Deals for Canadians heading south!

Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens

If you haven’t been to Myrtle Beach lately, then you might want to consider a visit soon – there are heaps of deals for Canadians right now, and it’s a perfect short break destination for people from Southern Ontario or Quebec. Sure, the drive is about 17 hours from Toronto, but Porter flies to Myrtle Beach from February 12, 2015 to May 18, 2015 – and the fares are excellent (especially since they regularly go 40% off!)

We spent a lovely week in Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago. Read about it here. And here’s all the information you need to plan your trip and take advantage of being a Canadian!

Discounted deals for a beach getaway during Can-Am Days, March 14-22, 2015

Canadians and snowbirds looking for a warm-weather getaway this spring can enjoy the 96.5km of pristine coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during Can-Am Days. The 54th Annual Canadian American Days Festival begins March 14 to March 22 allowing visitors to enjoy a variety of free events and activities including concerts, a St. Patrick’s Day parade, golf tournaments and various dining options. Visitors can take advantage of discounted travel deals starting in February through late April. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed itinerary with adventure activities or a more relaxing vacation just lounging at the pool or the beach, Myrtle Beach has a variety of activities for Canadians and snowbirds to enjoy this spring.

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Can-Am Day Specials

(Alphabetically by Accommodation)

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Enjoy an oceanfront and ocean view one-, two- or three-bedroom condos for 20 percent off. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers and hot tubs, as well as an onsite restaurant, lounge and fitness center. Guests also receive the “Now That’s Entertainment” package, including unlimited free DVD movie rentals and attraction tickets. Discount valid through March 22, 2015.

Bayview Resort

Are you coming into town for the Canadian American Festivities? Save up to 25% off at the Bayview Resort. Valid travel dates March 1 to March 31, 2015. Offer expires Feb. 28, 2015.

Beach Colony Resort

Welcome back to our northern neighbors for the Canadian-American Days! Enjoy ocean view studios as low as $49* per night, oceanfront suites as low as $61* per night and ocean view two-bedroom condos as low as $69* per night! Amenities at this oceanfront resort include two outdoor pools and an outdoor whirlpool set amongst the lush landscaped lawn, indoor pool and whirlpool and oceanfront dining. Guests will also receive the Vacation Member Benefits Card with great offers to local restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions. This offer is valid Feb. 1 through April 30, 2015.

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