21 JUN 2018

Don’t let the little things complicate your beach vacation. Your North Myrtle Beach vacation begins when you drive out of your driveway or board the plane to the coast. To make your trip more enjoyable, follow our tips on how to pack your car or prepare your luggage for a flight.

Packing Your Suitcase

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals provides their guests with a unique experience to which many vacationers don’t have the access. Most of our vacation rentals have full kitchens, spacious living areas, and some room outside to enjoy our mild climate. Your experience here is much more different than that at chain hotel or resort. You can think of it as you’re moving into your very own second home for a short escape from reality. Linens and bath towels are provided, but you still have to bring some daily necessities.

When packing for your North Myrtle Beach vacation, don’t forget the all-too-important toiletries. Bringing these items from home will save you money because you won't have to buy them at grocery storse when you're in town. Everyday items you'll want to pack include:
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shaving supplies
  • Soaps and shampoos
  • Nail clippers
  • Suntan lotion (for spring, summer and fall months)
Restrictions may apply on what you can pack if you’re flying to the beach, so don’t forget to check with the airport well ahead of your trip.

Dress accordingly to the time of year you visit North Myrtle Beach. You can pretty much count on shorts, t-shirts, and bathing suits being the typical attire from May until October. Through the remainder of the year, plan to juggle your wardrobe to include light jackets and pants. Sandals are usually good the entire year. However, we occassionally see light snow in the winter. It’s always a good idea to pay attention to The Weather Channel in the days leading up to your Grand Strand vacation.

No matter how well you pack for vacation, there is always a great chance you’ll forget something. North Myrtle Beach has lots of grocery stores and beachwear stores. Prices are relatively fair no matter where you choose to shop. The local Walmart tends to be extremely popular with our guests on that first trip to buy groceries, but be prepared for long lines on arrival day.

Packing the Car

Road trips are a great idea when traveling. Most of the time, you’ll spend less money than flying and you get to see the countryside. It is important that everyone in the automobile is comfortable and has enough room to stretch, especially after a two-hour or in some cases, five-hour nap. Don’t clutter the seats with luggage — that’s what the trunk is for! Keep only in-car entertainment on hand, such as an interesting book or iPod.

Avoid packing perishable food, as spoilage may occur if packed improperly and could result in an unpleasant odor the rest of the trip. North Myrtle Beach is a haven for grocery stores, and we encourage you to buy your food locally on vacation.

Written by Jake Foutz