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Why Skipping a Memorial Day Vacation This Year is Worth It

Posted In Talking Points - By Herbert Lebaron on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 With No Comments »

Memorial DayThe Memorial Day weekend marks the start of not just the summer season, but also a period of expensive hotel rates in almost all places in the United States.

Budget-conscious Americans who want to spend as little as possible should just plan to take a vacation after the Memorial Day weekend when rates increase by as much as 37%.

Best Rates

Those who simply can’t wait to take a break after Memorial Day should consider heading to Ocean City, Maryland, or in San Francisco, where hotel prices are expected to fall 14% during the June 1 weekend. The same is true for hotels in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the June 8 weekend.

If you plan to stay in South Carolina, vacation rentals in the July 13 weekend will drop at least 23% in Myrtle Beach. It would only take you two hours from here to see other places, such as going on a chartered boat trip or even ghost tours and dining in Charleston, SC, for a unique experience.

Bucket List

South Carolina offers different activities to do and places to see aside from sunny beaches and scenic parks, and some of them are unknown even for some locals. For instance, the South Carolina Aquarium on the Charleston Harbor provides visitors with a great time to observe marine animal more up-close.

The facility houses more than 5,000 animals in 60 unique habitats, including the Shark Shallows. You can even check out a rare albino American alligator. Once you’re done, many nearby tour companies can offer you to take you on a guided education trip along the harbor.

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Rescheduling a vacation after the Memorial Day weekend doesn’t seem so bad, especially since it would allow you to save money. Hence, you can spend more, avoid a bustling crowd and enjoy your vacation in peace.