With the bevy of choices for dining in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, it is sometimes difficult to decide between fast dining and fine dining. Luckily for you, The Litchfield Company’s on-site restaurant, Webster’s Lowcountry Bar & Grill offers up casual favorites like pizza and wings, as well as more formal dining choices like steak and seafood fare. Now with the end of the Summer, Webster’s new Fall menu is sure to impress! Furthermore, Webster’s also offers a full breakfast buffet. Read More »

 

With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016. 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. 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. 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. 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: Read More »

 

Everyone wants to cram as much fun as possible into their summer beach vacation, but it's also important to experience a little rest and relaxation. Rather than returning home more tired than before you left on your trip, be sure to set aside some much-deserved "me time" at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort's Stox & Co. Spa to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July on the south end of the Grand Strand, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers a front-row seat right in the middle of the holiday action — which ranges from parades of boats and vehicles to fireworks over the ocean. Here are five fun ways to celebrate America’s 240th birthday while staying in the lap of luxury at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

You may know him as Dad, but deep down there's still a little kid inside just crying for an excuse to play. Father's Day is the perfect time to show him some love and excitement, and Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal place to show him a great time. Read More »

 

Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens? The oldest and largest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast keeps its gates open late during the long days of summer to give visitors the chance to explore the 9,000-acre compound under cooler conditions while enjoying concerts, boat rides, dinner and activities for kids. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Make your special occasion extra special by holding it at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, the ultimate venue for a memorable and successful event. Located in the beautiful Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect setting for a wide range of gatherings. Read More »

 

The calendar may say it's still winter, but the thermometer is singing a different tune. As we enter the home stretch to spring, the Grand Strand is already experiencing some unseasonably warm spells that are perfect for a weekend getaway. You don't have to wait for spring break or summer vacation to experience some fun in the sun at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Read More »

 

To remember your memorable vacation on the Grand Strand, you may want to pick up a keepsake or two, or maybe even take home gifts to folks back home to share in the experience. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is surrounded by shopping opportunities at local boutiques where you can discover one-of-a-kind gifts unlike many of the cookie-cutter outlets. From clothing and accessories to unique works of art and curio, you can unearth some real gems and find some real bargains at some of our South Strand neighborhood shops. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is a 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline that serves as America's playground. But within those 60 miles is a diverse landscape where visitors can find exactly what they are looking for in a vacation destination. 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: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is famous for its summer fun in the sun, but the wintertime offers its own treasures to be discovered regardless of the weather. Litchfield Beach provides guests with numerous on-site options for indoor fun, but the property is located close to a lot of excellent entertainment opportunities. Here are five of our favorites in the Pawleys Island area of the South Strand: Read More »

 

There's something special about the south side of the Grand Strand, and there's really no place else on earth quite like it. Few places along the East Coast offer the unique combination of beautiful beaches, Lowcountry wetlands and woodlands, rich history and Southern hospitality within a 30-mile radius of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, so it would be a shame not to see some of the highlights. Here's our list of five places you really should visit during your South Strand vacation: Read More »

 

For guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort who love great food and good times, we have good news, and even better news. The good news is you don't even have to leave the resort to enjoy excellent fine-dining at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill & Bar. The even better news is you don't have to travel very far to find other outstanding restaurants in the area. Read More »

 

One of the best reasons to stay and play at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the easy accessibility to award-winning golf. With the adjoining Litchfield Country Club providing preferred rounds to guests, you don't have to leave the property to enjoy championship golf at its best. But if you do, some of the top courses in the Carolinas are only a short drive away. 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. 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: 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. 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. So, where do you get such things in the Pawleys Island area? Read on. 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. 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 in northern climes 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 pits 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 »

 

Vacations hold the promise of nonstop activity, excitement and adventure. But sometimes they need to promise some downtime, too. The South Strand seems to have burrowed into the psyches of our visitors, knowing exactly when to offer the thrills, and then where and how to counter them with a hefty dose of the chills… as in “outs.” Here at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we get what our guests desire — and often it’s the relaxing treatments and tranquil indulgence of our Stox & Co. Spa. Right here on our property, you can swing in for a mani or hunker down for the works. With a variety of price points and packages from which to choose, the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a while is about to happen. For the minimalist: You'd like some pampering but you don’t have all day? Get the basic Manicure ($28) with expert nail care and polish color of your choice. Beef up the package slightly and opt for the Spa Manicure ($38), which includes the nail treatment, plus exfoliation of hands and arms, warm towels and moisturizing massage. Want to make it something quintessentially Southern? Get the Sweet T Manicure ($48) that features their Sweet T sugar scrub plus an additional 10-minute massage. 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. Here are some ideas, and all just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf: Read More »

 

True, there are a lot of places to stay in the Grand Strand. So why, with all those options, should you choose to stay with us? First of all, we’ll start with the name: Beach & Golf. Yes, we have both. Rare is the resort that offers access to South Carolina’s world famous beaches as well as tee times at some of the best golf courses in the South. But what else is so great about us? Read on. 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. 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. 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. 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.Here are some can’t-miss upcoming events (http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html) at Brookgreen Gardens. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost). Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book. While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties. And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible. It will make your carry-on and beach bags much easier to handle. Read More »

 

The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations. When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again. Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough. But it’s not. The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf. They make sense, those senses. And it’s why we still love a good souvenir. The Pawleys Island area has a few great places we love to find that ultimate something to capture the lightness, the freeness of your South Strand vacation — and all within minutes of Litchfield Beach & Golf. Take a look. 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 »

 

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. 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!) will be swimming right below your feet while experienced guides walk you through the basics, all the way up to advanced technique. They know all the best spots and the tried-and-true tricks, so all you have to do is show up. And have fun. Who to try in or near the South Strand? Read on. 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. Read More »

 

Who doesn’t love shopping on vacation? Bringing back mementos and can’t-get-this-at-home gems that keep you in South Strand mode long after you’ve left? There’s nothing better. Sometimes you are looking for something that’s truly special, honestly unique, and quintessentially beach. But where to go? We’ve listed six of the best specialty shops near Litchfield Beach & Golf where you’ll always find the very thing you weren’t looking for. And isn’t that the point of great vacation shopping? Read on. 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 »

 

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. Meet-up locations vary, but both of these are close to the resort. The former, he said, with its Spanish moss-draped trees, will make you feel like you were “air-dropped into the wilderness.” And the Salt Marsh tour, not to be outdone, will introduce you to one of the most magnificently unique ecosystems on the East Coast. The waters of Murrells Inlet are pure salt water and have no polluted rivers or streams running into it, he said, resulting in clean and clear conditions. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. 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. Here are a few of our favorite spots to peruse or purchase art. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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) night 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. Read More »

 

Attention all visitors to the Grand Strand for the holidays: Do not — we repeat — do not bring gifts from home. Why? Because we’ve got you covered. The communities south of Myrtle Beach — think Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet-area — have an abundance of unique, locally owned shops that will cover all your gift-giving needs. Read on. 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. 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. 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. Drive-thru chicken nuggets need not apply. 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! 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. Read More »

 

There is no more sublime tradition for a kid than Halloween trick-or-treating. A spooky costume, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and the candy…Oh, the candy! Myrtle Beach has a treasure trove of sugary stops, in addition to your standard neighborhood, um, haunts. While counties and cities have their own official trick-or-treat start and stop times, area businesses and attractions take part, too. Here are some best bets. 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. Read More »

 

There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday. Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk. It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history. 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. 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: Read More »

 

You know we love Myrtle Beach. Like, love. But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand. Which is why we really love Pawleys Island. But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there? Easy. Follow us. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 »

 

One of the great ironies of taking a vacation to relax is that many travelers often return home more stressed out than when they left. That's not an issue for guests at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, especially those who visit the Stox & Co. Salon, Day Spa, Wellness Studio & Gift Boutique. Located on the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property, Stox & Co. offers a wide range of services for body, mind and spirit. Read More »

 

Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center. Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection. 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." 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. 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. 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. 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 Read More »

 

Spring is springing its way straight through the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, with a number of improvements on the books to be completed by the time the summer vacationers roll through, as well as other updates that will kick off later this year. Read More »

 

You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll. Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries. Read More »

 

The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island is the perfect place to spend an afternoon—and it’s located only 4 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Take your pick from the specialty stores, boutiques and dining options. These shops were established in 1938 and every storefront has something unique to offer. Plus, the area is beautiful, with its Savannah-style brick walkways and ancient Spanish moss-strewn oaks … it all offers up a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfectly Pawleys. 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). 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! Read More »

 

While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. Read More »

 

With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016. 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. 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. 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. 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: Read More »

 

Everyone wants to cram as much fun as possible into their summer beach vacation, but it's also important to experience a little rest and relaxation. Rather than returning home more tired than before you left on your trip, be sure to set aside some much-deserved "me time" at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort's Stox & Co. Spa to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July on the south end of the Grand Strand, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers a front-row seat right in the middle of the holiday action — which ranges from parades of boats and vehicles to fireworks over the ocean. Here are five fun ways to celebrate America’s 240th birthday while staying in the lap of luxury at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

You may know him as Dad, but deep down there's still a little kid inside just crying for an excuse to play. Father's Day is the perfect time to show him some love and excitement, and Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal place to show him a great time. Read More »

 

Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens? The oldest and largest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast keeps its gates open late during the long days of summer to give visitors the chance to explore the 9,000-acre compound under cooler conditions while enjoying concerts, boat rides, dinner and activities for kids. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Make your special occasion extra special by holding it at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, the ultimate venue for a memorable and successful event. Located in the beautiful Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect setting for a wide range of gatherings. Read More »

 

The calendar may say it's still winter, but the thermometer is singing a different tune. As we enter the home stretch to spring, the Grand Strand is already experiencing some unseasonably warm spells that are perfect for a weekend getaway. You don't have to wait for spring break or summer vacation to experience some fun in the sun at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Read More »

 

To remember your memorable vacation on the Grand Strand, you may want to pick up a keepsake or two, or maybe even take home gifts to folks back home to share in the experience. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is surrounded by shopping opportunities at local boutiques where you can discover one-of-a-kind gifts unlike many of the cookie-cutter outlets. From clothing and accessories to unique works of art and curio, you can unearth some real gems and find some real bargains at some of our South Strand neighborhood shops. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is a 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline that serves as America's playground. But within those 60 miles is a diverse landscape where visitors can find exactly what they are looking for in a vacation destination. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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. So, where do you get such things in the Pawleys Island area? Read on. 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. 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 in northern climes 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 pits 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 »

 

Vacations hold the promise of nonstop activity, excitement and adventure. But sometimes they need to promise some downtime, too. The South Strand seems to have burrowed into the psyches of our visitors, knowing exactly when to offer the thrills, and then where and how to counter them with a hefty dose of the chills… as in “outs.” Here at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we get what our guests desire — and often it’s the relaxing treatments and tranquil indulgence of our Stox & Co. Spa. Right here on our property, you can swing in for a mani or hunker down for the works. With a variety of price points and packages from which to choose, the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a while is about to happen. For the minimalist: You'd like some pampering but you don’t have all day? Get the basic Manicure ($28) with expert nail care and polish color of your choice. Beef up the package slightly and opt for the Spa Manicure ($38), which includes the nail treatment, plus exfoliation of hands and arms, warm towels and moisturizing massage. Want to make it something quintessentially Southern? Get the Sweet T Manicure ($48) that features their Sweet T sugar scrub plus an additional 10-minute massage. 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. Here are some ideas, and all just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf: Read More »

 

True, there are a lot of places to stay in the Grand Strand. So why, with all those options, should you choose to stay with us? First of all, we’ll start with the name: Beach & Golf. Yes, we have both. Rare is the resort that offers access to South Carolina’s world famous beaches as well as tee times at some of the best golf courses in the South. But what else is so great about us? Read on. 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. 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. 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. 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.Here are some can’t-miss upcoming events (http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html) at Brookgreen Gardens. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost). Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book. While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties. And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible. It will make your carry-on and beach bags much easier to handle. Read More »

 

The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations. When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again. Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough. But it’s not. The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf. They make sense, those senses. And it’s why we still love a good souvenir. The Pawleys Island area has a few great places we love to find that ultimate something to capture the lightness, the freeness of your South Strand vacation — and all within minutes of Litchfield Beach & Golf. Take a look. 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 »

 

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. 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!) will be swimming right below your feet while experienced guides walk you through the basics, all the way up to advanced technique. They know all the best spots and the tried-and-true tricks, so all you have to do is show up. And have fun. Who to try in or near the South Strand? Read on. 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. Read More »

 

Who doesn’t love shopping on vacation? Bringing back mementos and can’t-get-this-at-home gems that keep you in South Strand mode long after you’ve left? There’s nothing better. Sometimes you are looking for something that’s truly special, honestly unique, and quintessentially beach. But where to go? We’ve listed six of the best specialty shops near Litchfield Beach & Golf where you’ll always find the very thing you weren’t looking for. And isn’t that the point of great vacation shopping? Read on. 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 »

 

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. Meet-up locations vary, but both of these are close to the resort. The former, he said, with its Spanish moss-draped trees, will make you feel like you were “air-dropped into the wilderness.” And the Salt Marsh tour, not to be outdone, will introduce you to one of the most magnificently unique ecosystems on the East Coast. The waters of Murrells Inlet are pure salt water and have no polluted rivers or streams running into it, he said, resulting in clean and clear conditions. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. 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. Here are a few of our favorite spots to peruse or purchase art. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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) night 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. Read More »

 

Attention all visitors to the Grand Strand for the holidays: Do not — we repeat — do not bring gifts from home. Why? Because we’ve got you covered. The communities south of Myrtle Beach — think Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet-area — have an abundance of unique, locally owned shops that will cover all your gift-giving needs. Read on. 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. 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. 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. Drive-thru chicken nuggets need not apply. 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! 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. Read More »

 

There is no more sublime tradition for a kid than Halloween trick-or-treating. A spooky costume, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and the candy…Oh, the candy! Myrtle Beach has a treasure trove of sugary stops, in addition to your standard neighborhood, um, haunts. While counties and cities have their own official trick-or-treat start and stop times, area businesses and attractions take part, too. Here are some best bets. 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. Read More »

 

There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday. Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk. It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history. 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. 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: Read More »

 

You know we love Myrtle Beach. Like, love. But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand. Which is why we really love Pawleys Island. But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there? Easy. Follow us. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 »

 

One of the great ironies of taking a vacation to relax is that many travelers often return home more stressed out than when they left. That's not an issue for guests at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, especially those who visit the Stox & Co. Salon, Day Spa, Wellness Studio & Gift Boutique. Located on the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property, Stox & Co. offers a wide range of services for body, mind and spirit. Read More »

 

Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center. Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection. 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." 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. 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. 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. 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 Read More »

 

Spring is springing its way straight through the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, with a number of improvements on the books to be completed by the time the summer vacationers roll through, as well as other updates that will kick off later this year. Read More »

 

You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll. Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries. Read More »

 

The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island is the perfect place to spend an afternoon—and it’s located only 4 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Take your pick from the specialty stores, boutiques and dining options. These shops were established in 1938 and every storefront has something unique to offer. Plus, the area is beautiful, with its Savannah-style brick walkways and ancient Spanish moss-strewn oaks … it all offers up a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfectly Pawleys. 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). 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! Read More »

 

While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. Read More »

 

Picture a vast garden filled with lush flowers, dotted with ancient, moss-strewn oaks. Now drop in majestic sculptures of larger-than-life horses, ancient gods, and music playing nymphs. Add in some playful water features, and leisurely paths where you can wander at your own pace. There is really so much to see at Brookgreen Gardens, and so many constantly changing events and programs, that many visitors to the area return year after year—or even many times a year when they visit Myrtle Beach! Read More »

 

Many of our guests come to Litchfield because they love a good workout in the sunshine, whether that’s a round of seaside golf or the opportunity to play tennis either at one of the resort’s seven first-come, first-served hard courts or at one of the best racquet clubs in the region, the Litchfield Racquet Club. Read More »

 

When you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you’ve got plenty of options for how to spend your time. Now you can also get surfing lessons from Surf the Earth right, located right here at the resort! Read More »

 

Golfers are learning they don't need to be a pro to benefit from massage therapy. Massage helps everyone from all walks of life but for the athlete or weekend golfer, it relaxes tension, and relieves painful, sore, or stiff muscles. Golfers can enhance their game and swing by relieving soreness or stiffness or pain through regular therapeutic massage. Stox & Co. located right here at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort can help! 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. 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. 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. 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: Read More »

 

Everyone wants to cram as much fun as possible into their summer beach vacation, but it's also important to experience a little rest and relaxation. Rather than returning home more tired than before you left on your trip, be sure to set aside some much-deserved "me time" at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort's Stox & Co. Spa to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July on the south end of the Grand Strand, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers a front-row seat right in the middle of the holiday action — which ranges from parades of boats and vehicles to fireworks over the ocean. Here are five fun ways to celebrate America’s 240th birthday while staying in the lap of luxury at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort: 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

You may know him as Dad, but deep down there's still a little kid inside just crying for an excuse to play. Father's Day is the perfect time to show him some love and excitement, and Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the ideal place to show him a great time. Read More »

 

Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens? The oldest and largest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast keeps its gates open late during the long days of summer to give visitors the chance to explore the 9,000-acre compound under cooler conditions while enjoying concerts, boat rides, dinner and activities for kids. 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. Read More »

 

Make your special occasion extra special by holding it at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, the ultimate venue for a memorable and successful event. Located in the beautiful Lowcountry of coastal South Carolina, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect setting for a wide range of gatherings. Read More »

 

The calendar may say it's still winter, but the thermometer is singing a different tune. As we enter the home stretch to spring, the Grand Strand is already experiencing some unseasonably warm spells that are perfect for a weekend getaway. You don't have to wait for spring break or summer vacation to experience some fun in the sun at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Read More »

 

To remember your memorable vacation on the Grand Strand, you may want to pick up a keepsake or two, or maybe even take home gifts to folks back home to share in the experience. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is surrounded by shopping opportunities at local boutiques where you can discover one-of-a-kind gifts unlike many of the cookie-cutter outlets. From clothing and accessories to unique works of art and curio, you can unearth some real gems and find some real bargains at some of our South Strand neighborhood shops. Here are 10 of our favorites: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is a 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline that serves as America's playground. But within those 60 miles is a diverse landscape where visitors can find exactly what they are looking for in a vacation destination. 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: Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is famous for its summer fun in the sun, but the wintertime offers its own treasures to be discovered regardless of the weather. Litchfield Beach provides guests with numerous on-site options for indoor fun, but the property is located close to a lot of excellent entertainment opportunities. Here are five of our favorites in the Pawleys Island area of the South Strand: Read More »

 

There's something special about the south side of the Grand Strand, and there's really no place else on earth quite like it. Few places along the East Coast offer the unique combination of beautiful beaches, Lowcountry wetlands and woodlands, rich history and Southern hospitality within a 30-mile radius of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, so it would be a shame not to see some of the highlights. Here's our list of five places you really should visit during your South Strand vacation: Read More »

 

For guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort who love great food and good times, we have good news, and even better news. The good news is you don't even have to leave the resort to enjoy excellent fine-dining at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill & Bar. The even better news is you don't have to travel very far to find other outstanding restaurants in the area. 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. 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: 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. 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. So, where do you get such things in the Pawleys Island area? Read on. 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. 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 in northern climes 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 pits 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 »

 

Vacations hold the promise of nonstop activity, excitement and adventure. But sometimes they need to promise some downtime, too. The South Strand seems to have burrowed into the psyches of our visitors, knowing exactly when to offer the thrills, and then where and how to counter them with a hefty dose of the chills… as in “outs.” Here at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we get what our guests desire — and often it’s the relaxing treatments and tranquil indulgence of our Stox & Co. Spa. Right here on our property, you can swing in for a mani or hunker down for the works. With a variety of price points and packages from which to choose, the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a while is about to happen. For the minimalist: You'd like some pampering but you don’t have all day? Get the basic Manicure ($28) with expert nail care and polish color of your choice. Beef up the package slightly and opt for the Spa Manicure ($38), which includes the nail treatment, plus exfoliation of hands and arms, warm towels and moisturizing massage. Want to make it something quintessentially Southern? Get the Sweet T Manicure ($48) that features their Sweet T sugar scrub plus an additional 10-minute massage. 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. Here are some ideas, and all just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf: Read More »

 

True, there are a lot of places to stay in the Grand Strand. So why, with all those options, should you choose to stay with us? First of all, we’ll start with the name: Beach & Golf. Yes, we have both. Rare is the resort that offers access to South Carolina’s world famous beaches as well as tee times at some of the best golf courses in the South. But what else is so great about us? Read on. 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. 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. 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. 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.Here are some can’t-miss upcoming events (http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html) at Brookgreen Gardens. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost). Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book. While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties. And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible. It will make your carry-on and beach bags much easier to handle. Read More »

 

The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations. When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again. Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough. But it’s not. The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf. They make sense, those senses. And it’s why we still love a good souvenir. The Pawleys Island area has a few great places we love to find that ultimate something to capture the lightness, the freeness of your South Strand vacation — and all within minutes of Litchfield Beach & Golf. Take a look. 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 »

 

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. 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!) will be swimming right below your feet while experienced guides walk you through the basics, all the way up to advanced technique. They know all the best spots and the tried-and-true tricks, so all you have to do is show up. And have fun. Who to try in or near the South Strand? Read on. 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. Read More »

 

Who doesn’t love shopping on vacation? Bringing back mementos and can’t-get-this-at-home gems that keep you in South Strand mode long after you’ve left? There’s nothing better. Sometimes you are looking for something that’s truly special, honestly unique, and quintessentially beach. But where to go? We’ve listed six of the best specialty shops near Litchfield Beach & Golf where you’ll always find the very thing you weren’t looking for. And isn’t that the point of great vacation shopping? Read on. 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 »

 

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. Meet-up locations vary, but both of these are close to the resort. The former, he said, with its Spanish moss-draped trees, will make you feel like you were “air-dropped into the wilderness.” And the Salt Marsh tour, not to be outdone, will introduce you to one of the most magnificently unique ecosystems on the East Coast. The waters of Murrells Inlet are pure salt water and have no polluted rivers or streams running into it, he said, resulting in clean and clear conditions. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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. 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. Here are a few of our favorite spots to peruse or purchase art. 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. Read More »

 

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. 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) night 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. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Come read up on some frequently asked questions regarding our resort policies, procedures, and offerings. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. Read More »

 

Attention all visitors to the Grand Strand for the holidays: Do not — we repeat — do not bring gifts from home. Why? Because we’ve got you covered. The communities south of Myrtle Beach — think Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet-area — have an abundance of unique, locally owned shops that will cover all your gift-giving needs. Read on. 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. 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. 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. Drive-thru chicken nuggets need not apply. 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! 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. Read More »

 

There is no more sublime tradition for a kid than Halloween trick-or-treating. A spooky costume, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and the candy…Oh, the candy! Myrtle Beach has a treasure trove of sugary stops, in addition to your standard neighborhood, um, haunts. While counties and cities have their own official trick-or-treat start and stop times, area businesses and attractions take part, too. Here are some best bets. 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. Read More »

 

There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday. Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk. It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history. 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. 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: Read More »

 

You know we love Myrtle Beach. Like, love. But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand. Which is why we really love Pawleys Island. But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there? Easy. Follow us. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 »

 

One of the great ironies of taking a vacation to relax is that many travelers often return home more stressed out than when they left. That's not an issue for guests at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, especially those who visit the Stox & Co. Salon, Day Spa, Wellness Studio & Gift Boutique. Located on the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property, Stox & Co. offers a wide range of services for body, mind and spirit. Read More »

 

Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center. Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection. 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." 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. 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. 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. 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 Read More »

 

Spring is springing its way straight through the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, with a number of improvements on the books to be completed by the time the summer vacationers roll through, as well as other updates that will kick off later this year. Read More »

 

You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll. Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries. Read More »

 

The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island is the perfect place to spend an afternoon—and it’s located only 4 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Take your pick from the specialty stores, boutiques and dining options. These shops were established in 1938 and every storefront has something unique to offer. Plus, the area is beautiful, with its Savannah-style brick walkways and ancient Spanish moss-strewn oaks … it all offers up a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfectly Pawleys. 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! Read More »

 

While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. Read More »

 

Many of our guests come to Litchfield because they love a good workout in the sunshine, whether that’s a round of seaside golf or the opportunity to play tennis either at one of the resort’s seven first-come, first-served hard courts or at one of the best racquet clubs in the region, the Litchfield Racquet Club. Read More »

 

When you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you’ve got plenty of options for how to spend your time. Now you can also get surfing lessons from Surf the Earth right, located right here at the resort! Read More »

 

With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Everyone wants to cram as much fun as possible into their summer beach vacation, but it's also important to experience a little rest and relaxation. Rather than returning home more tired than before you left on your trip, be sure to set aside some much-deserved "me time" at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort's Stox & Co. Spa to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 in northern climes 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 pits 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 »

 

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. 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.Here are some can’t-miss upcoming events (http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html) at Brookgreen Gardens. 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. 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 »

 

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. Meet-up locations vary, but both of these are close to the resort. The former, he said, with its Spanish moss-draped trees, will make you feel like you were “air-dropped into the wilderness.” And the Salt Marsh tour, not to be outdone, will introduce you to one of the most magnificently unique ecosystems on the East Coast. The waters of Murrells Inlet are pure salt water and have no polluted rivers or streams running into it, he said, resulting in clean and clear conditions. 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. 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. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. 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. Read More »

 

You know we love Myrtle Beach. Like, love. But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand. Which is why we really love Pawleys Island. But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there? Easy. Follow us. 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. Read More »

 

Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center. Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection. Read More »

 

Picture a vast garden filled with lush flowers, dotted with ancient, moss-strewn oaks. Now drop in majestic sculptures of larger-than-life horses, ancient gods, and music playing nymphs. Add in some playful water features, and leisurely paths where you can wander at your own pace. There is really so much to see at Brookgreen Gardens, and so many constantly changing events and programs, that many visitors to the area return year after year—or even many times a year when they visit Myrtle Beach! Read More »

 

Many of our guests come to Litchfield because they love a good workout in the sunshine, whether that’s a round of seaside golf or the opportunity to play tennis either at one of the resort’s seven first-come, first-served hard courts or at one of the best racquet clubs in the region, the Litchfield Racquet Club. Read More »

 

When you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you’ve got plenty of options for how to spend your time. Now you can also get surfing lessons from Surf the Earth right, located right here at the resort! Read More »

 

Take a trip out of Myrtle Beach area and drive on down to Georgetown, about 45 minutes away. Take the Rover Boat Tours, it is the best, most relaxing and carefree way to experience historic, unspoiled Lowcountry nature surrounding Georgetown and Winyah Bay. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 »

 

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. 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. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. 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. 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. Drive-thru chicken nuggets need not apply. 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: Read More »

 

You know we love Myrtle Beach. Like, love. But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand. Which is why we really love Pawleys Island. But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there? Easy. Follow us. 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. 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." Read More »

 

You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll. Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries. 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). 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. Read More »

 

The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations. When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again. Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough. But it’s not. The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf. They make sense, those senses. And it’s why we still love a good souvenir. The Pawleys Island area has a few great places we love to find that ultimate something to capture the lightness, the freeness of your South Strand vacation — and all within minutes of Litchfield Beach & Golf. Take a look. Read More »

 

Who doesn’t love shopping on vacation? Bringing back mementos and can’t-get-this-at-home gems that keep you in South Strand mode long after you’ve left? There’s nothing better. Sometimes you are looking for something that’s truly special, honestly unique, and quintessentially beach. But where to go? We’ve listed six of the best specialty shops near Litchfield Beach & Golf where you’ll always find the very thing you weren’t looking for. And isn’t that the point of great vacation shopping? Read on. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. Read More »

 

Attention all visitors to the Grand Strand for the holidays: Do not — we repeat — do not bring gifts from home. Why? Because we’ve got you covered. The communities south of Myrtle Beach — think Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet-area — have an abundance of unique, locally owned shops that will cover all your gift-giving needs. Read on. Read More »

 

The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island is the perfect place to spend an afternoon—and it’s located only 4 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Take your pick from the specialty stores, boutiques and dining options. These shops were established in 1938 and every storefront has something unique to offer. Plus, the area is beautiful, with its Savannah-style brick walkways and ancient Spanish moss-strewn oaks … it all offers up a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfectly Pawleys. Read More »

 

No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without a visit to the Hammock Shops Village, located in historic Pawleys Island. 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. 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. 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. 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 in northern climes 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 pits 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 »

 

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.Here are some can’t-miss upcoming events (http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html) at Brookgreen Gardens. 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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

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. Read More »

 

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. 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. 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. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. 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. Read More »

 

There is no more sublime tradition for a kid than Halloween trick-or-treating. A spooky costume, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and the candy…Oh, the candy! Myrtle Beach has a treasure trove of sugary stops, in addition to your standard neighborhood, um, haunts. While counties and cities have their own official trick-or-treat start and stop times, area businesses and attractions take part, too. Here are some best bets. Read More »

 

There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday. Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk. It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history. 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. 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. Read More »

 

One of the best reasons to stay and play at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is the easy accessibility to award-winning golf. With the adjoining Litchfield Country Club providing preferred rounds to guests, you don't have to leave the property to enjoy championship golf at its best. But if you do, some of the top courses in the Carolinas are only a short drive away. 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. Read More »

 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Twenty-six ways, to be exact, for which we can’t get enough of Pawleys Island and Litchfield. Join us on an alphabetized adventure through our Low Country love. 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. 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. Read More »

 

Golfers are learning they don't need to be a pro to benefit from massage therapy. Massage helps everyone from all walks of life but for the athlete or weekend golfer, it relaxes tension, and relieves painful, sore, or stiff muscles. Golfers can enhance their game and swing by relieving soreness or stiffness or pain through regular therapeutic massage. Stox & Co. located right here at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort can help! Read More »

 

When you’re visiting Litchfield Beach Resort, there’s so much to do! Many of our guests could spend their entire visit on golf, tennis and the beach, but if you want to branch out a bit further, maybe it’s time to check out Murrells Inlet. Read More »

 

ave you been dreaming of a destination wedding? There is no better place to get married than at the beach! And Litchfield Beach is a particularly great location, a lovely lowcountry paradise with many local attractions and entertainment nearby for your wedding party and guests. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we’ve got you covered with creating the wedding of your dreams. We’re ready to help you locate each vendor for the big day; we know the best places to get the most delicious cake, the most gorgeous flowers and the right people to hire for photographers and entertainment. What more could you ask for on your very special day? Read More »

 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has Hot Summer Nights, a season-long celebration of fireworks and concerts. Brookgreen Gardens counters with its Cool Summer Evenings, a more-laid back event that's cooler in more ways than one. Relax in the shade of live oaks that predate the signing of the US Constitution and take in the sounds of live music on the grounds of the spectacular setting. Read More »

 

There is no other place in the world quite like Brookgreen Gardens. The gardens are imbued with history, dripping with lowcountry charm, and bursting with natural and manmade beauty from the towering live oaks strewn with Spanish moss to the larger than life sculptures that dot the grounds. And as springtime in the south is a tremendously fragrant and beautiful time of year, you can rest assured that the Gardens are worth a visit in the spring. Especially when you consider all the fantastic events that take place there. Here’s a rundown of some of the most exciting upcoming events. Read More »

 

Not only is the beach gorgeous in wintertime, but you don’t have to fight the crowds while you enjoy some of your favorite attractions in Litchfield and Pawleys Island. Wondering what to do while you’re here over the winter? We’ve got plenty of ideas! Here are a few of our favorites. Read More »

 

For decades now, lovers of South Carolina history have been able to take a peek in some of the most amazing churches, town houses and plantations in the region, thanks to the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church’s Plantation Tour. The tour will be held March 28 and 29, 2014, and there are a limited number of tickets available, so make your plans now—tickets go on sale in January! Read More »

 

Do you love a good 5K? If so, you’ll want to check out the 9th Annual Race for the Inlet on March 29, 2014. It’s a great way to make new memories with family and friends and also help out with a great cause. Whether you are a runner or walker, it doesn’t matter, everyone is invited to participate. Read More »

 

Passionate gardeners and those who just like to occasionally play in the dirt will find something useful and interesting at this year’s spring garden festival. Saturday March, 22 Brookgreen Gardens will be filled with horticulture and design experts as well as a yet-to-be-announced featured speaker. Read More »

 

If you haven’t ever experienced the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens, it is definitely something to add to your itinerary. Here’s a look at some of the great things coming to Brookgreen in the approaching months. Read More »

 

South Carolina has a rich cultural history to draw on when we explore Black History Month every year in February, one that locals and visitors to the area can enjoy exploring and learning from. Here are a few opportunities coming up that you may want to take advantage of while you’re visiting Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Read More »

 

We believe South Carolina is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth. From our miles and miles of white sand beaches to the unique habitats of the lowcountry and beyond, we have the good fortune to live—or vacation—in one seriously beautiful place. And our state parks are wonderful places to explore the natural beauty of this area. Read More »

 

There’s no shortage of great restaurants on the Grand Strand, but what’s the best spot for a romantic dinner? Whether you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, anniversary celebration or perfect date-night, venture to the south end of Myrtle Beach (Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown) and you’ll find some restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Read More »

 

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is open Dec. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21 this year, though it is incredibly popular. Benso said she recommends that you come as early as you can. Read More »

 

As a guest of Litchfield Beach Resort, make sure to plan a dinner show at the Medieval Times Dinner Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Swords, knights, wenches, a king, a princess, and a lord are among the cast of characters in the Arthurian dinner and tournament castle. Read More »

 

After a long day on the beach or on the golf course, there’s nothing better than sitting down for a great meal with good friends and family. Located on Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s courtyard, the restaurant features a large tavern as well as an open dining room that overlooks the picture perfect lawn and lake. Read More »

 

Are you planning a wedding or special event in the near future? Have you dreamt of having a special event or wedding at the beach and in the beautiful island town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina? Read More »

 

The Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach houses some of the hottest shows on the Grand Strand. Of course, part of its appeal is rooted in its being founded by Alabama – the legendary country music band that played as Wild Country back in the day as the house band for seven summers at The Bowery, one of Myrtle Beach’s most celebrated bars. Read More »

 

The Grand Strand is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard to spot migrating birds in the spring and fall. Whether you’re an avid birder or just getting interested in bird watching, the Myrtle Beach area offers great places to get out and spot some feathered beauties. Read More »

 

You are allowed to pick the kind of accommodations that best fit your personality at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. If you prefer to wake up to waves rolling onto the shore, oceanfront dwellings will best suit you. If you adore golf, then lodging on a golf course would be a natural choice. After all, this is your vacation and you should spend it as you please. The bottom line is, though, within the 600 acres at this Pawleys Island resort, choices are never short in supply. Read More »

 

Murrells Inlet is firmly established as the “Seafood Capital” of South Carolina, so there’s really no better place to belly up for all-you-can-eat oysters than the annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast. This year’s event will be held Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read More »

 

Saturday, December 5th - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Watch the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at Broadway and enjoy dance performances and live music from the Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert and the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy. Read More »

 

The 24th annual Wooden Boat Show will float into historic Georgetown, S.C., Oct. 18-19. The show is more than just a celebration of wooden boats, it’s also a chance to explore the maritime history of the region, which is especially important in Georgetown, where the Black, Great Pee Dee, Sampit and Waccamaw rivers all empty into Winyah Bay. The show itself is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is free, and you’ll have the opportunity to peruse more than 100 wooden boats. Read More »

 

For two weeks, the Grand Strand is a hub of top-notch arts and entertainment in the southeast, all thanks to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music, which celebrates its 23rd season this year. The event will take place Sept. 19 through Oct. 12, and will include performances by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., originally of The 5th Dimension, as well as a performance by Elise Testone, at top-ten finisher on the 11th season of American Idol. Read More »

 

Brookgreen Gardens’ annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival will be held this year from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 12 and 13. It’s a great outing for families, and will include activities such as pumpkin painting, hayrides and scarecrow building. The festival is free with garden admission, and food and live music are also on the agenda. Read More »

 

Huntington Beach State Park will host the 37th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival Sept. 27-29, 2013, just a few miles from Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. The festival features more than 100 artists including potters, painters, glass artist, fabric artists and more. It also includes live music and food. Read More »

 

Located at Inlet Square Mall, just 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Frank Theatres & Revolutions Entertainment is your one-stop hot spot for a unique entertainment experience for the whole family and groups of friends.
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Good, clean family fun in Myrtle Beach doesn't have to revolve around water parks, go-carts and laser tag. Read More »

 

Admit it, Pawleys Island is perky. From its shabby chic and classy businesses to its polished, but personal personality, it is a community that charms without trying. The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 14, puts the heart of the town on display for all willing to see and be thoroughly impressed. Read More »

 

It is hard to believe that this is the 37th year of the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. If you are looking for a perfect venue to view arts and crafts, you don’t want to miss this showing. An amazing coastal castle just set off the beach in Huntington State Park , about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, displays its beauty as well as the best artisans around. Read More »

 

What is new at the Coastal Grand Mall for 2011. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, The Coastal Grand Mall, has something for everyone. Readers’ Choice & Visitors’ Voice voted 1st Place to Coastal Grand Mall “Best on the Beach”. Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach offers more than 100 stores like, Ulta, Dick's Sporting Goods, Caché, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Jos A. Banks, Yankee Candle and Books-A-Million. Enjoy dining at the Texas Roadhouse or Abuelo's or take in a movie at Cinemark 14 Theater. Read More »

 

November 24 @ 8:00 AM Please join the fun event Thanksgiving morning. They have a 8k, 5k, 1 mile and the Tot Trot. Read More »

 

Make sure to see what is going on at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in April. Read More »