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Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

We all know the joy of receiving that perfect holiday gift, but the feeling of giving a special someone an awesome gift can be just as rewarding! Luckily for you, while you’re on your Christmas getaway to Pawleys Island, there are lots of fantastic shops and boutiques where you can peruse and snag the ideal gift for a loved one. Here are a few of the best spots to check out for Christmas shopping in Pawleys Island and the surrounding Grand Strand area.

Hammock Shops Welcome Sign

The Original Hammock Shop

With a history dating back to its creation in 1938 by riverboat captain Joshua John Ward, the Pawleys Island hammock is one of the most iconic crafts found along the South Carolina coast. For the biggest selection of these relaxing fixtures, you have to visit the Original Hammock Shop, fittingly found in the Hammock Shops Village along US Highway 17. From their classic cotton hammocks to durable and extra-large Duracord hammocks, visitors are sure to find the perfect one for their relaxation needs. And if you don’t happen to have a couple of trees ideal for setting up a hammock, the Original Hammock Shop offers wooden or steel stands. Additionally, a variety of accessories like pillows, wheel kits, and drink holders are also available for purchase.

Carolina Gourmet

Also found in the Hammock Shops Village, Carolina Gourmet offers a tremendous sampling of delicious wares and beautiful gift baskets that are sure to delight! Carolina Gourmet features unique local gifts like handmade pottery, cookbooks, and tempting delicacies like jams, jellies, salsas, and gourmet Lowcountry treats and sweets. One of the most popular choices for a gift is their “Memories of Pawleys” gift basket, jam-packed with Lowcountry delights like she-crab soup mix, praline pecans, saltwater taffy, garlic cheese grits, and much more!

Lazy Gator

Situated along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, the Lazy Gator offers an eclectic array of gifts with local flair. No matter what you’re looking for, the Lazy Gator is sure to have something that will be the perfect gift for your special someone. Featured clothing and accessory brands available at the Lazy Gator include Vera Bradley, Southern Fried Cotton, Salt Life, and Simply Southern. A wide variety of Tervis cups and tumblers are available, as well as tons of great home décor including wall hangings, rugs, and garden flags. The Lazy Gator also features great food gifts like homemade fudge, preserves, and BBQ sauces. If you’re looking for a gift for a child, the Lazy Gator offers a wide variety of handcrafted toys and unique stuffed animals that are sure to put a smile on their face.


With these great shops and much more available in the Pawleys Island area, you’re sure to find an amazing assortment of gift options during your vacation. If you haven’t made plans on a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island, don’t miss out on all the great shopping, dining, and holiday celebrations going on around the area! The Litchfield Company offers you premier accommodations at Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort, and True Blue Resort. Check out our specials page today to learn how affordable and easy it can be to book a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! And with the holidays around the corner, one of the most beloved holiday celebrations makes its return to Brookgreen Gardens. Nights of a Thousand Candles has delighted tens of thousands of visitors for years, and this season is sure to carry on that tradition.

If you think Brookgreen Gardens is magnificent during the day, Nights of a Thousand Candles puts a sparkling new spin on the beautiful botanical and sculpture displays around the grounds. As you enter the gardens, you will be bathed in the warm glow of thousands of hand-lit candles, suspended above and around guests and floating atop reflecting ponds. Travel+Leisure magazine has praised Nights of a Thousand Candles as the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina,” and it will quickly become evident why so many people make this special celebration a holiday tradition. As you stroll along the walkways of the gardens, the sounds of carolers and bell ringers will fill the air with Christmas cheer, and if a chill is in the air feel free to warm up with a piping hot cup of cocoa or cider.

Nights of a Thousand Candles also offers several dining options within the event grounds. Inside the Leonard Pavilion, Inlet Affairs will be serving up fresh, classic Lowcountry favorites. Austin’s Garden Galley and Let’s Ride BBQ will also be on-site, and guests can select from small bites at the Old Kitchen in the heart of the sculpture garden. Drinks including beer, wine and Brookgreen’s homemade hot cocoa are available at several beverage stations around the gardens.

This year Brookgreen Gardens has added 12 nights to the schedule, with the event running from November 27th through January 3rd. On most weeks Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place from 4:00PM to 9:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During select weeks, the festival will run five nights, from Wednesday through Sunday nights. Tickets to Nights of a Thousand Candles must be pre-purchased, so don’t miss on your chance to be part of one of the east coast’s grandest holiday celebrations!

Nights of a Thousand Candles is certainly a fantastic reason to make a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island, so be sure to check out the amazing properties available at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and book a stay in just a few clicks! From modern two and three bedroom golf course villas at True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, we have the perfect accommodations for your holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.

Enjoy Easter Weekend in Pawleys Island

Little boy and girl holding Easter eggs

Enjoy Easter Weekend in Pawleys Island

We’re only a couple of weeks from Easter and with each passing day the weather gets a little bit warmer and sunnier. And with many getting a long weekend off of work or school to celebrate Easter, it’s a perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island! The Litchfield Company offers you tremendous Pawleys Island vacation rentals at our three partner resorts: Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and True Blue Resort. Make plans for an Easter trip to Pawleys Island today and enjoy beautiful accommodations and lots of Easter family fun!

Little boy and girl holding Easter eggs

Families can attend multiple Easter egg hunts and celebrations around the Pawleys Island area. Just up the road from our partner resorts, the Hammock Shops Village will host an Easter egg hunt. In addition to the search for those coveted eggs, kids are sure to enjoy face painting, balloon shaping and even meeting the Easter bunny!

Or if you’re headed towards Georgetown, guests can enjoy the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Parade at the Kaminski House Museum. The parade will stroll down the boardwalk area and the egg hunt will commence within Rainey Park and along the lawn of Kaminski House.

And just in case you have morning plans and can’t make either of these fun Easter events, the town of Surfside Beach will host an Easter egg hunt and kids fair. Surfside Beach also will host a sensory-friendly Easter egg hunt.

The following day, guests are invited to enjoy an Easter Sunday buffet at Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining, located along the courtyard near the front desk and Starbucks at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. We recommend calling ahead of time to reserve your table in advance as the tempting menu is likely to draw a large crowd. Diners will be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring many classic and local favorites. The service should provide friends and family with a great opportunity to bond and share a special moment during their Pawleys Island vacation.

Easter may be right around the corner, but there’s still time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island with the properties of the Litchfield Company!

Whether it’s a huge Pawleys Island beach house within Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort or a cozy suite along the golf course at Pawleys Plantation Resort, we’ve got your perfect accommodations at the best prices around. Book your Pawleys Island vacation rental today and enjoy your Easter along the beautiful South Carolina coast!

Have a Romantic Time This Valentine’s Day in Pawleys Island

Have a Romantic Time This Valentine's Day in Pawleys Island

The lowcountry paradise of Pawleys Island is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway! Not only can you enjoy the first-class accommodations along the south strand, but you can treat your special someone to a memorable day and night out as well. On your upcoming Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island, check out these great attractions to make the trip unforgettable!

Brookgreen Gardens

A stroll through Brookgreen Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens along the east coast, is sure to make for a romantic afternoon. Walk amongst centuries-old live oaks cascading with Spanish moss and view their world-class sculpture collection. Brookgreen Gardens also features wildlife exhibits with animals native to the lowcountry like red foxes, bald eagles and river otters.

Horse Statue at Brookgreen Gardens

The Hammock Shops and Village

Find the perfect gift for your Valentine at the Hammock Shops and Village in Pawleys Island! Open since 1938 and based around the original Hammock Shop, you and your sweetheart can peruse local fashion and gifts in shops like Whitmire Fine Jewelry, Haute Hanger or Elegantz along with over two dozen other great boutiques. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at Bisqit, where you’ll discover an amazing fusion of traditional Southern cuisine with amazing burger and sandwich combinations, all on fluffy buttermilk biscuits of course!

Hammock Shops Welcome Sign

Chive Blossom

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a romantic dinner, and Chive Blossom is ideal for a special night out! Combining influences from Southern, French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, Chive Blossom features a vibrant menu sure to delight your taste buds. Start your meal off with temptations like duck confit or pan-seared scallops then move on to splendid main course options like their 8-ounce barrel-cut filet, jumbo lump crab cakes or pork shank osobucco. Chive Blossom also offers nearly 200 wine options and their knowledgeable staff can help pair the perfect wine to your meal.

As you can see, a Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island is the perfect way to treat your loved one to a romantic getaway! Make sure to book your Valentine’s getaway soon, so you can enjoy the romantic allure of Litchfield Beach!
 

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Fathers Day with Dad

Father and Sons on the Beach

Top Five Ways to Celebrate Fathers Day with Dad

Whether you are doing something special for your own dad or the father of your children, you will find a wealth of opportunities on and around the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property. Book him a tee time at the adjoining Litchfield Country Club, treat him to a delicious meal at the on-site Webster’s Lowcountry Grill, or let him spend a relaxing day at the beach and oceanfront pool deck. But for dads who prefer a little adventure, venture off the resort premises to one of these five fun activities sure to put a smile on their faces for Father’s Day:

Father and Sons on the Beach

#1: Brunch or Dinner

All dads love to eat, and the Hammock Coast area that surrounds Litchfield Beach is a bounty of seafood restaurants and country cooking cafes to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. At the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, several waterfront restaurants are offering Father’s Day specials, such as an all-you-can-eat brunch at the Dead Dog Saloon or a surf-and-turf dinner special at Bovines/Wahoos. More fine dining establishments like Frank’s in Pawleys Island, Litchfield Fish House in Litchfield Beach, The Claw House in Murrells Inlet and Gulfstream Cafe in Garden City Beach are sure to serve your father a feast fit for a king.

#2: Fishing

Most dads will use any excuse to go fishing, and our guests are surrounded by nice opportunities to wet a line. Ports in nearby Murrells Inlet and Winyah Bay in Georgetown offer full- and half-day fishing trips in the Atlantic Ocean, and other outfitters take anglers to the unique fishing grounds around the Waccamaw Neck. Landlubbers can go fishing off the jetty at Huntington Beach State Park, or at nearby fishing piers in Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach. Surf fishing off the coast of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is also permitted away from swimmers.

#3: Golf

Dad will love you for giving the gift of golf, especially at the award-winning courses in the Lowcountry. Located in the heart of the Waccamaw Golf Trail, Litchfield Beach guests can play several top-rated layouts, including Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Links, The River Club, Wachesaw Plantation, Willbrook Plantation and many more. Perhaps putt-putt golf is more your speed, and there are several courses on the South Strand at Mutiny Bay and Gilligan’s Island Funland. For a more relaxing day of golf, find a nice place to watch the final round of the US Open, which takes place on Father’s Day.

#4: Racing

Dads with a need for speed can find plenty of options for putting the pedal to the metal for Father’s Day. Myrtle Beach Speedway holds a special night of racing on Saturday evening, and the track also hosts the Richard Petty Driving Experience so dad can get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR racing machine. Local go-kart tracks also offer a fun way for some friendly Father’s Day competition.

#5: Waterpark

or dads who are still kids at heart, a trip to the waterpark goes a long way on Father’s Day. Check out Wild Water & Wheels in Garden City Beach for a day of waterslides, speed chutes, lazy rivers and a wave pool. In addition to a dozen water attractions, fathers can also spend their special day by racing go-karts, riding the bumper boats or playing video games in the arcade.

Spend Father's Day at Litchfield!

After a fun-filled Father’s Day on the South Strand, bring dad back to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort for a relaxing evening. It’s the perfect way to make your dad feel like a king on Father’s Day.