It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning for Labor Day on the Grand Strand

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As the long, slow days of summer glide by in a shimmering haze of heat, September might seem too far away to think about. We don’t want to rush through the summer in anticipation of the fall! Nonetheless, a little early planning now can make getting to your Labor Day weekend at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach much easier and more enjoyable.

They say the early bird gets the worm, but when it comes to beach vacations, the early birds get great deals on their choice of accommodations. Waiting until the last minute often means paying premium prices and taking whatever is left. If you want the best price and the best selection of deals at North Beach Plantation, now is the time to get started!

The same holds true for attractions and events going on in the Myrtle Beach area. Labor Day weekend is the last big bash of the summer, and there will be concerts, festivals and special events of all kinds on the Grand Strand. There will also be a lot of people in town for the holiday weekend. The entertainment schedules are already available, and if a ticket purchase is required, you can beat the rush by getting yours now and knowing your weekend plans are secure.

Ditto if you want a reservation at your favorite restaurant or a tee time at a particular golf course. Waiting to make the call may mean missing out if the restaurant or golf course books up before you get around to it – so don’t put it off!

Travel on Labor Day weekend can also be a real headache. Some people are still on summer vacation, while others will leave work early to get a jump on the long weekend. Roads and travel hubs will be busy all weekend long, but a little advance planning can remove at least some of the stress from getting where you want to go.

There may be changes in the usual schedules for buses or trains, or changes in the usual traffic patterns due to the holiday and the anticipated higher volume of travelers. Check out your route ahead of time so you don’t get taken by surprise.

If you can purchase your ticket in advance, you should do it! The lines at ticket booths and reservation desks are likely to be much longer and slower than usual on the Friday before a holiday, and you will save yourself a lot of time if you don’t have to stand in line for your ticket!

Also, pack wisely for the trip. If you’re traveling by car, bring snacks and drinks for everyone and plenty of entertainment for the kiddos in case you hit heavy traffic on the way. If your plans include a bus or train trip, keep in mind that there will be a lot of fellow travelers out there with you, which means a lot of baggage on the deck. Try to fit your weekend gear into a single bag that you can keep with you, and make sure all your luggage is clearly tagged with your information to minimize the chance of it being lost.

A little advance planning can take a lot of the stress out of your holiday weekend. Make your plans now, and start looking forward to bidding the summer farewell with a relaxing Labor Day weekend getaway at North Beach Plantation.