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Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Find Romance at Brookgreen Gardens for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet for you and your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day in Litchfield? You can renew your wedding vows at the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Romance in the Gardens will take place in two sessions on Monday, Feb. 14.

Married couples will convene for a sweet ceremony. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for non-members for this nondenominational ceremony. Vow renewals will take place at the boat landing at Brookgreen Creek. 

A reception will follow at Leonard Pavilion.

What Can We Expect at Romance in the Gardens?

To keep groups smaller, the gardens will host couples in two groups, 1-3 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Participants will receive a personalized certificate and professional photograph. Enjoy champagne and a southern cake reception after, as well as boxes of goodies for each pairing. 

Note: This event is intended for married couples only.

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Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

  • Roman Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 to be Valentine’s Day, but it wasn’t equated with romance until the Middle Ages. The English and French believed birds began their mating season on Feb. 14.
  • Necco began stamping red messages on its candy hearts after the Civil War ended. These enduring candies are favorites today.
  • Thousands send letters for Juliet, of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet,” to Verona, Italy, for Valentine’s Day. The Juliet Club answers each letter from the city host the Shakespearean work.

Other Romantic Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

Romantic Dinner at Perrone’s Restaurant

Right on Pawleys Island, experience a global menu with unique craft cocktails in a delightful setting. Enjoy the best steak you’ve ever tasted and a wonderful menu with a Mediterranean take. They serve local seafood and offer an extensive and impressive wine list.

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Take a Tour of Hobcaw Barony

See the beautiful landscape of the 16,000 acres of peninsula land called Waccamaw Neck. Learn about this pristine Lowcountry land, preserved from development for posterity. Tours are by appointment only, but definitely worth the visit!

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Kayak with Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet

Take a tour or venture out on your own into the Murrells Inlet tidal marsh. You’re in for a beautiful experience either way, with a knowledgeable staff leading you or setting you out. This outfit also offers dolphin-watching and sunset tours, too.

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A Day on the Marshwalk

You could make a date of a day here. Share House Oysters at The Clawhouse. Enjoy drink specials and Inlet Egg Rolls for happy hour at Dead Dog Saloon. Settle in for live music and Ahi Poke at Wahoo’s Fish House. And visit vendors along the Marshwalk in between.

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Steal Away to Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

How about a beautiful room, a 10-minute walk from the beach? You’ll find clean, spacious accommodations and competitive rates. Check out our blog for even more fun ideas, and book your romantic stay today.

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4 Driving Ranges in Litchfield and Pawleys Island to Try

4 Driving Ranges in Litchfield and Pawleys Island to Try

If you want to lower your score, you can’t be lazy about your game. Even the pros spend time hitting balls without playing. Having a game plan when you arrive at the driving range will help you see dividends in this investment.

In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of opportunities to play.

And plenty of opportunities to work on your game. We’ve put together a list of driving ranges you should know about. For your next getaway, square off time to take swings at one.

Do I Need to Go to the Driving Range?

Yes. Practice is key to any skill development, and driving balls is no different. It can show marked improvement in your:

  • Stance
  • Swing
  • Follow-through

It’s part of three activities you can do to keep your game sharp. Time on the course helps, but so too does a focus on driving range work and putting-green practice.

Tradition Golf Club

When playing a course this long, a practice facility is a great thing to have. You’ll find this course in excellent condition, with wide fairways — a nice spot for a couple to take in a round.  Ron Garl designed the layout on the site of a 500-year-old rice plantation.

DRIVING RANGE TIP: Start with the basics — your grip. It’s the genesis of every swing, and making it a focal point of driving range will help reinforce good habits.

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Steve Dresser Golf Academy

Schedule a morning session for instruction next time you’re in Myrtle Beach. You’ll discover subtleties in chipping, driving, and putting from the pros. They offer a session plus lunch package that’s recommended.

DRIVING RANGE TIP: Have a hook that plagues your game? Hit drives at half speed to discourage arm swings that move too fast.

Heritage Golf Club

There are 20 driving-range tees here, giving you the opportunity to let it fly before you tee up for real. This can be a challenging track, especially if you’re not true off the tee. It’s on the site of the former True Blue and Midway plantations, an elegant, 18-hold golf experience.

DRIVING RANGE TIP: Start with shorter clubs. After the sand and pitching wedge, work toward longer ones. From wedges, move to 8-irons, 5-irons, hybrids, fairway woods, then your driver.

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Willbrook Plantation

There’s a range at this course, a Dan Maples and Michael Gleason design. Willbrook also has a putting green, which is a nice one-two combination of a warmup before your round. This course is popular with women, and players of all skill levels.

DRIVING RANGE TIP: Don’t skip the warmup to driving. Stretch your arms, back, hamstrings, neck, and quads before you take a swing.

Not all courses in the area offer practice ranges, but when you play one that does, it pays to arrive early. Plus, you’ll get extra time with your clubs on Grand Strand courses. It’s tough to find anything negative about that!

Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Holiday Fun Around Pawleys Island

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! With mild temperatures, tons of great golf, fantastic shopping and delicious dining choices, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied during your trip. With the Holiday season right around the corner, here are some can’t-miss shops and events to check out during your holiday getaway to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Be sure to attend the Nights of a Thousand Candles celebration at Brookgreen Gardens, one of the area’s most beloved holiday gatherings. Brookgreen Gardens is already an immaculate place to visit during the day, but during the Christmas season the gardens are bathed in the glow of thousands of hand-lit candles illuminating the exhibits and sculptures around the area. Guests can stroll through the gorgeous displays while sipping hot cocoa and listening to the sounds of carolers and bellringers. This is truly one of the best ways to get you and your friends and family into the holiday spirit! The festival takes place from 4 PM to 9 PM on Thursday through Sunday from November 26th through January 2nd. Advance tickets are recommended and are available for purchase through the Brookgreen Gardens website.

BrookGreen Gardens Nights of A Thousand Candles

7th Annual Santa Crawl at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

For one of the biggest Santa-centric celebrations along the Carolina coast, head to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk on Saturday, December 11th for their 7th annual Santa Crawl. The festivities kick off at 5 PM, with area restaurants like Wahoo’s, Hot Fish Club and Drunken Jack’s serving up tempting dinner specials and a variety of holiday-themed cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best Santa-themed attire, but elves, snowmen and even Grinches are also welcome at the event! Secret Santas will be roaming the Marshwalk taking notes on the best-dressed participants and the most festive will win big at the prize ceremony at 9:30 PM.

Festival of Trees at the Hammock Shops Village

The Hammock Shops Village is home to numerous unique shops and boutiques, and from November 22nd to December 5th they will be hosting their annual Festival of Trees celebration. All throughout the area, beautiful tabletop trees will be displayed and available to bid on during an auction lasting the two weeks of the festival. The fun culminates with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 5th at 6 PM, complete with train rides for little ones and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!

Christmas Mouse at Hammock Shops Village

While you visit the Hammock Shops Village during the Festival of Trees celebration, you have to make a stop at the Christmas Mouse! Home to a spectacular inventory of Christmas décor, ornaments and collectibles, the Christmas Mouse is the perfect place to find new and exciting goodies to bring joy to your holiday festivities.

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With so many festivities to enjoy, a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island is sure to impress! The Litchfield Company offers tremendous accommodations that will delight guests. From our modern golf villas at True Blue and Pawleys Plantation to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, your dream holiday getaway to Pawleys Island is just a few clicks away! View our properties today and plan your Holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.

Fun Beach Games For Your Next Pawleys Island Vacation

Family on Beach

Fun Beach Games For Your Next Pawleys Island Vacation

We know that you can’t wait for your next vacation to Pawleys Island! After all, this coastal Carolina paradise has some of the most breathtaking beaches along the eastern seaboard! And if you’re travelling with some little ones, we all know that it can’t hurt to have some fun games and activities lined up for them during your day at the beach. And remember, there’s no age limit on having fun, so here are a few great beach games to enjoy on your next Pawleys Island vacation. 

Family on Beach

Musical Towels

We’ve all played musical chairs, so you can probably see where this one is going, but there’s sure to be fun times (and hilarious video) when you combine good music with family competition. Simply lay out your beach towels, have someone spin your favorite beach jams on their smartphone or speaker and when the music stops, the last person not on a towel is eliminated. Since everyone is on sand, the game will get a unique spin, with players trying to find their footing and making acrobatic dives to try to stay in the match.

Scavenger Hunts

A scavenger hunt along the beach is a fantastic way to occupy the attention spans of kids, challenging them to locate and document various things they might spot along the coast. The list can be as long or short as you wish, and things on it can range from pelicans to Frisbees to someone wearing a yellow swimsuit doing the Macarena. OK, you may not want to get that specific, or if you’re really trying to pose a challenge, have at it! You can also make it a collector’s scavenger hunt by having contestants gather various color seashells, pebbles, driftwood or other beach findings.

Sand Pictionary

We all know kids love to doodle, and what could be more fun than drawing on the beach with the sand as your canvas? For a fun beach-themed version of the classic game Pictionary, simply jot down a bunch of different drawing ideas on scraps of paper and toss them in a hat. Ideas can be anything you like, but since you’re on the beach you can’t go wrong with sea-centric figures like dolphins, surfers and sailboats. The first drawer chosen grabs a topic and will have a minute to create a picture while the others in the game will try to correctly guess what it is. If the picture is guessed, the drawer can grab another topic and keep going until time is up. The drawer gets one point for each picture that the group guesses correctly, and play rotates after each person’s turn. In between rounds of splashing in the surf, this is sure to be a great way to pass the time while on the beach!

We’re sure that these activities are sure to be a hit during your beach days on your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island. And if for some reason you haven’t made plans for a Pawleys Island vacation, what are you waiting for? Summer is here and The Litchfield Company is here to help you book fantastic vacation accommodations at leading Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation and True Blue Resort. Head over to our accommodations page and book your next vacation to Pawleys Island in just a few clicks!

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Bring Your Sweetheart to Pawleys Island for Valentine’s Day

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Bring Your Sweetheart to Pawleys Island for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if for some strange reason you haven’t planned something special for you and your sweetheart, we have great news! Since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island! So, what are some great ways to show your special someone how much they mean to you? While there are tons of great restaurants and attractions to visit when along the Grand Strand, here are some of our top recommendations for your Pawleys Island Valentine’s Day vacation.

The Hammock Shops and Village

The Hammock Shops and Village has been a beloved destination for Pawleys Island visitors for decades. Based around the Original Hammock Shop and open since 1938, you and your sweetheart can peruse local fashion and gifts in shops like Whitmire Fine Jewelry, The Isle Co., Alter Ego or Elegantz and twenty other fantastic boutiques. Couples can also grab a bite to eat at the Bisqit or Southern Comforts. Bisqit features a unique menu based around–you guessed it–fluffy buttermilk biscuits, with juicy burgers piled high on these southern staples. Signature choices include the Southeast (topped with country ham and pimento cheese), the House (topped with braised pork belly, onion rings and horseradish white cheddar) and the Breakfast Burger (blended pork sausage and beef patty topped with thick cut bacon, over-easy fried egg, American cheese and maple bacon aioli). Over at Southern Comforts, diners can choose from classic Southern comfort food favorites, all composed of the freshest local ingredients available. Featured dishes include buttermilk fried chicken, homemade meatloaf and slow-roasted bourbon pork. Southern Comforts also tempts diners with superb local seafood choices like their award-winning shrimp and grits, Apalachicola oysters and local grouper, served fried, grilled or blackened. A trip to the Hammock Shops and Village is sure to be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening during your Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island!

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Within the grounds of Huntington Beach State Park resides Atalaya, one of the most historic and gorgeous landmarks along the entire Grand Strand. A tour of these tranquil grounds is a perfect romantic activity! The castle was the vision of Anna and Archer Huntington. Archer was a wealthy industrialist and Anna was a talented and passionate sculptor. Following Anna’s diagnosis of tuberculosis in 1927, the couple decided winters in South Carolina would be preferable to those in New York City and purchased property in Pawleys Island where Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens reside currently. The castle was built between 1931 and 1933, drawing inspiration from Moorish architecture and spanning 200 feet in width and length and housing 30 total rooms. Atalaya was bestowed the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1984. As guests tour the property they will feel transported back in time, strolling through the corridors and archways and touring the open courtyard area adorned with towering palmetto trees. Be sure to make a tour of Atalaya a part of your upcoming Pawleys Island Vacation!

Now that you’ve got a couple of great things to check out on your Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island, the last thing left is booking the perfect accommodations. The Litchfield Company provides you with just that, showcasing fantastic rental condos and suites at top Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and True Blue Resort. Even better, with our specials you can save big on our already amazing rental rates! Make plans to visit Pawleys Island with your sweetie for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend and book with the Litchfield Company today!

Turkey and Dressing Tastes Even Better at the Beach!

Family sitting at table around Thanksgiving dinner

Turkey and Dressing Tastes Even Better at the Beach!

Look, we get it. You might only think about taking a Pawleys Island vacation in spring or summer. After all, the beach and a summer vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly. But did you know that the average high temperature for the Grand Strand in November is still 67 degrees? So while it might not be the time to take a dip in the ocean (without a wetsuit at least), it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy a walk on the beach or a couple of rounds of golf at some stellar Pawleys Island area courses like True Blue, Caledonia or Pawleys Plantation. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, why not consider a multi-family vacation to Pawleys Island? Here are some tips to make it happen.

Family sitting at table around Thanksgiving dinner

Step One: Book Your Accommodations

Of course, everything starts by reserving the perfect accommodations, and the Litchfield Company offers several great combinations that are sure to be fantastic for you and your family. Our modern condos at Heron Marsh showcase three bedroom, two bathroom layouts with variable bedding arrangements, full kitchens and contemporary decoration. Grandma and Grandpa can relax and enjoy the gorgeous views overlooking saltwater marshes while the kids can stream all their favorite shows via complimentary WiFi, so everyone will be happy! Or, if a golf course view is preferable, you can always reserve the three bedroom villas at nearby True Blue Resort or our huge four bedroom villas at Pawleys Plantation Resort.

Step Two: Plan Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Pawleys Island offers plenty of convenience with three different grocery stores only a short drive from our partner resorts. Lowe’s Foods, Publix and Fresh Market are all only a few minutes away and all three of these establishments offer the freshest meat and produce selections, with Fresh Market in particular featuring a large selection of locally-sourced selections. And just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that your dinner has to be all about turkey! You can have a deluxe smorgasboard provided by Get Carried Away and dine on lowcountry favorites like shrimp and grits, hashbrown potato casserole or a huge lowcountry boil teeming with local shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and zesty seasonings.

Step Three: Have Fun While You’re Here!

Outside of the big meal, there will still be plenty of great attractions to enjoy during your stay! Golfers can challenge their game at any of the 80+ Grand Strand area courses, with almost all available within a 30-minute drive from Pawleys Island. Need to get some Christmas shopping done? From the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach destinations like Coastal Grand Mall and Tanger Outlets, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gifts and big time Black Friday deals for your friends and loved ones. And with plenty of great live entertainment options like Pirates Voyage, Legends: In Concert and the Alabama Theatre, your vacation will be filled with plenty of fun and excitement!

See? With three easy steps you’ve enjoyed an amazing Thanksgiving trip to Pawleys Island! But before you create lifelong memories you need to visit the accommodations section of The Litchfield Company website to find the ideal Pawleys Island condo for your getaway. All it takes is a few minutes to book your vacation to Pawleys Island, so visit the website today and come see us for a coastal Carolina Thanksgiving!

Four Ways to Relax and Unwind During Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Girl in Lazy River at Litchfield

Four Ways to Relax and Unwind During Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Although Pawleys Island offers tons of fun activities and thrilling excursions to try out during your South Strand vacation, the laid-back coastal destination is also the perfect spot to relax and unwind. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, guests have plenty of ways to enjoy a tranquil and serene condo rental experience. If you’re hoping for a beach vacation that will bring you tranquility and peace of mind, try out our four following suggestions.

Yoga on the Beach

The Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is located right along the coast, so whether you’re staying in an oceanfront condo or one of our nearby beach homes, you’ll have easy access to the sandy shores of the Atlantic. Make the short walk or drive to the beach, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk, or really tap into your sense of inner tranquility through meditation/yoga. We suggest yoga at sunrise for an extra special view of the watercolor hues of the Carolina sky. I don’t know about you, but “Namaste” at the beach!

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Pool Amenities

You’ll find two primary pools onsite at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort in Pawleys Island. The outdoor pool amenities can be found at the Play Pool Plaza, which includes a mini waterpark, lazy river, and lounge deck. The outdoor pool area is the perfect place to bring a book and enjoy poolside relaxation while sunbathing. Guests also have access to the indoor pool and hot tub, located inside the Health Club. Be sure to visit the steam room or sauna before heading back to your condo as well.

Hit The Links

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional, or you’re looking to try the sport of golf for the first time, you’ll find that hitting the links is a great way to unwind during your beach vacation. The best part is that you won’t have to travel far away from the resort to do so. Our golf specialists are standing by to help build the perfect golf course recommendations based on your skill and preference. Grab some clubs and get ready for a relaxing day on the greens.

Happy Hour on The Deck

What better way is there to relax and unwind after a long day of vacation experiences than with a signature cocktail and live music? Guests can take part in Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm nightly at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s tiki bar, The Deck! Make sure you stop by on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm-8pm for live music from a variety of local entertainers. Catch up with your fellow travelers or just sit back and relax while enjoying our Lowcountry-themed drinks and small plates.

From strolling or meditating along the shore to lounging poolside to playing a round of golf, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort has you covered for an idyllic, relaxing beach vacation. Leave your worries behind and start planning your next trip to the Hammock Coast today!

Fireworks Displays Along the Grand Strand

Fireworks

Fireworks Displays Along the Grand Strand

During your Pawleys Island vacation, you will enjoy plenty of great ways to spend your day. Whether it’s lounging along our pristine beaches, playing a round or two on our amazing golf courses or getting an adrenaline rush at an amusement park like Family Kingdom or Wild Water and Wheels, your trip is bound to be memorable. But as the day turns to night, the perfect way to wrap things up is watching the sky sparkle at one of the weekly fireworks displays around the Grand Strand. Check out some of these dazzling pyrotechnic displays during your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.

Fireworks

Broadway at the Beach

Holding the crown as South Carolina’s most visited tourist attraction, there are lots of great reasons to visit Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is home to popular destinations like Ripley’s Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Wonderworks and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, as well as scores of unique shops and over a dozen fantastic restaurants. But if you only make one visit to Broadway at the Beach during your vacation, you can’t go wrong with visiting on Tuesday and sticking around for their huge fireworks show at 10 PM. Blasting off over Lake Broadway, this show features hundreds of huge mortar shots lighting up the sky with colorful showers of sparks.

Barefoot Landing

During your vacation you’ll definitely want to head to North Myrtle Beach and check out Barefoot Landing, a huge entertainment complex and home of the House of Blues and the Alabama Theatre. Barefoot Landing features plenty of great restaurants and dozens of specialty shops and boutiques, all situated amongst a beautiful saltwater inlet area and adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. Every Monday night during summer, Barefoot Landing hosts a world-class fireworks extravaganza. The show kicks off at 10 PM and you will be dazzled by the vibrant display that turns the sky into a kaleidoscope.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Baseball is just more fun at the beach, and you’ll definitely want to catch a Pelicans game while on your vacation. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the single-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and have seen previous players like Brian McCann, Adam Wainwright, Jason Heyward and Joey Gallo graduate to MLB stardom. The Pelicans feature a great promotional schedule with themes like Elvis Night, Halloween Night and Woodstock ’99 Night, and throughout the rest of the season they will feature fourteen nights of post-game fireworks. A full list of dates for their firework show nights can be found on their website.

If you’ve already booked your Pawleys Island vacation, we’ll see you soon! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Let Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort provide you with amazing accommodations at our partner resorts. From cozy and modern villas at True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to modern oceanfront condos at our resort, we are sure to have the perfect spot for your Pawleys Island getaway.

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

Brookgreen Fountain

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

A vacation to Pawleys Island is a great way to unwind and escape our everyday stresses. But in addition to clearing our mind, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the arts, with the most well-known being Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is home to one of the country’s largest sculpture collections and also features a rotating collection of exhibits by local, national, and international artists year-round. Each year on the first weekend in June, Brookgreen Gardens hosts their annual Art Festival, and for art lovers and those interested in learning more about art in various mediums this festival is a must-see event!

Brookgreen Fountain

Since its opening in 1932 by founders Archer and Anna Huntington, the gardens have served as not only one of the finest botanical sanctuaries in the United States, but also a beacon of creativity with a huge sculpture collection boasting over 1400 figurative sculptures. In addition, Brookgreen Gardens promotes the arts heavily through things like demonstrations by sculptors-in-residence and weekly sculpture and drawing workshops. The Art Festival is a yearly celebration gathering artists from around the region and country to exhibit their creativity and skill in different mediums including paint, ink, and, of course, sculpture. There is never a bad time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but the Art Festival is sure to be one of the best weekends of the year at the gardens!

In fact, since the Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival takes place over a weekend, why not plan a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island? After all, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is conveniently located just a few miles away from Brookgreen. Don’t miss out on all the fun and book your weekend trip to Pawleys Island today!
 

Shop ‘Til You Drop on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Shop 'Til You Drop on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

There’s nothing like a Pawleys Island vacation to melt your stress away and enjoy a laid back getaway from the everyday hustle that we all deal with. From lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, dining on fresh local seafood at an oceanfront restaurant or enjoying world-class golf, there are a ton of ways to spend your leisure time during your trip to Pawleys Island.

And if you consider yourself a shopaholic, there are lots of great local shops and venues to snag the perfect souvenir to remember your Pawleys Island vacation by! Here are some of the best spots to peruse for deals on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.

The Hammock Shops Village

With a history dating back to the 1930s, the Hammock Shops Village features over two dozen unique shops all centered around–surprise!–the original Hammock Shop. In addition to their selection of handmade rope hammocks, the Hammock Shop also offers homemade fudge and unique arts and crafts for the home and garden. Fashion fans can browse coastal garb at clothiers like Haute Hanger and Pawleys Island Wear as well as fine and fashion jewelry at Elegantz, Details by Three Sisters and Whitmire Fine Jewelry. Kids and kids-at-heart are sure to love the amazing toy and game selection offered by the Freckled Frog. Also, a great selection of niche shops like Isle of Candles, Christmas Mouse and High Country Olive Oil offer something for every shopper.

Pawleys Island Outdoors

Looking to prep for some fishing or just to get the essential gear for a day at the beach? You’ll find it all at Pawleys Island Outdoors! Conveniently located on Ocean Highway across from the Caledonia and True Blue golf courses, Pawleys Island Outdoors has been the go-to spot for outdoor enthusiasts since opening in 2006. Inside the shop, you will find every essential piece of freshwater and saltwater fishing gear including rods and reels, lures, line, outerwear and live or frozen bait. Pawleys Island Outdoors is also an authorized dealer for the most popular outdoor items and accessories like Yeti coolers, Guy Harvey shirts, GoPro cameras and Costa Del Mar sunglasses. They also operate a sister shop nearby that offers rentals for bike and kayaks as well as beach essentials like chairs and umbrellas.

Litchfield Books

If you’re the type that prefers enjoying a good book while lounging on the beach, make Litchfield Books your first stop on your Pawleys Island vacation! Litchfield Books is an independent book shop that has been a locals’ favorite for years, providing all the top New York Times bestsellers, literary classics and a rich selection of works from local writers. Whether you’re looking for a pulse-pounding mystery, a light-hearted memoir or a historic account of lowcountry life, Litchfield Books will have the perfect page-turner for your vacation. The shop also carries a large variety of commemorative gift items and greeting cards for special occasions. Litchfield Books has also earned a large following for their weekly Moveable Feast luncheon series that invites local and nationally-renown authors to discuss their works with readers, with past guests including Harlan Coben, Pat Conroy, Cokie Roberts and David Baldacci. Enjoy the same friendly atmosphere and great selection of literature that locals have come to love and visit Litchfield Books during your trip to Pawleys Island.

Beyond the Pawleys Island area, the rest of the Grand Strand offers other great shopping venues like the Market Common and two Tanger Outlet Centers. But if you haven’t planned your Pawleys Island vacation yet, there’s no better time than now! The most popular weeks of summer are reserving fast, so be sure to check out The Litchfield Company’s great deals at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort or True Blue Resort. From cozy one bedroom golf course suites to deluxe six bedroom Pawleys Island beach houses, we’ve got the perfect accommodations at the best price for your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island!