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As we roll past October and into the heart of fall, it won’t be too long before Christmas is upon us. And along the Grand Strand that means the start of another amazing season of festive live Christmas shows at area theaters. From classic and nostalgic to contemporary interpretations, the Christmas shows of Myrtle Beach truly have something for everyone. Here are a couple of the biggest Christmas stage shows that you can enjoy on a fall vacation to Myrtle Beach.Christmas at Pirates VoyageFor a jolly Christmas show with swashbuckling flair, Pirates Voyage puts on one of Myrtle Beach’s most exciting holiday displays.... Read More
The fun and excitement of Myrtle Beach doesn’t end as summer winds down. Through the fall and winter months the Grand Strand still offers up fantastic festivals and events that are the perfect reasons to make a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach. One such festival is right around the coer as the Mythical & Medieval Fest retus to Myrtle Beach on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th. This year marks the fifth edition of the Mythical & Medieval Fest as the event continues to grow and become one of the bigger renaissance fairs in the state of South Carolina. The festival takes place at 3809 Socastee Boulevard in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
All around Myrtle Beach this time of year you’re sure to find displays of Christmas cheer. From colorful lights to fantastic live shows, the Christmas spirit burns as bright Rudolph’s red nose. OK, that’s the last of the rhymes, or at least intentional ones. Myrtle Beach is always fun during the warm spring and summer months but there is a plethora of great reasons to take a winter vacation to the Grand Strand. Here are a couple of tremendous holiday attractions to enjoy during a Christmas vacation to Myrtle Beach. The Great Christmas Light ShowThe North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex explodes into a festive and vibrant display of holiday joy during The Great Christmas Light Show beginning Friday, November 25th.... Read More
TopGolf - one of the premier nightlife hot-spots opened in March 2019 and brings its unique brand of sports and entertainment to the Grand Strand. Located directly across the street from Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, this new fun-filled attraction will entertain family, friends and golfers of all skill sets for hours. With 30 locations already open around the US, thousands of golfers and non-golfers have enjoyed the non-stop fun night out at Topgolf and this golf-themed venue is sure to quickly become one of the most popular hot-spots around Myrtle Beach.If you’re not familiar with TopGolf, it consists of a huge multi-tiered driving range with dozens of individual hitting bays that can accommodate up to eight guests (six players).... Read More
The time has come again to lace up those sneakers and prepare for the excitement and exhilaration that accompanies the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Back for its 22nd Anniversary, the racing event is known for being one of the fastest and flattest in South Carolina and includes the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Grande Dunes Family Fun Run. Join all of the fun the weekend of March 1 - 3, 2019, as runners from all over the world compete for a chance to claim the title of best on the beach.The Myrtle Beach Marathon offers seasoned and trained runners the chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon under impeccable weather conditions and a fast, flat course.... Read More
With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to check up on the functionality of your air conditioning unit. Avoid facing the sweltering heat that accompanies a broken or inefficient cooling system by taking care of a few simple tasks. Read on to discover five ways you can best prepare your air conditioner for the hot summer months. Change The Filter Your home's air filter may be something that never crosses your mind...until you start experiencing cooling issues. Be sure to change out your air filter at least twice a year to keep your AC performing at its peak ability. If you have pets or allergies, it may be a good idea to change your filters more frequently.... Read More
Sure, everyone knows about popular hotspots in Myrtle Beach like Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, but there are plenty of fantastic venues to enjoy beautiful natural habitats and native wildlife while on your Myrtle Beach vacation too. On your next trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to check out some of these lush parks, gardens and nature experiences that are available along the Grand Strand. Waccamaw River Tours Just inland from the Myrtle Beach coast, the wetlands of the Waccamaw River are home to an intricate ecosystem that teems with unique plant and animal life. Waccamaw River Tours offer boat trips through this scenic landscape, offering travelers a chance to witness native species like heron, egrets, osprey and alligators.... Read More
We're all riding out these winter months just dreaming of warm sunny days that seem so far off, but make sure not to daydream too much and miss out on booking your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. After all, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spring break destinations on the east coast, and you don't want your fellow breakers reserving the perfect condo in Myrtle Beach before you do. Beach Vacations has a huge catalog of Myrtle Beach vacation rentals that will delight you and your guests, and while there are a ton of great entertainment options to enjoy during your spring break, here a few highlights that you won't want to miss.... Read More
The holiday season brings with it a sense of joy and anticipation like no other, but sometimes planning out gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. While we may not be experts on all gifts, we know a thing or two when it comes to taking a beach vacation. That's why we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Gifts for the Beach Traveler in your life. Beach Umbrella In recent years, the city of Myrtle Beach has prohibited the use of beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Help the beach lover on your list stay cool in the shade with a beach umbrella. Umbrellas measuring up to 7.5 feet in diameter are allowed on the beach throughout the year, as long as they are in line or behind the established umbrella line.... Read More
A souvenir is a keepsake item that serves as a reminder for your wonderful time spent on vacation. When you travel to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to find the memory-holding souvenir that is perfect for you, so that you can bring home a little piece of the beach. Here are our Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home From Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: Pressed Penny For the cost of a few coins, create your own Myrtle Beach souvenir when you find one of the many Penny Press machines scattered throughout the Grand Strand. You can currently make your own penny souvenir at any of the following locations: Pirates Voyage, Original Benjamin's, Alligator Adventure, Gay Dolphin, Peaches Corner, Broadway at the Beach- Dragon's Lair Mini-Golf and Visitor's Center.... Read More
A Winter day in Myrtle Beach may mean something a little different than a Winter day in your hometown, since this coastal city rarely gets snow and typically maintains mild temperatures throughout the season. If you're looking to make a spontaneous getaway to Myrtle Beach to escape the icy conditions where you live, then come visit the always-exciting Grand Strand. While you may still need to wear your coat, scarf, and gloves while out and about, we know you can thoroughly enjoy your Winter vacation to the fullest. Read ahead for our suggestions on spending the perfect Winter day in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
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 Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Year-Round Necessities No matter what time of the year you visit the vacation condo rentals of Myrtle Beach and Beach Vacations, 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
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
Finding the best places to eat while on vacation may seem like a monumental task. With hundreds of dining establishments scattered throughout the Myrtle Beach area, it's tough to narrow your meal plan down to just one restaurant. During your next beach getaway to the Grand Strand, you may find yourself looking for a brunch spot when you can't decide if it's too late for breakfast or too early for lunch. We've got the Top 5 Brunch Spots in Myrtle Beach below, so try one or all of them out during your next beach vacation. Blueberry's Grill Located at the North end of Myrtle Beach off of North Kings Highway, Blueberry's Grill promises classic foods with unique twists, designed to tantalize your taste buds with the finest and freshest ingredients.... Read More
For decades, Brookgreen Gardens has dazzled guests with their picturesque landscapes, timeless statues and sculptures, and animal exhibits, and every Winter, the Gardens are transformed into a seemingly living, breathing display of lights, candles, and holiday cheer for the unmissable Nights of a Thousand Candles. In 2017, Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place on select nights in November and December. Visitors can expect to enjoy live music throughout the event from both scheduled performers and strolling musicians. Refreshments will be available for purchase and catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.... 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
Trade in the snow and bitter cold for the mild and sunny beach when you reserve a monthly rental at Bali Bay Resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At Bali Bay, we hope to serve as more than just a peak season vacation destination. In fact, we believe that a winter rental in our luxury, modern condos is the perfect remedy for your winter blues. With so many reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in the off-season, why not take the plunge and make one of our spacious Bali Bay units your winter home away from home? Choose from 2, 3, or even 7 bedroom sprawling accommodations when you reserve a monthly rental at Bali Bay Resort Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Huntington Beach State Park is one of the Grand Strand's most beautiful and historic coastal parks. Originally owned by aristocrat Archer Huntington and his sculptor wife Anna Hyatt Huntington, the area was leased to the state in 1960 for use as a state park, and it was made aNational Historic Landmark in 1984. Since then, Huntington Beach State Park has become well-known for its quiet and picturesque sandy beaches, bird population, and of course, its lovely castle, Atalaya. Atalaya was the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington, and it was designed by Archer,who was heavily influenced by architectural styles from the Spanish Andalusian coastal region.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach and greater Grand Strand region of South Carolina is well-known for being one of the most sought-after vacation destinations on the East Coast of the United States. From the area's enticing beaches to entertainment and shopping hotspots to fabulous seafood and Southern dining experiences, Myrtle Beach offers a seemingly unlimited amount of fun and relaxation for all. Over time, the region has also continued to draw in more long-term visitors and permanent residents looking to make the area their new home. While it may be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the peak vacation season, as Summer winds down, the need for long-term rental accommodations becomes more apparent.... Read More
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
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
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
If you're still not sure how to spend your New Year's Eve in North Myrtle Beach, then look no further. We have you covered for some of the most exciting events of the entire year, as we welcome in a brand new 2017. House of BluesMusic fans can spend New Year's Eve at North Myrtle Beach's infamous House of Blues, which will have a special live performance by Corey Smith at 8 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of the folk-singer-songwriter before Tru Sol takes the stage to deliver an amazing countdown to 2017. House of Blues Myrtle Beach's New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance will officially start at 7 p.m. and will include a four-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening.... Read More
At the end of each summer in the Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest. Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along. There's no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.... Read More
At the end of each summer in the North Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest. Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in North Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along. There's no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach area is typically known for many things, from its numerous shopping districts to its sparkling beaches to its challenging golf courses. But for those of us who aren't quite skilled enough for standard golf, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach offer an array of family-friendly mini-golf courses, and some of the area's top spots remain open in the colder season. If you're looking for something fun to do during your off-season visit to the Grand Strand, check out one of these Top 5 Mini-Golf Courses open for your Winter vacation. 5. Mutiny Bay: Miniature GolfLocated on Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, Mutiny Bay Golf offers players 36 holes in an all-outdoor pirate adventure.... Read More
They call it “mall exhaustion.”We are all familiar — when shopping till we drop turns into frustration, fatigue, and eventually flopping out on one of those chairs in the middle of a store while our partner combs the sale racks… again. Bad Muzak, heavy perfume smells, and too many people all add up to swearing off shopping entirely.Beleaguered retail-phobes of the world take heart. There is hope.And it comes in the form of the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island.This delightful destination is the anti-mall, with about 20 small, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in clapboard cottages dotted among meandering paths, pines, porches and flowers.... Read More
For the majority of the continental United States, winter is “Why Do I Live Here?” season. However, not in Myrtle Beach, where the fair weather and infrequent snowfalls make it a delight to reside in year round.With that said, we locals adore autumn and recommend it over winter for visitors looking to escape the encroaching cold. Here’s why.1) Weather: Fall is a joy in Myrtle Beach, with average September highs in the 80s and October’s at the near ideal mid-70s mark. Even November, rounding the corner toward winter, tops out in the mid-60s, making those cozy sweaters useful, but not essential.... Read More
Think about it: we’re taking stock of the summer season, reaping the bounty of our fields, and taking a breather from some oppressive heat. However, you know that pit-of-the-stomach uneasy feeling folks experience, where even the most beautiful fall is just a precursor to some brutal winter weather? Yeah, we don’t get that here.It’s all good, all the time.Anyway, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort fits you right in the center of all the action — be it a harvest, art, wine, music or food festival — with great off-season rates on accommodations and packages that will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket to splurge for that pumpkin spice latte.... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
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