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With 2020 in the past, we’re excited to begin planning vacations to Litchfield Beach in 2021. We want to update you on what to expect as we continue to take extra precautions to ensure you have the safest getaway possible. From travel info and safety tips to open attractions, here is some important area information to review as you begin booking your upcoming vacation to Litchfield Beach:Litchfield Beach Travel Info:The travel ban has been lifted in 2020 - There are no restrictions in Litchfield limiting visitors travel in and out of the areaAll beach accesses are open and will remain open - Guests are encouraged to be safe and socially distanceMasks are required only in public indoor areas - To keep patrons safe, face coverings are required when indoors in public areasArea restaurants are open - Dining is available and all restaurants are following CDC protocols/recommendations and practicing social distancingArea attractions are open - Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a face covering when necessary when visiting area attractions At Litchfield, the Bridgewater, Summerhouse, and Indoor Pool Complex are open.... Read More
Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island. And with the holidays around the corner, one of the most beloved holiday celebrations makes its return to Brookgreen Gardens. Nights of a Thousand Candles has delighted tens of thousands of visitors for years, and this season is sure to carry on that tradition.If you think Brookgreen Gardens is magnificent during the day, Nights of a Thousand Candles puts a sparkling new spin on the beautiful botanical and sculpture displays around the grounds. As you enter the gardens, you will be bathed in the warm glow of thousands of hand-lit candles, suspended above and around guests and floating atop reflecting ponds.... 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
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
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
Everyone loves taking a vacation to Pawleys Island. After all, with as hard as we all work in our everyday lives, everyone deserves to take a relaxing trip to this lowcountry paradise. But packing up all your belongings for your getaway can be a drag. You show up in your condo, unzip your suitcase only to find all your beach clothes are wrinkled beyond comprehension. Or, even worse, you forget an essential and now have to spend valuable vacation time shopping for things you already own. Here are some great tips to ensure that packing for your trip is a breeze and that your Pawleys Island vacation doesn't hit any snags when you arrive.... Read More
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
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
You have the engagement ring, and now you need the perfect venue to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you're a local resident or considering a destination wedding, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is the ideal setting for your upcoming nuptials. Read ahead to discover everything you need to know about planning your Lowcountry wedding. Location Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is situated perfectly along the South Carolina coast in tranquil Pawleys Island. With warm summers and mild winters, its location in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry allows for outdoor events all year long.... Read More
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 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
What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We've pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots. The MarshWalk The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you'll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well.... Read More
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
There's nothing worse than heading off on a highly-anticipated beach vacation only to find upon arrival that there is nothing to do to keep you entertained on your trip. Fortunately, at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we have plenty of fun and exciting activities, excursions, and venues to make your beach getaway one that will be etched in your memory forever. From on-site shops and restaurants to bike rentals to golf outings, there is something fun for everyone at Litchfield Beach. Experience the magnificent golf experiences that await you during your visit to the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hammock Coast.... Read More
There's no greater time to hit the links than in the Fall. The kids are back in school, so it's the perfect time for a getaway with the buddies, and family destinations like Myrtle Beach see less traffic and crowds. With mild, comfortable temperatures, generally great weather, lower prices, and beautiful outdoor scenic views, there is no question that few experiences can rival an Autumn golf vacation. Here are our Top 5 reasons to book your Myrtle Beach golf getaway in the Fall: Weather Enduring 18 holes outdoors can definitely be a struggle during the Summer in the Myrtle Beach area. With humidity at its peak and temperatures high, it's not out of the question that a Summer golf trip might mean sweating through temps in the upper 90s.... Read More
As the Summer season winds down in Myrtle Beach, locals and visitors alike look forward to all of the hustle, bustle, and excitement of another festive holiday season at the beach. If you've planned your late Fall beach escape for the second week in November, then you have to experience the immersive events to be found at the 36th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals. Taking place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, from November 9-12, this event is sure to bring out the inner child in us all. The Dickens Show and Festivals get started on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9 am. to 6 pm.... 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
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
The Hammock Coast, comprised of the South Strand and locations including Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet, is renowned for its idyllic, natural scenery, exquisite dining establishments, and exciting beachside attractions. While many may know this area as a vacation destination, it continues to draw in an abundance of permanent residents year after year as well. Although it may be easy to place emphasis on the ever-popular peak vacation season, as the countdown to the end of Summer dwindles, the demand for long-term rental properties becomes more evident. Starting in late August and September, short-term, Summer vacations begin to lessen, as parents and kids prepare to return to their jobs and studies.... Read More
Back for another year of fantastic food and music, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival celebrates its 12th annual event on September 1 and 2, 2017 at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This late summer festival is the perfect way to maximize the foodie fun of your beach vacation. An Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival awards upwards of $8,600 in cash and prizes to more than 25 competing teams of BBQ aficionados. Teams battle it out for points to find out whose BBQ will reign supreme. All of the fun starts on Friday, September 1 at 6pm, when participants will converge for the finger-licking good Wing Competition and Tasting.... Read More
It is a commonly-known fact that vacation is the perfect time to indulge. Especially in the warmer months and the Summer, nothing beats the sweet satisfaction of a cold treat. From Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach, we have you covered for all of the top Ice Cream spots along the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy. Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, Surfside Beach You are sure to find something for everyone when you visit Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, located off of Highway 17 Business near Myrtle Beach Resort and Surfside Beach. The exterior of the parlor features old-fashioned neon signs, advertising some of their specialty items like sundaes and homemade waffle cones.... Read More
With so many things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation, it's difficult to narrow down exactly what to do. Especially when traveling with school-aged children, you may be on the lookout for something to keep those brains engaged during Summer vacation. One way to experience the beach with an educational twist is by taking your family to Myrtle Beach State Park for a variety of fun Summer programs that will provide new and interesting knowledge for all. Throughout the Summer until August 26, the State Park puts on its Summer Program, and most of these programs are free with paid admission to the park ($5 for adults, $3.... Read More
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
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
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 seafood scene on the South Strand is one of the best on the East Coast. From the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to the 'arrogantly shabby' seafood shacks of Pawleys Island, guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are surrounded by can't-miss, fresh-catch options. But for those who prefer their seafood on the rare side, as in tasty sushi and sashimi, you need to know where to go. Here the top five places to find great sushi near Litchfield Beach:* Cera Sushi: Recently opened at the Hammocks Shops Village in Pawleys Island, this new-age Asian eatery specializes in sushi.... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ask any outdoorsy types and they’ll tell you: food always tastes better out in the fresh air.Even indoorsy types would be inclined to agree. Or, at the very least, if they’re fresh air-adjacent.The South Strand gets this. Be it ocean, inlet, garden or, let’s face it, people watching, our restaurants know how to showcase those fabulous views better than anybody.So here you have it, the five best restaurants (in no particular order) near Litchfield Beach & Golf with a view to remember.1) Austin’s Ocean One: As if the food weren’t enough of a draw, Austin’s ensures every seat in the house has a spectacular Atlantic view.... Read More
When summering in the South Strand, indulging in an ice-cold treat is an obligation, really. Think about it: 90-degree heat, intense humidity, days spent in the sun — that ice cream becomes mandatory. We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite local spots to get a frozen snack— both for kids and grown-ups — within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.Brain freezes sold separately.1) Paradice: This is, naturally, your first line of defense. A traditional ice cream shop in every sense, Paradice serves dozens of flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, floats, hurricanes, shaved ices, smoothies, frappes and malts.... Read More
What is it about warm weather that makes us go margarita crazy? Is it the refreshingly tart citrus flavors? That salted rim harkening to the ocean and its sea air? The festive, celebratory feeling that drinking one inspires?Oh, who are we kidding. It’s the tequila.Like many other classic cocktails, margaritas are having a moment. Beverage directors and libation specialists (they’re not bartenders anymore, mind you) have gotten creative, using specialty tequilas, agave syrups and homemade infusions and add-ins to elevate the old standby to new levels of boutique craftiness. These concoctions are a fun way to experiment with new flavors, but sometimes the simple elements of lime, sugar, tequila and salt are all we need — and want — in a margarita.... Read More
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
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
There are a lot of things we South Strand-ers consider major sources of pride.There are the pristine beaches, the world-famous Lowcountry cuisine, the fascinating history, the gorgeous inlet.And then there’s Brookgreen Gardens.This is one of the biggest attractions in the Myrtle Beach area for a reason; the sprawling grounds are jaw-droopingly gorgeous and always a delight for the senses. It’s all-ages fun, it’s educational, it’s ever changing, but it’s also a relaxing and leisurely outing. And that’s a hard combination to come by.Oh, and the best part? It’s a stone’s throw from your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.... Read More
Located just a short drive north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Brookgreen Gardens puts on the Cool Summer Evenings program beginning June 8 and running through Aug. 5. Held every Wednesday and Friday night, the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. so you can enjoy the scenery with sunset servings as a beautiful backdrop on the former rice plantation. The additional two hours are prime hours for beating the heat and soaking in all the art and nature Brookgreen Gardens has to offer.As the temperature starts to drop and the sun sinks behind the palmetto and live oak trees, the gardens come alive with the sounds of music.... Read More
With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016.The new season kicks off on October 1, when the gardens bring Fall to life on the South Strand with the 2016 Harvest Home Weekend Festival. This festival is a celebration for all, so bring your entire family for two fun-filled days that are sure to wash those post-Summer blues away. The activities commence on Saturday, and both days feature schedules that begin at 9:30 a.... Read More
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
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
When the first explorers trudged through the pristine marsh waters of the South Strand to settle the territory, they gazed out across the land and said:“This is where I shall plant my rice. This is where I shall dock my vessel.”“This is where I shall play my golf.”Or so we imagine.The links are as woven into the fabric of the Myrtle Beach area as shrimp and grits and riding the surf. It’s about the biggest attraction we’ve got down here, second to, you know, that big ocean thing. Heck, it’s so big it’s even in our name: Litchfield Beach & Golf.... Read More
We love a hot summer day as much as the next person, but we also know that sometimes hot is just too hot.So, take a look at this list if you’re headed to Litchfield Beach for some hot summer fun. It’ll help you keep your cool so you can enjoy your vacation.• Stay hydratedSome of the effects we think of when we think of being overheated are actually the effects of dehydration. Make sure that you and your kids drink plenty of water. Put each family member’s name on a bottle to help you monitor who’s drinking enough and who needs to take a break and take a few sips.... Read More
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
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
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
When you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you’ve got plenty of options for how to spend your time. You can lounge at the beach or one of our pools, you can take advantage of preferred tee times at some of the best golf courses in the region, you can enjoy outstanding dining at Websters Lowcountry Grill or grab some Starbucks right onsite—and now you can also get surfing lessons from ... 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
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
From 1951 to 2011, Myrtle Beach's Sun Fun Festival, the longest-running event in the city's history, brought unforgettable experiences and entertainment to locals and vacationers for decades. The event marked the traditional start of the summer season but was placed on pause after the 2011 season. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the 2016 Sun Fun Festival returns and will take place from June 3-5 in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Featuring swingin' beach music, competitive games, and a parade, the event is sure to entertain repeat visitors and newcomers alike. The fun begins on June 3, and will include live performances by the Swinging Medallions, The Legendary Motown Revue, and The Castaways.... Read More
Visit the Farmers Market at the Market Common throughout the summer for a variety of fresh and savory items, including locally-grown produce, baked goods, and other hand-crafted products. Beginning on June 4, and continuing until September 24, the Farmers Market will be available every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located on Deville Street in the Market Common shopping and dining district, the Farmers Market is your chance to taste the real flavors of the Myrtle Beach area through the freshest and tastiest produce brought to you directly from the farm. There's no need to wonder about the origin of your fruits and vegetables because the Farmer's Market allows you to interact with and get to know the local producers in person.... Read More
We all come from different walks of life, and surely have different opinions on many issues, but there's one thing we can all agree on: explosions are awesome...OK, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole. But if you do enjoy explosions, you probably would dig the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show, coming to the Myrtle Beach Speedway beginning this June and running every 1st & 3rd Wednesday throughout the summer. An adrenaline-packed display featuring racing, wrecks, flames and, of course, EXPLOSIONS, is sure to excite families and spectators of all ages.The exhibition showcases some of the best Hollywood stuntmen doing stunts and daredevil acts that will both wow you and leave you scratching your head, wondering how someone could walk away from such a death-defying act.... Read More
Join The Boathouse every Sunday for their summer concert series. From main stream bands to local favorites the Boathouse has it all. Located just down the road from the River Oaks golf resort the Boathouse is conveniently located just off Hwy 501 on the waterway. The stage sits right over the water making this a perfect location to bring your boat and anchor while enjoying good friends and great tunes. Below you will find the remaining concerts to be played or visit the Boathouse website for a complete list of bands & menu.   • Dangermuffin    07/20/2014  • Natty Vibes    07/27/2014  • Little Texas    08/03/2014  • Jerry Fest    08/10/2014  • Tru Sol    08/17/2014  • Ballyhoo.... Read More
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