a variety of nightclubs. I can also add a bit of culture to my stay-at-home vacation with trips to Brookgreen Gardens, the Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina and the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Oh, and there’s the Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Educational Center which is fairly new and celebrates the rich but, often overlooked, diversity of the Myrtle Beach.
Pampering myself at an area spa is always on my list of things to do while on staycation. But, my most favorite thing to do is to do nothing. I like just kicking back and enjoying the ocean spray and warm sun competing to soothe me while I take much-needed time to rejuvenate and relax.
Whether you’re on vacation for staycation, book your next vacation at a Sands Resort property and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer.