Often you find memories to be fleeting, but objects offer a simple form of permanence. For this reason, you seek out antiques—relics of the past that allow you to enjoy the here and now. You’ve become accustomed to digging through long-forgotten treasure troves and using your findings as an effortless way to remember your travels. There are the vintage tasseled lamp shades from your journey to Morocco that make you recall the smell of saffron, and the mighty oak grandfather clock that brings to mind memories of your grandmother’s intimate winter cottage.
That’s why when the opportunity presented itself, you jumped at the chance to visit Darlington, South Carolina. Known for its abundance of antique shops, it’s a place where you can sift through items of yesteryear during the day and return to hotels in Darlington to stow your goods in the evening.
You don’t believe in owning things just for the sake of owning them; for you, purchasing antiques has become an act of divine intervention, not just simple retail therapy. The Darlington Antiques Trail will allow you to express your spiritual side while simultaneously getting to know the charming South Carolina town.
These items serve as tiny totems of someone else’s past that have become entwined with your present. Stroll through Darlington as you feast your eyes on an array of vintage pearl necklaces, Persian rugs, and Victorian-inspired loveseats that would look divine in your grand foyer. Locals nods at your numerous shopping bags; you’re not the first person to come through Darlington and leave with an impressive haul. Of course, not all of these items can be stored in Darlington hotels, but fit your finds in Darlington rental cars when you can, and have the hotel staff ship the rest home for you. There, you’ll disperse your belongings around your house, and be able to fondly reflect on your time in Darlington at a moment’s notice.
You wouldn’t enjoy antiquing half as much if you couldn’t bring back trinkets for your loved ones. No, you don’t need material items to express your affection, but you sincerely enjoy showering the people in your life with exotic gifts so that they, too, will look at these objects and think of your shared cosmic connection. With items for you and your loved ones safely packed away, trade in your stay at hotels near Darlington, SC for the seaside views of Myrtle Beach.
Cheap hotels in Myrtle Beach will appeal to your thrifty side, but none of Travelocity’s featured accommodations will be fixer-uppers. No, the purple velvet ottoman you uncovered will be the only item needing your restorative prowess for quite some time—and you wouldn’t have it any other way.