What do you do for vacation when you already live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world? You have a staycation, of course! Many people live in a state or region for years or decades without ever really exploring the attractions, parks, and nature around them. And for Myrtle Beach homeowners, there are some great staycation deals available once the summer tourist season winds to a close. Here are just a few fun ideas for staycations right here in the Grand Strand!

Staycation Idea #1: North Strand Staycation
North Myrtle Beach and Little River offer some great adventures for your next staycation! North Myrtle Beach is home to fun animal attractions like Alligator Adventure and the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. Take in a show at the House of Blues or the Alabama Theatre or stop by Fat Harold's Beach Club and learn how to dance The Shag. Looking for some culture? Try one of the several wineries in the north end of the Strand such as Duplin Winery. Or try your luck on the Big M Casino Cruise and head out to international waters for some gambling and excitement. And when it's time to relax, check into one of the luxurious resorts such as the Mar Vista Grande Resort and float along the lazy river or take advantage of elegant spa services to help you relax and unwind!

Staycation Idea #2: South Strand Staycation
The south end of the Grand Strand offers its own set of staycation adventures. Including Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Litchfield, the southern end of the Strand is more laid back and nature-inspired. Brookgreen Gardens offers a unique mixture of garden, zoo, art, and history not found in other vacation destinations. Huntington Beach State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks along the east coast and when you add in the mysterious Atalaya Castle, this is one place you won't want to miss on your staycation. Murrells Inlet is also home to the famous MarshWalk and the Lost at Sea Memorial at Morse Park Landing, honoring all of the brave men and women who have ventured out to sea and never returned. And when you are done exploring, head over to the Inlet Sports Lodge to rest up and relax for your next adventure.

Staycation Idea #3: Resort Staycation
Once the summer tourist season comes to a close, many of the area resorts offer great packages for year-round residents looking for a local get-away. Myrtle Beach homeowners interested in a top-notch luxury staycation will want to consider the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Staycationers searching for a more affordable resort experience with great amenities and access to local attractions will find everything they're looking for at the Sands Resorts. For locals who love the nightlife, a resort staycation at hotel BLUE is focused on the ultimate pool party experience - both day and night.

When you live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world, it's easy to let all the great attractions around you blend into the background. Making your next vacation into a staycation not only can be more affordable but also gives you and your family a chance to explore all of the adventures to be had right here along the Grand Strand!