Any vacation that involves an ocean, sand, and sun is a vacation I will enjoy! Earlier in October, I spent two glorious weeks in Myrtle Beach, SC. Leaving PA the weather was awful! We (mom, dad, and myself) ran in rain the whole time. We made our traditional stop at the New River Gorge in WV, and I still get amazed every time I see it!
After arriving in Myrtle after dark we were exhausted! We got our keys to the condo, made our beds, and crashed! We didn't even unpack! The next morning, we got ready and went to Dino's for breakfast. Dino's is a local hot spot, that is only open for breakfast and dinner, and boy are they busy until closing time!
The rest of the time we did this.
At night, we watched sunsets like this.
In the evenings, we would go out and stop at our favorite shopping centers: Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and the Market Common. I highly recommend you stop at a store that is located in all of these areas. It is an accessory boutique called Bijuju. Their prices are reasonable, and the jewelry is gorgeous! I might have spent a small fortune in this store!
One night, we drove to Bass Pro Shops, and walked around the mall.
Honestly, this was the best "mental health" vacation I could have had. I spent time with the ones I love, in a place I love. The weather was absolutely perfect the first week! 78 degrees and beautiful blue skies! The second week still had some nice days, but there were some overcast ones as well.
If you are looking for a place to go in October, I highly recommend Myrtle Beach! The weather is still nice, the prices drop significantly, and it isn't as crowded as the summer months.
If I could transport my entire family down there and find a teaching job, I'd move down there immediately!
Where is your favorite place to vacation? What is your dream vacation? Leave me a comment and let me know!