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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have been a fixture of the Grand Strand for over two decades, and after a year off following postponement of the 2020 minor league baseball season, the boys are back and ready to dominate the Carolina League. As you make plans for your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to reserve tickets for all the hard-hitting action as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans return to the field this May.Last summer marked the first year since 1999 that no minor league baseball games were played in Myrtle Beach. After that long layoff, you can be sure that the Pelicans are fired up and ready to compete for their 10th division title.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is home to a plethora of spectacular attractions to check out during your vacation. Whether you’re enjoying thrilling rides at Family Kingdom or the chilling vibes of the Myrtle Beach shoreline, there’s truly something for everyone. 2021 promises to bring even more fun to the Grand Strand, with several high-profile additions making their debuts. Here are some of the most anticipated attractions opening around Myrtle Beach this year.The FunplexScheduled to open to the public on May 3rd, The Funplex will be the Grand Strand’s newest amusement park. The Funplex is located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, on Ocean Boulevard between 14th and 15th Avenue North.... Read More
One of the most difficult decisions during your beach getaway may include determining the best place to eat. With literally thousands of dining options along the Grand Strand, choosing a restaurant in Myrtle Beach is a monumental task. Thankfully, the 36th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the city this November, and if your vacation rental experience coincides with this experience, you'll definitely want to check it out. Myrtle Beach's most delicious night of the year returns this Fall on November 5th, so get your appetite ready and head over to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm for this one night only event.... Read More
With miles and miles of beautiful beaches, tons of golf and nearly endless entertainment, there's ever a bad time for a Myrtle Beach vacation. But on the weekend of May 19th and 20th, one of the Grand Strand's biggest festival returns as the 37th Annual Blue Crab Festival takes place on the historic Little River waterfront. Whether you're a fan of delicious local seafood, live music or great arts and crafts, this festival truly has something for everyone. Little River is situated on the northern end of North Myrtle Beach and the area's waterfront has always been a favorite destination for locals.... Read More
When you own a vacation rental property, you get one chance to make a lasting impression on your guests in hopes of welcoming them back for return trips in the future. Don't let lackluster interiors or outdated furnishings scare away guests from returning to your condo on their next Myrtle Beach vacation. Instead, let the professional interior designers at IQ Designs help you maintain the attractiveness and comfort of your rental property. We know what it takes to help your condo or beach house perform at its best potential. Read ahead to discover four interior design tips we know will help you increase your vacation rental revenue and keep your guests coming back year after year.... Read More
Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas of the Grand Strand offer dozens of great spring festivals each year. One of the most popular festivals will return for its 13th year as Mayfest On Main takes place in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, May 18th. If you're thinking about making a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach in May, this is sure to be a great event to enjoy during your vacation. Mayfest On Main has been a favorite spring festival for Grand Strand visitors and locals alike. Year after year, Mayfest On Main celebrates the return of warm, sunny weather with a fantastic assortment of live music and food and craft vendors, always happening on the Saturday before Mother's Day.... Read More
Stop us if you've heard this before, but Myrtle Beach can get quite hot during the spring and summer months. And after a long round (or two) of golf along the Grand Strand, you and your fellow golfers may have worked up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are a multitude of places to quench your thirst during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. If you're a fan of craft beer or microbrews, here are a few of the best options around Myrtle Beach for ordering some frosty suds. American Tap House Located right in the heart of Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House is one of the premier destinations for lovers of craft beer.... Read More
When it comes to remodeling, redecorating, or renovating your home, you can either try to Do-It-Yourself or you can hire a professional interior design team to manage your home improvement project. While you may feel motivated initially to tackle a DIY project, you will find, in the long run, that opting for professional assistance is the best solution. At IQ Designs in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we have the knowledge and experience to bring the vision you have for your home to life. Read ahead to discover why working with a professional interior design team can pay off in the long-run. Save Money Though it may seem like a paradox, hiring a professional interior design team can actually save you money.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is well-known for its abundance of amusement and entertainment options, but even with so many great options for filling your vacation with fun, it's a big deal when the fair comes to town. The Horry County Fair returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29 and promises to be a can't-miss event during your upcoming spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. Make sure you attend one of the ten nights of non-stop fun to enjoy a huge variety of thrill rides, games of chance and much more.2018 marks the third year the Horry County Fair has taken place, with the past two years drawing in thousands of attendees for tons of fun and excitement.... Read More
The Blessing of the Inlet has been an annual lowcountry tradition for over two decades, and this year looks to continue that tradition with faith, family-friendly fun, food and entertainment. With so many local residents relying on our coastal resources, the Blessing of the Inlet is a yearly service that celebrates faith and wishes good fortune upon the region. If you've never attended this favorite event of locals and visitors alike, plan a trip to Pawleys Island today and see why the celebration has become such a beloved annual event in the lowcountry area. This year's Blessing of the Inlet will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in nearby Murrells Inlet.... Read More
With hundreds of great restaurants to choose from around the Grand Strand, there's no shortage of fantastic dining options on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. Around almost any corner you're likely to find whatever taste you're craving, whether it's fresh seafood, steak, sushi, pizza or BBQ. But while ordering that perfect meal is great, it's even better when you can enjoy it while taking in a beautiful view of the beach. During your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to plan on a first-class oceanfront dining experience at one (or more) of these fantastic Grand Strand restaurants. Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge Nestled on the end of Pier 14 just a couple of blocks north of the iconic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge serves up one of the Grand Strand's best ocean views complimentary with every meal.... Read More
We're only a couple of weeks from Easter and with each passing day the weather gets a little bit warmer and sunnier. And with many getting a long weekend off of work or school to celebrate Easter, it's a perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island. The Litchfield Company offers you tremendous Pawleys Island vacation rentals at our three partner resorts: Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and True Blue Resort. Make plans for an Easter trip to Pawleys Island today and enjoy beautiful accommodations and lots of Easter family fun. On Saturday, March 31st families can attend multiple Easter egg hunts and celebrations around the Pawleys Island area.... Read More
If you're like thousands of other families, you're probably preparing for your Myrtle Beach spring break or summer vacation in the coming months. Also, like many families, you might be working on your budget to make sure you don't break the bank on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. If you've already booked with Beach Vacations then you've done great by reserving your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house at an unbeatable price. But did you know there are plenty of fantastic free activities around the Grand Strand to help make lifelong memories on your trip to the area? Here are a few of our favorites: Warbird Park Located on the corner of Farrow Parkway and Kings Highway at the entrance of The Market Common, Warbird Park features an exhibit of several US Air Force fighter jets that have been maintained in pristine condition.... Read More
All golfers know that a great set of clubs doesn't automatically improve your game, but it probably won't hurt to upgrade those old sticks rattling around in your golf bag. After all, Jack and Arnie may have gotten by with wooden drivers, but even they got with the times as technology advanced. And the current arms race of drivers, irons and putters continues to push the limits of what professional and amateur golfers can do out on the course. When you come to golf in Myrtle Beach, why not upgrade your arsenal to shoot your lowest round yet? Check out some of the newest and hottest clubs around to break 100, 90, 80 or lower on your upcoming Myrtle Beach golf vacation.... Read More
If you're fortunate enough to own a vacation condo or beach house in Pawleys Island, you're in possession of some of the most relaxing square footage available along the entire east coast. But unfortunately, sometimes you have to say goodbye and leave your beloved property behind when you return home. Instead of leaving your property unused, why not turn it into a source of passive income? The Litchfield Company has over 40 years experience in rental property management of beach houses and condos in Pawleys Island and has earned the trust of hundreds of satisfied partner owners. So what can The Litchfield Company offer to you and your property? Here are the top four reasons to allow The Litchfield Company to represent your Pawleys Island condo or beach house.... Read More
So you've booked your Myrtle Beach golf vacation and now you that you've got the perfect golf course condo and an unbeatable tee time schedule all you've got to do is plan for after your daily round of golf (or two). And if you're playing any of the courses in the North Myrtle Beach area there are lots of great spots to enjoy delicious eats and frosty beverages after your round is complete. Here are just a few of the best North Myrtle Beach happy hour spots to visit during your Myrtle Beach golf trip. Greg Norman Australian Grille Greg Norman Australian Grille is a favorite destination for golfers and non-golfers alike, with scenic waterfront location on the Intracoastal Waterway in Barefoot Landing.... Read More
Be forewarned: during your Pawleys Island vacation, you may experience levels of relaxation that could have you wanting to never leave this special lowcountry paradise. That's a pretty good problem to have, but we'd recommend taking a short drive south to discover historic Georgetown, SC. This charming town is the third-oldest community in South Carolina and offers a great way to spend a day on your trip to Pawleys Island. With history dating back to the 17th century, Georgetown was officially incorporated in 1729 and flourished as a hub for indigo and rice cultivation. By the mid 1800s, the Georgetown area accounted for half of the rice grown in the US.... Read More
Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honeycombs. OK, you may not have laughed at that, but luckily for you there are plenty of fantastic live comedy venues for you to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach vacation. No matter what style of comedy you enjoy, your trip to Myrtle Beach is sure to be filled with laughter when you visit one of these great entertainment venues. Comedy Cabana Myrtle Beach's longest-operating comedy club can be found along restaurant row on the north end of Myrtle Beach at the Comedy Cabana. The Comedy Cabana has been open for over 22 years and has hosted renowned comics to its stage including Lewis Black, Jackie Martling, Rich Vos and a slew of other hilarious comedians.... Read More
Sure, everyone knows about popular hotspots in Myrtle Beach like Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, but there are plenty of fantastic venues to enjoy beautiful natural habitats and native wildlife while on your Myrtle Beach vacation too. On your next trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to check out some of these lush parks, gardens and nature experiences that are available along the Grand Strand. Waccamaw River Tours Just inland from the Myrtle Beach coast, the wetlands of the Waccamaw River are home to an intricate ecosystem that teems with unique plant and animal life. Waccamaw River Tours offer boat trips through this scenic landscape, offering travelers a chance to witness native species like heron, egrets, osprey and alligators.... Read More
It may be cold right now, but before you know it birds will be chirping, flowers will be blooming and the peak golf season in Myrtle Beach will be in full swing. There's nothing like a spring golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, and it's even better when you have the best gear to enjoy on your golf getaway. After booking your Myrtle Beach golf package with Myrtle Beach Golf Central, heck out some of the experts' picks for golf gear to make your game better--or at least more enjoyable. Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses When you're enjoying your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it helps to actually see the course, and the course will pop out through the Prizm lenses of Oakley's Jawbreaker sunglasses.... Read More
It may be overwhelming when you discover that there are literally hundreds of shopping spots and destinations along the Grand Strand. From specialty shops to boutiques to malls and outlets, there is definitely something for everyone who visits this fabulous coastal area. If you're looking to knock out some bargain shopping during your stay, check out the following destinations before you make the trek home. Hudson's Surfside Flea Market Travel down to Surfside Beach just south of Myrtle Beach to experience affordable shopping at Hudson's Flea Market. With over 430 vendor spaces, there's no guarantee of exactly what you might find while browsing this economical shopping destination.... Read More
Looking for something unique and totally Myrtle Beach during your next beach vacation? Stop by any of these specialty shops for the perfect souvenir to take home. From t-shirts to home decor to cherished keepsakes, you will love the items these shops have to offer. Gay Dolphin The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a time-tested treasure found along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located between the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion grounds and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, you'll find this multi-level souvenir shop to be filled to the brim with everything from practical jokes to personalized keychains to large decorative pieces to sea shells of every size, shape, and color.... Read More
The holiday season brings with it a sense of joy and anticipation like no other, but sometimes planning out gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. While we may not be experts on all gifts, we know a thing or two when it comes to taking a beach vacation. That's why we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Gifts for the Beach Traveler in your life. Beach Umbrella In recent years, the city of Myrtle Beach has prohibited the use of beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Help the beach lover on your list stay cool in the shade with a beach umbrella. Umbrellas measuring up to 7.5 feet in diameter are allowed on the beach throughout the year, as long as they are in line or behind the established umbrella line.... Read More
A souvenir is a keepsake item that serves as a reminder for your wonderful time spent on vacation. When you travel to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to find the memory-holding souvenir that is perfect for you, so that you can bring home a little piece of the beach. Here are our Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home From Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: Pressed Penny For the cost of a few coins, create your own Myrtle Beach souvenir when you find one of the many Penny Press machines scattered throughout the Grand Strand. You can currently make your own penny souvenir at any of the following locations: Pirates Voyage, Original Benjamin's, Alligator Adventure, Gay Dolphin, Peaches Corner, Broadway at the Beach- Dragon's Lair Mini-Golf and Visitor's Center.... Read More
A Winter day in Myrtle Beach may mean something a little different than a Winter day in your hometown, since this coastal city rarely gets snow and typically maintains mild temperatures throughout the season. If you're looking to make a spontaneous getaway to Myrtle Beach to escape the icy conditions where you live, then come visit the always-exciting Grand Strand. While you may still need to wear your coat, scarf, and gloves while out and about, we know you can thoroughly enjoy your Winter vacation to the fullest. Read ahead for our suggestions on spending the perfect Winter day in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
What's worse than reaching your vacation destination only to realize that you've left something important behind at home? Don't let your travel be affected by forgotten items- use our vacation packing checklist to make sure you have everything you need to have a fabulous time in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Year-Round Necessities No matter what time of the year you visit the vacation condo rentals of Myrtle Beach and Beach Vacations, there are certain items that you need to pack and bring along. While basic toiletries will be provided in your condo, it's always a good idea to bring extra supplies if you feel you may run out of the starter amount.... Read More
What's worse than reaching your vacation destination only to realize that you've left something important behind at home? Don't let your travel be affected by forgotten items- use our vacation packing checklist to make sure you have everything you need to have a fabulous time in Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach. Year-Round Necessities No matter what time of the year you visit the vacation condo rentals of the Hammock Coast, there are certain items that you need to pack and bring along. While basic toiletries will be provided in your condo, it's always a good idea to bring extra supplies if you feel you may run out of the starter amount.... Read More
Though it may seem that costs are higher than ever when it comes to just about everything, you can still have a fantastic time on your Myrtle Beach vacation without breaking the bank. Aside from spending plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean, there are lots of fun attractions in the area that you can do for less than $10. Here are 5 of our favorites: Ripley's Mirror Maze on Ocean Boulevard There's so much to do on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and the Ripley's Mirror Maze is one attraction that you can do for just $9.99. This dazzling experience features over 100 mirrors with LED lights and digital sound, leaving you with a totally unique experience every time.... Read More
While Myrtle Beach may be known as a shopping, dining, and golfing destination, visitors can also enjoy plenty of live music when vacationing along the Grand Strand. Whether you're interested in showing off your singing chops at a karaoke bar, busting a move to the latest hits, or discovering a new favorite band, you'll find it all at the live music venues of Myrtle Beach. Crocodile Rocks This one-of-a-kind live music venue at Broadway at the Beach promises guests a totally unique experience every time they visit. The dueling pianists at Crocodile Rocks are always ready to perform the audience's requests, from songs of the 1950s all the way to current top 40.... Read More
Gulfstream Cafe When you sleep late but wake up with breakfast on your mind, the best solution is brunch. When you travel to the Litchfield Beach area, you are within close proximity to hundreds of dining establishments, each with their own style and presentation. If you're looking for the best brunch spots on the Hammock Coast, in the Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas, then try out one or all of the following local hotspots: Enjoy your brunch from the picturesque Gulfstream Cafe whenever you visit Garden City during your next beach getaway. With stunning views of the inlet, you may want to stick around for lunch and dinner too.... Read More
Finding the best places to eat while on vacation may seem like a monumental task. With hundreds of dining establishments scattered throughout the Myrtle Beach area, it's tough to narrow your meal plan down to just one restaurant. During your next beach getaway to the Grand Strand, you may find yourself looking for a brunch spot when you can't decide if it's too late for breakfast or too early for lunch. We've got the Top 5 Brunch Spots in Myrtle Beach below, so try one or all of them out during your next beach vacation. Blueberry's Grill Located at the North end of Myrtle Beach off of North Kings Highway, Blueberry's Grill promises classic foods with unique twists, designed to tantalize your taste buds with the finest and freshest ingredients.... Read More
When traveling to your Beach Vacations North Myrtle Beach destination, you are embarking on a new adventure packed with endless possibilities for fun and excitement. Barefoot Resort and Yacht Club is one of the top condo rental destinations along the Grand Strand, and with expansive amenities and nearby attractions, it's no wonder that Barefoot Resorts guests continue to return year after year. While staying in one of the Barefoot Resort condos, you'll find that most, if not all, of the neighborhoods within the resort provide guests with on-site amenities like outdoor swimming pools and charcoal grills.... Read More
Throughout the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand areas, there are hundreds of hotels and condos scattered along the coast, but none provide an experience quite like that of Bali Bay Myrtle Beach. This luxury oceanfront resort is situated in a superb location in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features on-site amenities that will ensure your stay is one that will stand out in your memory for years to come. The modern condos in Myrtle Beach at Bali Bay Resort feature spacious floor plans and sizes for any style or preference. With luxury condos ranging in size from 2 bedrooms to 7 bedrooms, we can match your vacation style with the accommodations that are perfect for you.... Read More
Take a walk on the wild side when you visit Myrtle Beach during your next condo rental experience. From thrilling outdoor adventures that allow you to enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach weather to inside excursions that take you under the sea, there are so many great ways to get up close and personal with animals when you visit the Grand Strand. Check out the opportunities below to make your dream Myrtle Beach animal encounter a reality. Travel north on HWY 17 until you reach Alligator Adventure, the self-proclaimed Reptile Capital of the World. This reptilian sanctuary features a variety of creatures, including albino alligators, crocodiles, frogs, lizards, marmosets, lemurs, a wide variety of birds, and much more.... Read More
Each year, families and friends gather together to give thanks and show appreciation for all of the wonderful things in their lives. The Thanksgiving holiday in America has become synonymous with turkey, football, and shopping, and during your stay in Myrtle Beach, you can experience it all. As you give thanks and celebrate this special holiday, take time to explore some of Myrtle Beach's greatest restaurants offering up Thanksgiving feasts that may leave you too full for Black Friday shopping. Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern Experience a Lowcountry Thanksgiving like no other when you dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern, located in Pawleys Island at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.... Read More
As the Winter season approaches, it's time to prepare for icy roads, snow days, and all of the headaches that go along with the bitter cold. However, if you're looking to trade in the dark days of Winter in your hometown for the beautiful sandy shores of Pawleys Island, then be sure to explore all of the monthly rentals we have available from October through February. Take advantage of the mild weather of the South Carolina coast, as temperatures average in the 50s and 60s throughout the Winter. Get ready for sunny beach days with fewer crowds, making it easier for you to enjoy a relaxing stroll along the shore.... Read More
There's something very special about the Fall season- whether it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the changing colors of the leaves, or the slight chill in the air, Myrtle Beach in Autumn is truly something amazing to behold. If you are looking to spend your vacation along the Grand Strand at a time when prices are lower, the beach is less crowded, and traffic is much more manageable, then be sure to reserve your Fall beach escape today. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for enjoying your Autumn vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Area State Parks While Myrtle Beach may be known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there is no escaping the natural beauty of our beach town.... Read More
You are the proud owner of a beach home or condo in the Myrtle Beach area, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year to enjoy the sun, sand, and countless options for entertainment and dining. Beyond short-term vacations, the Grand Strand has become a popular destination for long-term renters and newcomers looking to start up residence in the area. If you are interested in making the most of your Myrtle Beach property, consider joining the Lease Myrtle Beach team and turning your second home or beach condo into a long-term, monthly rental. There are so many benefits that come along with putting your unit on the long-term rental market.... Read More
Trade in the snow and bitter cold for the mild and sunny beach when you reserve a monthly rental at Bali Bay Resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At Bali Bay, we hope to serve as more than just a peak season vacation destination. In fact, we believe that a winter rental in our luxury, modern condos is the perfect remedy for your winter blues. With so many reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in the off-season, why not take the plunge and make one of our spacious Bali Bay units your winter home away from home? Choose from 2, 3, or even 7 bedroom sprawling accommodations when you reserve a monthly rental at Bali Bay Resort Myrtle Beach.... Read More
In recent years, the Myrtle Beach downtown area has seen the revitalization and development of many exciting additions and events. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which opened in May 2010, stretches more than a mile along the heart of the coast, from 14th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue Pier, and hosts many new festivals and entertainment events throughout the year. This Fall, on October 6 and 7, the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival returns for its 2nd year, and you can experience it all in downtown Myrtle Beach on the Boardwalk. Get ready for two days of food and fun whenever you spend some time at the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival.... Read More
While many may prefer vacationing along the Grand Strand during the hot summer months, there are plenty of reasons for an Autumn beach escape to be a part of your Fall plans. Not only are temperatures much more bearable and comfortable, but many festivals and events arrive on the scene throughout the area. Between the beauty of the changing leaves, the much more manageable traffic, and the cozy atmosphere that surrounds us, Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas are truly magical during the Autumn season. Celebrate everything you love about Fall by visiting the Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Festival, which takes place this year on October 7-8.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach and greater Grand Strand region of South Carolina is well-known for being one of the most sought-after vacation destinations on the East Coast of the United States. From the area's enticing beaches to entertainment and shopping hotspots to fabulous seafood and Southern dining experiences, Myrtle Beach offers a seemingly unlimited amount of fun and relaxation for all. Over time, the region has also continued to draw in more long-term visitors and permanent residents looking to make the area their new home. While it may be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the peak vacation season, as Summer winds down, the need for long-term rental accommodations becomes more apparent.... Read More
The Hammock Coast, comprised of the South Strand and locations including Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet, is renowned for its idyllic, natural scenery, exquisite dining establishments, and exciting beachside attractions. While many may know this area as a vacation destination, it continues to draw in an abundance of permanent residents year after year as well. Although it may be easy to place emphasis on the ever-popular peak vacation season, as the countdown to the end of Summer dwindles, the demand for long-term rental properties becomes more evident. Starting in late August and September, short-term, Summer vacations begin to lessen, as parents and kids prepare to return to their jobs and studies.... Read More
For most of us, one of our biggest fears is running out of spending money while on vacation. There's nothing worse than checking your bank account and realizing you've met your budget. While staying to your budget is important, we have come up with a few suggestions for making your dollars stretch further while you're enjoying your beach getaway in Myrtle Beach. Cook Meals In Your Condo Let's face it, dining out every night while on vacation can get pricey. If you're looking to get more bang-for-your-buck when it comes to your Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, try cooking most of your meals from the convenience of your condo.... Read More
Back for another year of fantastic food and music, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival celebrates its 12th annual event on September 1 and 2, 2017 at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This late summer festival is the perfect way to maximize the foodie fun of your beach vacation. An Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival awards upwards of $8,600 in cash and prizes to more than 25 competing teams of BBQ aficionados. Teams battle it out for points to find out whose BBQ will reign supreme. All of the fun starts on Friday, September 1 at 6pm, when participants will converge for the finger-licking good Wing Competition and Tasting.... Read More
Back for another year of fantastic food and music, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival celebrates its 12th annual event on September 1 and 2, 2017 at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This late summer festival is the perfect way to maximize the foodie fun of your beach vacation. An Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival awards upwards of $8,600 in cash and prizes to more than 25 competing teams of BBQ aficionados. Teams battle it out for points to find out whose BBQ will reign supreme. All of the fun starts on Friday, September 1 at 6pm, when participants will converge for the finger-licking good Wing Competition and Tasting.... Read More
It is a commonly-known fact that vacation is the perfect time to indulge. Especially in the warmer months and the Summer, nothing beats the sweet satisfaction of a cold treat. From Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach, we have you covered for all of the top Ice Cream spots along the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy. Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, Surfside Beach You are sure to find something for everyone when you visit Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, located off of Highway 17 Business near Myrtle Beach Resort and Surfside Beach. The exterior of the parlor features old-fashioned neon signs, advertising some of their specialty items like sundaes and homemade waffle cones.... Read More
With so many things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation, it's difficult to narrow down exactly what to do. Especially when traveling with school-aged children, you may be on the lookout for something to keep those brains engaged during Summer vacation. One way to experience the beach with an educational twist is by taking your family to Myrtle Beach State Park for a variety of fun Summer programs that will provide new and interesting knowledge for all. Throughout the Summer until August 26, the State Park puts on its Summer Program, and most of these programs are free with paid admission to the park ($5 for adults, $3.... Read More
From Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach, there will be many incredible Independence Day celebrations taking place along the Grand Strand in 2017. Here are a few of our suggestions for your 4th of July Myrtle Beach vacation: Salute From the Shore Although Independence Day has come to be known as a fun-filled, joyous occasion, it is appropriate that, on this day of freedom, we pay tribute to those Americans who did not make it home to celebrate July 4th, or who may be overseas now. When you vacation in Myrtle Beach over this national holiday, you can honor the troops by taking part in the area's Salute From the Shore.... Read More
Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day in Myrtle Beach by treating her to some of the most relaxing and therapeutic experiences offered along the Grand Strand. Start your Mother's Day celebration off with a visit to one of the many day spas that can be found throughout the area. Located in the Market Common, Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa offers up a variety of spa packages that include specialty treatments like massages, body polishes, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Mom will feel pampered and perfect after a visit to one of Myrtle Beach's fabulous full-service spas. After relaxing at the Spa, take the mom in your life out for a shopping excursion at any of the retail districts scattered throughout the Grand Strand.... Read More
What's better than a nice, juicy burger when you're enjoying a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation? You could opt for the same-old, same-old options available at any number of fast-food eateries scattered around the Grand Strand, or you could try out one of the following establishments that each bring something unique to your burger experience.River City CafeThere are seven different River City Cafe locations along the Grand Strand, from Murrells Inlet to Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach, and they all serve both traditional burgers and more unique options. You could stay safe and order the House Cheeseburger, featuring all of the typical accompaniments, or venture out and try something unusual like the notorious Peanut Butter Burger or Cheetos Burger, which taste exactly like they sound.... Read More
One of the most majestic parts of vacationing near the beach is being able to see the sunrise over the horizon, as it unleashes its colors upon the morning sky. And although it doesn't set over the ocean, the sunrise is something truly special to behold as well. In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to take advantage of this picturesque view. Here are our Top 5 Places to Watch the sunrise or sunset in the Myrtle Beach area.2nd Avenue and Cherry Grove Piers (Sunrise)Get there early and let the beautiful sights take your breath away. The 2nd Avenue Pier is located at 110 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and opens every morning at 7 a.... Read More
One of the most majestic parts of vacationing near the beach is being able to see the sunrise over the horizon, as it unleashes its colors upon the morning sky. And although it doesn't set over the ocean, the sunrise is something truly special to behold as well. In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to take advantage of this picturesque view. Here are our Top 5 Places to Watch the sunrise or sunset in the Myrtle Beach area.2nd Avenue and Cherry Grove Piers (Sunrise)Get there early and let the beautiful sights take your breath away. The 2nd Avenue Pier is located at 110 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and opens every morning at 7 a.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is known for its amazing golf courses, fabulous shopping experiences, scrumptious dining establishments, and of course, its sandy beaches, but it's also gained notoriety due to the wide selection of entertainment options that are fun for the entire family. Voted one of the top family destinations in the country year after year, these 5 shows provide the perfect entertainment for everyone in your group. During your next Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, make sure you visit at least one of these action-packed extravaganzas.Pirates VoyageAvast, mateys. At Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage, you'll experience the wonder and spectacle of dancing and high-flying pirates, the beauty of magical mermaids, and the deliciousness of a feast fit for a Captain.... Read More
The significance of a great breakfast cannot be overestimated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. In central Myrtle Beach, the city hosts many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Myrtle Beach :Johnny D's Wafles and Bakery Located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery receives 5 star reviews again and again from its dedicated following of breakfast connoisseurs. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., this restaurant offers up breakfast and lunch specials, as well as an on-site bakery.... Read More
You'll have no trouble finding your most important meal of the day during your vacation rental experience. With hundreds of breakfast restaurants to choose from, you and your group are sure to find exactly what you're looking for in A.M. fare. In North Myrtle Beach, there are many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one of these out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in North Myrtle Beach :Krave Bagel Bistro If your perfect breakfast includes bagels, sandwiches, and pastries, then Krave Bagel and Bistro is the place for you. Made fresh every morning, Krave offers up 17 different options for their delicious bagels.... Read More
What we refer to as the Grand Strand includes dozens of miles along the East Coast of South Carolina, jutting inward a few miles throughout the region. This area is filled with thrilling attractions, superb dining establishments, and plenty of golf courses for impeccable play. Although the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach may be perfect for some visitors, there's nothing like the beauty and tranquility of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals along the South Strand.Also known as the Hammock Coast, the Southern portion of the Grand Strand includes the areas of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, which can be found just miles south of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Myrtle Beach Bike Week is back in 2017. It's time to rev up those engines and head down to Myrtle Beach for the Spring Bike Rally. Also known as Harley Bike Week, the Spring Rally welcomes motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for a week of celebration dedicated to all things motorcycle. A highly anticipated event since 1939, the rally takes place this year from May 12 to May 21.The Spring Bike Rally typically draws in thousands of visitors, all collectively coming together for fun, food, friendship, and the ultimate beach vacation. The weather is warm and sunny, the ocean is sparkling, and the sounds of the season are in full swing.... Read More
One of the absolute most scrumptious festivals of the year returns this May with the 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival, taking place on May 20 and 21, 2017. The festival has come a long way since its commencement in 1981, when it was just a small gathering of local folks. The Blue Crab Festival has grown in such a way that people from all over the country come to take part in this decades-old tradition.Come out to the Little River waterfront for this celebrated event, which showcases the culture, cuisine, and atmosphere of this charming coastal town. Year after year, the Blue Crab Festival draws in crowds of up to 50,000 visitors, making it one of the most-visited festivals in the Southeastern United States.... Read More
There's a new park in town. Get your swimsuits and sunscreen ready because you'll never want to leave the North Myrtle Beach Shark Wake Park, offering up brand new attractions starting in May 2017.Located in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, the wake park is comparable to a skate park or BMX park, only on the pristine waters of a man-made, freshwater lake. The park features a 5-tower full-sized cable and 2-tower cable system, which make it easier to learn the ropes when it comes to wakeboarding and watersports. The park promises to deliver an exciting adventure out on the water with no extra gear or equipment needed.... Read More
For nearly three decades, the city of North Myrtle Beach has honored the timeless celebration of all things Irish with the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Coming back for its 29th year, the festival is a treat for locals and those visiting the area as well.The event takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 around the Main Street area of North Myrtle Beach. As many as 30,000 people are expected to attend this rain-or-shine, one-day event, which promises special memories to be made, tasty food to be had, and entertainment to keep you engaged throughout the day. At 9 a.m., guests will gather along Main Street to view the annual St.... Read More
From now until May 1, hundreds of baseball and softball teams from around the United States will embark on an epic Spring Training adventure with the Ripken Experience of Myrtle Beach. Both high school and NCAA teams have the opportunity to take advantage of the week-long sessions, and the number of teams taking part in this spring training event has risen from just 33 in the 2007 inaugural season to more than 400 today. Spring Training will be held at the state-of-the-art Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach Complex, which features nine, lighted artificial turf fields, including four 90-foot diamonds and five baseball & softball fields with designs mirroring iconic and notorious professional ballparks from around the country.... Read More
Pizza has become somewhat of its own pop-cultural art form in the 21st Century. From Internet memes to apparel, pizza is an inescapable force in the United States today. Although places like Chicago, New York, and Naples (obviously) are infamous for distinct pizza styles and deliciousness, you can find a variety of wonderful pizza restaurants along the Grand Strand. Here are three of the top Pizza Spots in Myrtle Beach: Vicini's Restaurant and PizzaIn December 2015, Vicini's opened in Myrtle Beach at 5001 N. Kings Highway, under the supervision of owner/chef Sokol Molla. Molla and his wife Vitoria are originally from Albania, but he grew up in Italy, where he worked in the culinary field in Tuscany for many years.... Read More
Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta Boat Parade in Little RiverOn November 26, the Little River Inlet will come alive with the beauty of Christmas. In its 32nd year, the Boat Parade will showcase decorated boats, as they travel along the inlet. Each participant (as well as viewers) is encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children who may be in need this holiday season. This maritime parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Little River and make its way to the Dock Holidays Marina, so find a great viewing spot and enjoy the Intracoastal Boat Parade.North Myrtle Beach Christmas ParadeNorth Myrtle Beach will kick off the Christmas season with its parade, which takes place on December 3 at 5:20 p.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach area is typically known for many things, from its numerous shopping districts to its sparkling beaches to its challenging golf courses. But for those of us who aren't quite skilled enough for standard golf, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach offer an array of family-friendly mini-golf courses, and some of the area's top spots remain open in the colder season. If you're looking for something fun to do during your off-season visit to the Grand Strand, check out one of these Top 5 Mini-Golf Courses open for your Winter vacation. 5. Mutiny Bay: Miniature GolfLocated on Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, Mutiny Bay Golf offers players 36 holes in an all-outdoor pirate adventure.... Read More
It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost).Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book.While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties.And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible.... Read More
The seafood scene on the South Strand is one of the best on the East Coast. From the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to the 'arrogantly shabby' seafood shacks of Pawleys Island, guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are surrounded by can't-miss, fresh-catch options. But for those who prefer their seafood on the rare side, as in tasty sushi and sashimi, you need to know where to go. Here the top five places to find great sushi near Litchfield Beach:* Cera Sushi: Recently opened at the Hammocks Shops Village in Pawleys Island, this new-age Asian eatery specializes in sushi.... Read More
Guests at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort are fortunate that they don't have to leave the premises to enjoy excellent seafood. The on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill serves a nice selection of steaks and seafood so you can enjoy surf and turf without the hassle of going out for dinner. But if you want to take your taste buds on a tour of the local seafood scene in nearby Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, you don’t have to go very far or look very hard. Here are five of our favorite seafood places in the neighborhood:* Frank's: This highly acclaimed restaurant is actually two eateries in one - Frank's Restaurant and Frank's Out Back.... Read More
While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. And if you’re traveling to the beach with teens and tweens, it’s best to keep them occupied, rather than have to listen to complaints about boredom … this is a vacation, after all.So here are a few of our favorite beach games for tweens and teens. They’re not guaranteed to keep them from being bored, these are teenagers we're talking about, but we’re fairly confident that between the waves and the games, you’ll all be in for a good time:• Bocce ballBocce ball is one of our favorite Italian-inspired pastimes.... Read More
Although the Grand Strand may not be known primarily for its wine country landscapes and opportunities, in the last two decades, one vineyard has taken its place as the preferred wine-making and sampling locales in the Myrtle Beach area. Located in Little River, just north of North Myrtle Beach, La Belle Amie was first envisioned in the 1990s, and the first vineyards were cultivated in the spring of 1996. After a few years of crop-devastating hurricanes, La Belle Amie persevered to grow into one of the area's premiere destinations for wine connoisseurs. Daily visitors have the opportunity to take part in a sampling of the vineyard's top products from the comforts of the wine tasting room.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is known for many things, some of which include the Grand Strand's beautiful golf courses, divine dining, and endless shopping experiences. However, beyond those delightful segments of Myrtle Beach, the city is also home to many award-winning dinner and theatre shows. One of the most popular and spectacular stage performance locales along the Grand Strand is The Palace Theatre, located off of Highway 17, adjacent to Broadway at the Beach. Housed in a gorgeous, rotunda-styled building, with sky-high columns and an inviting stairway entrance, The Palace Theatre was voted 2014 WINNER for Best Live Entertainment Theater by Carolina Forest Readers Choice Awards.... Read More
If you're looking to take your vacation to the next level and experience the adventure and thrillsof the waters of the Myrtle Beach area, then be sure to check out Island AdventureWatersports. Located off of Dick Pond Road, in the Socastee area of the Grand Strand, IslandAdventure offers up an array of opportunities for visitors.Island Adventure features a diverse group of watercraft, including jet skis, pontoon boats,kayaks, and paddleboards. Jet skis are rented out by the hour and each rental includes allinstruction, safety equipment and gas. Their Yamaha jet skis can comfortably seat up to threeriders, and if you have a large group, Island Adventure offers up guided 2 hour tours, which caninclude up to 10 jet skis.... Read More
Take a glimpse back into the annals of history by visiting the colonial Kaminski House duringyour next vacation on the Grand Strand. Located only ten miles from beautiful Pawleys Island,the Kaminski House can be found in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, where it has stoodsince the year 1769.Before it was the Kaminski House, the home and land on which it sits belonged to the once-proclaimed "King of Georgetown," Paul Trapier, who was one of the leading merchants in SouthCarolina at that time. Trapier was born to French Huguenots who had settled in the FrenchSantee region of South Carolina, and he became wealthy after opening several general andtrade stores throughout the colony.... Read More
If you think you've seen it all when it comes to Grand Strand shopping, think again. The Hammock ShopsVillage in Pawleys Island, South Carolina provides a relaxing shopping experience that is far from typicalof today's mega malls and outlet shopping excursions. If you are looking for something different, thatoffers you the latest in shopping at your own pace, The Hammock Shops Village is especially for you.Established more than seventy-five years ago in 1938 and situated along the southern Grand Strand, TheHammock Shops Village began with just one building that focused on the art of hammock-making.... Read More
Pop. Boom. Sizzle.There are few things more uniquely American than a good fireworks show, and it’s a tradition that — lucky for us — is enjoyed on July 4th and beyond all over the Grand Strand and quite close to Litchfield Beach & Golf. Here are some best bets for fireworks events on Independence Day, which fortuitously falls on a free-flowing Saturday this year, and all summer long.July 4th Weekend Fireworks:Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Take it from us, this is the event to beat. Following the awesomely fun boat parade earlier in the day, the restaurants along the MarshWalk sponsor a fabulous fireworks show over the inlet starting at 10 p.... Read More
You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll.Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries:Dead Dog Saloon: This long-running favorite burned to the ground earlier this year, but a new and improved Dead Dog emerged from the ashes.... Read More
In real estate, it’s the big question.Rent or buy?When talking South Strand vacations, there is no question.Rent, rent, rent.Whether it’s too big and bulky to bring from home or so out-of-this-world wild that you’d never own it in the first place, vacation rental accessories can elevate your trip to a convenient and affordable “Best Ever” status.What are the best items to rent when you’re staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Our takes.1) Kayak: Ever tried to gate-check a kayak? Yeah, us neither. Even if you have one of your own, leave it at home and rent one when you arrive.... Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… and when you take the likelihood of frigid winter temperatures and travel-snarling snowstorms out of the equation, it’s positively sublime. Ahh, South Carolina.We love the holidays in Pawleys, Murrells and Litchfield, and it’s not just because of the mild clime. Here are some best bets for getting into the spirit of the season down here south of Myrtle Beach.Nights of a Thousand Candles: Somehow, in some way, Brookgreen Gardens manages to out-beautify itself around the holidays. The world-famous expanse of flora and statuary becomes bedecked in light with the help of over 5,000 hand-lit candles and more sparkling lights.... Read More
If there’s one thing worse than heading out on that great (as in big, vast — not wonderful) new year’s pledge known as the “I’m Getting Healthy Once and For All” routine, it’s being reminded of ways in which we can get healthy once and for all.Enough already. Can we please have the eggnog and cheese plates back?Sigh.But when getting back into the wellness frame of mind is delicious, fun, fascinating and rewarding, it’s a little easier to swallow. And when so many of these options are right outside your door near the Litchfield Beach & Golf resort, it’s even better.... Read More
It’s happening.The calendar date has been circled. The kids are with a sitter. You’re both ready to be together… alone.Your anniversary has arrived — how are you celebrating?The Grand Strand is chock full of festive, romantic outings and restaurants that will stoke that marital fire — or just take the edge off the nuttiness of family life — that are easy to access and easier to love. The following is a day to remember.Morning: We can’t think of many things more awe-inspiring, peaceful and romantic than watching the sunrise over the ocean. Set the alarm and sneak out before dawn’s early light with travel mugs of coffee in hand.... Read More
We love a hot summer day as much as the next person, but we also know that sometimes hot is just too hot.So, take a look at this list if you’re headed to Litchfield Beach for some hot summer fun. It’ll help you keep your cool so you can enjoy your vacation.• Stay hydratedSome of the effects we think of when we think of being overheated are actually the effects of dehydration. Make sure that you and your kids drink plenty of water. Put each family member’s name on a bottle to help you monitor who’s drinking enough and who needs to take a break and take a few sips.... Read More
The South Strand relishes its “endless summer” vibe.But the kids still have to go back to school, you know what we mean?Spending Labor Day weekend at Litchfield Beach & Golf means you get one last summertime hurrah — one last lazy beach day, one last over-the-top ice cream cone, one last sunset over the inlet.We get the importance of this ritualistic changing of the seasonal guard, even if the warm weather does tend to linger a little longer here.We’ve got some great things to do here over Labor Day weekend — away from the teeming crowds of some of the bigger, more obvious attractions — to stretch out those last fun days of the best time of year.... Read More
Take a guided kayak eco-tour with these folks, and your South Strand vacation will be made.Guaranteed.“That’s our goal,” said Black River Outdoors co-owner Richard Laurent. “We want to be their highlight.It’s not so far-fetched, this goal, seeing as Laurent and his crew of experienced guides know all the best spots to visit, have easy-to-use gear, and give the top-of-the-tier tours. Laurent  recommends that those staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf try a tour of either the Cypress Swamp on the Black and Waccamaw Rivers or the Salt Marsh at Huntington Beach State Park for a two- or four-hour expedition.... Read More
Featuring first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and true Southern hospitality, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers the comfort, facilities and people power to host a variety of events - from family reunions and weddings to business meetings and golf outings. Best of all, you pick the dates and your preferences and let us handle all the details. Our professional staff of event planners can deliver the ideal event so you and your party can focus on making memories.The spacious and scenic property includes more than a dozen conference rooms and meeting spaces for groups as small as 12 and as large as 230.... Read More
Diners at Webster's in Litchfield often have a hard time choosing between the many unique dishes on the menu.But ask executive chef Sean Thomas for a recommendation and he may send you back to the basics.'I just love our shrimp and grits,' said Thomas, the magician in the kitchen who created the menu. 'What can I say? I am crazy for the classics.'And who wouldn't be? By using the freshest local shrimp and ingredients he can get his hands on, Thomas doesn't have to work much magic to make this dish a hit, but he does anyway.The shrimp is half the battle, and Webster's goes straight to the local docks to ensure high quality and freshness.... Read More
We all know what she’s going to say.“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything for Mother’s Day.”Typical humble, selfless mom, right? But come on. Of course we have to do something.In addition to the perfectly thoughtful gift (we’ll leave that one up to you), a day of pampering and fun for mom is a must-do, and lucky for visitors to the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, there are some seriously great options within minutes of accommodations on Sunday, May 10.Read on for some of the best ways to honor mom… yes, daytime drinks are involved.1) Go with the flow: Treat mom to a little morning zen with an 8 a.... Read More
When that first warm breeze rolls in, we get out.Get out of the house, get out in the summer clothes, and get out of town to the South Strand where spring means business. The best place to enjoy this most invigorating season is the world-renowned Brookgreen Gardens, right in Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s backyard.With its abundant acreage of spectacular flora, impressive art, and delightful zoo and aviary, Brookgreen is a pleasure to visit year round. However, spring is its Super Bowl, so to speak, with the grounds coming to life in a show of magnificent colors and shapes.What to expect this spring at Brookgreen? Read on.... Read More
Cead Mile Failte…… to the South Strand, y’all.They say that everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We say that everyone is welcome here at the beach. Put those two things together and we’ve got the makings for one seriously fun holiday.St. Paddy’s Day 2015 falls on a Tuesday – a serious bummer if you plan on, um, seriously partying. In addition, Pawleys Island doesn’t host a parade or any formal event, so if you love the idea of green beer and bagpipes, head to North Myrtle Beach on March 14 for their fun annual event.Looking to stay a little closer to your home away from home at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Still want to get your slainte on?Throw on your finest green wear and see what’s in store.... Read More
We often forget that the United States is not that old — few cities even crest the two-century mark.Here in the Grand Strand, things sometimes seem especially young. We’ve got new hotels, new restaurants and new attractions that seem to pop up daily.Then we head a little south, to quaint Georgetown, S.C., and get a dose of what life was like so very long ago.When you head to Georgetown — a seaside community halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston — the best way to dip into its historic significance is through the fun and informative Swamp Fox Tours Company.... Read More
They call it “mall exhaustion.”We are all familiar — when shopping till we drop turns into frustration, fatigue, and eventually flopping out on one of those chairs in the middle of a store while our partner combs the sale racks… again. Bad Muzak, heavy perfume smells, and too many people all add up to swearing off shopping entirely.Beleaguered retail-phobes of the world take heart. There is hope.And it comes in the form of the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island.This delightful destination is the anti-mall, with about 20 small, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in clapboard cottages dotted among meandering paths, pines, porches and flowers.... Read More
Some days we’re up for a challenge, a feat, a triumph of will.And some days we just want to have a good time.For those days, we love to recommend the Litchfield Country Club to visiting Lowcountry golfers for its scenic environs, forgiving design and, this time of year, steeply discounted prices.And don’t let the name fool you — this is not the snooty, too-exclusive country club experience with which you might be familiar. All are welcome, and all are treated wonderfully by the knowledgeable and helpful staff.The course prides itself on catering to the “well-rounded” player who perhaps doesn’t boast John Daly-esque long drives.... Read More
Mom wants sushi. Dad wants shrimp and grits. Kids want the burgers-dogs-chicken finger trifecta.And you’re not making three stops.Lucky you, dear visitor, since the South Strand seems to know what you’re up against. We’re listing five of our favorite local restaurants that have a little bit of everything to please all palates.Here’s where to start, all within a short drive of your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Frank’s and Frank’s Outback: We — and just about every other one of their patrons —love this spot for celebrations and splurges, and rest assured, you really can get any number of delicious eats from their three menus.... Read More
It’s not that we’re fishing for compliments, really.But there are some things the South Strand does very well, and inshore and offshore adventures are among them.While staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf, you’re within casting distance of some fun, knowledgeable and reputable charter companies to take you out, hook you up, and reel your catch in for an incredibly memorable outing. This is an especially great option if you’re chipping in with a couple of other adults to defray costs. Flounder, black drum, red drum, sea trout, tarpon and more (and maybe even a shark — eek.... Read More
When summering in the South Strand, indulging in an ice-cold treat is an obligation, really. Think about it: 90-degree heat, intense humidity, days spent in the sun — that ice cream becomes mandatory. We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite local spots to get a frozen snack— both for kids and grown-ups — within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.Brain freezes sold separately.1) Paradice: This is, naturally, your first line of defense. A traditional ice cream shop in every sense, Paradice serves dozens of flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, floats, hurricanes, shaved ices, smoothies, frappes and malts.... Read More
One of the most magical sights on the South Strand is but a few steps away.Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles is back this year, and visiting the expansive garden grounds by twinkling lights is a must-do when staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf. Well, anywhere really, but you’re so close right now that it would be a shame not to.But this weekend — December 18, 19 and 20 — is the last to enjoy the “Nights.” However, those in town after Christmas will delight in an extension of sorts. On December 31 come for the Stroll By Candlelight on New Year’s Eve event.... Read More
What happens when the True North meets the Deep South?Eight days of springy, beach-y, good neighborly fun, that’s what.The 54th Annual Can-Am Days Festival returns to Myrtle Beach March 14-22, and promises all the fun, beauty and hospitality the Grand Strand is known for. Not to be overlooked, all activities are easily accessed from the idyllic (and slightly quieter) perch of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Why Can-Am (short for Canadian-American)? Well, any non-southerner can attest what March is like due north of us — cold, bleak, and seemingly endless. Down here? Well, it’s warm, sunny and downright delightful and we want you all to see it.... Read More
Come cruise the Winyah Bay and take home some great memories and amazing seashells. First of all, make sure you head out of the Myrtle Beach area and drive on down to Georgetown, about 45 minutes away.  Take the Rover Boat Tours, it is the best, most relaxing and carefree way to experience historic, unspoiled Lowcountry nature surrounding Georgetown and Winyah Bay. You will board a 46-foot long power catamaran with comfortable seating in the shade.You will be surrounded by vistas of water sna salt marsh, where you may spot a dolphin or sea turtle to swim alongside of you.  AFter you cruise a bit, the Rover will put you ashore where you will be on an unsettled barrier island where the historic Winyah Bay Lighthouse overlooks the deserted beach of North Island.... Read More
Yes, we’re supposed to relax on vacation.But at the expense of our well-earned physiques?Good news, folks, we can have it both ways — that is, take a load off without putting a load on.How?Be realistic. Don’t expect to spend hours intensely exercising if that’s just not in the cards. Instead, think maintenance, healthful choices, and unexpected calorie burns. Here’s what you need to do, and it’s all within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) 10,000 Steps: We’ve all heard that this is the sort of fitness gold standard, the minimum number of steps we need to take a day to stay on a healthy track.... Read More
There are a lot of things we South Strand-ers consider major sources of pride.There are the pristine beaches, the world-famous Lowcountry cuisine, the fascinating history, the gorgeous inlet.And then there’s Brookgreen Gardens.This is one of the biggest attractions in the Myrtle Beach area for a reason; the sprawling grounds are jaw-droopingly gorgeous and always a delight for the senses. It’s all-ages fun, it’s educational, it’s ever changing, but it’s also a relaxing and leisurely outing. And that’s a hard combination to come by.Oh, and the best part? It’s a stone’s throw from your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.... Read More
Located just a short drive north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Brookgreen Gardens puts on the Cool Summer Evenings program beginning June 8 and running through Aug. 5. Held every Wednesday and Friday night, the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. so you can enjoy the scenery with sunset servings as a beautiful backdrop on the former rice plantation. The additional two hours are prime hours for beating the heat and soaking in all the art and nature Brookgreen Gardens has to offer.As the temperature starts to drop and the sun sinks behind the palmetto and live oak trees, the gardens come alive with the sounds of music.... Read More
There are so many great restaurants located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk that it's hard to choose just one — so don't.Instead of enjoying a four-course meal at one of the dozen or so establishments connected by the wooden waterfront walkway, take a page out of Ernest Hemingway's memoir 'A Moveable Feast' and have one course each at four different restaurants. Take the short stroll on the MarshWalk and stop in for a few small tastes of what the 'Seafood Capital of South Carolina' has to offer.Since Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort guests have proven they have great taste by staying at the ultimate Lowcountry vacation property, we've compiled a list of their popular choices for which restaurants do each course best.... Read More
Stachybotrys chartarum, Cladosporium, Aspergillus: scary sounding words, and the scientific terms for mold that can grow in buildings. A stubborn problem in many structures, black mold poses significant health and property issues and can be a headache to take on. Here are some important facts from the Center for Disease Control:Molds are extremely common in buildings and have a tendency to grow anywhere where there is moisture.Large infestations are often detected by smell or sight, but often occur in areas that may be concealed from open view.Mold can enter a structure in many ways, like open doorways, windows and ventilation systems.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is a beautiful area and while it may be known for amusement parks and man-made attractions, there's plenty of fun to be had among nature. The next time you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to try some of these fun nature-based activities:Pier FishingMyrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand offer several area piers that are perfect for a full day of fishing fun. In North Myrtle Beach there's the Cherry Grove Pier, where a world record 1780 lb. Tiger Shark was once caught. Myrtle Beach is home to four different piers: the Apache Pier (the longest wooden fishing pier on the east coast), 14th Avenue Pier (featuring a restaurant with views out over the water), Second Avenue Pier (just south of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk ) and Springmaid Pier (voted best pier for fishing by the Myrtle Beach Herald).... Read More
We all come from different walks of life, and surely have different opinions on many issues, but there's one thing we can all agree on: explosions are awesome...OK, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole. But if you do enjoy explosions, you probably would dig the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show, coming to the Myrtle Beach Speedway beginning this June and running every 1st & 3rd Wednesday throughout the summer. An adrenaline-packed display featuring racing, wrecks, flames and, of course, EXPLOSIONS, is sure to excite families and spectators of all ages.The exhibition showcases some of the best Hollywood stuntmen doing stunts and daredevil acts that will both wow you and leave you scratching your head, wondering how someone could walk away from such a death-defying act.... Read More
It's a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, a recent survey involving four participants, 75% responded that their days went better with a great meal in the morning. We're not sure how scientifically accurate those results are, but three out of four can't be wrong, right?And hey, you're on vacation. Skip the grapefruit or granola and splurge. Here are some of the best places around Myrtle Beach to indulge in some delicious morning treats.Dino's House of PancakesNorth Myrtle Beach visitors have raved about Dino's for years, and you can't miss their retro 50's style sign at 2120 Highway 17 South.... Read More

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