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Fall tourism campaign targets millennial families with lodging discounts through October

Summer is almost over and the kids are heading back to school soon, but area businesses aren’t ready to end the tourism season in Myrtle Beach.

A new fall campaign targeting young millennials is offering special lodging prices in September and October, along with free beach photos and other perks to keep families visiting the Grand Strand for a little longer this year.

“Our beautiful beaches, summer-like temperatures and abundance of year-round activities continue to welcome visitors long after the summer months conclude, making fall an ideal time for millennial families to visit the Myrtle Beach area,” said Scott Schult, executive vice president of marketing for Visit Myrtle Beach.

“Our ‘60 More Days of Summer’ campaign highlights the many opportunities for families with young children to create special moments and start their own family travel traditions this fall,” Schult said in a statement.

From the announcement of the fall campaign:

For many vacationing families, capturing their little ones in photographs is almost as treasured as the trip itself. To help make this process even more seamless for families visiting in the fall, Visit Myrtle Beach will offer complimentary beach photography sessions each week in September and October. Meant to capture spontaneous (and priceless) moments – like children experiencing the sand beneath their toes for the first time – sessions will include two complimentary, holiday-card- worthy images perfect for sharing. Sessions are limited and sign-up in advance is required at www.VisitMyrtleBeach.com/60Days.

Also during the fall season, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels will offer exclusive travel deals and packages geared towards millennial families with young children.

The Fall Family Fun package at The Caravelle Resort includes 35 percent off accommodations at the beachfront, recently renovated property; a commemorative beach bag; two adult and two children’s tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium; and a daily buffet breakfast for four at the resort’s Santa Maria Restaurant.

The Marina Inn at Grand Dunes is offering a Fall Family Takeover Package including up to 30 percent off rates for three nights in a Grande guest room; family tickets to the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show; breakfast each morning for two adults and two children at the resort’s Waterscapes Restaurant; and a Kids Party Bucket for each pint-sized guest, full of fun toys and activities perfect for the beach.

Another family favorite property, Island Vista, is offering 25 percent off lodging during select dates in September and October. For even more fall lodging deals, visit www.VisitMyrtleBeach.com/60Days.

In addition to perks like free photo sessions and deep lodging discounts, the 60 More Days of Summer microsite contains a wealth of information to help families maximize their time in the Myrtle Beach area this fall.

Visitors can search for affordable and age-appropriate entertainment and dining options, ideal “naptime” locations, wide open spaces for kids run off energy, and more.

The site also includes special “hacks” for making a trip to the beach hassle free, and other tools and advice to help plan a fall trip to the Myrtle Beach area.

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