Ocean Lakes Family Campground Offers Families An Inexpensive Way To Visit Myrtle Beach And Enjoy The Upcoming Holiday Season

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Campground, Centrally Located Near Popular Shopping And Entertainment Venues, Provides Ideal Setting For RV Owners Who Will Be Traveling This Fall And Winter

The leaves are continually changing colors, there are bonfires with friends and family to be had, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's one of the best times to go RVing.

The heat and crowds of summer are gone and Myrtle Beach's secret season—autumn—is underway. The days are warm and perfect for a stroll along the beach, playing a round of golf or checking out an outdoor flea market. The leaves are continually changing colors, there are bonfires with friends and family to be had, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's one of the best times to go RVing.

According to a recent industry survey, RV owners said they plan to travel more this fall and winter. Of those surveyed, nearly 90 percent found that RVing is an affordable way to travel. So why not plan a trip to Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C.?

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the largest campground on the East Coast, one of the largest in the country, and it's the 2011-2012 National “Park of the Year” (in the Mega Park category). It contains 310 pristine acres of oceanfront park. 3,447 sites, 893 of which are large and pull-through for larger RV's. A stay at Ocean Lakes is significantly less expensive than other accommodation options and offers much more. There is a two-acre Recreation Center with an indoor pool, plus mini golf, a skate park, marine life Nature Center, freshwater lakes for fishing, 24-hour courtesy/security patrol, showers, laundry services, a snack shack, and boathouses. Guests also have their pick of a number of fun activities which include aerobics, crafts, potluck dinners, bingo and a yearly Ocean Lakes tradition: the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Monday, Dec. 31.

While the campground offers plenty of things to do in a relaxing environment, it's also close to a number of popular Myrtle Beach attractions and shopping destinations that will be hosting holiday events.

The famous Carolina Opry's annual Christmas Special show, which features music, comedy and dance, will run through Jan. 5. Those looking to take part in fun, feast and adventure will want to check out Christmas at Pirates Voyage through Dec. 31. Legends In Concert, famous for their celebrity tribute artists, will be hosting a holiday show on select dates through Dec. 20. The Palace Theatre's popular “Christmas On Ice” show will feature two hours of championship ice skating, dancers and classic Christmas songs through Dec. 29.

South Carolina's largest festival entertainment complex, Broadway at the Beach, will host two events vacationers won't want to miss: the 18th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.) and Myrtle Beach's only holiday parade (on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m.). Visitors will also want to check out the Festival of Trees at Ripley's Aquarium, which will feature more than 50 trees adorned in unique ornaments through Dec. 31.

Vacationers looking to squeeze some holiday shopping into their trip will have plenty of options. In addition to Broadway at the Beach's 100+ stores, the Grand Strand contains two Tanger Outlets and Coastal Grand and Inlet Square malls. Locals also enjoy shopping at Thomlinson's Pottery, which is conveniently located right by Ocean Lakes.

Now's the time to make plans for a fun and festive Myrtle Beach vacation at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.

For more information about Ocean Lakes, call 1-877-510-1774, visit http://www.oceanlakes.com, follow on Twitter or ”like” the campground on Facebook. For more information about Broadway at the Beach, visit http://www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, call 1-800-386-4662, follow the complex on Twitter or "like" it on Facebook.

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