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Myrtle Beach is known for having a huge abundance of restaurants ranging from local seafood joints to high-end steakhouses and everything in between. With hundreds of different eateries dotting the coast from North Myrtle Beach down to Pawleys Island your appetite is guaranteed to find it’s perfect mate. And if you’re planning a fall vacation to Myrtle Beach there are going to be plenty of culinary celebrations showcasing some of the most popular lowcountry food specialties. If you consider yourself a foodie you can’t miss these great events on your next trip to Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Seafood FestivalFor those planning on a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach on the weekend of November 1st-2nd, you have to check out the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival.... Read More
May is right around the corner, and that means the air will soon be filled with the rumble of thousands of motorcycle engines as the Myrtle Beach bike weeks roll back into the Grand Strand. With the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally taking place from May 10-19 and Myrtle Beach Bikefest happening over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-27, if you're a motorcycle enthusiast, May is the perfect time for a vacation to Myrtle Beach. These dates are always some of the most popular Myrtle Beach vacation dates, so make sure to reserve your condo soon so you don't miss out.The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally kicks things off from May 10-19.... Read More
TopGolf - one of the premier nightlife hot-spots opened in March 2019 and brings its unique brand of sports and entertainment to the Grand Strand. Located directly across the street from Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, this new fun-filled attraction will entertain family, friends and golfers of all skill sets for hours. With 30 locations already open around the US, thousands of golfers and non-golfers have enjoyed the non-stop fun night out at Topgolf and this golf-themed venue is sure to quickly become one of the most popular hot-spots around Myrtle Beach.If you’re not familiar with TopGolf, it consists of a huge multi-tiered driving range with dozens of individual hitting bays that can accommodate up to eight guests (six players).... Read More
This month, Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Wedding Showcase, the Grand Strand's premier wedding exhibition, on Saturday January 26, 2019. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., prepare to be amazed by all of the glitz and glamour of this bridal event. Whether you're a local bride or a bride who is planning a destination wedding on the beach, the Wedding Showcase has you covered for everything wedding.The Wedding Showcase will be hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where vendors set up exhibits and booths designed to offer you the latest and best in wedding gear. One of the most essential aspects of the wedding is the bridal party's attire, and the Wedding Showcase will have all of the industry's best in fashion, from wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to mother of the groom and father of the bride apparel.... Read More
During your Pawleys Island vacation, you will enjoy plenty of great ways to spend your day. Whether it's lounging along our pristine beaches, playing a round or two on our amazing golf courses or getting an adrenaline rush at an amusement park like Family Kingdom or Wild Water and Wheels, your trip is bound to be memorable. But as the day turns to night, the perfect way to wrap things up is watching the sky sparkle at one of the weekly fireworks displays around the Grand Strand. Check out some of these dazzling pyrotechnic displays during your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island. Broadway at the Beach Holding the crown as South Carolina's most visited tourist attraction, there are lots of great reasons to visit Broadway at the Beach.... Read More
With June upon us and summer getting into full swing, you're probably eagerly anticipating your trip to Pawleys Island. What's that? You haven't planned your summer vacation to Pawleys yet? Well, with as busy as our lives can get we can't blame you, but that's exactly why you need to make time for a relaxing getaway to our lowcountry slice of paradise. You deserve a break from those everyday stresses and with weeks and weeks of sunny skies on the horizon now is the perfect time to escape to Pawleys Island. On top of this, while on your getaway you can experience one of the Grand Strand's premier nightly summer events at nearby Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
There are plenty of scenic beaches and great landmarks to visit during your Pawleys Island vacation. From the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to Brookgreen Gardens to all the attractions of nearby Myrtle Beach, you're sure to have a packed itinerary. But no matter what you've got planned be sure to fit in some time to explore Atalaya, one of the most unique and beautiful landmarks along the Grand Strand. Situated in Huntington Beach State Park, Atalaya was dreamt up by Archer M. Huntington and Anna Huntington. Archer was a wealthy industrialist who had an intense love for the arts and his wife Anna was a talented and acclaimed sculptor.... Read More
Pawleys Island is situated within the lowcountry coastal region of South Carolina and some of the most beautiful landscapes along the east coast. From shady wooded regions featuring canopies of coastal pines and live oaks to tranquil inlets and saltwater marshes, you have to experience all the beautiful nature trails available during your vacation to Pawleys Island. Whether you travel on foot or by bike, there are numerous scenic trails for your enjoyment around the southern Grand Strand area and here are a few that you won't want to miss during your next trip to Pawleys Island. ... Read More
A vacation to Pawleys Island is a great way to unwind and escape our everyday stresses. But in addition to clearing our mind, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the arts, with the most well-known being Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is home to one of the country's largest sculpture collections and also features a rotating collection of exhibits by local, national and international artists year-round. Each year on the first weekend in June, Brookgreen Gardens hosts their annual Art Festival, and for art lovers and those interested in the learning more about art in various mediums this festival is a must-see event.... Read More
There's nothing like a Pawleys Island vacation to melt your stress away and enjoy a laid back getaway from the everyday hustle that we all deal with. From lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, dining on fresh local seafood at an oceanfront restaurant or enjoying world-class golf, there are a ton of ways to spend your leisure time during your trip to Pawleys Island. And if you consider yourself a shopaholic, there are lots of great local shops and venues to snag the perfect souvenir to remember your Pawleys Island vacation by. Here are some of the best spots to peruse for deals on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
Let's face it: to turn a phrase made famous by Reese's, there's no wrong way to enjoy a Pawleys Island vacation. But there are always ways to make your already fantastic vacation even better. From finding ways to curb sand that sneaks its way everywhere to quick and easy cures for getting too much sun, there are some great hacks out there to make your trip to Pawley Island even more enjoyable. Here are few amazing tricks to get the maximum enjoyment out of your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation. Apple cider vinegar for sunburn You'll always want to layer up with sunscreen when you take a trip to the beach, but if you still wind up with some sunburn, a spray bottle of apple cider vinegar diluted with water offers a quick and inexpensive way to take the sting out.... Read More
Pawleys Island is one of the premier vacation spots on the east coast for a quiet, relaxing getaway to leave behind all your everyday worries and enjoy a slower pace way of life. But for those traveling with kids, there might be concerns about keeping them occupied. Luckily, there are plenty of great kid-friendly entertainment options within a short drive to make sure a Pawleys Island vacation is just as enjoyable for them as it is for you. As all parents know, when the kids are happy, it's a little easier for everyone to be happy, so be sure to check out these great nearby entertainment options on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
There's nothing like hitting the beach on a sunny day with some pals to enjoy some friendly competition. Luckily, on your Pawleys Island vacation you can enjoy some of the most pristine shoreline available along the east coast. Outside of beach activity standards like frisbees and footballs, there are plenty of great beach game and gear options to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Here are a few of the most popular and unique beach games for you to try during your next trip to Pawleys Island. Spikeball Having garnered quite a following since being featured on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fixture on many beaches all over the country.... Read More
You have the wedding gown, you have your guest list, and you have your fabulous wedding venue in Pawleys Island. Now it's time to determine the menu for your special day at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. While our catering team takes pride in being able to create the customizable menu that you prefer, here, we'll be focusing on our special themed buffets that you can choose from to make your wedding day complete. Read ahead to discover our six deliciously-themed buffets and find out how you can get started planning your dream wedding at Litchfield. All dinner buffets include rolls with butter, water, coffee, and iced tea.... 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
Everyone loves taking a vacation to Pawleys Island. After all, with as hard as we all work in our everyday lives, everyone deserves to take a relaxing trip to this lowcountry paradise. But packing up all your belongings for your getaway can be a drag. You show up in your condo, unzip your suitcase only to find all your beach clothes are wrinkled beyond comprehension. Or, even worse, you forget an essential and now have to spend valuable vacation time shopping for things you already own. Here are some great tips to ensure that packing for your trip is a breeze and that your Pawleys Island vacation doesn't hit any snags when you arrive.... Read More
With over 80 golf courses available along the Grand Strand, it's no wonder why the Myrtle Beach area is known as the Golf Capital of the World. And with many of the area's best courses situated around Pawleys Island, there's no shortage of world-class links to test your game and delight golfers of all skill levels. If you're planning on playing a round or two during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, don't miss the challenging layout presented by the course at True Blue. Perennially named one of the top golf courses along the Grand Strand and featured on Golf Magazine's 2017 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list, True Blue has wowed golfers since its opening back in February 1998.... Read More
With the weather warming up, golf in full swing and so many great spring events slated for the Pawleys Island area, it's the perfect time to plan a trip to Pawleys Island. If you're looking for first-class accommodations, Litchfield Beach and Golf offers guests everything you could be looking for, from modern one bedroom oceanfront Pawleys Island condos to deluxe six bedroom oceanfront beach houses. And now when you stay with Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, you can enjoy mouth-watering breakfast and dinner options at Coastal Dish, the on-site restaurant of the resort. Officially open for the 2018 season, Coastal Dish is sure to satisfy any diner's appetite with a tremendous selection of tantalizing dishes every morning and evening.... 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
During your vacation to Pawleys Island, you will enjoy a wealth of fantastic dining options around the area. No matter if your idea of a perfect meal is Mahi Mahi, a bacon cheeseburger, rack of lamb or anything in between, the dozens of world-class restaurants dotting the Pawleys Island area will delight your taste buds and ensure your appetite is completely satisfied. And with the Tastes at Pawleys culinary festival, now you can sample the area's top restaurants in one sitting. Celebrating its 10th year in 2018, the Tastes at Pawleys event takes place on April 29th at the Precious Blood of Christ Church in Pawleys Island.... Read More
During daylight hours on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it's all about hitting the links. But when the sun goes down, unless you've got night vision goggles, glow-in-the-dark golf balls and floodlights on your golf cart, you'll need to find some activities to fill out your getaway itinerary. Luckily, Myrtle Beach offers a ton of great live entertainment choices to enjoy on your golf trip. Here are some of the best entertainment spots to visit during your golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. House of Blues If you're enjoying your golf vacation with a stay at Barefoot Resort, you're right around the corner from Barefoot Landing, home of the House of Blues.... Read More
When you take a trip to Myrtle Beach, not only do you get to enjoy beautiful beaches, endless golf and mile-long list of entertainment options, but you can pick from nearly a thousand area restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. With such a tremendous assortment of dining options, one of the toughest choices during your Myrtle Beach vacation can be where to enjoy your next meal. It's a great problem to have though, because from North Myrtle Beach down to Pawleys Island, your dream meal is sure to be right around the corner. If you consider yourself a foodie, there's no better way to sample from the area's top culinary destinations than at the 11th annual Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing.... Read More
Along the Grand Strand, we appreciate the natural beauty and splendor displayed by the coastal Carolina landscape. From the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoiled wetlands inland and along the shores of the Waccamaw River, the area branching out from Pawleys Island showcases unique ecosystems and landscapes that are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy. On your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island, you can learn why these natural areas are worth protecting and what you can do to help by visiting the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. Taking place on Saturday, April 21st, the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens will be a great event for kids and adults alike to learn about nature, conservation efforts and the work that goes on behind the scenes to make Brookgreen Gardens the world-class botanical sanctuary that it is.... Read More
When you think of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of things that come to mind, but one of the most famous exports of the Myrtle Beach area has been the shag. No, not the carpet, the iconic dance that took the area by storm beginning back in the late 1930s and still holds a special place in the hearts of Grand Strand locals and guests alike. No matter if you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the dance, during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, take a quick drive to Georgetown and check out the 12th Annual Shag Festival, taking place on April 21, 2018. If you're not familiar with the shag and its history along the Grand Strand, here's a quick primer for you.... 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
A Pawleys Island vacation can be one of the most relaxing getaways you can take, but fortunately it doesn't break your budget. When you book with our great Pawleys Island resorts you know you're getting an unbeatable deal, and when you get here there are lots of great ways to fill your trip with non-stop fun without spending a dime. So holster your credit card, put that checkbook away and check out some of the best ways to enjoy free fun while on your vacation to Pawleys Island. Birdwatch Along the Shoreline Located just north of Pawleys Island in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park is renowned as the best spot for birdwatching in the state of South Carolina.... Read More
The South Carolina coastal region around Pawleys Island features a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that is truly unique. Even without venturing into less developed or populated areas, you're likely to see majestic cranes expertly spearing fish in area ponds or even alligators patrolling marshes and inlets. But by exploring further out, you will be rewarded by witnessing the unspoiled beauty of this intricate ecosystem. On your next vacation to Pawleys Island, slow things down and learn about the nature behind this special area with a trip to Georgetown to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. Centered around a large plantation, Hobcaw Barony was one of 10 coastal baronies (estates ran by barons of the British empire) established by King George I in 1718.... Read More
Everyone deserves a vacation to kick back, relax and enjoy time away from our everyday routines, and as anyone who's taken a trip to Pawleys Island would attest to, one venture to this lowcountry paradise will have you planning your next getaway as soon as you get home. However, with our busy schedules and budget concerns, sometimes taking a vacation can get pushed to the side. But that doesn't have to be the case. What if you could win a seven-night Pawleys Island vacation, free of charge, each year for life? Luckily for you, with the Vacation For Life contest from Brittain Resorts and Hotels, that's exactly what you can win with a simple entry.... Read More
You have the engagement ring, and now you need the perfect venue to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you're a local resident or considering a destination wedding, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is the ideal setting for your upcoming nuptials. Read ahead to discover everything you need to know about planning your Lowcountry wedding. Location Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is situated perfectly along the South Carolina coast in tranquil Pawleys Island. With warm summers and mild winters, its location in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry allows for outdoor events all year long.... Read More
March has arrived, which for many states on the east coast and midwest means that spring break is right around the corner. And after a long and snowy winter season it can't come soon enough. Ideally, you've already reserved your Pawleys Island condo for your spring break vacation to the Grand Strand. Now all there is left to do is prepare for endless fun on your getaway. Here are a few essential items that can help make your spring break trip to Pawleys Island even better than you expected. CGear Sand Free Beach Mat It's great to dip your toes in the sand out on the shores of Pawleys Island, but no one likes it when your beach towel is covered in a layer of the stuff.... 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
The lowcountry region of the South Strand is home to an abundance of wildlife, from sea turtles and alligators to egrets and bald eagles. But of all the wildlife you expected to see on your vacation to Pawleys Island, we bet that dinosaurs weren't on the list. Well, OK, you might not see live dinosaurs, but with a visit to the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens, you can check out a large selection of super-realistic animatronic dinosaurs and learn all about these incredible creatures while on your trip to Pawleys Island. Running daily from now until April 27th, the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens showcases seventeen different animatronic creatures to discover, including stegosaurus, triceratops, utahraptor, megalosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex.... Read More
One of the best parts of spending your vacation in the convenience of a beach resort is that you don't even have to leave the premises to experience a complete and fulfilling getaway. From playing and lounging on the sand at the beach to exercising in the on-site workout facilities to renting bikes and enjoying swimming pools and more, vacation is just easier at a resort. Taking this convenience one step further, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort also has on-site food and beverage options, including Starbucks, The Deck Tiki Bar, and our newly-renovated restaurant, Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining. Coastal Dish can be found in the same place as our previous restaurant, Webster's, and has undergone construction and design updates, as well as a reboot of the dinner menu.... Read More
Whether it's an inland excursion along the Waccamaw River and coastal inlets or an offshore journey into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Pawleys Island and the surrounding south strand area offers several great boat tours that are a fantastic way to spend the day on your Pawleys Island vacation. From swashbuckling adventures aboard a pirate ship to laid-back beer tasting cruises, here's a sampling of some of the aquatic experiences available during your trip to Pawleys Island. Pirate Adventures Tours Landlubbers of all ages can get a taste of the pirate's life with a tour from Pirate Adventures.... Read More
A Pawleys Island vacation is all about relaxation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your fitness regimen has to take a back seat. As a matter of fact, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers so many great options to stay in shape that you might end up ramping up your exercise program. Check out these great ways to keep active during your trip to Pawleys Island at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort The Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers guests one of the finest fitness centers available along the entire Grand Strand. This fantastic amenity is available to all guests of the resort for the entirety of their stay.... 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
If you're planning a vacation to Pawleys Island or the surrounding south strand area this February, you're in luck. Brookgreen Gardens is always a magical place to visit, but during February they are showcasing a couple of special events that are sure to be can't-miss attractions during your Pawleys Island vacation. Romance in the Gardens Planning a trip to Pawleys Island with your special someone? What better way to celebrate your relationship than by renewing your vows among the beautiful scenery of Brookgreen Gardens? The ceremony will take place at 3 PM on Wednesday, February 14th at the gates leading up the the gorgeous Oak Allee area of the gardens.... Read More
New Orleans isn't the only place to enjoy all the fun of Mardi Gras. The Grand Strand will host plenty of awesome Mardi Gras parties that give you a great reason to plan a vacation to Myrtle Beach. Book your Pawleys Island condo with Beach Vacations today and enjoy some good times at any of the area Mardi Gras-themed events. Restaurants and bars at area destinations like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are sure to have special Mardi Gras themed events, but year in and year out, the most popular Mardi Gras party around the Grand Strand will take place at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with their 7th Annual Marshi Gras celebration.... Read More
New Year's resolutions are always made with the best of intentions, but sometimes after a few weeks it can be tough to muster up the willpower to keep them going. And if you're enjoying a Pawleys Island vacation, sometimes the temptation of some delicious fried seafood can be an obstacle on the path of eating healthier or dropping a few pounds. While it's great to indulge yourself on your trip to Pawleys Island, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy delicious meals or physical activity and keep your New Year's resolutions intact. Here are a few great options to both treat yourself and not break your New Year's resolutions during your Pawleys Island vacation.... Read More
Pawleys Island offers a plethora of fantastic fishing options to visitors of the south strand. Whether you'd like to cast a line or net right off the beach or take a charter out to try to land a blue marlin, a Pawleys Island vacation is a dream for both novice or seasoned anglers. Here are a few great fishing opportunities to experience on your next trip to Pawleys Island. Surf Fishing Surf fishing from the shores of Pawleys Island is permitted, with popular spots around the north beach of Huntington Beach State Park and around the jetty area. You'll need to provide all the gear, including bait (mullet and shrimp are recommended), a durable rod and a sand spike to set up your rod.... Read More
No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without the perfect souvenir. No matter if you're all about kitschy and cheesy or high-class elegance, there are tons of great shopping opportunities waiting for you during your trip to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. During your vacation to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of these awesome shops and shopping areas. The Gay Dolphin A trip to the Gay Dolphin is a can't-miss stop on your Myrtle Beach vacation. Located along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and in operation since 1946, the Gay Dolphin is a giant gift shop encompassing three stories and over 30,000 square feet of anything and everything souvenir.... Read More
The lowcountry paradise of Pawleys Island is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway. Not only can you enjoy the first-class accommodations along the south strand, but you can treat your special someone to a memorable day and night out as well. On your upcoming Valentine's Day vacation to Pawleys Island, check out these great attractions to make the trip unforgettable. Brookgreen Gardens A stroll through Brookgreen Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens along the east coast, is sure to make for a romantic afternoon. Walk amongst centuries-old live oaks cascading with Spanish moss and view their world-class sculpture collection.... Read More
A vacation to Pawleys Island is always a fantastic way to kick back, relax and enjoy a lowcountry paradise, but if you're interested in seeing the sights and sounds of nearby Charleston, all it takes is an hour drive. On your next Pawleys Island vacation, why not take a day trip to one of the east coast's most charming places? Here are a few great attractions to enjoy during a day trip to Charleston. Fort Sumter National Monument Built as part of an American defense system following the War of 1812, Fort Sumter is best known as the site of the first shots fired in the American Civil War. After a ferry ride into the Charleston Harbor, history buffs can explore the facility and see the original cannons installed in the fort.... Read More
Each year, millions of people from across the United States and around the world gather together to watch two teams in their battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl Champion of the NFL. This year on Sunday, February 4, 2018, you can experience Super Bowl LII at a variety of establishments scattered throughout the Pawleys Island area, and if you're spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Litchfield Beach vacation rentals, you can even enjoy the big game from the privacy and comfort of your own living room. Check out our list of the Top 5 Sports Bars of the Grand Strand to figure out where you should be on Super Bowl Sunday 2018.... 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
If you're tired of shopping and spending time indoors, don't worry. When you vacation in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas, you're sure to be within reach of a phenomenal outdoor excursion. With a variety of inlets, rivers, lakes, and of course the Atlantic Ocean nearby, the outdoor adventurer will love all of the options available during your next beach escape. Visit Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island, South Carolina for all of your Lowcountry outdoor needs. Not only does this local shop offer up retail items like t-shirts and hats, but Surf the Earth also features a variety of equipment rentals, as well as thrilling tours of the area.... 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
What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We've pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots. The MarshWalk The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you'll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well.... Read More
For decades, Brookgreen Gardens has dazzled guests with their picturesque landscapes, timeless statues and sculptures, and animal exhibits, and every Winter, the Gardens are transformed into a seemingly living, breathing display of lights, candles, and holiday cheer for the unmissable Nights of a Thousand Candles. In 2017, Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place on select nights in November and December. Visitors can expect to enjoy live music throughout the event from both scheduled performers and strolling musicians. Refreshments will be available for purchase and catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.... Read More
Fall in Pawleys Island and the Litchfield Beach area is a great time to experience a wide variety of festivals and events. From visiting the majestic gardens at Brookgreen to exploring the trails at Huntington Beach State Park to biking along the inlets, the beauty and excitement of Autumn is in full-display this time of year. For another unique Hammock Coast experience during your Litchfield Beach vacation, visit the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show this October. Now in its 28th year, the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show returns on October 21 and 22, 2017 with free admission for all. Always held on the third weekend of October, the Wooden Boat Show displays one of the South's best wooden boat exhibits, featuring over 140 classic wooden boats on both land and water.... 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
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 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
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
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
There's nothing like Summertime in Myrtle Beach. This year, you can enjoy a range of activities and events every night from June through August and into September at many of the most exciting areas along the Grand Strand. From North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island, check out these family-friendly attractions all Summer long. Make your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience extra special by visiting the Barefoot Landing shopping district off of Highway 17 this season from June 1-September 2. From 7pm - 10pm each night, get ready for amazing, family-friendly entertainment that lasts all summer long.... 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
Looking to get the most out of your South Carolina vacation? Spend some time exploring one of these cities for an epic day-trip excursion.CharlestonHead south down Highway 17 for roughly 2 hours, and you'll be in one of the southeastern United States' most historic cities. There are tons of sights to see and places to visit in Charleston, and you can accomplish a lot there in a quick day trip. Suggestions for a day in Charleston include food, history, and breathtaking sights. Start off by parking downtown and walking to the waterfront area. There you'll find an impressive boardwalk area that takes you out into Charleston Harbor.... Read More
Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you're looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.Walking / Running / BeachcombingWhen you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean.... 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
The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. 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. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :BisQit Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it's not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy.... 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
Spring has sprung, and with warmer temperatures, more sunshine, and rainy afternoons, the season sets the stage for an epic emergence of all of Spring's most vivid colors. There's no better place to discover and immerse yourself in the colors, smells, and feeling of Spring than at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that was built on the grounds of four former rice plantations. The Gardens boast that their collection of American figurative sculptures is the largest and most comprehensive in the United States, and this sprawling assortment of sculptures include over 1,400 works by more than 350 artists from the early nineteenth century to the present.... Read More
Everyone loves the normal view of Myrtle Beach, whether you're looking out at the horizon from your Myrtle Beach vacation rental balcony, cruising slowly along exciting Ocean Boulevard, or just peacefully strolling down the sandy shore. However, for those looking to see the beach city from a somewhat unusual perspective, there are many different avenues to see Myrtle Beach in a different light. Here are our Top 5 Unusual Ways to See Myrtle Beach:5. Express Watersports: Ocean Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch CruiseAquariums are amazing, but seeing marine life up close and personal in its natural habitat is priceless.... Read More
In February in the Myrtle Beach area, the weather begins to change. With sneak peaks at Spring temperatures, we look forward to blooming flowers, warmer weather, and beach days. However, most days and nights maintain that degree of bitterness that southerners associate with Winter. And what's a better combination to warm up in the late winter than hot, steamed oysters and a delectable Bloody Mary? Visit On the 1/2 Shell in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on Sunday, February 26, 2017, for an afternoon of yummy eats, thirst-quenching beverages, and live entertainment.The fun begins at 11 a.m., with the event ending at 6 p.... Read More
Forty days before the culmination of Easter, those looking for a day of complete indulgence find revelry in the celebration of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras historically and culturally represents the last day before the fast of Lent, in which many give up one or several of their own personal vices. This celebration has become secular in recent times, with people from all different backgrounds taking part in this day and night of eating, drinking, and having a great time. This year, Murrells Inlet welcomes Mardi Gras to its lively MarshWalk, where local businesses will serve up fantastic specials, while visitors experience this traditionally French holiday.... Read More
Georgetown, South Carolina, one of the oldest cities in the southeastern United States, has a history, rich in culture and elegance, as it once embodied genteel southern society in the manner it was before the Civil War. This was thanks primarily to the highly-lucrative rice and indigo plantations that were scattered throughout the area. In fact, between the 1700 and 1800s, Georgetown County was considered the wealthiest county in the nation. Many of the plantation homes that existed during the 18th and 19th Centuries have been carefully preserved and still remain in tact along the rivers that meander throughout the locale.... Read More
One of the most incredible ways to see the beauty and love around us is by experiencing the nature that surrounds us. This Valentine's Day, make a romantic visit to the Hammock Coast, where you can stroll through Huntington Beach State Park and its very own castle, sip tea in the gardens at Brookgreen, and finish the day with a special dinner for two. If you're looking for a unique way to spend your Valentine's Day, then come to the South Strand and see what we have in store.First, get your romantic day started by visiting Huntington Beach State Park, located just south of Murrells Inlet and off of Highway 17.... Read More
Some of the most striking geographical features in the Georgetown County area are the network of inlet marshes that meander inland along the coast. On the northern tip of the county, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers up the unrivaled beauty of the sights and sounds of nature. Murrells Inlet is a quaint fishing town, well-known for its seafood and for its historic popularity with pirates, including Blackbeard, centuries ago. The MarshWalk in this quiet town is home to several local businesses and some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. It has become a haven for festivals, as it hosts several throughout the year, including the 4th of July and Christmas Boat Parades.... Read More
It's nearly time to say "Goodbye" to 2016 and "Hello" to a brand new year. Whether you're looking to celebrate early or party into the beginnings of 2017, there are so many great options for New Year's Eve festivities along the South Strand. Here are a few of our favorites: Brookgreen GardensGet your New Year's Eve celebration off to a great start at Brookgreen Gardens this year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 31, 2016. The sculpture garden will be open for guests, and live entertainment will be provided. Walk through the gardens and encounter strolling musicians, performing holiday favorites.... Read More
Imagine waking up to a bright, sunny morning and walking outside to breathe in the clear, crisp air. Fortunately, on a day that's too nice to stay indoors, the bike trails in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet offer up a picturesque excursion for your Hammock Coast vacation. The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is the perfect activity to take advantage of all year long.Paralleling the coast and Highway 17, the bikeway is a part of the developing East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile stretch of trails that runs from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida. Be on the lookout for this twelve-mile stretch of flat, paved trails, which provide you with a pathway from Litchfield to south of Murrells Inlet.... Read More
The Beach House: Transform your home into a beach-themed house with gifts and souvenirs from this Pawleys Island shop. Artwork of actual scenes from the local coast, seashells, and housewear items make this a must-stop for folks who fall in love with the Lowcountry.* Carolina Gourmet: Take home a taste of the Carolina coast at this popular spot for foodies. Featuring hard-to-find items outside the Lowcountry, such as stone-ground grits, crab and shrimp boils and native jams and jellies, Carolina Gourmet is a great place for culinary artists to shop.* The Freckled Frog: The little ones will love this shop designed with them in mind.... 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
Myrtle Beach, the geographic and entertainment center of the Strand, is for those who like non-stop excitement and entertainment. The North Strand, which extends from North Myrtle Beach past the North Carolina state line, is a hot spot for boaters (because of the accessibility to the Intracoastal Waterway) and shaggers (for folks who love to do the state dance). And the South Strand, which includes Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, is for those who prefer a more relaxing vacation.Located between Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island, the South Strand has a laid-back, Lowcountry atmosphere that's perfect for taking it easy.... Read More
Litchfield Beach and neighboring Pawleys Island are considered hot spot for great South Carolina country cooking and Lowcountry cuisine. Using fresh local ingredients, including seafood plucked from nearby waters and homegrown produce, these coastal communities are famous for serving food so good that folks drive from miles around for lunch and dinner.If you want to try other area restaurants, you're staying in the right place. Here are the top five restaurants in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, and all of them are within a five-mile drive of your vacation home away from home:* BisQit: Don't let the name fool you.... 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
Spring fever isn't the only ailment that brings guests to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort this time of year. March Madness also sweeps through the South Strand, and college basketball fans have plenty of options for watching the all the tournament action. Running from March 15 to the championship game on April 4, March Madness is at its maddest at these five local spots:* Carolina Tavern: This isn't your typical sports bar. Perhaps because of its mellow Murrells Inlet location, this place is more laid back than fired up. But for fans who truly want to watch the games and just shout drunken cheers for your team, Carolina Tavern is a great place to enjoy the games without all the usual sports-bar distractions.... Read More
Whether you are doing something special for your own dad or the father of your children, you will find a wealth of opportunities on and around the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property. Book him a tee time at the adjoining Litchfield Country Club, treat him to a delicious meal at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill, or let him spend a relaxing day at the beach and oceanfront pool deck. But for dads who prefer a little adventure, venture off the resort premises to one of these five fun activities sure to put a smile on their faces for Father's Day:* Brunch/Dinner: All dads love to eat, and the Hammock Coast area that surrounds Litchfield Beach is a bounty of seafood restaurants and country cooking cafes to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.... Read More
As part of the historic Waccamaw Golf Trail, Litchfield and the surrounding towns of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown are home to several classic Lowcountry layouts. Utilizing the diverse terrain of maritime forests, swamps and salt marshes, neighboring courses look like scenes from the cover of golf magazines - and many are. Sporting four-plus ratings from national publications like Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, here are our top three links near Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Your arrival at this former rice plantation is well worth the short trip to Pawleys Island.... 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
Folks can enjoy some wonderful sounds during their stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort - the waves crashing on the beach, the sea breeze blowing through the live oak trees, and best of all, the chirping of birds and cheering for birdies on our on-site golf course. But for those with an ear for music, you don't have to travel far to find the sweet sounds of live acts on local stages. Here are five of our guests' favorite places to catch live music within a short drive of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Brookgreen Gardens: Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
There are lots of good reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort — including the luxurious Lowcountry location, the world-class amenities, and the 600 scenic acres of woodlands, wetlands and white-sand beaches. But perhaps none are bigger than the abundance of award-winning golf courses within a short distance of the resort, giving guests a long list of opportunities.With more than 80 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand visitors have plenty of options for golf. But the vast majority of top-rated layouts are located on the South Strand, from Murrells Inlet down to Georgetown.... Read More
Packing for your family vacation can be so stressful that you need a longer getaway to recover from it. Relax and remember to pack light. The beauty of staying at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort is you don't need to bring much to have a great vacation experience. The resort has so many amenities that you really don't have to leave the premises to have a good time, and even the surrounding area is very laid back and come-as-you-are casual. But there are a handful of things you should remember to bring. Here's a list of five often overlooked items by our guests that you should make sure are in your suitcase:* Beach blanket: You've been daydreaming about lying on the beach but in reality the sand can be hot and sticky without a layer of protection in between.... Read More
There are the suggestions.The hints.The if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation.Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-‘ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary.So here you have it, folks, the five absolute-must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.1) Huntington Beach State Park: Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up.... Read More
Beer has undergone a major revolution in recent years. Once represented by only handful of national brands, the beer industry’s top has been popped, blown wide open by the exploding popularity of craft beers and microbreweries. For beer-lovers with adventurous taste buds, it's now easier than ever to sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, stouts and wheat beers from around the world.The craft-beer craze has reached our little corner of the South Carolina coast, with several small bars and restaurants adding hard-to-find craft beers to their lineups. For those who love to explore (both new places and new flavors), here are five local Litchfield area hot spots where you can relax and enjoy a cold one while taking your taste buds into new territory:* Island Bar & Grill: This place is a Pawleys Island institution and one of the best local watering holes to wet your whistle with a craft beer or two.... 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
The historic town of Pawleys Island might be old, small and slow-paced, but it knows how to throw one heck of a party. The highlight of the 'arrogantly shabby' resort town's social calendar — the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art — is right around the corner, coinciding with the start of the fall season and the perfect time to visit, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15.The three-week festival is loaded with events that feature local artists and their works, national artists and their music, and the best of Lowcountry food and spirits. The events are held at some of the most scenic settings on the South Carolina coast.... 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
There is a simple formula for having a great vacation experience on the Grand Strand: Play hard, sleep hard, eat hard and shop hard. Do those four things, with lots of rest and relaxation in between, and you will take home plenty of vacation memories. Do those same things at the best places on the Grand Strand, and you're sure to make the most of your getaway.By staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you've already found the ultimate spot for maximizing your vacation time. In fact, guests can accomplish everything on their to-do list without leaving the property. Located on 600 scenic oceanfront acres, Litchfield Beach offers visitors the opportunity to play golf, play tennis, enjoy swimming and other activities, stay in comfortable accommodations in a tranquil environment, dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill, and shop and unwind at Stox & Co.... Read More
Who doesn’t adore a parade? Never mind. Don’t tell us. We don’t want to know.We just love them too much.Whether it’s a small town affair anchored by the high school marching band or a big to-do with gymnasts and fire trucks and a hailstorm of candy, municipalities and neighborhoods all around the South Strand throw their own brand of patriotic festivities. Regardless of where you wind up, bring a chair, wear your red, white and blue, and prepare for uniquely Southern Independence Day fun.Pawleys Island Parade: Just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf is where you’ll find this longstanding charmer.... Read More
While many Grand Strand vacationers want to stay close to all the popular attractions and neon-lit shops and restaurants, others prefer a relaxing getaway in a more laid-back atmosphere.Those are the visitors who choose to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, a 600-acre vacation oasis located on the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. And once they find it, they never stay anywhere else.That’s the case of recent and regular guest Karen Gorman, who enjoys getting away from it all at Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort. She and husband Kevin live in the Lake Norman area, just outside of Charlotte, NC.... Read More
Now, we’re not ones to say, “I told you so,” but we do love when something we adore is discovered and loved by others, too.So is the case with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island. The sprawling, idyllic destination was named one of the 10 most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Grand Strand by USA Today’s 10best.com.Here are a few reasons it made 10best.com’s (and our) list:Setting: Litchfield is a bit off the beaten path, making it a little more bucolic, a little less hustle-and-bustle than some of the popular spots downtown. The resort comprises 600 beautiful acres, and guests can choose to stay oceanside, golf course-adjacent, by lakes and more.... Read More
Longtime visitors to Litchfield and Pawley’s Island have likely visited the Hammock Shops many times, and perhaps eaten at one point at the now-defunct Roz’s Rice Mill Café, which was housed in a mid-1800s-era building that once served as a post office.  But the former Roz’s has a new identity as a biscuit, burger and shake shack that’s capital-Q quirky (in the best possible sense).BisQit is owned by the Mike Benson and Josh Quigley, the same team who created Quigley’s Pint and Plate, another of our favorite newer restaurants in Pawleys Island. BisQit's menu is built on innovative takes on southern-style pub food.... Read More
You know we love Myrtle Beach.Like, love.But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand.Which is why we really love Pawleys Island.But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there?Easy. Follow us.Pawleys Island lies off the Highway 17 corridor that links Myrtle Beach to Charleston, making it a snap to get from one spot to the other and everything in between. Murrells Inlet is just to the north, as are popular Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park. Just to the west the links-lovers among you will find a golfers paradise.... Read More
While, yes, the beach and golf and sunshine play a big, big part in the decision to visit the Grand Strand, the fact that we also happen to be home to some of the freshest, most incredible seafood in the country ought to weigh in, too.With the abundance of grouper, flounder, drum, trout, mackerel and more packing our waters, not to mention shrimp and inlet oysters, coastal Carolina has a lot to boast. And don’t we reap the benefits.We like to venture down Route 17 in the Pawleys/Murrells corridor to hit some phenomenal but off-the-beaten-path options. Here are seven — out of MANY — of our faves, in no particular order:1) Bliss (Murrells Inlet): This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful.... Read More
Myrtle Beach gets all of the glory, but the hidden gem of the South Carolina shoreline is Pawleys Island. It’s only about twenty miles south of Myrtle Beach, but to those in the know, it feels like an entirely different world. The Island is more laid back and less crowded–the kind of place where you can stop to appreciate a beautiful sunset, and Pawleys has plenty of those to spare. But that’s not all it has. Check out more of the many reasons to visit this seaside escape:Dining: Bistro 217 is known for its fusion of Southern flavors, brought to life by a chef who learned from the masters–his mother and grandmother.... Read More
Offering discounted offseason rates and last-minute specials, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect winter retreat to help you shake the cold-weather blues. Offering luxurious accommodations, an indoor pool and other amenities, Litchfield Beach gives guests plenty to do on those chillier times, and even more outdoor activities for those sunny days.Litchfield Beach is making it easier and more affordable than ever to take a weekend break during the final stage of winter. Guests who arrive any Friday for a two-day stay between February 19 and March 18 can save up to 40 percent off our regular rates.... 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
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
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
Think about it: we’re taking stock of the summer season, reaping the bounty of our fields, and taking a breather from some oppressive heat. However, you know that pit-of-the-stomach uneasy feeling folks experience, where even the most beautiful fall is just a precursor to some brutal winter weather? Yeah, we don’t get that here.It’s all good, all the time.Anyway, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort fits you right in the center of all the action — be it a harvest, art, wine, music or food festival — with great off-season rates on accommodations and packages that will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket to splurge for that pumpkin spice latte.... Read More
Thanksgiving dinner is as heralded as meals get.Unless you don’t like to cook.Or are visiting from out of town.Then Thanksgiving dinner is a bummer, a drag, something you’d prefer not to think about.Ah, but not on the Grand Strand. Don’t forget that southerners are all about hospitality, so when many cities shutter their restaurants on this holiday, we keep doors wide open. While there are considerably fewer restaurants open here in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area than in, say, greater Myrtle Beach, the ones that are open are so very yummy. And we’re talking about strictly turkey-gravy-stuffing fare here.... Read More
Sure, walking is great. We love it. We do it all the time. It’s the best way to get from point A to point B.But sometimes we just really don’t feel like it, you know? Or we get that need for speed… or at least that need for a little pep, zip and/or zoom.So, we rent.Along with the great network of walking / running / biking trails on the grounds of Litchfield Beach & Golf, our location, climate and the many great attractions that surround us make a scooter, moped or other such low-key mechanized transport ideal. Not only does it get you around quickly, it’s so very fun.... Read More
It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the South Strand, and this is an extra-special 25th year.Celebrate the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art at — where else? — Litchfield Beach & Golf. We offer the widest array of accommodations at great prices, all within minutes of the action.This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, September 25, and heads well into October with an exciting lineup of music, art, food, wine and more.What’s in store for the quarter-century celebration of this favorite for both locals and visitors? Take a look.Third Annual Seaside Palette: This is not, we repeat not, like watching paint dry.... 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
Oooh la la, zee love, zee romance, zee passion … zee Valentine’s Day.OK, we’ll can the bad French accent for a minute in order to relay to you some legitimate good news about spending February 14 in the South Strand: it’s fun, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not at all cheesy. So whether you’re a “Gimme a dozen red roses and keep ‘em coming” kind of person or more of a homebody, we’ve got some great ways to feel the love — morning, noon and (wink, wink) nightA.M.: We hope you’re (ahem) sleeping in…Late A.M.: Rise and shine, love birds.... Read More
It’s no wonder that the South Strand destination that plays host to a famously popular art and music festival every year also lays claim to some fabulous galleries in which we can view and buy art.But contrary to its stuffy reputation, art buying, especially here in Pawleys Island and Litchfield, can be a fun and affordable way to broaden your mind, beautify your home, and bank away a vacation’s worth of memories.Not in the market to buy? You can count on that southern hospitality to avoid any awkward no-thanks-I’m-just-looking exchanges with curators. Gallery owners and employees down here are happy to have you, regardless if you walk out with a purchase or not.... Read More
Millions of visitors spend their summer vacations on the Grand Strand every year, but the savviest of travelers love to come in the fall. Whether it's the smaller crowds, the milder temperatures or the scenic beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the fall, repeat guests have fallen in love with an autumn retreat to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and the south side of the Strand.Although there are numerous year-round reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach, including the 600-acre oceanfront property's first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and Southern hospitality, fall presents its own unique set of opportunities for a picture-perfect getaway.... Read More
You know it as soon as you darken the doorstep.This place is NOT kid friendly.The breakable stemware. The hushed tones. The glares from patrons and staff.So what’s a hungry family to do?Lucky for our littlest visitors, we in the South Strand love you, and we have loads of great spots where not only kiddos are welcome, but mom and dad will be pleased as well. Here are a few of our faves just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Pawleys Island Tavern: While we can’t think of many parents who delight in taking their children to a tavern per se, during the daylight hours this is less watering hole and more casual haunt.... Read More
It was the venerable Homer Simpson who once said, “You can’t make friends with salad.”And with that, a chorus of carnivores cheered in unison.While we do love salad (sorry, Homer), you just can’t beat a great steak, and lucky for us, the communities south of Myrtle Beach have some beautiful and beefy options. Here are five best bests in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Litchfield.1) Frank’s Restaurant and Bar: Of all the incredible places to grab a steak on the Grand Strand, this is arguably the best —insofar as it is actually a steakhouse, er, chophouse. In addition to an extensive restaurant menu in which one can procure anything from braised Colorado lamb to pan fried quail, Frank’s offers a special chophouse menu for the purists.... 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
What is it about warm weather that makes us go margarita crazy? Is it the refreshingly tart citrus flavors? That salted rim harkening to the ocean and its sea air? The festive, celebratory feeling that drinking one inspires?Oh, who are we kidding. It’s the tequila.Like many other classic cocktails, margaritas are having a moment. Beverage directors and libation specialists (they’re not bartenders anymore, mind you) have gotten creative, using specialty tequilas, agave syrups and homemade infusions and add-ins to elevate the old standby to new levels of boutique craftiness. These concoctions are a fun way to experiment with new flavors, but sometimes the simple elements of lime, sugar, tequila and salt are all we need — and want — in a margarita.... Read More
Your vacation is precious.It happens but once a year so every detail has to be right. You plan and plan and plan some more, organizing every last minute of your time away.Then you become exhausted and decide to leave all that stuff to the pros.So you book a tour.Lucky are the visitors to the South Strand, for tour options are plentiful, affordable, diverse and just plain fun. And if you’re traveling with a group? They’re a cinch to arrange. Here are some that we love — all close by and convenient to Litchfield Beach & Golf.Black River Outdoors: Get a taste of the delicate and beautiful ecosystem upon which Pawleys Island and Litchfield are situated in a relaxing, educational and beginner-friendly kayak tour.... Read More
South Carolina's famed cycling opportunities can give you just the outdoors experience you are looking for on vacation, whether it's taking in the fabulous Waccamaw Neck Bikeway from Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road, or taking a leisurely ride up and down the beach. If you are in the Litchfield Beach or Pawleys Island areas, you can easily rent a bike -- along with any other needed gear -- to take advantage of spectacular biking trails and beach cycling.We've rounded up the best places for you to rent cycling gear in the area:Guests at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort can rent bikes on site at the bike rental at 350 Retreat Beach Circle.... Read More
Saturday, July 2* 33rd Annual Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade: You've seen your share of parades on dry land, but this unique floating procession is unlike any other. Dozens of vessels, ranging from luxury yachts to small fishing boats, get decked out in their most patriotic colors and line up for a cruise through Murrells Inlet. Visitors line the banks and cheer as the flotilla makes its way around the inlet and passengers wave to bystanders. The parade starts at Garden City Point at 5 p.m. and can be viewed from the Veterans Pier, Crazy Sister Marina and boat ramps along the waterfront.... Read More
It is the reason for the season, after all. Christmas is one of the two most popular days of the year to attend Mass and worship, and most churches accommodate the larger crowds by offering multiple services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both. The numerous churches within a short drive of Litchfield Beach and Golf area are no exception, and we’ve assembled a list of times and web links for Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in the area. All are welcome to celebrate the arrival of the Christ child.“O come let us adore him…”**Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Pawleys Island:Christmas Eve: 6 p.... 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
The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.... Read More
Located on a former rice and indigo plantation, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort sits on 600 scenic acres of Carolina coastline, wetlands and woodlands. Situated between the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet and the 'arrogantly shabby' town of Pawleys Island, about 20 miles South of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets, in part due to the property's abundance of peace and quiet.Litchfield Beach's accommodations are top notch and range from luxurious hotel-style suites to condos, villas and cottages with up to eight bedrooms, so your party has the perfect place to stay no matter its size.... Read More
With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016.The new season kicks off on October 1, when the gardens bring Fall to life on the South Strand with the 2016 Harvest Home Weekend Festival. This festival is a celebration for all, so bring your entire family for two fun-filled days that are sure to wash those post-Summer blues away. The activities commence on Saturday, and both days feature schedules that begin at 9:30 a.... 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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