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The Lachicotte Select Blog Page is your connection to the Grand Strand. Here you can keep up with all that's going on at The Lachicotte Company and surrounding area in Pawleys Island,SC. Check out the list of category's below or use the custom search feature to search our archive for a specific word or phrase.
Home to some of the finest beaches along the east coast, charming shopping venues and great location just a short drive from all the excitement of Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island is always a perfect choice for a weekend vacation. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not plan on surprising that special someone in your life with a romantic weekend vacation to the Litchfield area? Here are some of the finest dining spots to spoil your sweetheart during your Valentine’s Day getaway to Pawleys Island.The Chive BlossomThe Chive Blossom is consistently one of the highest-rated restaurants in Pawleys Island, blending French, Mediterranean, Asian and Southern cuisines into truly special dishes that are some of the finest you can enjoy along the entire Grand Strand.... Read More
We all know the joy of receiving that perfect holiday gift, but the feeling of giving a special someone an awesome gift can be just as rewarding. Luckily for you, while you’re on your Christmas getaway to Pawleys Island, there are lots of fantastic shops and boutiques where you can peruse and snag the ideal gift for a loved one. Here are a few of the best spots to check out for Christmas shopping in Pawleys Island and the surrounding Grand Strand area.The Original Hammock ShopWith history dating back to its creation in 1938 by riverboat captain Joshua John Ward, the Pawleys Island hammock is one of the most iconic crafts found along the South Carolina coast.... 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
We all know that New Orleans is a happening place to be on Fat Tuesday each spring. But did you know you you can experience all the fun of Mardi Gras on the beautiful South Carolina coast? Oh yes, it’s true. On Tuesday, March 5, head on over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to take part in Marshi Gras, a fun-filled annual event that brings the festivities of Mardi Gras to the Grand Strand. All the pomp and flair of Bourbon Street will be on display along the Marshwalk as Marshi Gras kicks off at Bovine’s at 7 PM with a huge parade. The parade consists of hundreds of participants dressed up in festive costumes and is open to everyone.... Read More
This month, Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Wedding Showcase, the Grand Strand's premier wedding exhibition, on Saturday January 26, 2019. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., prepare to be amazed by all of the glitz and glamour of this bridal event. Whether you're a local bride or a bride who is planning a destination wedding on the beach, the Wedding Showcase has you covered for everything wedding.The Wedding Showcase will be hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where vendors set up exhibits and booths designed to offer you the latest and best in wedding gear. One of the most essential aspects of the wedding is the bridal party's attire, and the Wedding Showcase will have all of the industry's best in fashion, from wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to mother of the groom and father of the bride apparel.... Read More
During your Pawleys Island vacation, you will enjoy plenty of great ways to spend your day. Whether it's lounging along our pristine beaches, playing a round or two on our amazing golf courses or getting an adrenaline rush at an amusement park like Family Kingdom or Wild Water and Wheels, your trip is bound to be memorable. But as the day turns to night, the perfect way to wrap things up is watching the sky sparkle at one of the weekly fireworks displays around the Grand Strand. Check out some of these dazzling pyrotechnic displays during your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island. Broadway at the Beach Holding the crown as South Carolina's most visited tourist attraction, there are lots of great reasons to visit Broadway at the Beach.... Read More
With June upon us and summer getting into full swing, you're probably eagerly anticipating your trip to Pawleys Island. What's that? You haven't planned your summer vacation to Pawleys yet? Well, with as busy as our lives can get we can't blame you, but that's exactly why you need to make time for a relaxing getaway to our lowcountry slice of paradise. You deserve a break from those everyday stresses and with weeks and weeks of sunny skies on the horizon now is the perfect time to escape to Pawleys Island. On top of this, while on your getaway you can experience one of the Grand Strand's premier nightly summer events at nearby Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
There are plenty of scenic beaches and great landmarks to visit during your Pawleys Island vacation. From the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to Brookgreen Gardens to all the attractions of nearby Myrtle Beach, you're sure to have a packed itinerary. But no matter what you've got planned be sure to fit in some time to explore Atalaya, one of the most unique and beautiful landmarks along the Grand Strand. Situated in Huntington Beach State Park, Atalaya was dreamt up by Archer M. Huntington and Anna Huntington. Archer was a wealthy industrialist who had an intense love for the arts and his wife Anna was a talented and acclaimed sculptor.... Read More
While there's no bad time for a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, during the summer months it can get pretty hot out there on the links. And by pretty hot, we mean low 90s is a nice, cool day. But that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a round or two. You'll just need to gear up with the proper attire and gadgets to make sure that you beat the heat during your golf trip. Here are some great choices to stay cool during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. Under Armour UA Performance Polo A lightweight and breathable shirt is essential to staying cool out on the links, and the Under Armour UA Performance polo has been a favorite of pro and amateur golfers for years.... Read More
Pawleys Island is situated within the lowcountry coastal region of South Carolina and some of the most beautiful landscapes along the east coast. From shady wooded regions featuring canopies of coastal pines and live oaks to tranquil inlets and saltwater marshes, you have to experience all the beautiful nature trails available during your vacation to Pawleys Island. Whether you travel on foot or by bike, there are numerous scenic trails for your enjoyment around the southern Grand Strand area and here are a few that you won't want to miss during your next trip to Pawleys Island. ... Read More
There's nothing like a Pawleys Island vacation to melt your stress away and enjoy a laid back getaway from the everyday hustle that we all deal with. From lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, dining on fresh local seafood at an oceanfront restaurant or enjoying world-class golf, there are a ton of ways to spend your leisure time during your trip to Pawleys Island. And if you consider yourself a shopaholic, there are lots of great local shops and venues to snag the perfect souvenir to remember your Pawleys Island vacation by. Here are some of the best spots to peruse for deals on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
With over 80 golf courses available along the Grand Strand, it's no wonder why the Myrtle Beach area is known as the Golf Capital of the World. And with many of the area's best courses situated around Pawleys Island, there's no shortage of world-class links to test your game and delight golfers of all skill levels. If you're planning on playing a round or two during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, don't miss the challenging layout presented by the course at True Blue. Perennially named one of the top golf courses along the Grand Strand and featured on Golf Magazine's 2017 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list, True Blue has wowed golfers since its opening back in February 1998.... Read More
Stop us if you've heard this before, but Myrtle Beach can get quite hot during the spring and summer months. And after a long round (or two) of golf along the Grand Strand, you and your fellow golfers may have worked up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are a multitude of places to quench your thirst during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. If you're a fan of craft beer or microbrews, here are a few of the best options around Myrtle Beach for ordering some frosty suds. American Tap House Located right in the heart of Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House is one of the premier destinations for lovers of craft beer.... Read More
Get ready for your favorite meals on wheels whenever you attend the 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival this April 20-22 at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in the oceanfront Boardwalk District. Come out from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday to take part in this fun and delicious Spring festival in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Admission is free, and aside from dozens of food vendors, guests will be able to experience live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, and two beer stations. When you arrive at the Pavilion grounds, be sure to make a quick walk around the premises to scope out exactly what food selections are available.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is well-known for its abundance of amusement and entertainment options, but even with so many great options for filling your vacation with fun, it's a big deal when the fair comes to town. The Horry County Fair returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29 and promises to be a can't-miss event during your upcoming spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. Make sure you attend one of the ten nights of non-stop fun to enjoy a huge variety of thrill rides, games of chance and much more.2018 marks the third year the Horry County Fair has taken place, with the past two years drawing in thousands of attendees for tons of fun and excitement.... Read More
During daylight hours on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it's all about hitting the links. But when the sun goes down, unless you've got night vision goggles, glow-in-the-dark golf balls and floodlights on your golf cart, you'll need to find some activities to fill out your getaway itinerary. Luckily, Myrtle Beach offers a ton of great live entertainment choices to enjoy on your golf trip. Here are some of the best entertainment spots to visit during your golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. House of Blues If you're enjoying your golf vacation with a stay at Barefoot Resort, you're right around the corner from Barefoot Landing, home of the House of Blues.... Read More
Along the Grand Strand, we appreciate the natural beauty and splendor displayed by the coastal Carolina landscape. From the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoiled wetlands inland and along the shores of the Waccamaw River, the area branching out from Pawleys Island showcases unique ecosystems and landscapes that are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy. On your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island, you can learn why these natural areas are worth protecting and what you can do to help by visiting the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. Taking place on Saturday, April 21st, the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens will be a great event for kids and adults alike to learn about nature, conservation efforts and the work that goes on behind the scenes to make Brookgreen Gardens the world-class botanical sanctuary that it is.... Read More
When you think of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of things that come to mind, but one of the most famous exports of the Myrtle Beach area has been the shag. No, not the carpet, the iconic dance that took the area by storm beginning back in the late 1930s and still holds a special place in the hearts of Grand Strand locals and guests alike. No matter if you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the dance, during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, take a quick drive to Georgetown and check out the 12th Annual Shag Festival, taking place on April 21, 2018. If you're not familiar with the shag and its history along the Grand Strand, here's a quick primer for you.... Read More
With hundreds of great restaurants to choose from around the Grand Strand, there's no shortage of fantastic dining options on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. Around almost any corner you're likely to find whatever taste you're craving, whether it's fresh seafood, steak, sushi, pizza or BBQ. But while ordering that perfect meal is great, it's even better when you can enjoy it while taking in a beautiful view of the beach. During your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to plan on a first-class oceanfront dining experience at one (or more) of these fantastic Grand Strand restaurants. Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge Nestled on the end of Pier 14 just a couple of blocks north of the iconic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge serves up one of the Grand Strand's best ocean views complimentary with every meal.... Read More
We're now a full week into March and for you and many travelers like yourself, your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach is right around the corner. And with so many fantastic entertainment options to choose from along the Grand Strand, your Myrtle Beach spring break trip is sure to be non-stop fun from start to finish. In fact, the hardest part can sometimes be choosing which activities to enjoy during your getaway. What a great problem to have. Here are a few of our favorite spots for family fun in Myrtle Beach.WonderWorksEntertaining Broadway at the Beach guests for nearly ten years, WonderWorks is filled with over 100 exciting and hair-raising exhibits and amusements that will delight and educate guests of all ages.... Read More
All golfers know that a great set of clubs doesn't automatically improve your game, but it probably won't hurt to upgrade those old sticks rattling around in your golf bag. After all, Jack and Arnie may have gotten by with wooden drivers, but even they got with the times as technology advanced. And the current arms race of drivers, irons and putters continues to push the limits of what professional and amateur golfers can do out on the course. When you come to golf in Myrtle Beach, why not upgrade your arsenal to shoot your lowest round yet? Check out some of the newest and hottest clubs around to break 100, 90, 80 or lower on your upcoming Myrtle Beach golf vacation.... Read More
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
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
On your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach, there are sure to be plenty of great activities and amusements to keep you entertained, but if you're planning on being in the Grand Strand March 23-25, don't miss the Saltwater Highland Games. This festival celebrating Celtic heritage is taking place at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Parks Complex and is sure to be a fantastic event to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach spring break trip. 2018 marks the third year that the Saltwater Highland Games have taken place in Myrtle Beach, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. Event organizers expect participants and spectators coming from at least 26 states and five different countries, making for a diverse and vibrant festival.... Read More
The lowcountry region of the South Strand is home to an abundance of wildlife, from sea turtles and alligators to egrets and bald eagles. But of all the wildlife you expected to see on your vacation to Pawleys Island, we bet that dinosaurs weren't on the list. Well, OK, you might not see live dinosaurs, but with a visit to the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens, you can check out a large selection of super-realistic animatronic dinosaurs and learn all about these incredible creatures while on your trip to Pawleys Island. Running daily from now until April 27th, the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens showcases seventeen different animatronic creatures to discover, including stegosaurus, triceratops, utahraptor, megalosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex.... Read More
After a long day on the golf course, you and your fellow golfers are likely to have worked up a ferocious appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. And to satiate that hunger, there's nothing like a perfectly-seared steak to satisfy. During your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of the following fantastic steakhouses available around the Grand Strand. New York Prime Praised by raters on OpenTable (4.8/5 rating) as well as publications like Golf Magazine, New York Prime has been one of the most renowned steakhouses in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years.... Read More
Whether you're in town for a girls' weekend or a romantic getaway with your significant other, there's always a great time to be had when you go out for Drinks and Dessert. Read ahead to discover a few of our favorite spots in Myrtle Beach where the beverages are strong and the sweets are indulgent. Strong Waters Craft Cocktails Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is one of the best places in Myrtle Beach to go for wide-ranging, unique adult drinks, and their dessert menu is impressive too. Their drinks are broken down into 5 categories- Day Drinking, featuring selections like Hair of the Dog and Summer Breeze; Light and Interesting, with drinks like Honeysuckle Mule and Lavender Field; Crisp and Boozy, including heartier drinks like Beam & Hops and Smoking' Oldie; From the Barrel, with offerings like Manhattan and Boulevardier; and finally a wide category of Bourbons and wines.... Read More
The Grand Strand is known for lots of great fun and recreation activities out on the water, but there are plenty of fast and furious land-based things to do while on your Myrtle Beach vacation. During your next trip to Myrtle Beach fulfill your need for speed and burn rubber to these fast-paced attractions. The Myrtle Beach Speedway The Myrtle Beach Speedway has been host to hundreds of stock car and truck series events, with legends like Jeff Gordon having raced at the track. But you don't have to be a professional to test your skills. With the NASCAR Racing Experience, drivers of all skill levels can drive a real stock car around the track to see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a real stock car, pushing hundreds of horsepower as fast as you're bold enough to go.... Read More
If you're planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to enjoy a nearly limitless array of recreation and entertainment choices. One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach coast is by taking advantage of the many pier fishing and offshore charter fishing excursions available along the Grand Strand. No matter if you're a novice or experienced angler, you'll be able to enjoy the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and experience the excitement of landing a big catch during your trip to Myrtle Beach. Check out some of these fantastic fishing opportunities to enjoy on your Grand Strand vacation.... Read More
Whether it's an inland excursion along the Waccamaw River and coastal inlets or an offshore journey into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Pawleys Island and the surrounding south strand area offers several great boat tours that are a fantastic way to spend the day on your Pawleys Island vacation. From swashbuckling adventures aboard a pirate ship to laid-back beer tasting cruises, here's a sampling of some of the aquatic experiences available during your trip to Pawleys Island. Pirate Adventures Tours Landlubbers of all ages can get a taste of the pirate's life with a tour from Pirate Adventures.... Read More
A Pawleys Island vacation is all about relaxation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your fitness regimen has to take a back seat. As a matter of fact, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers so many great options to stay in shape that you might end up ramping up your exercise program. Check out these great ways to keep active during your trip to Pawleys Island at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort The Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers guests one of the finest fitness centers available along the entire Grand Strand. This fantastic amenity is available to all guests of the resort for the entirety of their stay.... Read More
New Orleans isn't the only place to enjoy all the fun of Mardi Gras. The Grand Strand will host plenty of awesome Mardi Gras parties that give you a great reason to plan a vacation to Myrtle Beach. Book your Pawleys Island condo with Beach Vacations today and enjoy some good times at any of the area Mardi Gras-themed events. Restaurants and bars at area destinations like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are sure to have special Mardi Gras themed events, but year in and year out, the most popular Mardi Gras party around the Grand Strand will take place at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with their 7th Annual Marshi Gras celebration.... Read More
Sure, everyone knows about popular hotspots in Myrtle Beach like Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, but there are plenty of fantastic venues to enjoy beautiful natural habitats and native wildlife while on your Myrtle Beach vacation too. On your next trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to check out some of these lush parks, gardens and nature experiences that are available along the Grand Strand. Waccamaw River Tours Just inland from the Myrtle Beach coast, the wetlands of the Waccamaw River are home to an intricate ecosystem that teems with unique plant and animal life. Waccamaw River Tours offer boat trips through this scenic landscape, offering travelers a chance to witness native species like heron, egrets, osprey and alligators.... Read More
No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without the perfect souvenir. No matter if you're all about kitschy and cheesy or high-class elegance, there are tons of great shopping opportunities waiting for you during your trip to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. During your vacation to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of these awesome shops and shopping areas. The Gay Dolphin A trip to the Gay Dolphin is a can't-miss stop on your Myrtle Beach vacation. Located along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and in operation since 1946, the Gay Dolphin is a giant gift shop encompassing three stories and over 30,000 square feet of anything and everything souvenir.... Read More
We're all riding out these winter months just dreaming of warm sunny days that seem so far off, but make sure not to daydream too much and miss out on booking your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. After all, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spring break destinations on the east coast, and you don't want your fellow breakers reserving the perfect condo in Myrtle Beach before you do. Beach Vacations has a huge catalog of Myrtle Beach vacation rentals that will delight you and your guests, and while there are a ton of great entertainment options to enjoy during your spring break, here a few highlights that you won't want to miss.... Read More
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 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
It may be overwhelming when you discover that there are literally hundreds of shopping spots and destinations along the Grand Strand. From specialty shops to boutiques to malls and outlets, there is definitely something for everyone who visits this fabulous coastal area. If you're looking to knock out some bargain shopping during your stay, check out the following destinations before you make the trek home. Hudson's Surfside Flea Market Travel down to Surfside Beach just south of Myrtle Beach to experience affordable shopping at Hudson's Flea Market. With over 430 vendor spaces, there's no guarantee of exactly what you might find while browsing this economical shopping destination.... Read More
Looking for something unique and totally Myrtle Beach during your next beach vacation? Stop by any of these specialty shops for the perfect souvenir to take home. From t-shirts to home decor to cherished keepsakes, you will love the items these shops have to offer. Gay Dolphin The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a time-tested treasure found along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located between the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion grounds and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, you'll find this multi-level souvenir shop to be filled to the brim with everything from practical jokes to personalized keychains to large decorative pieces to sea shells of every size, shape, and color.... Read More
The holiday season brings with it a sense of joy and anticipation like no other, but sometimes planning out gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. While we may not be experts on all gifts, we know a thing or two when it comes to taking a beach vacation. That's why we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Gifts for the Beach Traveler in your life. Beach Umbrella In recent years, the city of Myrtle Beach has prohibited the use of beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Help the beach lover on your list stay cool in the shade with a beach umbrella. Umbrellas measuring up to 7.5 feet in diameter are allowed on the beach throughout the year, as long as they are in line or behind the established umbrella line.... Read More
Though it may seem that costs are higher than ever when it comes to just about everything, you can still have a fantastic time on your Myrtle Beach vacation without breaking the bank. Aside from spending plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean, there are lots of fun attractions in the area that you can do for less than $10. Here are 5 of our favorites: Ripley's Mirror Maze on Ocean Boulevard There's so much to do on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and the Ripley's Mirror Maze is one attraction that you can do for just $9.99. This dazzling experience features over 100 mirrors with LED lights and digital sound, leaving you with a totally unique experience every time.... Read More
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
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
Brookgreen Gardens: The spring flowers may not yet be in full bloom, but beauty abounds year-round at Brookgreen Gardens. Featuring more than 9,000 acres of scenic Lowcountry landscapes and beautiful works of art, Brookgreen Gardens is the largest and oldest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast. Although the winter weather might make it hard to see it all on a chilly day, admission is good for one full week so you can pick and choose warmer times to visit. The winter calendar includes tours of the old Oaks Plantation site, slave quarters, graveyards and the rice fields. Indoor activities include the Butterfly House, Children's Discovery Room, restaurant, tea room and souvenir shop.... Read More
There's something very special about the Fall season- whether it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the changing colors of the leaves, or the slight chill in the air, Myrtle Beach in Autumn is truly something amazing to behold. If you are looking to spend your vacation along the Grand Strand at a time when prices are lower, the beach is less crowded, and traffic is much more manageable, then be sure to reserve your Fall beach escape today. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for enjoying your Autumn vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Area State Parks While Myrtle Beach may be known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there is no escaping the natural beauty of our beach town.... Read More
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
While many may prefer vacationing along the Grand Strand during the hot summer months, there are plenty of reasons for an Autumn beach escape to be a part of your Fall plans. Not only are temperatures much more bearable and comfortable, but many festivals and events arrive on the scene throughout the area. Between the beauty of the changing leaves, the much more manageable traffic, and the cozy atmosphere that surrounds us, Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas are truly magical during the Autumn season. Celebrate everything you love about Fall by visiting the Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Festival, which takes place this year on October 7-8.... Read More
October is arguably one of the best times to spend your vacation in Myrtle Beach. Temperatures are in decline, bringing in fewer and fewer hot and humid days; leaves are developing beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange; traffic becomes more manageable, and the Grand Strand hosts a bevy of exciting Fall Festivals. If you're traveling into the area during the weekend of October 13-14, be sure to stop by Market Common for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Oktoberfest is beer, but at Myrtle Beach's celebration, there are a wide variety of events and activities for the entire family.... Read More
Get ready to experience the sights and sounds of another Fall Bike Rally in Myrtle Beach beginning on September 29 and lasting through October 8, 2017. This event, which draws in thousands of visitors annually from all over the country and the world, carries on decades of celebrations and traditions, and this year's event is on track to be one of the largest Fall rallies in years. Located near the border of Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach, biker bar Suck Bang Blow has all of your entertainment and libation needs covered throughout the Fall rally. With a few sets on the weekend prior to get the area revved up, Suck Bang Blow will feature many acts throughout the week as well, including Tru Sol and many more.... Read More
Even though the thrilling Summer season is drawing to a close, the excitement of Fall is just around the corner. One of the best reasons to fall in love with Autumn is the multitude of festivals that are hosted in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas during this time. One of the Grand Strand's most beloved late-Summer/Early Fall festivals, Coastal Uncorked, returns from September 1-3 for its 7th year. Coastal Uncorked will be hosted in the parking lot behind the Pavilion Park Central at Broadway at the Beach. This Labor Day Weekend event kicks off on Friday, September 1, from 6pm to 9pm, when you can experience Chocolate Under the Moon- A Moonshine Mixology.... Read More
It is a commonly-known fact that vacation is the perfect time to indulge. Especially in the warmer months and the Summer, nothing beats the sweet satisfaction of a cold treat. From Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach, we have you covered for all of the top Ice Cream spots along the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy. Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, Surfside Beach You are sure to find something for everyone when you visit Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, located off of Highway 17 Business near Myrtle Beach Resort and Surfside Beach. The exterior of the parlor features old-fashioned neon signs, advertising some of their specialty items like sundaes and homemade waffle cones.... Read More
There's nothing like a hot and humid Summer day in Myrtle Beach to have you begging for some relief. If you're looking to enjoy your vacation time outside, then try out one of the Grand Strand's thrilling water parks, and stay cool all Summer long. Myrtle Waves- Myrtle Beach, SC The towering slides of Myrtle Waves have long dotted the skyline along Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach. Located near Broadway at the Beach, this park has been cherished by locals and visitors for more than 3 decades. You'll find all types of thrills at Myrtle Waves, from tube slides to raft rides to family favorites. Hint: Go to Myrtle Waves midweek for Wednesday Movie nights, where the park plays a family favorite each week.... Read More
Every July 4th, Americans from around the country gather with family and friends to celebrate one of the nation's oldest federal holidays. Now in our 241st year of freedom from British rule, the 4th of July has come to be synonymous with barbecuing, visiting the beach, picnicking, and of course, admiring the beautiful colors of high-flying fireworks. If you're visiting Myrtle Beach during July 4th, you're in for a treat. Here are our suggestions for the best places to view fireworks in Myrtle Beach on the Fourth of July: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Make your way to the waterfront in Murrells Inlet and find a comfortable spot while you await the 10pm fireworks show that will light up the night sky over the majestic MarshWalk.... Read More
From Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach, there will be many incredible Independence Day celebrations taking place along the Grand Strand in 2017. Here are a few of our suggestions for your 4th of July Myrtle Beach vacation: Salute From the Shore Although Independence Day has come to be known as a fun-filled, joyous occasion, it is appropriate that, on this day of freedom, we pay tribute to those Americans who did not make it home to celebrate July 4th, or who may be overseas now. When you vacation in Myrtle Beach over this national holiday, you can honor the troops by taking part in the area's Salute From the Shore.... Read More
There's 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
One of the most majestic parts of vacationing near the beach is being able to see the sunrise over the horizon, as it unleashes its colors upon the morning sky. And although it doesn't set over the ocean, the sunrise is something truly special to behold as well. In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to take advantage of this picturesque view. Here are our Top 5 Places to Watch the sunrise or sunset in the Myrtle Beach area.2nd Avenue and Cherry Grove Piers (Sunrise)Get there early and let the beautiful sights take your breath away. The 2nd Avenue Pier is located at 110 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and opens every morning at 7 a.... Read More
The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :BisQit Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it's not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy.... Read More
What we refer to as the Grand Strand includes dozens of miles along the East Coast of South Carolina, jutting inward a few miles throughout the region. This area is filled with thrilling attractions, superb dining establishments, and plenty of golf courses for impeccable play. Although the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach may be perfect for some visitors, there's nothing like the beauty and tranquility of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals along the South Strand.Also known as the Hammock Coast, the Southern portion of the Grand Strand includes the areas of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, which can be found just miles south of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is home to numerous restaurants and business establishments that present the best in local cuisine and culture along the Grand Strand. Home to many festivals and events, the MarshWalk is one of the most exciting mingling points in the area. Since the region is also very well-known for its premiere golf clubs and courses, it is only fitting that the MarshWalk annually hosts the MarshWalk Masters, where participants come together for a little bit of sport, food, drink, and comradery.... Read More
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
South Carolina native and Coastal Carolina University alum Dustin Johnson has made waves in the professional golf world for years and has recently risen to prominence as the No. 1 golfer in the world after top showings at Riviera and the Mexico Championship. Though he is the top player on the world stage today, his history with the Grand Strand has served as a foundational stepping stone of his golf experience. Johnson grew up in the state capital of Columbia, where he led his Dutch High School golf team before signing with the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers in 2003. During his tenure at CCU, Johnson earned honors such as Big South Player of the Year ('05, '06, and '07) and First Team All-American, and he helped lead the team to a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships his senior year.... Read More
Legends in Concert Holiday Show If you long to see some of the music industry's greatest entertainers of all time performing in one venue, then check out Legends of Concert in Myrtle Beach. From now until December 21, experience the sounds of the holidays with performances from outstanding tribute artists portraying Elvis, the Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin. This can't-miss show features elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes, and stunning special effects. Avoid a "Blue Christmas" by checking out the Legends in Concert Holiday Show.4. Christmas at Pirates VoyageGo on a journey with Captain Scrooge, as he searches for the meaning of Christmas.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach area is typically known for many things, from its numerous shopping districts to its sparkling beaches to its challenging golf courses. But for those of us who aren't quite skilled enough for standard golf, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach offer an array of family-friendly mini-golf courses, and some of the area's top spots remain open in the colder season. If you're looking for something fun to do during your off-season visit to the Grand Strand, check out one of these Top 5 Mini-Golf Courses open for your Winter vacation. 5. Mutiny Bay: Miniature GolfLocated on Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, Mutiny Bay Golf offers players 36 holes in an all-outdoor pirate adventure.... Read More
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
Myrtle Beach, the geographic and entertainment center of the Strand, is for those who like non-stop excitement and entertainment. The North Strand, which extends from North Myrtle Beach past the North Carolina state line, is a hot spot for boaters (because of the accessibility to the Intracoastal Waterway) and shaggers (for folks who love to do the state dance). And the South Strand, which includes Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, is for those who prefer a more relaxing vacation.Located between Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island, the South Strand has a laid-back, Lowcountry atmosphere that's perfect for taking it easy.... Read More
Litchfield Beach and neighboring Pawleys Island are considered hot spot for great South Carolina country cooking and Lowcountry cuisine. Using fresh local ingredients, including seafood plucked from nearby waters and homegrown produce, these coastal communities are famous for serving food so good that folks drive from miles around for lunch and dinner.If you want to try other area restaurants, you're staying in the right place. Here are the top five restaurants in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, and all of them are within a five-mile drive of your vacation home away from home:* BisQit: Don't let the name fool you.... Read More
As the summer temperatures rise on the Grand Strand, so does the demand for cool entertainment options. Locals and visitors alike seek relief under the shade of a sprawling live oak tree or in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Club can hit the indoor and outdoor pools on our oceanfront deck to take a quick dip. But there are lots of other alternatives that aren't quite so obvious. Here's a look at five of our favorite hot spots for staying cool:* Brookgreen Gardens: This nearby botanical sculpture garden has plenty of shady spots where you can take a break from the summer heat, but the highlight of the season is Brookgreen Gardens' 'Cool Summer Evenings' program.... Read More
As part of the historic Waccamaw Golf Trail, Litchfield and the surrounding towns of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown are home to several classic Lowcountry layouts. Utilizing the diverse terrain of maritime forests, swamps and salt marshes, neighboring courses look like scenes from the cover of golf magazines - and many are. Sporting four-plus ratings from national publications like Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, here are our top three links near Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Your arrival at this former rice plantation is well worth the short trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
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
While the thrill of Summer is on the way out, the allure of Autumn is just around the corner. Myrtle Beach keeps the excitement going this Fall on the Boardwalk with Shaggin'-n-September and the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. These are two experience you definitely won't want to miss. It all gets started this September, when on Saturdays, the Boardwalk area of downtown Myrtle Beach will become alive with beach music and dance enthusiasts. Make your way to Plyler Park for all of the fun honoring the dance known as the Shag. Beginning in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day uniformities of life in coastal South Carolina.... Read More
This Labor Day weekend, spare some time out of your vacation to experience one of Myrtle Beach's signature hospitality and tourism events. From September 2 to 4, visit Broadway at the Beach's Welcome Center and Pavilion Park Central and find yourself immersed in one of the best and most inventive food and beverage extravaganzas featured along the Grand Strand. For its seventh year, Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, Beer, and Spirits Festival will give visitors the chance to sample and vote on original concoctions, take part in various beer and wine tastings, and indulge in decadent desserts. The fun gets started on Friday, September 2, from 6-9pm.... Read More
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
One of the most iconic areas of Myrtle Beach is its exciting Ocean Boulevard from 9 th to 11 thAvenue North. Along this stretch of seaside buildings and attractions, there is a little bit ofsomething for everyone who visits.Start your adventure down this section of Ocean Boulevard with a stop at Peaches Corner near9 th Ave. This oceanfront restaurant set up shop in Myrtle Beach in 1937. Named after the familywho first owned and operated it, Peaches Corner has been a staple of the boulevard ever since.Open year-round, Peaches Corner offers up dining specialties including their famous ClassicFoot Long Hot Dog, Peaches Burger, and Foot Long Corn Dogs.... Read More
Take a glimpse back into the annals of history by visiting the colonial Kaminski House duringyour next vacation on the Grand Strand. Located only ten miles from beautiful Pawleys Island,the Kaminski House can be found in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, where it has stoodsince the year 1769.Before it was the Kaminski House, the home and land on which it sits belonged to the once-proclaimed "King of Georgetown," Paul Trapier, who was one of the leading merchants in SouthCarolina at that time. Trapier was born to French Huguenots who had settled in the FrenchSantee region of South Carolina, and he became wealthy after opening several general andtrade stores throughout the colony.... Read More
If you'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
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
Thanksgiving dinner is as heralded as meals get.Unless you don’t like to cook.Or are visiting from out of town.Then Thanksgiving dinner is a bummer, a drag, something you’d prefer not to think about.Ah, but not on the Grand Strand. Don’t forget that southerners are all about hospitality, so when many cities shutter their restaurants on this holiday, we keep doors wide open. While there are considerably fewer restaurants open here in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area than in, say, greater Myrtle Beach, the ones that are open are so very yummy. And we’re talking about strictly turkey-gravy-stuffing fare here.... Read More
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
Sure, walking is great. We love it. We do it all the time. It’s the best way to get from point A to point B.But sometimes we just really don’t feel like it, you know? Or we get that need for speed… or at least that need for a little pep, zip and/or zoom.So, we rent.Along with the great network of walking / running / biking trails on the grounds of Litchfield Beach & Golf, our location, climate and the many great attractions that surround us make a scooter, moped or other such low-key mechanized transport ideal. Not only does it get you around quickly, it’s so very fun.... Read More
True, there are a lot of places to stay in the Grand Strand. So why, with all those options, should you choose to stay with us?First of all, we’ll start with the name: Beach & Golf.Yes, we have both. Rare is the resort that offers access to South Carolina’s world famous beaches as well as tee times at some of the best golf courses in the South. But what else is so great about us? Read on.       Ok, we know why we’re special. We know why our guests come back to us year after year, bringing family, celebrating milestones, and seeking memories that will last a lifetime.... Read More
Your vacation is precious.It happens but once a year so every detail has to be right. You plan and plan and plan some more, organizing every last minute of your time away.Then you become exhausted and decide to leave all that stuff to the pros.So you book a tour.Lucky are the visitors to the South Strand, for tour options are plentiful, affordable, diverse and just plain fun. And if you’re traveling with a group? They’re a cinch to arrange. Here are some that we love — all close by and convenient to Litchfield Beach & Golf.Black River Outdoors: Get a taste of the delicate and beautiful ecosystem upon which Pawleys Island and Litchfield are situated in a relaxing, educational and beginner-friendly kayak tour.... Read More
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
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
There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday.Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk.It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history.Conway, a short jaunt down Route 17 from Myrtle Beach is a historic touchstone in the Grand Strand, with a charming, revitalized downtown. You’ll find restaurants, shops, a picturesque river walk — and, of course, the Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry (Conway Ghost Walks) and its hair-raising tales of hauntings.... Read More
Located just a short drive north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Brookgreen Gardens puts on the Cool Summer Evenings program beginning June 8 and running through Aug. 5. Held every Wednesday and Friday night, the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. so you can enjoy the scenery with sunset servings as a beautiful backdrop on the former rice plantation. The additional two hours are prime hours for beating the heat and soaking in all the art and nature Brookgreen Gardens has to offer.As the temperature starts to drop and the sun sinks behind the palmetto and live oak trees, the gardens come alive with the sounds of music.... Read More
The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.... Read More
Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center.Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection.Previously owned by a collection of some of America’s wealthiest families, and such famous guests as US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams visited the area for relaxation and duck hunting during the first half of the 20th century.... 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
Pop. Boom. Sizzle.There are few things more uniquely American than a good fireworks show, and it’s a tradition that — lucky for us — is enjoyed on July 4th and beyond all over the Grand Strand and quite close to Litchfield Beach & Golf. Here are some best bets for fireworks events on Independence Day, which fortuitously falls on a free-flowing Saturday this year, and all summer long.July 4th Weekend Fireworks:Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Take it from us, this is the event to beat. Following the awesomely fun boat parade earlier in the day, the restaurants along the MarshWalk sponsor a fabulous fireworks show over the inlet starting at 10 p.... Read More
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
Folks can enjoy some wonderful sounds during their stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort - the waves crashing on the beach, the sea breeze blowing through the live oak trees, and best of all, the chirping of birds and cheering for birdies on our on-site golf course. But for those with an ear for music, you don't have to travel far to find the sweet sounds of live acts on local stages. Here are five of our guests' favorite places to catch live music within a short drive of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Brookgreen Gardens: Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
There are lots of good reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort — including the luxurious Lowcountry location, the world-class amenities, and the 600 scenic acres of woodlands, wetlands and white-sand beaches. But perhaps none are bigger than the abundance of award-winning golf courses within a short distance of the resort, giving guests a long list of opportunities.With more than 80 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand visitors have plenty of options for golf. But the vast majority of top-rated layouts are located on the South Strand, from Murrells Inlet down to Georgetown.... Read More
There are the suggestions.The hints.The if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation.Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-‘ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary.So here you have it, folks, the five absolute-must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.1) Huntington Beach State Park: Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up.... Read More
Beer has undergone a major revolution in recent years. Once represented by only handful of national brands, the beer industry’s top has been popped, blown wide open by the exploding popularity of craft beers and microbreweries. For beer-lovers with adventurous taste buds, it's now easier than ever to sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, stouts and wheat beers from around the world.The craft-beer craze has reached our little corner of the South Carolina coast, with several small bars and restaurants adding hard-to-find craft beers to their lineups. For those who love to explore (both new places and new flavors), here are five local Litchfield area hot spots where you can relax and enjoy a cold one while taking your taste buds into new territory:* Island Bar & Grill: This place is a Pawleys Island institution and one of the best local watering holes to wet your whistle with a craft beer or two.... Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… and when you take the likelihood of frigid winter temperatures and travel-snarling snowstorms out of the equation, it’s positively sublime. Ahh, South Carolina.We love the holidays in Pawleys, Murrells and Litchfield, and it’s not just because of the mild clime. Here are some best bets for getting into the spirit of the season down here south of Myrtle Beach.Nights of a Thousand Candles: Somehow, in some way, Brookgreen Gardens manages to out-beautify itself around the holidays. The world-famous expanse of flora and statuary becomes bedecked in light with the help of over 5,000 hand-lit candles and more sparkling lights.... Read More
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
While many Grand Strand vacationers want to stay close to all the popular attractions and neon-lit shops and restaurants, others prefer a relaxing getaway in a more laid-back atmosphere.Those are the visitors who choose to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, a 600-acre vacation oasis located on the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. And once they find it, they never stay anywhere else.That’s the case of recent and regular guest Karen Gorman, who enjoys getting away from it all at Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort. She and husband Kevin live in the Lake Norman area, just outside of Charlotte, NC.... Read More
Now, we’re not ones to say, “I told you so,” but we do love when something we adore is discovered and loved by others, too.So is the case with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island. The sprawling, idyllic destination was named one of the 10 most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Grand Strand by USA Today’s 10best.com.Here are a few reasons it made 10best.com’s (and our) list:Setting: Litchfield is a bit off the beaten path, making it a little more bucolic, a little less hustle-and-bustle than some of the popular spots downtown. The resort comprises 600 beautiful acres, and guests can choose to stay oceanside, golf course-adjacent, by lakes and more.... Read More
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
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
Diners at Webster's in Litchfield often have a hard time choosing between the many unique dishes on the menu.But ask executive chef Sean Thomas for a recommendation and he may send you back to the basics.'I just love our shrimp and grits,' said Thomas, the magician in the kitchen who created the menu. 'What can I say? I am crazy for the classics.'And who wouldn't be? By using the freshest local shrimp and ingredients he can get his hands on, Thomas doesn't have to work much magic to make this dish a hit, but he does anyway.The shrimp is half the battle, and Webster's goes straight to the local docks to ensure high quality and freshness.... Read More
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
When that first warm breeze rolls in, we get out.Get out of the house, get out in the summer clothes, and get out of town to the South Strand where spring means business. The best place to enjoy this most invigorating season is the world-renowned Brookgreen Gardens, right in Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s backyard.With its abundant acreage of spectacular flora, impressive art, and delightful zoo and aviary, Brookgreen is a pleasure to visit year round. However, spring is its Super Bowl, so to speak, with the grounds coming to life in a show of magnificent colors and shapes.What to expect this spring at Brookgreen? Read on.... Read More
We often forget that the United States is not that old — few cities even crest the two-century mark.Here in the Grand Strand, things sometimes seem especially young. We’ve got new hotels, new restaurants and new attractions that seem to pop up daily.Then we head a little south, to quaint Georgetown, S.C., and get a dose of what life was like so very long ago.When you head to Georgetown — a seaside community halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston — the best way to dip into its historic significance is through the fun and informative Swamp Fox Tours Company.... Read More
They call it “mall exhaustion.”We are all familiar — when shopping till we drop turns into frustration, fatigue, and eventually flopping out on one of those chairs in the middle of a store while our partner combs the sale racks… again. Bad Muzak, heavy perfume smells, and too many people all add up to swearing off shopping entirely.Beleaguered retail-phobes of the world take heart. There is hope.And it comes in the form of the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island.This delightful destination is the anti-mall, with about 20 small, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in clapboard cottages dotted among meandering paths, pines, porches and flowers.... Read More
For the majority of the continental United States, winter is “Why Do I Live Here?” season. However, not in Myrtle Beach, where the fair weather and infrequent snowfalls make it a delight to reside in year round.With that said, we locals adore autumn and recommend it over winter for visitors looking to escape the encroaching cold. Here’s why.1) Weather: Fall is a joy in Myrtle Beach, with average September highs in the 80s and October’s at the near ideal mid-70s mark. Even November, rounding the corner toward winter, tops out in the mid-60s, making those cozy sweaters useful, but not essential.... Read More
Think about it: we’re taking stock of the summer season, reaping the bounty of our fields, and taking a breather from some oppressive heat. However, you know that pit-of-the-stomach uneasy feeling folks experience, where even the most beautiful fall is just a precursor to some brutal winter weather? Yeah, we don’t get that here.It’s all good, all the time.Anyway, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort fits you right in the center of all the action — be it a harvest, art, wine, music or food festival — with great off-season rates on accommodations and packages that will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket to splurge for that pumpkin spice latte.... Read More
Planning on being in Myrtle Beach for Labor Day? Of course you are. And while there's plenty of fun to be had on the beach and around the Grand Strand, one of the craziest events is taking place inland in the Carolina Forest area with the fourth annual Dirty Myrtle Mud Run. Whatever you do, don't wear your best workout clothes to this muddy competition.The event kicks off on Saturday, August 30th at 9 AM in the Waterbridge community in Carolina Forest. There is an adult course (3 miles) as well as a kids course (1 mile), so participants of all ages are welcome to get down and dirty. In addition to the running trails, there will be various obstacles for runners to navigate throughout the course featuring ponds, swinging tires, mud holes, wooden beams and tubes.... Read More
We all know about the man-made attractions of the Grand Strand, like Broadway at the Beach, the Boardwalk and Barefoot Landing, and we all know that those are great places to have fun. But, did you know that there are plenty of pristine and unspoiled areas to enjoy all the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast? Here are a few great suggestions to relax and take in the picturesque scenes this remarkable area has to offer.Myrtle Beach State Park: Located just off the shoreline in southern Myrtle Beach, the lush forests of the Myrtle Beach State Park provide a great retreat from the bustling tourist areas.... Read More
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