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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
The fun and excitement of Myrtle Beach doesn’t end as summer winds down. Through the fall and winter months the Grand Strand still offers up fantastic festivals and events that are the perfect reasons to make a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach. One such festival is right around the coer as the Mythical & Medieval Fest retus to Myrtle Beach on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th. This year marks the fifth edition of the Mythical & Medieval Fest as the event continues to grow and become one of the bigger renaissance fairs in the state of South Carolina. The festival takes place at 3809 Socastee Boulevard in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach.... 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 34th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the city this October, 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 pm to 10 pm for this one night only event.... 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
With so much going on leading up to Christmas, the holiday season can become a little stressful. What better way could there be to help that anxiety melt away than enjoying a relaxing weekend trip to Pawleys Island? The Litchfield Company is here to help make it happen for you. And while you enjoy amazing food, golf and live entertainment, you can also fit in some shopping at a plethora of unique shops and boutiques around Pawleys Island and the rest of the Grand Strand. Here are some one-of-a-kind shops to discover unforgettable gifts for those special people on your Christmas list.The Original Hammock ShopWe all know someone who could use a little relaxation in their lives and nothing says relaxing like resting in a hammock.... Read More
Look, we get it. You might only think about taking a Pawleys Island vacation in spring or summer. After all, the beach and a summer vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly. But did you know that the average high temperature for the Grand Strand in November is still 67 degrees? So while it might not be the time to take a dip in the ocean (without a wetsuit at least), it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy a walk on the beach or a couple of rounds of golf at some stellar Pawleys Island area courses like True Blue, Caledonia or Pawleys Plantation. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, why not consider a multi-family vacation to Pawleys Island? Here are some tips to make it happen.... Read More
With sunny and pleasant weather extending well into fall, October is still an ideal time to escape your everyday routine and head to Pawleys Island for a relaxing weekend vacation. And since the lowcountry enjoys warm weather during autumn there are plenty of great fall festivals that will fill your Pawleys Island vacation with wonder and excitement. One such festival takes place during the third weekend of October as the Wooden Boat Show returns to the historic waterfront district of Georgetown for its 29th year.If you’ve taken a vacation to Pawleys Island but never made the short drive south to Georgetown you’re really missing out.... Read More
Your Pawleys Island vacation can be filled with lots of fantastic things: amazing food, relaxing afternoons on the beach, world class golf and great shopping. In addition to all of this, on your next trip to Pawleys Island, why not test your puzzle-solving skills at a Grand Strand area escape room? If you’ve never experienced one of these interactive challenges, escape rooms are the perfect activity for family or friends to put their heads together and solve a variety riddles in order to break free and escape to victory. On your next Pawleys Island getaway, check out some of these awesome escape rooms located around the Grand Strand.... Read More
Along with the leaves changing and the temperatures getting a little cooler, the return of football is a welcome aspect of autumn. And no matter who your favorite college or pro team is, the Grand Strand is rife with amazing sports bars that will fill your appetite for both food and sports action. From North Myrtle Beach all the way to Murrells Inlet, here are a few great places to catch limitless football each Saturday and Sunday this fall.Wild Wing CafeLocated in the popular Barefoot Landing entertainment district, Wild Wing Cafe has been a favorite destination for sports fans looking to watch the big game while on their North Myrtle Beach vacation.... Read More
While summer may be winding down, there are still plenty of great reasons to plan a vacation to Pawleys Island. One such event is sure to be the Brew at the Zoo celebration at Brookgreen Gardens. There’s never a bad time to visit the gorgeous surroundings of Brookgreen Gardens, but on Saturday, September 29th you can enjoy this special sanctuary and get your fill of great live music, delicious food and, of course, a fantastic assortment of local and national craft beers.The Brew at the Zoo event has been a favorite fall gathering for the past decade and this year will continue that tradition, attracting hundreds to the lowcountry zoo portion of Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
The Grand Strand has no shortage of entertainment options, but while most people might think of golf courses or the beach as the key attractions, there are lots of venues that showcase world class live entertainment. From amazing stage shows to concerts to gut-busting comedy acts, there really is something for everyone all around the Grand Strand. On your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, here are some of the most popular live entertainment venues and a sampling of their upcoming entertainment and concert schedules.Alabama TheatreSituated in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing, the Alabama Theatre was founded by the legendary country music group Alabama and has delighted hundreds of thousands of spectators with dazzling concerts and humorous comedy acts.... Read More
September is a fantastic time of year to take a vacation to Myrtle Beach. Of course, a Myrtle Beach vacation is a great idea year round, but if you’re into milder temperatures it’s tough to go wrong with an early fall Grand Strand getaway. And if you take a trip to Myrtle Beach during the last weekend of September, you should definitely check out the St. John’s Greek Festival, one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular cultural celebrations.A favorite fall event for over two decades, this year is the 26th year that St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church has hosted this celebration of all things Greek.... Read More
One of the things that makes America so special is the blending of cultures that have mixed together to make a truly one-of-a-kind country. Two of the largest and most influential groups that have impacted American society are peoples of Italian and Irish descent. With the 15th Annual Irish Italian International Festival in North Myrtle Beach, you can learn about and enjoy all the unique aspects of these rich cultures, from food to music to unique arts and crafts. Taking place on Saturday, September 29th, the Irish Italian International Festival will welcome expected crowds of over 15,000 to the Main Street area of North Myrtle 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 tons of ways to have fun on your Myrtle Beach vacation, from mini golf to arcades to boogie boarding down on the beach. If you find yourself in North Myrtle Beach, it's definitely worth your while to head over to 710 Lanes. If you're a fan of bowling 710 is an awesome venue to roll a few games, but with a huge array of games it's so much more than your average bowling alley. Just take a look at what you can expect during your visit at 710. 710 offers 20 lanes for guests to show off their bowling skills, with six of their lanes featuring state-of-the-art LED lighting and special surface treatments for a next-level bowling experience.... Read More
There's no shortage of fun things to do on your Myrtle Beach vacation, but since the ocean is right here, why not set sail out into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean? Luckily, the Little River area of the Grand Strand has plenty of great ocean adventures waiting to delight you on your trip to Myrtle Beach. On your upcoming summer vacation, check out some of these great ways to have fun out on the open ocean.Big M Casino BoatFeeling lucky? Then try your luck at all of the casino games waiting on the Big M Casino Boat. The Big M is the area's premier gaming cruise, with two ships setting sail daily from the waterfront in Little River.... Read More
With four-championship quality golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the sport, Barefoot Resort is one of the finest destinations that anyone could choose for their Myrtle Beach golf vacation. This Grand Strand jewel showcases the unique coastal landscape among the area courses and offers first-class accommodations within the multiple neighborhoods of the resort. From modern two or three bedroom golf course condos to deluxe four bedroom villas on the waterway at the Yacht Club and North Tower, a Myrtle Beach golf vacation at Barefoot Resort is sure to meet and surpass your golf group's expectations.... 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
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
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
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
Get ready for your favorite meals on wheels whenever you attend the 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival this April 20-22 at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in the oceanfront Boardwalk District. Come out from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday to take part in this fun and delicious Spring festival in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Admission is free, and aside from dozens of food vendors, guests will be able to experience live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, and two beer stations. When you arrive at the Pavilion grounds, be sure to make a quick walk around the premises to scope out exactly what food selections are available.... 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 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
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
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
We're only a couple of weeks away from April, and that means one thing: baseball is right around the corner. Dozens of major leaguers have made their way to the big leagues after a stop in Myrtle Beach, and with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' 2018 season kicking off on April 5, you're likely to see some future MLB stars take the field. Make sure you don't miss out on all the action during your vacation to Myrtle Beach. Since 1999, the Pelicans have drawn thousands of fans to catch the game's biggest up-and-coming stars as they begin their journey to making a Major League Baseball team. Until 2010 the Pelicans were the Class A Advanced team for the Atlanta Braves.... 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
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
After a long day on the golf course, you and your fellow golfers are likely to have worked up a ferocious appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. And to satiate that hunger, there's nothing like a perfectly-seared steak to satisfy. During your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of the following fantastic steakhouses available around the Grand Strand. New York Prime Praised by raters on OpenTable (4.8/5 rating) as well as publications like Golf Magazine, New York Prime has been one of the most renowned steakhouses in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years.... 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
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
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
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
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 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 Myrtle Beach 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
We're all riding out these winter months just dreaming of warm sunny days that seem so far off, but make sure not to daydream too much and miss out on booking your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. After all, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spring break destinations on the east coast, and you don't want your fellow breakers reserving the perfect condo in Myrtle Beach before you do. Beach Vacations has a huge catalog of Myrtle Beach vacation rentals that will delight you and your guests, and while there are a ton of great entertainment options to enjoy during your spring break, here a few highlights that you won't want to miss.... Read More
The new year is here, and many of us have set a goal of being healthier in 2018. Don't use vacation as an excuse to forego your new healthy eating goals- there are plenty of places in the Myrtle Beach area that offer vitamin-filled and nutrient-rich meals that everyone in your group will love. Read ahead to explore our four favorite healthy food spots along the Grand Strand.4 Healthy Food Spots To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Going StrongBay NaturalsLocated near 76th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Bay Naturals doubles as a health market and organic kitchen, so not only can you find a nutritiously prepared meal there, but you can also shop for natural products like soaps, supplements, and much more.... 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
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 Grand Strand, and if you're spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Myrtle 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
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
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
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
There's nothing worse than heading off on a highly-anticipated beach vacation only to find upon arrival that there is nothing to do to keep you entertained on your trip. Fortunately, at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we have plenty of fun and exciting activities, excursions, and venues to make your beach getaway one that will be etched in your memory forever. From on-site shops and restaurants to bike rentals to golf outings, there is something fun for everyone at Litchfield Beach. Experience the magnificent golf experiences that await you during your visit to the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hammock Coast.... Read More
When you choose to go on a beach vacation, two of the most important aspects of your trip are the location of the resort and the amenities provided there. Luckily when you reserve a stay at Atlantica Resort Myrtle Beach, you will get the best of both worlds. This Myrtle Beach downtown hotel is the perfect destination for your next oceanfront adventure. Atlantica Myrtle Beach features beach front suites and condos close to the strip of Ocean Boulevard and near the Boardwalk Myrtle Beach. This family friendly hotel is situated near 501, making it easy for you to navigate as you arrive to the city.... 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
Brookgreen Gardens: The spring flowers may not yet be in full bloom, but beauty abounds year-round at Brookgreen Gardens. Featuring more than 9,000 acres of scenic Lowcountry landscapes and beautiful works of art, Brookgreen Gardens is the largest and oldest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast. Although the winter weather might make it hard to see it all on a chilly day, admission is good for one full week so you can pick and choose warmer times to visit. The winter calendar includes tours of the old Oaks Plantation site, slave quarters, graveyards and the rice fields. Indoor activities include the Butterfly House, Children's Discovery Room, restaurant, tea room and souvenir shop.... 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
With the winding down of the summer months and the onset of the fall season, it is time to get ready for one of Autumn's most beloved traditions: festival season. From street fairs to riverfront fests, we have you covered when it comes to Fall festivals along the Grand Strand. One of the most beloved festivals from around the area comes back for its 13th year of celebration. The ShrimpFest will take place on October 14 and 15 on the historic Little River waterfront. Visitors to the north end of the Strand can take part in this two-day event that is sure to please seafood and music lovers alike.... Read More
Huntington Beach State Park is one of the Grand Strand's most beautiful and historic coastal parks. Originally owned by aristocrat Archer Huntington and his sculptor wife Anna Hyatt Huntington, the area was leased to the state in 1960 for use as a state park, and it was made aNational Historic Landmark in 1984. Since then, Huntington Beach State Park has become well-known for its quiet and picturesque sandy beaches, bird population, and of course, its lovely castle, Atalaya. Atalaya was the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington, and it was designed by Archer,who was heavily influenced by architectural styles from the Spanish Andalusian coastal region.... 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
October is arguably one of the best times to spend your vacation in Myrtle Beach. Temperatures are in decline, bringing in fewer and fewer hot and humid days; leaves are developing beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange; traffic becomes more manageable, and the Grand Strand hosts a bevy of exciting Fall Festivals. If you're traveling into the area during the weekend of October 13-14, be sure to stop by Market Common for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Oktoberfest is beer, but at Myrtle Beach's celebration, there are a wide variety of events and activities for the entire family.... Read More
Get ready to experience the sights and sounds of another Fall Bike Rally in Myrtle Beach beginning on September 29 and lasting through October 8, 2017. This event, which draws in thousands of visitors annually from all over the country and the world, carries on decades of celebrations and traditions, and this year's event is on track to be one of the largest Fall rallies in years. Located near the border of Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach, biker bar Suck Bang Blow has all of your entertainment and libation needs covered throughout the Fall rally. With a few sets on the weekend prior to get the area revved up, Suck Bang Blow will feature many acts throughout the week as well, including Tru Sol and many more.... Read More
There are so many perks that come with booking an Autumnal vacation along the Grand Strand. The weather is a bit cooler and less humid, the traffic is much more manageable, and the crowds are more sparse, making for an even more intimate experience in the Myrtle Beach area. Additionally, with the end of Summer vacation comes the onset of many enjoyable festivals that will take place throughout the area. On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Irish Italian Festival for its 14th Year of food, fun, and festivities. From 10am to 4pm on September 30, spend the day along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, where you'll find a host of vendors and temporary shops set up to celebrate the best of these two amazing cultures.... Read More
Even though the thrilling Summer season is drawing to a close, the excitement of Fall is just around the corner. One of the best reasons to fall in love with Autumn is the multitude of festivals that are hosted in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas during this time. One of the Grand Strand's most beloved late-Summer/Early Fall festivals, Coastal Uncorked, returns from September 1-3 for its 7th year. Coastal Uncorked will be hosted in the parking lot behind the Pavilion Park Central at Broadway at the Beach. This Labor Day Weekend event kicks off on Friday, September 1, from 6pm to 9pm, when you can experience Chocolate Under the Moon- A Moonshine Mixology.... Read More
Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, but you still have time to reserve your next beach getaway in one of our lovely condo rentals or beach homes. And with so many fun things to do in the area, your hardest decision might be narrowing your activities down. Labor Day is almost always synonymous with cook-outs and firing up the BBQ grill, so make sure you are prepared for a grilling good time. Most of our properties include BBQ grill areas, which can typically be found near the outdoor pool. However, if your resort does not have its own grilling locations, we recommend spending the day at Myrtle Beach State Park, where you can take advantage of picnic areas and plenty of charcoal grills.... 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
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
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
For the last 25 years, the Sons & Daughters of Italy- Myrtle Beach chapter have hosted a fun-filled Italian Festival along the Grand Strand. In recent years, the event has found a home in the Market Common, Myrtle Beach's upscale, luxury shopping and dining district. This year, on June 24 and 25, get ready to enjoy some of the greatest aspects of Italian culture when you attend the 25th Annual Festa Italiana. All of the excitement begins on Saturday, June 24, at 11am, when gates open for the admission price of just $1. Explore the grounds of the Market Common as you stroll between booths set up to represent various characteristics of everything Italian.... Read More
The CUP Series, produced and managed by Championship Golf Tours & Events, will launch on September 6, 2017, "The Carrabba Cup." The GOLF SOCIAL EVENT will be played this Fall at The Founders Club and Myrtlewood Golf Course in Myrtle Beach. The event is scheduled to be offered every Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting).The CUP friendly foursome format does not require a handicap. All players will have a fair chance to end up in the winner's circle using a unique point scoring format for individuals and team accomplishments. Foursomes will be formed for players not booking a foursome. Getaway golf groups don't need to worry about disrupting their custom package.... Read More
It's time for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. You have your condo reserved, you have your packing lists made, but have you taken the time to see what's going on along the Grand Strand? Here are our top picks for early June happenings taking place this Summer. June 2-3: Sun Fun Festival The Sun Fun Festival started in 1951 and ran until 2011 before returning in 2016. This year, the festival runs from June 2-3, with events taking place along Ocean Boulevard near the Boardwalk and Plyler Park. The fun begins on Friday, June 2, when professional sculptors, the Sand Lovers, begin perfecting their craft along the shore of Myrtle Beach.... 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
Broadway at the Beach has been one of the most popular destinations in Myrtle Beach since its inception on July 4, 1995. Located centrally in the city, the shopping and dining district has grown in recent years to include more than 150 shops, more than 20 restaurants, as well as a 16-screen cinema and Big D Theatre. In Spring and Summer 2017, even more additions and upgrades will be coming to the district.The big three new additions are national chains Dave & Buster's, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, and Carolina Ale House. Known as an adult-fun park, Dave & Buster's offers up hours of entertainment, including traditional and modern high-tech arcade-style games.... 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. Charleston Head 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
There's no need to alter your eating habits when you travel to Myrtle Beach for vacation. With literally thousands of restaurants to choose form during your stay, there are plenty of dining options that offer healthy meals that won't affect the scale. Check out our Top 5 Healthy Dining Spots in the Myrtle Beach area.Bay NaturalsLocated at 7611 North Kings Highway, Bay Naturals is known as Myrtle Beach's "Original" healthy market. Shop here for a range of natural products, including food and cooking items, household cleaners, and person hygiene supplies. In the back of the store, you'll find a kitchen, where workers serves up healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.... 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
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
The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is home to numerous restaurants and business establishments that present the best in local cuisine and culture along the Grand Strand. Home to many festivals and events, the MarshWalk is one of the most exciting mingling points in the area. Since the region is also very well-known for its premiere golf clubs and courses, it is only fitting that the MarshWalk annually hosts the MarshWalk Masters, where participants come together for a little bit of sport, food, drink, and comradery.... 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
Myrtle Beach is kicking off festival season early in 2017, as the Horry County Fair returns for its second year starting April 7 and going through April 16. Hosted at the Myrtle Beach Speedpark, the event drew thousands in its inaugural year and proved to be a local success. If you miss the smell of funnel cakes, the roar of carnival rides, and the joy of all things fair-related, then you definitely will not want to miss out on the Horry County Fair.The Horry County Fair will feature all of the time-tested standbys that we cherish: carnival games like ring toss, tragically delicious foods like elephant ears, gyros, and the outstanding fried Oreo, and brightly-lit rides that make us question exactly how gravity works.... 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
Just a week after the Irish festivities of Saint Patrick's Day, the Highland Games and Heritage Festival returns for its 2nd annual celebration of all things related to Scottish, Celtic, and Gaelic culture. On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, join the fun in the family-friendly event, which takes place at The Grand Park in Market Common.Experience the games, foods, music, and traditions of the Highlanders, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening with a Whisky Tasting at Tupelo Honey. Venture over to the Entertainment and Culture Center for a 6 p.m. performance by Ripley's Ruckus Drum Line, followed by SYR at 6:30 p.... 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
Few attractions can rival the thrill and excitement of beach-side amusement parks. Luckily for Bali Bay Resort guests, two of Myrtle Beach's best seaside attractions are right next door. Make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation rental by spending time at Family Kingdom and Splashes Waterpark. Located just across the street from Bali Bay, Family Kingdom is the city's only ocean view amusement park. The park first opened in 1966, and for more than fifty years, it has continued to serve up tons of fun to locals and visitors alike. With more than 38 thrilling rides, there is truly something for everyone.... 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
If you're still not sure how to spend your New Year's Eve in North Myrtle Beach, then look no further. We have you covered for some of the most exciting events of the entire year, as we welcome in a brand new 2017. House of BluesMusic fans can spend New Year's Eve at North Myrtle Beach's infamous House of Blues, which will have a special live performance by Corey Smith at 8 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of the folk-singer-songwriter before Tru Sol takes the stage to deliver an amazing countdown to 2017. House of Blues Myrtle Beach's New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance will officially start at 7 p.m. and will include a four-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening.... Read More
No matter what time of year you plan your vacation to Myrtle Beach, your trip away from home is sure to be a treasured experience. It is our top priority to ensure that you have a relaxing and comfortable stay while vacationing in one of our units. This begins at check-in, when you first arrive for your stay. Once you park and enter the office, please have your identification and credit or debit card available. We check your ID to make sure that we provide you with the correct assigned room, as well as to protect the integrity of your stay. The credit or debit card is used for your security deposit, which is held only in case of damage done to the unit during your stay and is released upon your departure.... 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
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
Each year, American families and friends come together for fellowship and feasting to honor the centuries old national holiday of Thanksgiving. Since George Washington recognized it in 1789, the holiday has grown to include much more than just food and family. In fact, one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season takes place on the day after Thanksgiving: Black Friday. Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the United States, and Myrtle Beach's reputation for extensive shopping and dining makes it the perfect place for all of your holiday shopping. Three of the Grand Strand's most prominent areas for Black Friday shopping include Tanger Outlets, Coastal Grand Mall, and Market Common.... 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
As the summer temperatures rise on the Grand Strand, so does the demand for cool entertainment options. Locals and visitors alike seek relief under the shade of a sprawling live oak tree or in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Club can hit the indoor and outdoor pools on our oceanfront deck to take a quick dip. But there are lots of other alternatives that aren't quite so obvious. Here's a look at five of our favorite hot spots for staying cool:* Brookgreen Gardens: This nearby botanical sculpture garden has plenty of shady spots where you can take a break from the summer heat, but the highlight of the season is Brookgreen Gardens' 'Cool Summer Evenings' program.... 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
A long weekend is the perfect reason to take a short trip to the Grand Strand this Columbus Day. Beginning on Friday, October 7, there are so many things to experience all throughout the area, from Little River down to Murrells Inlet. Take advantage of the lower, autumn temperatures, as well as the lighter crowds and visit us during Columbus Day Weekend. One of the most beloved festivals from around the area comes back for its 12th year of celebration. The Shrimp and Jazz Festival will take place on October 8th and 9th on the historic Little River waterfront. Visitors to the north end of the Strand can take part in this two-day event that is sure to please seafood and music lovers alike.... Read More
Autumn is the prime season for football, sweaters, and local festivals, most of which celebrate a special aspect of a community's distinct cultural or societal influences. Now in its 24th year, the St. John's Greek Festival of Myrtle Beach will continue to impress with its vibrant celebration of Greek culture at its finest. Honoring all of the glory of Greek culture, cuisine, and family fun, the festival is appropriate for visitors of all ages. The festival takes place from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2, at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach. If you find yourself dreaming of exotic foods, live performances, and festival street vendors, then don't miss your chance to take in the sights and sounds of the Greek Festival.... 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
While the thrill of Summer is on the way out, the allure of Autumn is just around the corner. Myrtle Beach keeps the excitement going this Fall on the Boardwalk with Shaggin'-n-September and the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. These are two experience you definitely won't want to miss. It all gets started this September, when on Saturdays, the Boardwalk area of downtown Myrtle Beach will become alive with beach music and dance enthusiasts. Make your way to Plyler Park for all of the fun honoring the dance known as the Shag. Beginning in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day uniformities of life in coastal South Carolina.... Read More
There are few places across the globe that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a particular pop culture innovation. The Grand Strand holds bragging rights when it comes to dance, as it is the birthplace of the world-famous dance known as the Shag. Developed in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day monotonies of life in coastal South Carolina. During this time period, teens and young adults fled to the beachfront clubs and lounges in order to listen and dance to rhythm and blues music, which at the time was considered largely inappropriate due to its romantic themes and sultry tunes.... Read More
This Labor Day weekend, spare some time out of your vacation to experience one of Myrtle Beach's signature hospitality and tourism events. From September 2 to 4, visit Broadway at the Beach's Welcome Center and Pavilion Park Central and find yourself immersed in one of the best and most inventive food and beverage extravaganzas featured along the Grand Strand. For its seventh year, Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, Beer, and Spirits Festival will give visitors the chance to sample and vote on original concoctions, take part in various beer and wine tastings, and indulge in decadent desserts. The fun gets started on Friday, September 2, from 6-9pm.... Read More
After months of planning the vacation of your dreams, the last thing you want to happen is to wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. Fortunately, now there's no need to worry about being tired during your stay at Myrtlewood Villas. Now opened in the Myrtlewood check-in office, 48th Avenue Coffee is ready to serve you the best in coffee, espressos and other favorites like hot chocolate and tea. Don't forget about the cold drinks like our frappuccinos. They are the perfect remedy for those steaming hot summer days. 48th Avenue Coffee also offers up delicious treats and pastries that are sure to impress.... 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
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
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
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 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
Ask any outdoorsy types and they’ll tell you: food always tastes better out in the fresh air.Even indoorsy types would be inclined to agree. Or, at the very least, if they’re fresh air-adjacent.The South Strand gets this. Be it ocean, inlet, garden or, let’s face it, people watching, our restaurants know how to showcase those fabulous views better than anybody.So here you have it, the five best restaurants (in no particular order) near Litchfield Beach & Golf with a view to remember.1) Austin’s Ocean One: As if the food weren’t enough of a draw, Austin’s ensures every seat in the house has a spectacular Atlantic view.... 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
Ahhhh, wine.You delicious little minx, you.You pick us up when we’re down, set a romantic mood, and celebrate with us in times of triumph.(Sometimes you can really kick our butts, however we’re not going to worry about that here.)It only makes sense that South Stranders — adapt at living the good life in an idyllic environment — also love to kick back with an aromatic, tasty glass (or two) of vino.Where to get wined and dined near your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort? Here are our three top picks:1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is within, um, stumbling distance of Litchfield Beach & Golf, making it a great spot for a post-beach (or golf) tipple and, eventually, dinner.... Read More
The South Strand is famous for its award-winning seafood restaurants, but the freshest catches are located just off the shore. The Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding tidal creeks and inlets are teeming with a wide variety of fish species, as well as shrimp, oysters, blue crabs and more. Visiting anglers can cut out the middle-man restaurants and go straight to the source by catching and cooking their own seafood feast. Here are five of the best places to hook a big one for dinner:* Charter Boats: The best way to catch the biggest fish is to go where they live - way offshore near the Gulfstream.... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Many guests at the Litchfield Beach Resort take a short trip north to Myrtle Beach for a full day of attractions, shopping and dining. But for an equally enjoyable but completely different experience, take the short drive south to the historic port city of Georgetown and the lovely Lowcountry scenery.Located at the headwaters of the Black and Sampit Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway, Georgetown is the third oldest port in the nation. The combination of history and seafaring are still evident along the downtown district’s Harborwalk, where locals and tourists stroll from shop to café while fishing boats sail in and out of Winyah Bay.... 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
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
It can’t possibly be… is it?The end of summer?.?Labor Day weekend is a most bittersweet time — while the carefree, warm whims of the fairest months will be missed, it will be nice to get the kids back in school. And give your air conditioner a break. And kick off pumpkin latte season.But we all have that nagging feeling of “Did I really take advantage of this season?” Why not check a few things off that list on Labor Day weekend while in Litchfield Beach — one of the most gorgeous, low-key and memorable spots on the Grand Strand.Here’s how:Item No.... 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
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
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
More than 50,000 fans are expected to flock to downtown Myrtle Beach for the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, and thousands more will be on the Grand Strand for summer vacation on the first weekend of June. But you can enjoy all the great country music acts while also escaping the big crowds in Myrtle Beach by staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Located 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach gives country music fans a relaxing retreat after a loud and rowdy day at the Carolina Country MusicFest. Guests can commute to the shuttle lot and experience a full day and night of live music on the oceanfront before heading back to the luxury accommodations and first-class amenities of Litchfield Beach.... 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
For the majority of the continental United States, winter is “Why Do I Live Here?” season. However, not in Myrtle Beach, where the fair weather and infrequent snowfalls make it a delight to reside in year round.With that said, we locals adore autumn and recommend it over winter for visitors looking to escape the encroaching cold. Here’s why.1) Weather: Fall is a joy in Myrtle Beach, with average September highs in the 80s and October’s at the near ideal mid-70s mark. Even November, rounding the corner toward winter, tops out in the mid-60s, making those cozy sweaters useful, but not essential.... 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
Brookgreen Gardens: Located just a few miles north in Murrells Inlet is one of the prettiest spots on the Strand. Built on a former rice and indigo plantation, this 9,100-acre property is home to the oldest and largest botanical garden on the East Coast. Trails wind through a myriad of plants, flowers and trees that are accompanied by breath-taking statues and structures. Guests can explore the gardens, visit the tea room and restaurant, experience native culture at the Gullah Cultural Arts Center, and see alligators, otters and birds of prey at the Lowcountry Zoo. Boat rides and plantation tours are also available at an additional charge.... Read More
Packing for a day at the beach sounding a little daunting?We understand; you want to be prepared for all possibilities so you bring… a lot. What if it’s too hot? Too cold? Too buggy? Too muggy? What if we get hungry? Thirsty? Sunburned? Bored? Tired? When all scenarios are accounted for, you might as well rent a U-Haul to accompany you and your family for a day at our beautiful South Strand beaches.So how to pack a better beach bag? Bring only the essentials and make do without the rest. Here’s how.1) Assume a few things. You will get thirsty, you will need sunblock, you’ll likely get wet, you will be sitting for a while.... 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
The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations.When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again.Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough.But it’s not.The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf.... Read More
One of the most distinctive landmarks of any beach area are the piers that adorn its coastline, and the Grand Strand is no different. With eight piers located from Surfside Beach to Cherry Grove, fantastic fishing and sightseeing are waiting for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area. Here are a few of the most popular options for tourists.Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: Located in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier has a history dating back to its construction in the 1950's of providing its visitors with memorable fishing adventures. For example, in 1964, a world-record 1780-lb tiger shark was landed by Walter Maxwell off the pier.... Read More
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