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As we roll past October and into the heart of fall, it won’t be too long before Christmas is upon us. And along the Grand Strand that means the start of another amazing season of festive live Christmas shows at area theaters. From classic and nostalgic to contemporary interpretations, the Christmas shows of Myrtle Beach truly have something for everyone. Here are a couple of the biggest Christmas stage shows that you can enjoy on a fall vacation to Myrtle Beach.Christmas at Pirates VoyageFor a jolly Christmas show with swashbuckling flair, Pirates Voyage puts on one of Myrtle Beach’s most exciting holiday displays.... 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
Early June is always a fantastic time for a Myrtle Beach vacation, but the past few years the annual Carolina Country Music Fest has made it one of the most popular times of year to make the trip to the Grand Strand. This year marks the sixth time the festival has descended upon Myrtle Beach, and like the previous years, the lineup of country music stars is second to none. If you're even a casual fan of country music, this gathering makes for a great reason to plan your vacation to Myrtle Beach.The Carolina Country Music Fest will kick off on June 4th, showcasing an amazing schedule of up-and-coming and chart-topping country music acts over the course of four days and nights.... 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
May is right around the corner, and that means the air will soon be filled with the rumble of thousands of motorcycle engines as the Myrtle Beach bike weeks roll back into the Grand Strand. With the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally taking place from May 10-19 and Myrtle Beach Bikefest happening over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-27, if you're a motorcycle enthusiast, May is the perfect time for a vacation to Myrtle Beach. These dates are always some of the most popular Myrtle Beach vacation dates, so make sure to reserve your condo soon so you don't miss out.The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally kicks things off from May 10-19.... Read More
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
Brookgreen Gardens has long been one of the most beloved destinations along the Carolina coast. With over 9,000 acres of pristine botanical gardens, a world-renowned sculpture collection and a tremendous wildlife exhibit featuring a plethora of species native to the lowcountry, locals and visitors alike have flocked to this beautiful refuge for decades. And with the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of Brookgreen Gardens’ most popular events returns as Nights of a Thousand Candles kicks off in early December. For three weekends in December, a dedicated staff of employees and volunteers transforms Brookgreen Gardens into an amazing display of light and Christmas cheer.... Read More
We’re less than three weeks away from that spooktacular October holiday, Halloween, and if you’re planning on a fall vacation to Myrtle Beach there are lots of frightening attractions to check out during your stay. After all, this is the time of year when a scare or two is fun for everyone. During your trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit these fright-filled haunted houses and venues.Nightmare Haunted HouseA staple along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk since 1989, Nightmare Haunted House has terrified thousands of Grand Strand visitors all year round, but there’s no better time to brave this dark and twisted adventure than around Halloween.... 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
Although Pawleys Island offers tons of fun activities and thrilling excursions to try out during your South Strand vacation, the laid-back coastal destination is also the perfect spot to relax and unwind. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, guests have plenty of ways to enjoy a tranquil and serene condo rental experience. If you're hoping for a beach vacation that will bring you tranquility and peace of mind, try out our four following suggestions. 1. Yoga on the BeachThe Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is located right along the coast, so whether you're staying in an oceanfront condo or one of our nearby beach homes, you'll have easy access to the sandy shores of the Atlantic.... Read More
Summer along the Grand Strand is now in full swing, and this weekend the Carolina Country Music Fest takes place, drawing tens of thousands of festival goers to watch three days of country music's biggest stars. But the music scene along the Grand Strand doesn't stop there, and even better, many of the concerts around Myrtle Beach are absolutely free to enjoy. From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, no matter where you are along the Grand Strand, you'll have plenty of great ways to enjoy live music on your summer vacation. Be sure to check out some of these rockin' concerts on your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation.... 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
TicketReturn.com Field is no stranger to action as it serves as the home field for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team. But on Tuesday, June 19th a different type of action will dazzle spectators as the Nitro Circus rolls into town as part of their nationwide Next Level Tour. The event will showcase elite motocross riders putting their skills to the test to perform death-defying tricks that are sure to have your pulse racing as fast as theirs. The project of professional motorsports star and stunt performer Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus has traveled the globe and wowed hundreds of thousands of fans with their incredible exhibits of risk-taking and motorsports skill.... Read More
With summer quickly approaching, Myrtle Beach will be hosting a tremendous schedule of festivals and special events for the next several months. The unofficial start of summer in Myrtle Beach will take place Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd with the 63rd Annual Sun Fun Festival. This wildly popular event has provided good times and great memories for thousands of Myrtle Beach locals and visitors since the first installment of the festival back in 1951, and 2018 is sure to continue that tradition with live beach music and lots of family friendly fun. The Sun Fun Festival took place continuously from 1951-2011 and was a way for locals and visitors to celebrate the summer season returning to Myrtle Beach.... 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
Let's face it: to turn a phrase made famous by Reese's, there's no wrong way to enjoy a Pawleys Island vacation. But there are always ways to make your already fantastic vacation even better. From finding ways to curb sand that sneaks its way everywhere to quick and easy cures for getting too much sun, there are some great hacks out there to make your trip to Pawley Island even more enjoyable. Here are few amazing tricks to get the maximum enjoyment out of your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation.rnrnApple cider vinegar for sunburnrnYou'll always want to layer up with sunscreen when you take a trip to the beach, but if you still wind up with some sunburn, a spray bottle of apple cider vinegar diluted with water offers a quick and inexpensive way to take the sting out.... Read More
Some people say there's no such thing as bad pizza. Those people must have never had the delight of enjoying an anchovy and pineapple pie with light cheese and well-done crust. However, we can definitively say that there's no such thing as a bad day at the beach. Even if you're only armed with a beach towel, you'll have a great time on the Myrtle Beach shoreline. But if you want to take your already good time to the next level be sure to snag some of these great beach gadgets to utilize on your upcoming spring or summer vacation to Myrtle Beach. Mad Grit Mega Beach Blanket Look sand, we like you a lot, we really do.... Read More
Myrtle Beach has no shortage of places to stay for your upcoming Grand Strand vacation. But if you've never experienced a vacation at Myrtle Beach Resort, you are missing out on one of the premier resorts along the coast. This fantastic property offers it all, whether your ideal Myrtle Beach vacation is all about fun and excitement or relaxation and leisure. So what makes Myrtle Beach Resort an awesome spot to call home on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Well, there are tons of reasons, but we'll give you five of the best here. Pools, pools and more pools. Who doesn't like to take a dip in a sparkling pool on their Myrtle Beach vacation? No one, that's who.... Read More
There's nothing like hitting the beach on a sunny day with some pals to enjoy some friendly competition. Luckily, on your Pawleys Island vacation you can enjoy some of the most pristine shoreline available along the east coast. Outside of beach activity standards like frisbees and footballs, there are plenty of great beach game and gear options to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Here are a few of the most popular and unique beach games for you to try during your next trip to Pawleys Island. Spikeball Having garnered quite a following since being featured on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fixture on many beaches all over the country.... Read More
Pawleys Island is one of the premier vacation spots on the east coast for a quiet, relaxing getaway to leave behind all your everyday worries and enjoy a slower pace way of life. But for those traveling with kids, there might be concerns about keeping them occupied. Luckily, there are plenty of great kid-friendly entertainment options within a short drive to make sure a Pawleys Island vacation is just as enjoyable for them as it is for you. As all parents know, when the kids are happy, it's a little easier for everyone to be happy, so be sure to check out these great nearby entertainment options on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
If you're like thousands of other fun-loving travelers, the warm spring weather probably has you dreaming of a trip to Myrtle Beach. After all, who doesn't love miles and miles of beautiful beaches, non-stop entertainment, nearly endless shopping and dining options, all within a few minutes of your condo? It's no wonder why scores of travelers make a Myrtle Beach vacation a yearly tradition, and now with the Vacation for Life contest by Brittain Resorts and Beach Vacations, you can ensure that tradition continues for life, and best of all, for free. Just imagine being able to plan a free trip to Myrtle Beach each year for the rest of your life, and all it takes is one entry into the contest.... 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
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
If you're like thousands of other families, you're probably preparing for your Myrtle Beach spring break or summer vacation in the coming months. Also, like many families, you might be working on your budget to make sure you don't break the bank on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. If you've already booked with Beach Vacations then you've done great by reserving your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house at an unbeatable price. But did you know there are plenty of fantastic free activities around the Grand Strand to help make lifelong memories on your trip to the area? Here are a few of our favorites: Warbird Park Located on the corner of Farrow Parkway and Kings Highway at the entrance of The Market Common, Warbird Park features an exhibit of several US Air Force fighter jets that have been maintained in pristine condition.... Read More
A Pawleys Island vacation can be one of the most relaxing getaways you can take, but fortunately it doesn't break your budget. When you book with our great Pawleys Island resorts you know you're getting an unbeatable deal, and when you get here there are lots of great ways to fill your trip with non-stop fun without spending a dime. So holster your credit card, put that checkbook away and check out some of the best ways to enjoy free fun while on your vacation to Pawleys Island. Birdwatch Along the Shoreline Located just north of Pawleys Island in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park is renowned as the best spot for birdwatching in the state of South Carolina.... Read More
There's nothing like owning a vacation property in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding Grand Strand. Scores of travelers return to this special coastal paradise year after year for relaxation, recreation and non-stop beach fun. But when you're not staying in your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house, why let it sit unused when it can be a fantastic source of passive income? Thousands of potential Grand Strand travelers are looking to rent properties just like your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house, and Beach Vacations is the perfect partner to help you rent your property. Here are a few of the benefits and services Beach Vacations provides our rental partners.... Read More
March has arrived, which for many states on the east coast and midwest means that spring break is right around the corner. And after a long and snowy winter season it can't come soon enough. Ideally, you've already reserved your Pawleys Island condo for your spring break vacation to the Grand Strand. Now all there is left to do is prepare for endless fun on your getaway. Here are a few essential items that can help make your spring break trip to Pawleys Island even better than you expected. CGear Sand Free Beach Mat It's great to dip your toes in the sand out on the shores of Pawleys Island, but no one likes it when your beach towel is covered in a layer of the stuff.... Read More
It's always important to book great accommodations for your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation, and that's exactly what you get when you reserve with the fantastic Myrtle Beach condos available at Myrtlewood Villas. But outside your condo's front door and around the grounds of Myrtlewood you and your guests have access to plenty of amenities to enjoy on your trip to Myrtle Beach. Explore the Myrtlewood Villas resort and take advantage of these great property amenities during your Myrtle Beach getaway. Indoor Pool Facility Myrtle Beach is known for a warm and sunny climate from spring to fall. But sometimes, believe it or not, the weather doesn't cooperate and it might be too cool or rainy for a dip in an outdoor pool.... Read More
If you're fortunate enough to own a vacation condo or beach house in Pawleys Island, you're in possession of some of the most relaxing square footage available along the entire east coast. But unfortunately, sometimes you have to say goodbye and leave your beloved property behind when you return home. Instead of leaving your property unused, why not turn it into a source of passive income? The Litchfield Company has over 40 years experience in rental property management of beach houses and condos in Pawleys Island and has earned the trust of hundreds of satisfied partner owners. So what can The Litchfield Company offer to you and your property? Here are the top four reasons to allow The Litchfield Company to represent your Pawleys Island condo or beach house.... Read More
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
Pawleys Island offers a plethora of fantastic fishing options to visitors of the south strand. Whether you'd like to cast a line or net right off the beach or take a charter out to try to land a blue marlin, a Pawleys Island vacation is a dream for both novice or seasoned anglers. Here are a few great fishing opportunities to experience on your next trip to Pawleys Island. Surf Fishing Surf fishing from the shores of Pawleys Island is permitted, with popular spots around the north beach of Huntington Beach State Park and around the jetty area. You'll need to provide all the gear, including bait (mullet and shrimp are recommended), a durable rod and a sand spike to set up your rod.... Read More
It may be cold right now, but before you know it birds will be chirping, flowers will be blooming and the peak golf season in Myrtle Beach will be in full swing. There's nothing like a spring golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, and it's even better when you have the best gear to enjoy on your golf getaway. After booking your Myrtle Beach golf package with Myrtle Beach Golf Central, heck out some of the experts' picks for golf gear to make your game better--or at least more enjoyable. Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses When you're enjoying your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it helps to actually see the course, and the course will pop out through the Prizm lenses of Oakley's Jawbreaker sunglasses.... Read More
The lowcountry paradise of Pawleys Island is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway. Not only can you enjoy the first-class accommodations along the south strand, but you can treat your special someone to a memorable day and night out as well. On your upcoming Valentine's Day vacation to Pawleys Island, check out these great attractions to make the trip unforgettable. Brookgreen Gardens A stroll through Brookgreen Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens along the east coast, is sure to make for a romantic afternoon. Walk amongst centuries-old live oaks cascading with Spanish moss and view their world-class sculpture collection.... Read More
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
While Myrtle Beach is great for couples all year long, you can step things up a notch when you book your next beach escape around Valentine's Day. Bring your favorite person or closest friends for a simply lovely time along the Grand Strand. Here are our tips for experiencing Myrtle Beach's romantic side. Sunrise Get up early during your romantic getaway to Myrtle Beach to experience a beautiful sunrise coming up over the Atlantic Ocean's horizon. There's nothing like an East Coast sunrise to get your day started off on a romantic note. Fun Activity There are lots of fun attractions for couples to enjoy in Myrtle Beach.... 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
Looking for something unique and totally Myrtle Beach during your next beach vacation? Stop by any of these specialty shops for the perfect souvenir to take home. From t-shirts to home decor to cherished keepsakes, you will love the items these shops have to offer. Gay Dolphin The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a time-tested treasure found along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located between the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion grounds and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, you'll find this multi-level souvenir shop to be filled to the brim with everything from practical jokes to personalized keychains to large decorative pieces to sea shells of every size, shape, and color.... Read More
The holiday season brings with it a sense of joy and anticipation like no other, but sometimes planning out gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. While we may not be experts on all gifts, we know a thing or two when it comes to taking a beach vacation. That's why we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Gifts for the Beach Traveler in your life. Beach Umbrella In recent years, the city of Myrtle Beach has prohibited the use of beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Help the beach lover on your list stay cool in the shade with a beach umbrella. Umbrellas measuring up to 7.5 feet in diameter are allowed on the beach throughout the year, as long as they are in line or behind the established umbrella line.... Read More
A souvenir is a keepsake item that serves as a reminder for your wonderful time spent on vacation. When you travel to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to find the memory-holding souvenir that is perfect for you, so that you can bring home a little piece of the beach. Here are our Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home From Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: Pressed Penny For the cost of a few coins, create your own Myrtle Beach souvenir when you find one of the many Penny Press machines scattered throughout the Grand Strand. You can currently make your own penny souvenir at any of the following locations: Pirates Voyage, Original Benjamin's, Alligator Adventure, Gay Dolphin, Peaches Corner, Broadway at the Beach- Dragon's Lair Mini-Golf and Visitor's Center.... Read More
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
Even though there are just under eight months to go before the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it's never too early to start planning your CCMF experience. With many partner hotels and resorts offering package deals and specials, now is the perfect time to reserve your downtown Myrtle Beach stay. All of your favorite country music stars are set to take the stage for this three-day event, which takes place on June 7-10 at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Situated right near the Boardwalk Myrtle Beach, the festival grounds can be found at 812 North Ocean Boulevard.... Read More
When traveling to your Beach Vacations North Myrtle Beach destination, you are embarking on a new adventure packed with endless possibilities for fun and excitement. Barefoot Resort and Yacht Club is one of the top condo rental destinations along the Grand Strand, and with expansive amenities and nearby attractions, it's no wonder that Barefoot Resorts guests continue to return year after year. While staying in one of the Barefoot Resort condos, you'll find that most, if not all, of the neighborhoods within the resort provide guests with on-site amenities like outdoor swimming pools and charcoal grills.... Read More
Throughout the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand areas, there are hundreds of hotels and condos scattered along the coast, but none provide an experience quite like that of Bali Bay Myrtle Beach. This luxury oceanfront resort is situated in a superb location in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features on-site amenities that will ensure your stay is one that will stand out in your memory for years to come. The modern condos in Myrtle Beach at Bali Bay Resort feature spacious floor plans and sizes for any style or preference. With luxury condos ranging in size from 2 bedrooms to 7 bedrooms, we can match your vacation style with the accommodations that are perfect for you.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach Ripken Experience annually hosts the largest travel baseball and softball tournaments throughout the Grand Strand area. Named for professional baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., the camps and tournaments seek to provide younger players with Big League experiences at an affordable rate. The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach puts you right in the middle of all of the game-day action and allows you to explore the beautiful oceanside city of Myrtle Beach whenever your player is off the field. When you reserve a stay at one of our Ripken Hotels, your accommodations in Myrtle Beach are sure to impress.... Read More
Take a walk on the wild side when you visit Myrtle Beach during your next condo rental experience. From thrilling outdoor adventures that allow you to enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach weather to inside excursions that take you under the sea, there are so many great ways to get up close and personal with animals when you visit the Grand Strand. Check out the opportunities below to make your dream Myrtle Beach animal encounter a reality. Travel north on HWY 17 until you reach Alligator Adventure, the self-proclaimed Reptile Capital of the World. This reptilian sanctuary features a variety of creatures, including albino alligators, crocodiles, frogs, lizards, marmosets, lemurs, a wide variety of birds, and much more.... Read More
As the Winter season approaches, it's time to prepare for icy roads, snow days, and all of the headaches that go along with the bitter cold. However, if you're looking to trade in the dark days of Winter in your hometown for the beautiful sandy shores of Pawleys Island, then be sure to explore all of the monthly rentals we have available from October through February. Take advantage of the mild weather of the South Carolina coast, as temperatures average in the 50s and 60s throughout the Winter. Get ready for sunny beach days with fewer crowds, making it easier for you to enjoy a relaxing stroll along the shore.... Read More
There's something very special about the Fall season- whether it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the changing colors of the leaves, or the slight chill in the air, Myrtle Beach in Autumn is truly something amazing to behold. If you are looking to spend your vacation along the Grand Strand at a time when prices are lower, the beach is less crowded, and traffic is much more manageable, then be sure to reserve your Fall beach escape today. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for enjoying your Autumn vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Area State Parks While Myrtle Beach may be known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there is no escaping the natural beauty of our beach town.... Read More
You are the proud owner of a beach home or condo in the Myrtle Beach area, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year to enjoy the sun, sand, and countless options for entertainment and dining. Beyond short-term vacations, the Grand Strand has become a popular destination for long-term renters and newcomers looking to start up residence in the area. If you are interested in making the most of your Myrtle Beach property, consider joining the Lease Myrtle Beach team and turning your second home or beach condo into a long-term, monthly rental. There are so many benefits that come along with putting your unit on the long-term rental market.... Read More
Have you made the decision to become a long-term renter in the Myrtle Beach area, but you're not quite sure where to start? At Lease Myrtle Beach, it is our job to work with tenants and homeowners alike in fostering a positive annual rental experience. Whether you are here for school, work, or even retirement, our dedicated team is happy to assist you with your search for a new Myrtle Beach residence. With thousands of properties around the area, Lease Myrtle Beach stands alone in our determination to provide you with the services you look for in a long-term rental property manager. We offer maintenance services for our annual rentals, and we are available 24/7 in case of emergencies in your unit.... 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
Since 1984, the World Amateur Handicap Championship has seen thousands of golfers compete in Myrtle Beach for the enviable title of best amateur golfer in the world. This year, golf enthusiasts from all 50 states and more than 25 countries will come together for several days from August 28 to September 1, in celebration of this sport and the comraderie and competitions it brings along with it. Myrtle Beach's World Amateur Tournament is the largest of its kind, and it has seen the appearance of many celebrities throughout the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty.... 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
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
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
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
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
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
Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you're looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.Walking / Running / BeachcombingWhen you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean.... Read More
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
Myrtle Beach is known for its amazing golf courses, fabulous shopping experiences, scrumptious dining establishments, and of course, its sandy beaches, but it's also gained notoriety due to the wide selection of entertainment options that are fun for the entire family. Voted one of the top family destinations in the country year after year, these 5 shows provide the perfect entertainment for everyone in your group. During your next Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, make sure you visit at least one of these action-packed extravaganzas.Pirates VoyageAvast, mateys. At Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage, you'll experience the wonder and spectacle of dancing and high-flying pirates, the beauty of magical mermaids, and the deliciousness of a feast fit for a Captain.... Read More
The significance of a great breakfast cannot be overestimated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. In central Myrtle Beach, the city hosts many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Myrtle Beach :Johnny D's Wafles and Bakery Located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery receives 5 star reviews again and again from its dedicated following of breakfast connoisseurs. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., this restaurant offers up breakfast and lunch specials, as well as an on-site bakery.... Read More
You'll have no trouble finding your most important meal of the day during your vacation rental experience. With hundreds of breakfast restaurants to choose from, you and your group are sure to find exactly what you're looking for in A.M. fare. In North Myrtle Beach, there are many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one of these out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in North Myrtle Beach :Krave Bagel Bistro If your perfect breakfast includes bagels, sandwiches, and pastries, then Krave Bagel and Bistro is the place for you. Made fresh every morning, Krave offers up 17 different options for their delicious bagels.... Read More
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
Spring has sprung, and with warmer temperatures, more sunshine, and rainy afternoons, the season sets the stage for an epic emergence of all of Spring's most vivid colors. There's no better place to discover and immerse yourself in the colors, smells, and feeling of Spring than at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that was built on the grounds of four former rice plantations. The Gardens boast that their collection of American figurative sculptures is the largest and most comprehensive in the United States, and this sprawling assortment of sculptures include over 1,400 works by more than 350 artists from the early nineteenth century to the present.... Read More
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
Everyone loves the normal view of Myrtle Beach, whether you're looking out at the horizon from your Myrtle Beach vacation rental balcony, cruising slowly along exciting Ocean Boulevard, or just peacefully strolling down the sandy shore. However, for those looking to see the beach city from a somewhat unusual perspective, there are many different avenues to see Myrtle Beach in a different light. Here are our Top 5 Unusual Ways to See Myrtle Beach:5. Express Watersports: Ocean Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch CruiseAquariums are amazing, but seeing marine life up close and personal in its natural habitat is priceless.... Read More
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
At the end of each summer in the North Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest. Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in North Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along. There's no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.... 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
At the end of each summer in the Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest. Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along. There's no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.... Read More
Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta Boat Parade in Little RiverOn November 26, the Little River Inlet will come alive with the beauty of Christmas. In its 32nd year, the Boat Parade will showcase decorated boats, as they travel along the inlet. Each participant (as well as viewers) is encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children who may be in need this holiday season. This maritime parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Little River and make its way to the Dock Holidays Marina, so find a great viewing spot and enjoy the Intracoastal Boat Parade.North Myrtle Beach Christmas ParadeNorth Myrtle Beach will kick off the Christmas season with its parade, which takes place on December 3 at 5:20 p.... Read More
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
It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost).Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book.While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties.And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible.... Read More
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
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
While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. And if you’re traveling to the beach with teens and tweens, it’s best to keep them occupied, rather than have to listen to complaints about boredom … this is a vacation, after all.So here are a few of our favorite beach games for tweens and teens. They’re not guaranteed to keep them from being bored, these are teenagers we're talking about, but we’re fairly confident that between the waves and the games, you’ll all be in for a good time:• Bocce ballBocce ball is one of our favorite Italian-inspired pastimes.... Read More
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
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
Myrtle Beach is known for many things, some of which include the Grand Strand's beautiful golf courses, divine dining, and endless shopping experiences. However, beyond those delightful segments of Myrtle Beach, the city is also home to many award-winning dinner and theatre shows. One of the most popular and spectacular stage performance locales along the Grand Strand is The Palace Theatre, located off of Highway 17, adjacent to Broadway at the Beach. Housed in a gorgeous, rotunda-styled building, with sky-high columns and an inviting stairway entrance, The Palace Theatre was voted 2014 WINNER for Best Live Entertainment Theater by Carolina Forest Readers Choice Awards.... Read More
Since 1984, the World Amateur Handicap Championship has seen thousands of golfers compete in Myrtle Beach for the enviable title of best amateur golfer in the world. This year, golf enthusiasts from all 50 states and more than 25 countries will come together for several days from August 29 to September 2, in celebration of this sport and the comraderie and competitions it brings along with it. Myrtle Beach's World Amateur Tournament is the largest of its kind, and it has seen the appearance of many celebrities throughout the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty.... Read More
If you're looking to take your vacation to the next level and experience the adventure and thrillsof the waters of the Myrtle Beach area, then be sure to check out Island AdventureWatersports. Located off of Dick Pond Road, in the Socastee area of the Grand Strand, IslandAdventure offers up an array of opportunities for visitors.Island Adventure features a diverse group of watercraft, including jet skis, pontoon boats,kayaks, and paddleboards. Jet skis are rented out by the hour and each rental includes allinstruction, safety equipment and gas. Their Yamaha jet skis can comfortably seat up to threeriders, and if you have a large group, Island Adventure offers up guided 2 hour tours, which caninclude up to 10 jet skis.... Read More
There's nothing like an exciting stage production to finish off a hot day spent experiencing thewonders and sights of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of Myrtle Beach's most visited andcelebrated stage attractions is Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, located accessibly off of Highway17 in Myrtle Beach.Gilmore had always been a fan of music, having started his career as an aspiring singer/song-writer in Nashville, Tennessee. However, when his own professional singing career faltered, hebrought his idea for a musical variety show to Myrtle Beach in 1986. Since then, the CarolinaOpry has been the home to thousands of performance that have continually impressed localsand visitors alike with the caliber of entertainers who have graced the stage.... 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
Some days we’re up for a challenge, a feat, a triumph of will.And some days we just want to have a good time.For those days, we love to recommend the Litchfield Country Club to visiting Lowcountry golfers for its scenic environs, forgiving design and, this time of year, steeply discounted prices.And don’t let the name fool you — this is not the snooty, too-exclusive country club experience with which you might be familiar. All are welcome, and all are treated wonderfully by the knowledgeable and helpful staff.The course prides itself on catering to the “well-rounded” player who perhaps doesn’t boast John Daly-esque long drives.... Read More
Oooh la la, zee love, zee romance, zee passion … zee Valentine’s Day.OK, we’ll can the bad French accent for a minute in order to relay to you some legitimate good news about spending February 14 in the South Strand: it’s fun, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not at all cheesy. So whether you’re a “Gimme a dozen red roses and keep ‘em coming” kind of person or more of a homebody, we’ve got some great ways to feel the love — morning, noon and (wink, wink) nightA.M.: We hope you’re (ahem) sleeping in…Late A.M.: Rise and shine, love birds.... Read More
It’s no wonder that the South Strand destination that plays host to a famously popular art and music festival every year also lays claim to some fabulous galleries in which we can view and buy art.But contrary to its stuffy reputation, art buying, especially here in Pawleys Island and Litchfield, can be a fun and affordable way to broaden your mind, beautify your home, and bank away a vacation’s worth of memories.Not in the market to buy? You can count on that southern hospitality to avoid any awkward no-thanks-I’m-just-looking exchanges with curators. Gallery owners and employees down here are happy to have you, regardless if you walk out with a purchase or not.... Read More
Millions of visitors spend their summer vacations on the Grand Strand every year, but the savviest of travelers love to come in the fall. Whether it's the smaller crowds, the milder temperatures or the scenic beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the fall, repeat guests have fallen in love with an autumn retreat to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and the south side of the Strand.Although there are numerous year-round reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach, including the 600-acre oceanfront property's first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and Southern hospitality, fall presents its own unique set of opportunities for a picture-perfect getaway.... Read More
You know it as soon as you darken the doorstep.This place is NOT kid friendly.The breakable stemware. The hushed tones. The glares from patrons and staff.So what’s a hungry family to do?Lucky for our littlest visitors, we in the South Strand love you, and we have loads of great spots where not only kiddos are welcome, but mom and dad will be pleased as well. Here are a few of our faves just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Pawleys Island Tavern: While we can’t think of many parents who delight in taking their children to a tavern per se, during the daylight hours this is less watering hole and more casual haunt.... Read More
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
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
South Carolina's famed cycling opportunities can give you just the outdoors experience you are looking for on vacation, whether it's taking in the fabulous Waccamaw Neck Bikeway from Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road, or taking a leisurely ride up and down the beach. If you are in the Litchfield Beach or Pawleys Island areas, you can easily rent a bike -- along with any other needed gear -- to take advantage of spectacular biking trails and beach cycling.We've rounded up the best places for you to rent cycling gear in the area:Guests at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort can rent bikes on site at the bike rental at 350 Retreat Beach Circle.... Read More
One of the most magical sights on the South Strand is but a few steps away.Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles is back this year, and visiting the expansive garden grounds by twinkling lights is a must-do when staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf. Well, anywhere really, but you’re so close right now that it would be a shame not to.But this weekend — December 18, 19 and 20 — is the last to enjoy the “Nights.” However, those in town after Christmas will delight in an extension of sorts. On December 31 come for the Stroll By Candlelight on New Year’s Eve event.... Read More
What happens when the True North meets the Deep South?Eight days of springy, beach-y, good neighborly fun, that’s what.The 54th Annual Can-Am Days Festival returns to Myrtle Beach March 14-22, and promises all the fun, beauty and hospitality the Grand Strand is known for. Not to be overlooked, all activities are easily accessed from the idyllic (and slightly quieter) perch of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Why Can-Am (short for Canadian-American)? Well, any non-southerner can attest what March is like due north of us — cold, bleak, and seemingly endless. Down here? Well, it’s warm, sunny and downright delightful and we want you all to see it.... Read More
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
Yes, we’re supposed to relax on vacation.But at the expense of our well-earned physiques?Good news, folks, we can have it both ways — that is, take a load off without putting a load on.How?Be realistic. Don’t expect to spend hours intensely exercising if that’s just not in the cards. Instead, think maintenance, healthful choices, and unexpected calorie burns. Here’s what you need to do, and it’s all within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) 10,000 Steps: We’ve all heard that this is the sort of fitness gold standard, the minimum number of steps we need to take a day to stay on a healthy track.... Read More
The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.... Read More
Located on a former rice and indigo plantation, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort sits on 600 scenic acres of Carolina coastline, wetlands and woodlands. Situated between the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet and the 'arrogantly shabby' town of Pawleys Island, about 20 miles South of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets, in part due to the property's abundance of peace and quiet.Litchfield Beach's accommodations are top notch and range from luxurious hotel-style suites to condos, villas and cottages with up to eight bedrooms, so your party has the perfect place to stay no matter its size.... Read More
Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is a peaceful retreat in its own right, with 600 acres of white-sand beaches, golf and tennis facilities, swimming pools and a spa, and hiking and biking trails where you can always find some relaxation and tranquility.But to really escape to a secluded stretch of beach or an isolated spot amid the woodlands and wetlands, you have to know a few secret and not-so-secret locales on the south end of the Grand Strand. Located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, here are five beautiful places that are off the beaten path — or at least big enough to get lost — where you can disappear for a day:* Brookgreen Gardens: Located just two miles north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, this 9,100-acre botanical sculpture garden is the oldest and largest on the East Coast.... 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 lots of good reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort — including the luxurious Lowcountry location, the world-class amenities, and the 600 scenic acres of woodlands, wetlands and white-sand beaches. But perhaps none are bigger than the abundance of award-winning golf courses within a short distance of the resort, giving guests a long list of opportunities.With more than 80 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand visitors have plenty of options for golf. But the vast majority of top-rated layouts are located on the South Strand, from Murrells Inlet down to Georgetown.... Read More
Packing for your family vacation can be so stressful that you need a longer getaway to recover from it. Relax and remember to pack light. The beauty of staying at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort is you don't need to bring much to have a great vacation experience. The resort has so many amenities that you really don't have to leave the premises to have a good time, and even the surrounding area is very laid back and come-as-you-are casual. But there are a handful of things you should remember to bring. Here's a list of five often overlooked items by our guests that you should make sure are in your suitcase:* Beach blanket: You've been daydreaming about lying on the beach but in reality the sand can be hot and sticky without a layer of protection in between.... Read More
There are the suggestions.The hints.The if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation.Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-‘ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary.So here you have it, folks, the five absolute-must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.1) Huntington Beach State Park: Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up.... Read More
In real estate, it’s the big question.Rent or buy?When talking South Strand vacations, there is no question.Rent, rent, rent.Whether it’s too big and bulky to bring from home or so out-of-this-world wild that you’d never own it in the first place, vacation rental accessories can elevate your trip to a convenient and affordable “Best Ever” status.What are the best items to rent when you’re staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Our takes.1) Kayak: Ever tried to gate-check a kayak? Yeah, us neither. Even if you have one of your own, leave it at home and rent one when you arrive.... Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… and when you take the likelihood of frigid winter temperatures and travel-snarling snowstorms out of the equation, it’s positively sublime. Ahh, South Carolina.We love the holidays in Pawleys, Murrells and Litchfield, and it’s not just because of the mild clime. Here are some best bets for getting into the spirit of the season down here south of Myrtle Beach.Nights of a Thousand Candles: Somehow, in some way, Brookgreen Gardens manages to out-beautify itself around the holidays. The world-famous expanse of flora and statuary becomes bedecked in light with the help of over 5,000 hand-lit candles and more sparkling lights.... Read More
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
Who doesn’t adore a parade? Never mind. Don’t tell us. We don’t want to know.We just love them too much.Whether it’s a small town affair anchored by the high school marching band or a big to-do with gymnasts and fire trucks and a hailstorm of candy, municipalities and neighborhoods all around the South Strand throw their own brand of patriotic festivities. Regardless of where you wind up, bring a chair, wear your red, white and blue, and prepare for uniquely Southern Independence Day fun.Pawleys Island Parade: Just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf is where you’ll find this longstanding charmer.... Read More
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
A leisurely stroll or cycle on a scenic path is one of those pleasures of life that is undeniable —it’s a little exercise, a little beauty, a lot of enjoyment.The Grand Strand has a lot of great trails that are both accessible and approachable, meaning you’re not going to be ascending a mountain or zigzagging through a rocky forest (although, you can if you want).Here are some Myrtle Beach trails best bets, and if you’re heading out on bicycle, don’t forget riding appropriate clothing, and most importantly, your helmet.Swamp Fox Passage / Palmetto Trail: Throw the bike on the car rack (or simply lace up your sneakers) and head south on Route 17 to hit the 42 miles of Swamp Fox Passage.... Read More
Longtime visitors to Litchfield and Pawley’s Island have likely visited the Hammock Shops many times, and perhaps eaten at one point at the now-defunct Roz’s Rice Mill Café, which was housed in a mid-1800s-era building that once served as a post office.  But the former Roz’s has a new identity as a biscuit, burger and shake shack that’s capital-Q quirky (in the best possible sense).BisQit is owned by the Mike Benson and Josh Quigley, the same team who created Quigley’s Pint and Plate, another of our favorite newer restaurants in Pawleys Island. BisQit's menu is built on innovative takes on southern-style pub food.... Read More
You know we love Myrtle Beach.Like, love.But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand.Which is why we really love Pawleys Island.But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there?Easy. Follow us.Pawleys Island lies off the Highway 17 corridor that links Myrtle Beach to Charleston, making it a snap to get from one spot to the other and everything in between. Murrells Inlet is just to the north, as are popular Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park. Just to the west the links-lovers among you will find a golfers paradise.... Read More
While, yes, the beach and golf and sunshine play a big, big part in the decision to visit the Grand Strand, the fact that we also happen to be home to some of the freshest, most incredible seafood in the country ought to weigh in, too.With the abundance of grouper, flounder, drum, trout, mackerel and more packing our waters, not to mention shrimp and inlet oysters, coastal Carolina has a lot to boast. And don’t we reap the benefits.We like to venture down Route 17 in the Pawleys/Murrells corridor to hit some phenomenal but off-the-beaten-path options. Here are seven — out of MANY — of our faves, in no particular order:1) Bliss (Murrells Inlet): This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful.... Read More
Myrtle Beach gets all of the glory, but the hidden gem of the South Carolina shoreline is Pawleys Island. It’s only about twenty miles south of Myrtle Beach, but to those in the know, it feels like an entirely different world. The Island is more laid back and less crowded–the kind of place where you can stop to appreciate a beautiful sunset, and Pawleys has plenty of those to spare. But that’s not all it has. Check out more of the many reasons to visit this seaside escape:Dining: Bistro 217 is known for its fusion of Southern flavors, brought to life by a chef who learned from the masters–his mother and grandmother.... Read More
Offering discounted offseason rates and last-minute specials, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect winter retreat to help you shake the cold-weather blues. Offering luxurious accommodations, an indoor pool and other amenities, Litchfield Beach gives guests plenty to do on those chillier times, and even more outdoor activities for those sunny days.Litchfield Beach is making it easier and more affordable than ever to take a weekend break during the final stage of winter. Guests who arrive any Friday for a two-day stay between February 19 and March 18 can save up to 40 percent off our regular rates.... Read More
We all know what she’s going to say.“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything for Mother’s Day.”Typical humble, selfless mom, right? But come on. Of course we have to do something.In addition to the perfectly thoughtful gift (we’ll leave that one up to you), a day of pampering and fun for mom is a must-do, and lucky for visitors to the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, there are some seriously great options within minutes of accommodations on Sunday, May 10.Read on for some of the best ways to honor mom… yes, daytime drinks are involved.1) Go with the flow: Treat mom to a little morning zen with an 8 a.... Read More
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
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
Guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort have so many wonderful options for on-site entertainment that they could spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who wish to explore the beautiful Lowcountry scenery that surrounds Litchfield Beach, there are even more exciting opportunities, including a unique chance to travel back in time.No time machine is necessary, only a vehicle to make the short drive to the historic port city of Georgetown. In only a few minutes, you will feel like you have been teleported back to the pre-Revolutionary War period and a time when rice was king.... 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
It’s hard to describe Brookgreen Gardens if you’ve never been there. Picture a vast garden filled with lush flowers, dotted with ancient, moss-strewn oaks. Now drop in majestic sculptures of larger-than-life horses, ancient gods, and music playing nymphs. Add in some playful water features, and leisurely paths where you can wander at your own pace. Do you hear the songbirds? And don’t forget to stop by the butterfly house, alight with thousands of species of colorful winged insects. There is really so much to see at Brookgreen Gardens, and so many constantly changing events and programs, that many visitors to the area return year after year—or even many times a year when they visit Myrtle Beach.... 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
Squeeeeeaaaaaaaall...OMG. You’re engaged? Congratulations. It’s so exciting, we literally can’t even.Well, OK, we can.We have to.This South Strand summer wedding isn't going to plan itself.With a sparkling ring on that finger and a lifetime with your beloved to look forward to, it’s easy to forget that wedding planning is hard work. But it can be fun, too, as long as you get organized, stay calm, and plan ahead — and remember that a summer wedding in the Myrtle Beach area is as beautiful as they come.1)The date: Conventional advice says to set a date at least a year out, and we agree.... 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
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
Myrtle Beach is a beautiful area and while it may be known for amusement parks and man-made attractions, there's plenty of fun to be had among nature. The next time you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to try some of these fun nature-based activities:Pier FishingMyrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand offer several area piers that are perfect for a full day of fishing fun. In North Myrtle Beach there's the Cherry Grove Pier, where a world record 1780 lb. Tiger Shark was once caught. Myrtle Beach is home to four different piers: the Apache Pier (the longest wooden fishing pier on the east coast), 14th Avenue Pier (featuring a restaurant with views out over the water), Second Avenue Pier (just south of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk ) and Springmaid Pier (voted best pier for fishing by the Myrtle Beach Herald).... Read More
With modern studio and one or two bedroom condos located direct oceanfront or just off the beach, you're sure to have fantastic lodging with great location and views at the Myrtle Beach Resort. Not only that, but when you're not busy cruising the coast, there is lots to do right on property. With numerous indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a huge lazy river, sand volleyball courts and The Quarterdeck, Myrtle Beach Resort's oceanfront bar and grill, you'll never be bored during your vacation.In addition to the good times on property, Myrtle Beach Resort is only a few miles from popular bike week destinations like The Beaver Bar, Suck, Bang, Blow, The Boathouse and the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk.... Read More
It's a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, a recent survey involving four participants, 75% responded that their days went better with a great meal in the morning. We're not sure how scientifically accurate those results are, but three out of four can't be wrong, right?And hey, you're on vacation. Skip the grapefruit or granola and splurge. Here are some of the best places around Myrtle Beach to indulge in some delicious morning treats.Dino's House of PancakesNorth Myrtle Beach visitors have raved about Dino's for years, and you can't miss their retro 50's style sign at 2120 Highway 17 South.... Read More
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