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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
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
If you're planning a vacation to Pawleys Island or the surrounding south strand area this February, you're in luck. Brookgreen Gardens is always a magical place to visit, but during February they are showcasing a couple of special events that are sure to be can't-miss attractions during your Pawleys Island vacation. Romance in the Gardens Planning a trip to Pawleys Island with your special someone? What better way to celebrate your relationship than by renewing your vows among the beautiful scenery of Brookgreen Gardens? The ceremony will take place at 3 PM on Wednesday, February 14th at the gates leading up the the gorgeous Oak Allee area of the gardens.... Read More
Each year, millions of people from across the United States and around the world gather together to watch two teams in their battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl Champion of the NFL. This year on Sunday, February 4, 2018, you can experience Super Bowl LII at a variety of establishments scattered throughout the Pawleys Island area, and if you're spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Litchfield Beach vacation rentals, you can even enjoy the big game from the privacy and comfort of your own living room. Check out our list of the Top 5 Sports Bars of the Grand Strand to figure out where you should be on Super Bowl Sunday 2018.... Read More
What's worse than reaching your vacation destination only to realize that you've left something important behind at home? Don't let your travel be affected by forgotten items- use our vacation packing checklist to make sure you have everything you need to have a fabulous time in Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach. Year-Round Necessities No matter what time of the year you visit the vacation condo rentals of the Hammock Coast, there are certain items that you need to pack and bring along. While basic toiletries will be provided in your condo, it's always a good idea to bring extra supplies if you feel you may run out of the starter amount.... Read More
If you're tired of shopping and spending time indoors, don't worry. When you vacation in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas, you're sure to be within reach of a phenomenal outdoor excursion. With a variety of inlets, rivers, lakes, and of course the Atlantic Ocean nearby, the outdoor adventurer will love all of the options available during your next beach escape. Visit Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island, South Carolina for all of your Lowcountry outdoor needs. Not only does this local shop offer up retail items like t-shirts and hats, but Surf the Earth also features a variety of equipment rentals, as well as thrilling tours of the area.... Read More
Gulfstream Cafe When you sleep late but wake up with breakfast on your mind, the best solution is brunch. When you travel to the Litchfield Beach area, you are within close proximity to hundreds of dining establishments, each with their own style and presentation. If you're looking for the best brunch spots on the Hammock Coast, in the Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas, then try out one or all of the following local hotspots: Enjoy your brunch from the picturesque Gulfstream Cafe whenever you visit Garden City during your next beach getaway. With stunning views of the inlet, you may want to stick around for lunch and dinner too.... Read More
What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We've pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots. The MarshWalk The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you'll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well.... Read More
Fall in Pawleys Island and the Litchfield Beach area is a great time to experience a wide variety of festivals and events. From visiting the majestic gardens at Brookgreen to exploring the trails at Huntington Beach State Park to biking along the inlets, the beauty and excitement of Autumn is in full-display this time of year. For another unique Hammock Coast experience during your Litchfield Beach vacation, visit the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show this October. Now in its 28th year, the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show returns on October 21 and 22, 2017 with free admission for all. Always held on the third weekend of October, the Wooden Boat Show displays one of the South's best wooden boat exhibits, featuring over 140 classic wooden boats on both land and water.... Read More
Each year, families and friends gather together to give thanks and show appreciation for all of the wonderful things in their lives. The Thanksgiving holiday in America has become synonymous with turkey, football, and shopping, and during your stay in Myrtle Beach, you can experience it all. As you give thanks and celebrate this special holiday, take time to explore some of Myrtle Beach's greatest restaurants offering up Thanksgiving feasts that may leave you too full for Black Friday shopping. Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern Experience a Lowcountry Thanksgiving like no other when you dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern, located in Pawleys Island at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.... Read More
As the Winter season approaches, it's time to prepare for icy roads, snow days, and all of the headaches that go along with the bitter cold. However, if you're looking to trade in the dark days of Winter in your hometown for the beautiful sandy shores of Pawleys Island, then be sure to explore all of the monthly rentals we have available from October through February. Take advantage of the mild weather of the South Carolina coast, as temperatures average in the 50s and 60s throughout the Winter. Get ready for sunny beach days with fewer crowds, making it easier for you to enjoy a relaxing stroll along the shore.... Read More
There's something very special about the Fall season- whether it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the changing colors of the leaves, or the slight chill in the air, Myrtle Beach in Autumn is truly something amazing to behold. If you are looking to spend your vacation along the Grand Strand at a time when prices are lower, the beach is less crowded, and traffic is much more manageable, then be sure to reserve your Fall beach escape today. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for enjoying your Autumn vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Area State Parks While Myrtle Beach may be known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there is no escaping the natural beauty of our beach town.... Read More
The Hammock Coast, comprised of the South Strand and locations including Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet, is renowned for its idyllic, natural scenery, exquisite dining establishments, and exciting beachside attractions. While many may know this area as a vacation destination, it continues to draw in an abundance of permanent residents year after year as well. Although it may be easy to place emphasis on the ever-popular peak vacation season, as the countdown to the end of Summer dwindles, the demand for long-term rental properties becomes more evident. Starting in late August and September, short-term, Summer vacations begin to lessen, as parents and kids prepare to return to their jobs and studies.... Read More
It is a commonly-known fact that vacation is the perfect time to indulge. Especially in the warmer months and the Summer, nothing beats the sweet satisfaction of a cold treat. From Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach, we have you covered for all of the top Ice Cream spots along the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy. Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, Surfside Beach You are sure to find something for everyone when you visit Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, located off of Highway 17 Business near Myrtle Beach Resort and Surfside Beach. The exterior of the parlor features old-fashioned neon signs, advertising some of their specialty items like sundaes and homemade waffle cones.... Read More
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
What's better than a nice, juicy burger when you're enjoying a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation? You could opt for the same-old, same-old options available at any number of fast-food eateries scattered around the Grand Strand, or you could try out one of the following establishments that each bring something unique to your burger experience.River City CafeThere are seven different River City Cafe locations along the Grand Strand, from Murrells Inlet to Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach, and they all serve both traditional burgers and more unique options. You could stay safe and order the House Cheeseburger, featuring all of the typical accompaniments, or venture out and try something unusual like the notorious Peanut Butter Burger or Cheetos Burger, which taste exactly like they sound.... Read More
Looking to get the most out of your South Carolina vacation? Spend some time exploring one of these cities for an epic day-trip excursion.CharlestonHead south down Highway 17 for roughly 2 hours, and you'll be in one of the southeastern United States' most historic cities. There are tons of sights to see and places to visit in Charleston, and you can accomplish a lot there in a quick day trip. Suggestions for a day in Charleston include food, history, and breathtaking sights. Start off by parking downtown and walking to the waterfront area. There you'll find an impressive boardwalk area that takes you out into Charleston Harbor.... Read More
Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you're looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.Walking / Running / BeachcombingWhen you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean.... Read More
One of the most majestic parts of vacationing near the beach is being able to see the sunrise over the horizon, as it unleashes its colors upon the morning sky. And although it doesn't set over the ocean, the sunrise is something truly special to behold as well. In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to take advantage of this picturesque view. Here are our Top 5 Places to Watch the sunrise or sunset in the Myrtle Beach area.2nd Avenue and Cherry Grove Piers (Sunrise)Get there early and let the beautiful sights take your breath away. The 2nd Avenue Pier is located at 110 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and opens every morning at 7 a.... Read More
The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :BisQit Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it's not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy.... Read More
What we refer to as the Grand Strand includes dozens of miles along the East Coast of South Carolina, jutting inward a few miles throughout the region. This area is filled with thrilling attractions, superb dining establishments, and plenty of golf courses for impeccable play. Although the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach may be perfect for some visitors, there's nothing like the beauty and tranquility of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals along the South Strand.Also known as the Hammock Coast, the Southern portion of the Grand Strand includes the areas of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, which can be found just miles south of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Everyone loves the normal view of Myrtle Beach, whether you're looking out at the horizon from your Myrtle Beach vacation rental balcony, cruising slowly along exciting Ocean Boulevard, or just peacefully strolling down the sandy shore. However, for those looking to see the beach city from a somewhat unusual perspective, there are many different avenues to see Myrtle Beach in a different light. Here are our Top 5 Unusual Ways to See Myrtle Beach:5. Express Watersports: Ocean Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch CruiseAquariums are amazing, but seeing marine life up close and personal in its natural habitat is priceless.... Read More
In February in the Myrtle Beach area, the weather begins to change. With sneak peaks at Spring temperatures, we look forward to blooming flowers, warmer weather, and beach days. However, most days and nights maintain that degree of bitterness that southerners associate with Winter. And what's a better combination to warm up in the late winter than hot, steamed oysters and a delectable Bloody Mary? Visit On the 1/2 Shell in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on Sunday, February 26, 2017, for an afternoon of yummy eats, thirst-quenching beverages, and live entertainment.The fun begins at 11 a.m., with the event ending at 6 p.... Read More
Georgetown, South Carolina, one of the oldest cities in the southeastern United States, has a history, rich in culture and elegance, as it once embodied genteel southern society in the manner it was before the Civil War. This was thanks primarily to the highly-lucrative rice and indigo plantations that were scattered throughout the area. In fact, between the 1700 and 1800s, Georgetown County was considered the wealthiest county in the nation. Many of the plantation homes that existed during the 18th and 19th Centuries have been carefully preserved and still remain in tact along the rivers that meander throughout the locale.... Read More
Forty days before the culmination of Easter, those looking for a day of complete indulgence find revelry in the celebration of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras historically and culturally represents the last day before the fast of Lent, in which many give up one or several of their own personal vices. This celebration has become secular in recent times, with people from all different backgrounds taking part in this day and night of eating, drinking, and having a great time. This year, Murrells Inlet welcomes Mardi Gras to its lively MarshWalk, where local businesses will serve up fantastic specials, while visitors experience this traditionally French holiday.... Read More
One of the most incredible ways to see the beauty and love around us is by experiencing the nature that surrounds us. This Valentine's Day, make a romantic visit to the Hammock Coast, where you can stroll through Huntington Beach State Park and its very own castle, sip tea in the gardens at Brookgreen, and finish the day with a special dinner for two. If you're looking for a unique way to spend your Valentine's Day, then come to the South Strand and see what we have in store.First, get your romantic day started by visiting Huntington Beach State Park, located just south of Murrells Inlet and off of Highway 17.... Read More
Some of the most striking geographical features in the Georgetown County area are the network of inlet marshes that meander inland along the coast. On the northern tip of the county, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers up the unrivaled beauty of the sights and sounds of nature. Murrells Inlet is a quaint fishing town, well-known for its seafood and for its historic popularity with pirates, including Blackbeard, centuries ago. The MarshWalk in this quiet town is home to several local businesses and some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. It has become a haven for festivals, as it hosts several throughout the year, including the 4th of July and Christmas Boat Parades.... Read More
This month, Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Wedding Showcase, the Grand Strand's premier wedding exhibition, on January 29, 2017. 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
It's nearly time to say "Goodbye" to 2016 and "Hello" to a brand new year. Whether you're looking to celebrate early or party into the beginnings of 2017, there are so many great options for New Year's Eve festivities along the South Strand. Here are a few of our favorites: Brookgreen GardensGet your New Year's Eve celebration off to a great start at Brookgreen Gardens this year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 31, 2016. The sculpture garden will be open for guests, and live entertainment will be provided. Walk through the gardens and encounter strolling musicians, performing holiday favorites.... Read More
Imagine waking up to a bright, sunny morning and walking outside to breathe in the clear, crisp air. Fortunately, on a day that's too nice to stay indoors, the bike trails in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet offer up a picturesque excursion for your Hammock Coast vacation. The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is the perfect activity to take advantage of all year long.Paralleling the coast and Highway 17, the bikeway is a part of the developing East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile stretch of trails that runs from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida. Be on the lookout for this twelve-mile stretch of flat, paved trails, which provide you with a pathway from Litchfield to south of Murrells Inlet.... Read More
The Beach House: Transform your home into a beach-themed house with gifts and souvenirs from this Pawleys Island shop. Artwork of actual scenes from the local coast, seashells, and housewear items make this a must-stop for folks who fall in love with the Lowcountry.* Carolina Gourmet: Take home a taste of the Carolina coast at this popular spot for foodies. Featuring hard-to-find items outside the Lowcountry, such as stone-ground grits, crab and shrimp boils and native jams and jellies, Carolina Gourmet is a great place for culinary artists to shop.* The Freckled Frog: The little ones will love this shop designed with them in mind.... Read More
The seafood scene on the South Strand is one of the best on the East Coast. From the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to the 'arrogantly shabby' seafood shacks of Pawleys Island, guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are surrounded by can't-miss, fresh-catch options. But for those who prefer their seafood on the rare side, as in tasty sushi and sashimi, you need to know where to go. Here the top five places to find great sushi near Litchfield Beach:* Cera Sushi: Recently opened at the Hammocks Shops Village in Pawleys Island, this new-age Asian eatery specializes in sushi.... Read More
Myrtle Beach, the geographic and entertainment center of the Strand, is for those who like non-stop excitement and entertainment. The North Strand, which extends from North Myrtle Beach past the North Carolina state line, is a hot spot for boaters (because of the accessibility to the Intracoastal Waterway) and shaggers (for folks who love to do the state dance). And the South Strand, which includes Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, is for those who prefer a more relaxing vacation.Located between Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island, the South Strand has a laid-back, Lowcountry atmosphere that's perfect for taking it easy.... Read More
Litchfield Beach and neighboring Pawleys Island are considered hot spot for great South Carolina country cooking and Lowcountry cuisine. Using fresh local ingredients, including seafood plucked from nearby waters and homegrown produce, these coastal communities are famous for serving food so good that folks drive from miles around for lunch and dinner.If you want to try other area restaurants, you're staying in the right place. Here are the top five restaurants in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, and all of them are within a five-mile drive of your vacation home away from home:* BisQit: Don't let the name fool you.... Read More
Guests at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort are fortunate that they don't have to leave the premises to enjoy excellent seafood. The on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill serves a nice selection of steaks and seafood so you can enjoy surf and turf without the hassle of going out for dinner. But if you want to take your taste buds on a tour of the local seafood scene in nearby Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, you don’t have to go very far or look very hard. Here are five of our favorite seafood places in the neighborhood:* Frank's: This highly acclaimed restaurant is actually two eateries in one - Frank's Restaurant and Frank's Out Back.... Read More
Spring fever isn't the only ailment that brings guests to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort this time of year. March Madness also sweeps through the South Strand, and college basketball fans have plenty of options for watching the all the tournament action. Running from March 15 to the championship game on April 4, March Madness is at its maddest at these five local spots:* Carolina Tavern: This isn't your typical sports bar. Perhaps because of its mellow Murrells Inlet location, this place is more laid back than fired up. But for fans who truly want to watch the games and just shout drunken cheers for your team, Carolina Tavern is a great place to enjoy the games without all the usual sports-bar distractions.... Read More
As the summer temperatures rise on the Grand Strand, so does the demand for cool entertainment options. Locals and visitors alike seek relief under the shade of a sprawling live oak tree or in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Club can hit the indoor and outdoor pools on our oceanfront deck to take a quick dip. But there are lots of other alternatives that aren't quite so obvious. Here's a look at five of our favorite hot spots for staying cool:* Brookgreen Gardens: This nearby botanical sculpture garden has plenty of shady spots where you can take a break from the summer heat, but the highlight of the season is Brookgreen Gardens' 'Cool Summer Evenings' program.... Read More
Whether you are doing something special for your own dad or the father of your children, you will find a wealth of opportunities on and around the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property. Book him a tee time at the adjoining Litchfield Country Club, treat him to a delicious meal at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill, or let him spend a relaxing day at the beach and oceanfront pool deck. But for dads who prefer a little adventure, venture off the resort premises to one of these five fun activities sure to put a smile on their faces for Father's Day:* Brunch/Dinner: All dads love to eat, and the Hammock Coast area that surrounds Litchfield Beach is a bounty of seafood restaurants and country cooking cafes to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.... Read More
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
Cead Mile Failte…… to the South Strand, y’all.They say that everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We say that everyone is welcome here at the beach. Put those two things together and we’ve got the makings for one seriously fun holiday.St. Paddy’s Day 2015 falls on a Tuesday – a serious bummer if you plan on, um, seriously partying. In addition, Pawleys Island doesn’t host a parade or any formal event, so if you love the idea of green beer and bagpipes, head to North Myrtle Beach on March 14 for their fun annual event.Looking to stay a little closer to your home away from home at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Still want to get your slainte on?Throw on your finest green wear and see what’s in store.... Read More
More than 50,000 fans are expected to flock to downtown Myrtle Beach for the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, and thousands more will be on the Grand Strand for summer vacation on the first weekend of June. But you can enjoy all the great country music acts while also escaping the big crowds in Myrtle Beach by staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Located 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach gives country music fans a relaxing retreat after a loud and rowdy day at the Carolina Country MusicFest. Guests can commute to the shuttle lot and experience a full day and night of live music on the oceanfront before heading back to the luxury accommodations and first-class amenities of Litchfield Beach.... Read More
We often forget that the United States is not that old — few cities even crest the two-century mark.Here in the Grand Strand, things sometimes seem especially young. We’ve got new hotels, new restaurants and new attractions that seem to pop up daily.Then we head a little south, to quaint Georgetown, S.C., and get a dose of what life was like so very long ago.When you head to Georgetown — a seaside community halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston — the best way to dip into its historic significance is through the fun and informative Swamp Fox Tours Company.... Read More
Guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort have so many wonderful options for on-site entertainment that they could spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who wish to explore the beautiful Lowcountry scenery that surrounds Litchfield Beach, there are even more exciting opportunities, including a unique chance to travel back in time.No time machine is necessary, only a vehicle to make the short drive to the historic port city of Georgetown. In only a few minutes, you will feel like you have been teleported back to the pre-Revolutionary War period and a time when rice was king.... Read More
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
Packing for a day at the beach sounding a little daunting?We understand; you want to be prepared for all possibilities so you bring… a lot. What if it’s too hot? Too cold? Too buggy? Too muggy? What if we get hungry? Thirsty? Sunburned? Bored? Tired? When all scenarios are accounted for, you might as well rent a U-Haul to accompany you and your family for a day at our beautiful South Strand beaches.So how to pack a better beach bag? Bring only the essentials and make do without the rest. Here’s how.1) Assume a few things. You will get thirsty, you will need sunblock, you’ll likely get wet, you will be sitting for a while.... Read More
Thanksgiving dinner is as heralded as meals get.Unless you don’t like to cook.Or are visiting from out of town.Then Thanksgiving dinner is a bummer, a drag, something you’d prefer not to think about.Ah, but not on the Grand Strand. Don’t forget that southerners are all about hospitality, so when many cities shutter their restaurants on this holiday, we keep doors wide open. While there are considerably fewer restaurants open here in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area than in, say, greater Myrtle Beach, the ones that are open are so very yummy. And we’re talking about strictly turkey-gravy-stuffing fare here.... Read More
Sure, walking is great. We love it. We do it all the time. It’s the best way to get from point A to point B.But sometimes we just really don’t feel like it, you know? Or we get that need for speed… or at least that need for a little pep, zip and/or zoom.So, we rent.Along with the great network of walking / running / biking trails on the grounds of Litchfield Beach & Golf, our location, climate and the many great attractions that surround us make a scooter, moped or other such low-key mechanized transport ideal. Not only does it get you around quickly, it’s so very fun.... Read More
It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the South Strand, and this is an extra-special 25th year.Celebrate the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art at — where else? — Litchfield Beach & Golf. We offer the widest array of accommodations at great prices, all within minutes of the action.This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, September 25, and heads well into October with an exciting lineup of music, art, food, wine and more.What’s in store for the quarter-century celebration of this favorite for both locals and visitors? Take a look.Third Annual Seaside Palette: This is not, we repeat not, like watching paint dry.... Read More
Some days we’re up for a challenge, a feat, a triumph of will.And some days we just want to have a good time.For those days, we love to recommend the Litchfield Country Club to visiting Lowcountry golfers for its scenic environs, forgiving design and, this time of year, steeply discounted prices.And don’t let the name fool you — this is not the snooty, too-exclusive country club experience with which you might be familiar. All are welcome, and all are treated wonderfully by the knowledgeable and helpful staff.The course prides itself on catering to the “well-rounded” player who perhaps doesn’t boast John Daly-esque long drives.... Read More
Oooh la la, zee love, zee romance, zee passion … zee Valentine’s Day.OK, we’ll can the bad French accent for a minute in order to relay to you some legitimate good news about spending February 14 in the South Strand: it’s fun, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not at all cheesy. So whether you’re a “Gimme a dozen red roses and keep ‘em coming” kind of person or more of a homebody, we’ve got some great ways to feel the love — morning, noon and (wink, wink) nightA.M.: We hope you’re (ahem) sleeping in…Late A.M.: Rise and shine, love birds.... Read More
It’s no wonder that the South Strand destination that plays host to a famously popular art and music festival every year also lays claim to some fabulous galleries in which we can view and buy art.But contrary to its stuffy reputation, art buying, especially here in Pawleys Island and Litchfield, can be a fun and affordable way to broaden your mind, beautify your home, and bank away a vacation’s worth of memories.Not in the market to buy? You can count on that southern hospitality to avoid any awkward no-thanks-I’m-just-looking exchanges with curators. Gallery owners and employees down here are happy to have you, regardless if you walk out with a purchase or not.... Read More
Millions of visitors spend their summer vacations on the Grand Strand every year, but the savviest of travelers love to come in the fall. Whether it's the smaller crowds, the milder temperatures or the scenic beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the fall, repeat guests have fallen in love with an autumn retreat to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and the south side of the Strand.Although there are numerous year-round reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach, including the 600-acre oceanfront property's first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and Southern hospitality, fall presents its own unique set of opportunities for a picture-perfect getaway.... Read More
It’s not Christmastime until the first carols are sung, right? Nearby Myrtle Beach has some of the best holiday shows in the country at which we find the joy of the season crooned out by incredible talent. Grab a loved one or two, put on your holiday best, and get ready to smile. Grinches and Scrooges need not apply.When staying at Litchfield Beach and Golf, a number of fabulous Christmas performances are just a hop, skip and a sleigh ride away up Route 17. Here’s an overview of some of the best.1) The Palace Theatre: We have to begin with the quintessential Christmas experience –“The Nutcracker.... Read More
You know it as soon as you darken the doorstep.This place is NOT kid friendly.The breakable stemware. The hushed tones. The glares from patrons and staff.So what’s a hungry family to do?Lucky for our littlest visitors, we in the South Strand love you, and we have loads of great spots where not only kiddos are welcome, but mom and dad will be pleased as well. Here are a few of our faves just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Pawleys Island Tavern: While we can’t think of many parents who delight in taking their children to a tavern per se, during the daylight hours this is less watering hole and more casual haunt.... Read More
Mom wants sushi. Dad wants shrimp and grits. Kids want the burgers-dogs-chicken finger trifecta.And you’re not making three stops.Lucky you, dear visitor, since the South Strand seems to know what you’re up against. We’re listing five of our favorite local restaurants that have a little bit of everything to please all palates.Here’s where to start, all within a short drive of your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Frank’s and Frank’s Outback: We — and just about every other one of their patrons —love this spot for celebrations and splurges, and rest assured, you really can get any number of delicious eats from their three menus.... Read More
It was the venerable Homer Simpson who once said, “You can’t make friends with salad.”And with that, a chorus of carnivores cheered in unison.While we do love salad (sorry, Homer), you just can’t beat a great steak, and lucky for us, the communities south of Myrtle Beach have some beautiful and beefy options. Here are five best bests in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Litchfield.1) Frank’s Restaurant and Bar: Of all the incredible places to grab a steak on the Grand Strand, this is arguably the best —insofar as it is actually a steakhouse, er, chophouse. In addition to an extensive restaurant menu in which one can procure anything from braised Colorado lamb to pan fried quail, Frank’s offers a special chophouse menu for the purists.... Read More
It’s not that we’re fishing for compliments, really.But there are some things the South Strand does very well, and inshore and offshore adventures are among them.While staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf, you’re within casting distance of some fun, knowledgeable and reputable charter companies to take you out, hook you up, and reel your catch in for an incredibly memorable outing. This is an especially great option if you’re chipping in with a couple of other adults to defray costs. Flounder, black drum, red drum, sea trout, tarpon and more (and maybe even a shark — eek.... Read More
Ask any outdoorsy types and they’ll tell you: food always tastes better out in the fresh air.Even indoorsy types would be inclined to agree. Or, at the very least, if they’re fresh air-adjacent.The South Strand gets this. Be it ocean, inlet, garden or, let’s face it, people watching, our restaurants know how to showcase those fabulous views better than anybody.So here you have it, the five best restaurants (in no particular order) near Litchfield Beach & Golf with a view to remember.1) Austin’s Ocean One: As if the food weren’t enough of a draw, Austin’s ensures every seat in the house has a spectacular Atlantic view.... Read More
When summering in the South Strand, indulging in an ice-cold treat is an obligation, really. Think about it: 90-degree heat, intense humidity, days spent in the sun — that ice cream becomes mandatory. We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite local spots to get a frozen snack— both for kids and grown-ups — within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.Brain freezes sold separately.1) Paradice: This is, naturally, your first line of defense. A traditional ice cream shop in every sense, Paradice serves dozens of flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, floats, hurricanes, shaved ices, smoothies, frappes and malts.... Read More
What is it about warm weather that makes us go margarita crazy? Is it the refreshingly tart citrus flavors? That salted rim harkening to the ocean and its sea air? The festive, celebratory feeling that drinking one inspires?Oh, who are we kidding. It’s the tequila.Like many other classic cocktails, margaritas are having a moment. Beverage directors and libation specialists (they’re not bartenders anymore, mind you) have gotten creative, using specialty tequilas, agave syrups and homemade infusions and add-ins to elevate the old standby to new levels of boutique craftiness. These concoctions are a fun way to experiment with new flavors, but sometimes the simple elements of lime, sugar, tequila and salt are all we need — and want — in a margarita.... Read More
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
Ahhhh, wine.You delicious little minx, you.You pick us up when we’re down, set a romantic mood, and celebrate with us in times of triumph.(Sometimes you can really kick our butts, however we’re not going to worry about that here.)It only makes sense that South Stranders — adapt at living the good life in an idyllic environment — also love to kick back with an aromatic, tasty glass (or two) of vino.Where to get wined and dined near your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort? Here are our three top picks:1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is within, um, stumbling distance of Litchfield Beach & Golf, making it a great spot for a post-beach (or golf) tipple and, eventually, dinner.... Read More
South Carolina's famed cycling opportunities can give you just the outdoors experience you are looking for on vacation, whether it's taking in the fabulous Waccamaw Neck Bikeway from Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road, or taking a leisurely ride up and down the beach. If you are in the Litchfield Beach or Pawleys Island areas, you can easily rent a bike -- along with any other needed gear -- to take advantage of spectacular biking trails and beach cycling.We've rounded up the best places for you to rent cycling gear in the area:Guests at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort can rent bikes on site at the bike rental at 350 Retreat Beach Circle.... Read More
One of the most magical sights on the South Strand is but a few steps away.Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles is back this year, and visiting the expansive garden grounds by twinkling lights is a must-do when staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf. Well, anywhere really, but you’re so close right now that it would be a shame not to.But this weekend — December 18, 19 and 20 — is the last to enjoy the “Nights.” However, those in town after Christmas will delight in an extension of sorts. On December 31 come for the Stroll By Candlelight on New Year’s Eve event.... Read More
What happens when the True North meets the Deep South?Eight days of springy, beach-y, good neighborly fun, that’s what.The 54th Annual Can-Am Days Festival returns to Myrtle Beach March 14-22, and promises all the fun, beauty and hospitality the Grand Strand is known for. Not to be overlooked, all activities are easily accessed from the idyllic (and slightly quieter) perch of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Why Can-Am (short for Canadian-American)? Well, any non-southerner can attest what March is like due north of us — cold, bleak, and seemingly endless. Down here? Well, it’s warm, sunny and downright delightful and we want you all to see it.... Read More
The South Strand is famous for its award-winning seafood restaurants, but the freshest catches are located just off the shore. The Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding tidal creeks and inlets are teeming with a wide variety of fish species, as well as shrimp, oysters, blue crabs and more. Visiting anglers can cut out the middle-man restaurants and go straight to the source by catching and cooking their own seafood feast. Here are five of the best places to hook a big one for dinner:* Charter Boats: The best way to catch the biggest fish is to go where they live - way offshore near the Gulfstream.... Read More
Saturday, July 2* 33rd Annual Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade: You've seen your share of parades on dry land, but this unique floating procession is unlike any other. Dozens of vessels, ranging from luxury yachts to small fishing boats, get decked out in their most patriotic colors and line up for a cruise through Murrells Inlet. Visitors line the banks and cheer as the flotilla makes its way around the inlet and passengers wave to bystanders. The parade starts at Garden City Point at 5 p.m. and can be viewed from the Veterans Pier, Crazy Sister Marina and boat ramps along the waterfront.... Read More
It is the reason for the season, after all. Christmas is one of the two most popular days of the year to attend Mass and worship, and most churches accommodate the larger crowds by offering multiple services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both. The numerous churches within a short drive of Litchfield Beach and Golf area are no exception, and we’ve assembled a list of times and web links for Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in the area. All are welcome to celebrate the arrival of the Christ child.“O come let us adore him…”**Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Pawleys Island:Christmas Eve: 6 p.... Read More
Yes, we’re supposed to relax on vacation.But at the expense of our well-earned physiques?Good news, folks, we can have it both ways — that is, take a load off without putting a load on.How?Be realistic. Don’t expect to spend hours intensely exercising if that’s just not in the cards. Instead, think maintenance, healthful choices, and unexpected calorie burns. Here’s what you need to do, and it’s all within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) 10,000 Steps: We’ve all heard that this is the sort of fitness gold standard, the minimum number of steps we need to take a day to stay on a healthy track.... Read More
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
The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.... Read More
There are so many great restaurants located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk that it's hard to choose just one — so don't.Instead of enjoying a four-course meal at one of the dozen or so establishments connected by the wooden waterfront walkway, take a page out of Ernest Hemingway's memoir 'A Moveable Feast' and have one course each at four different restaurants. Take the short stroll on the MarshWalk and stop in for a few small tastes of what the 'Seafood Capital of South Carolina' has to offer.Since Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort guests have proven they have great taste by staying at the ultimate Lowcountry vacation property, we've compiled a list of their popular choices for which restaurants do each course best.... Read More
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
Packing for your family vacation can be so stressful that you need a longer getaway to recover from it. Relax and remember to pack light. The beauty of staying at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort is you don't need to bring much to have a great vacation experience. The resort has so many amenities that you really don't have to leave the premises to have a good time, and even the surrounding area is very laid back and come-as-you-are casual. But there are a handful of things you should remember to bring. Here's a list of five often overlooked items by our guests that you should make sure are in your suitcase:* Beach blanket: You've been daydreaming about lying on the beach but in reality the sand can be hot and sticky without a layer of protection in between.... Read More
There are the suggestions.The hints.The if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation.Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-‘ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary.So here you have it, folks, the five absolute-must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.1) Huntington Beach State Park: Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up.... Read More
Beer has undergone a major revolution in recent years. Once represented by only handful of national brands, the beer industry’s top has been popped, blown wide open by the exploding popularity of craft beers and microbreweries. For beer-lovers with adventurous taste buds, it's now easier than ever to sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, stouts and wheat beers from around the world.The craft-beer craze has reached our little corner of the South Carolina coast, with several small bars and restaurants adding hard-to-find craft beers to their lineups. For those who love to explore (both new places and new flavors), here are five local Litchfield area hot spots where you can relax and enjoy a cold one while taking your taste buds into new territory:* Island Bar & Grill: This place is a Pawleys Island institution and one of the best local watering holes to wet your whistle with a craft beer or two.... Read More
In real estate, it’s the big question.Rent or buy?When talking South Strand vacations, there is no question.Rent, rent, rent.Whether it’s too big and bulky to bring from home or so out-of-this-world wild that you’d never own it in the first place, vacation rental accessories can elevate your trip to a convenient and affordable “Best Ever” status.What are the best items to rent when you’re staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Our takes.1) Kayak: Ever tried to gate-check a kayak? Yeah, us neither. Even if you have one of your own, leave it at home and rent one when you arrive.... Read More
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
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
The historic town of Pawleys Island might be old, small and slow-paced, but it knows how to throw one heck of a party. The highlight of the 'arrogantly shabby' resort town's social calendar — the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art — is right around the corner, coinciding with the start of the fall season and the perfect time to visit, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15.The three-week festival is loaded with events that feature local artists and their works, national artists and their music, and the best of Lowcountry food and spirits. The events are held at some of the most scenic settings on the South Carolina coast.... Read More
Many guests at the Litchfield Beach Resort take a short trip north to Myrtle Beach for a full day of attractions, shopping and dining. But for an equally enjoyable but completely different experience, take the short drive south to the historic port city of Georgetown and the lovely Lowcountry scenery.Located at the headwaters of the Black and Sampit Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway, Georgetown is the third oldest port in the nation. The combination of history and seafaring are still evident along the downtown district’s Harborwalk, where locals and tourists stroll from shop to café while fishing boats sail in and out of Winyah Bay.... Read More
If there’s one thing worse than heading out on that great (as in big, vast — not wonderful) new year’s pledge known as the “I’m Getting Healthy Once and For All” routine, it’s being reminded of ways in which we can get healthy once and for all.Enough already. Can we please have the eggnog and cheese plates back?Sigh.But when getting back into the wellness frame of mind is delicious, fun, fascinating and rewarding, it’s a little easier to swallow. And when so many of these options are right outside your door near the Litchfield Beach & Golf resort, it’s even better.... Read More
It’s happening.The calendar date has been circled. The kids are with a sitter. You’re both ready to be together… alone.Your anniversary has arrived — how are you celebrating?The Grand Strand is chock full of festive, romantic outings and restaurants that will stoke that marital fire — or just take the edge off the nuttiness of family life — that are easy to access and easier to love. The following is a day to remember.Morning: We can’t think of many things more awe-inspiring, peaceful and romantic than watching the sunrise over the ocean. Set the alarm and sneak out before dawn’s early light with travel mugs of coffee in hand.... Read More
There is a simple formula for having a great vacation experience on the Grand Strand: Play hard, sleep hard, eat hard and shop hard. Do those four things, with lots of rest and relaxation in between, and you will take home plenty of vacation memories. Do those same things at the best places on the Grand Strand, and you're sure to make the most of your getaway.By staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you've already found the ultimate spot for maximizing your vacation time. In fact, guests can accomplish everything on their to-do list without leaving the property. Located on 600 scenic oceanfront acres, Litchfield Beach offers visitors the opportunity to play golf, play tennis, enjoy swimming and other activities, stay in comfortable accommodations in a tranquil environment, dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill, and shop and unwind at Stox & Co.... Read More
We love a hot summer day as much as the next person, but we also know that sometimes hot is just too hot.So, take a look at this list if you’re headed to Litchfield Beach for some hot summer fun. It’ll help you keep your cool so you can enjoy your vacation.• Stay hydratedSome of the effects we think of when we think of being overheated are actually the effects of dehydration. Make sure that you and your kids drink plenty of water. Put each family member’s name on a bottle to help you monitor who’s drinking enough and who needs to take a break and take a few sips.... Read More
The Litchfield in Pawley’s Island is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most sought after accommodations, catering to avid golfers, event planners and anyone who is looking for a bit of a quieter stay among its 600 acres. Visitors love it for its access to the sprawling, gorgeous Brookgreen Gardens, on-site restaurants and spa, as well as the resort’s ridiculously fun pool and lazy river. Anyone seeking a more low key location away from the bustle of downtown will like it here, and will like it even more when all the planned improvements are made.Elizabeth Parnell, sales and marketing coordinator for The Litchfield, outlined the changes coming to the resort:  -In the next few weeks, the lobby will be getting a complete decor overhaul, complete with new paint, furniture and updated restrooms.... 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
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
Take a guided kayak eco-tour with these folks, and your South Strand vacation will be made.Guaranteed.“That’s our goal,” said Black River Outdoors co-owner Richard Laurent. “We want to be their highlight.It’s not so far-fetched, this goal, seeing as Laurent and his crew of experienced guides know all the best spots to visit, have easy-to-use gear, and give the top-of-the-tier tours. Laurent  recommends that those staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf try a tour of either the Cypress Swamp on the Black and Waccamaw Rivers or the Salt Marsh at Huntington Beach State Park for a two- or four-hour expedition.... Read More
Longtime visitors to Litchfield and Pawley’s Island have likely visited the Hammock Shops many times, and perhaps eaten at one point at the now-defunct Roz’s Rice Mill Café, which was housed in a mid-1800s-era building that once served as a post office.  But the former Roz’s has a new identity as a biscuit, burger and shake shack that’s capital-Q quirky (in the best possible sense).BisQit is owned by the Mike Benson and Josh Quigley, the same team who created Quigley’s Pint and Plate, another of our favorite newer restaurants in Pawleys Island. BisQit's menu is built on innovative takes on southern-style pub food.... Read More
Featuring first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and true Southern hospitality, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers the comfort, facilities and people power to host a variety of events - from family reunions and weddings to business meetings and golf outings. Best of all, you pick the dates and your preferences and let us handle all the details. Our professional staff of event planners can deliver the ideal event so you and your party can focus on making memories.The spacious and scenic property includes more than a dozen conference rooms and meeting spaces for groups as small as 12 and as large as 230.... 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
We all know what she’s going to say.“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything for Mother’s Day.”Typical humble, selfless mom, right? But come on. Of course we have to do something.In addition to the perfectly thoughtful gift (we’ll leave that one up to you), a day of pampering and fun for mom is a must-do, and lucky for visitors to the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, there are some seriously great options within minutes of accommodations on Sunday, May 10.Read on for some of the best ways to honor mom… yes, daytime drinks are involved.1) Go with the flow: Treat mom to a little morning zen with an 8 a.... Read More
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
 
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