A beach vacation in May comes with all of the warm water and bright sun of midsummer, but without the crowds. Visitors to the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach get an added perk, as the property has cut its prices by nearly 40%.
Stay for $84 per night over the following dates:
Fridays and Saturdays throughout are only $10 more per night.
Guests settle into one-bedroom oceanfront condo units that feature private balconies, full kitchens and free Wi-Fi.
On the north end of the Grand Strand, Avista Resort features indoor-outdoor pools and lazy rivers, an on-site restaurant and free parking. The shops and restaurants of Main Street are three blocks away, and dozens of championship golf courses are within a short drive.
Bonus: The resort is also discounting during the peak summer months. Stay Sunday-Thursday June 3-16 and Aug. 19-25 for $124 per night, or Friday-Saturday for $20 more per night -- when rates at other area resorts can top $200.
Note: A $10 nightly resort fee is additional.