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As we roll along through the holidays and towards the end of 2018, that means that New Year's Eve festivities are right around the corner. And while Myrtle Beach is an amazing place to visit during those warmer months, the Grand Strand will host dozens of fun-filled parties and celebrations that will give Times Square a run for its money. From family-friendly daytime events to late-night soirees, there will be something for everyone on Monday, December 31st. Here are a few great options to enjoy on a getaway to Myrtle Beach.LuLu's Noon Year's Eve Not exactly a night owl, or have kids that can't stay up until midnight? Then head out to LuLu's at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach for their Noon Year's Eve celebration.... Read More
If you’re like thousands of other fortunate individuals, you’re probably making a list of things you’ve got to experience on your upcoming vacation to Myrtle Beach. September is a fantastic month to visit the Grand Strand, with the scalding hot summer heat easing up a bit but still offering beautiful sunny weather. And if you plan on being in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, September 15th, you should take a short drive inland to the small town of Aynor to experience one of South Carolina’s longest running small town festivals, the Aynor Harvest Hoedown.This year marks the 39th year of the Aynor Harvest Hoedown, always taking place on the third Saturday of September and drawing thousands of spectators.... Read More
The Grand Strand is known for many things but one of the most iconic aspects to come out of this area is the shag, the renowned swinging dance that calls Myrtle Beach its birthplace. Coming into prominence from back in the early 1940’s, the shag owes its existence to the sounds of R&B music that emanated nightly from African-American beach clubs along Ocean Boulevard. White teenagers were drawn to the music and the lively dancing at the clubs, often watching from balcony areas in the clubs and combining these new moves with the dances they already knew. As the demand for the R&B that played at these clubs led to the music getting radio play, the shag’s popularity exploded along the Grand Strand.... Read More
There’s just something about cruising down Ocean Boulevard, and that feeling is only enhanced when you’re rolling down the scenic Myrtle Beach strip in a Ford Mustang. The Mustang has been one of America’s most iconic sports cars since the first one rolled off the production line 54 years ago and Mustangs have gaered a following of insanely devoted enthusiasts. Whether it’s a classic cherry red 1964 convertible, a funky Mach 1 or a brand new GT, there’s just something uniquely American about the Mustang, and there’s no better time to celebrate this amazing car than during 2018 Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Summer along the Grand Strand is now in full swing, and this weekend the Carolina Country Music Fest takes place, drawing tens of thousands of festival goers to watch three days of country music's biggest stars. But the music scene along the Grand Strand doesn't stop there, and even better, many of the concerts around Myrtle Beach are absolutely free to enjoy. From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, no matter where you are along the Grand Strand, you'll have plenty of great ways to enjoy live music on your summer vacation. Be sure to check out some of these rockin' concerts on your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation.... Read More
There are many great reasons to take a summer vacation to Myrtle Beach. One of the top reasons is definitely the amazing entertainment options to enjoy around the Grand Strand. If you're lucky enough to be making a trip to Myrtle Beach in mid-June you can't miss the 2018 Toughest Monster Truck Tour as it comes to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for their Beach Devastation show. This high-octane exhibition will be jam packed with horsepower, speed and gravity-defying jumps from the biggest names in the monster truck circuit. Taking place over June 15th and 16th at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, the Beach Devastation show will pit a lineup of eight huge monster trucks against each other in a competition showcasing their speed, agility and power as they scream around the dirt course and crunch cars under their massive 66-inch tires.... Read More
It may be overwhelming when you discover that there are literally hundreds of shopping spots and destinations along the Grand Strand. From specialty shops to boutiques to malls and outlets, there is definitely something for everyone who visits this fabulous coastal area. If you're looking to knock out some bargain shopping during your stay, check out the following destinations before you make the trek home. Hudson's Surfside Flea Market Travel down to Surfside Beach just south of Myrtle Beach to experience affordable shopping at Hudson's Flea Market. With over 430 vendor spaces, there's no guarantee of exactly what you might find while browsing this economical shopping destination.... Read More
Looking for something unique and totally Myrtle Beach during your next beach vacation? Stop by any of these specialty shops for the perfect souvenir to take home. From t-shirts to home decor to cherished keepsakes, you will love the items these shops have to offer. Gay Dolphin The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a time-tested treasure found along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located between the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion grounds and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, you'll find this multi-level souvenir shop to be filled to the brim with everything from practical jokes to personalized keychains to large decorative pieces to sea shells of every size, shape, and color.... Read More
Though it may seem that costs are higher than ever when it comes to just about everything, you can still have a fantastic time on your Myrtle Beach vacation without breaking the bank. Aside from spending plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean, there are lots of fun attractions in the area that you can do for less than $10. Here are 5 of our favorites: Ripley's Mirror Maze on Ocean Boulevard There's so much to do on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and the Ripley's Mirror Maze is one attraction that you can do for just $9.99. This dazzling experience features over 100 mirrors with LED lights and digital sound, leaving you with a totally unique experience every time.... Read More
Finding the best places to eat while on vacation may seem like a monumental task. With hundreds of dining establishments scattered throughout the Myrtle Beach area, it's tough to narrow your meal plan down to just one restaurant. During your next beach getaway to the Grand Strand, you may find yourself looking for a brunch spot when you can't decide if it's too late for breakfast or too early for lunch. We've got the Top 5 Brunch Spots in Myrtle Beach below, so try one or all of them out during your next beach vacation. Blueberry's Grill Located at the North end of Myrtle Beach off of North Kings Highway, Blueberry's Grill promises classic foods with unique twists, designed to tantalize your taste buds with the finest and freshest ingredients.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach Ripken Experience annually hosts the largest travel baseball and softball tournaments throughout the Grand Strand area. Named for professional baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., the camps and tournaments seek to provide younger players with Big League experiences at an affordable rate. The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach puts you right in the middle of all of the game-day action and allows you to explore the beautiful oceanside city of Myrtle Beach whenever your player is off the field. When you reserve a stay at one of our Ripken Hotels, your accommodations in Myrtle Beach are sure to impress.... Read More
Get ready for hot wheels and revved up engines, as the 2017 Mustang Week festivities get underway in Myrtle Beach from September 4-10. All of the fun gets started on Tuesday, September 5, at Broadway at the Beach, where participants can gather for the annual Meet'n Greet from 1 pm. to 6 pm. This informal get-together is open to all Ford-powered Mustang and SVT drivers, so stop by and say hello. On the same day, you can visit the Myrtle Beach Speedway from 10 am. To 1 pm., and from 2 pm. to 5 pm. for BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School. On Wednesday, September 6, make your way back to the Myrtle Beach Speedway and BFGoodrich Track for more fun and excitement.... Read More
The significance of a great breakfast cannot be overestimated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. In central Myrtle Beach, the city hosts many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Myrtle Beach :Johnny D's Wafles and Bakery Located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery receives 5 star reviews again and again from its dedicated following of breakfast connoisseurs. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., this restaurant offers up breakfast and lunch specials, as well as an on-site bakery.... Read More
The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :BisQit Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it's not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy.... Read More
Offering discounted offseason rates and last-minute specials, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect winter retreat to help you shake the cold-weather blues. Offering luxurious accommodations, an indoor pool and other amenities, Litchfield Beach gives guests plenty to do on those chillier times, and even more outdoor activities for those sunny days.Litchfield Beach is making it easier and more affordable than ever to take a weekend break during the final stage of winter. Guests who arrive any Friday for a two-day stay between February 19 and March 18 can save up to 40 percent off our regular rates.... Read More
We all know what she’s going to say.“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything for Mother’s Day.”Typical humble, selfless mom, right? But come on. Of course we have to do something.In addition to the perfectly thoughtful gift (we’ll leave that one up to you), a day of pampering and fun for mom is a must-do, and lucky for visitors to the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, there are some seriously great options within minutes of accommodations on Sunday, May 10.Read on for some of the best ways to honor mom… yes, daytime drinks are involved.1) Go with the flow: Treat mom to a little morning zen with an 8 a.... Read More
They call it “mall exhaustion.”We are all familiar — when shopping till we drop turns into frustration, fatigue, and eventually flopping out on one of those chairs in the middle of a store while our partner combs the sale racks… again. Bad Muzak, heavy perfume smells, and too many people all add up to swearing off shopping entirely.Beleaguered retail-phobes of the world take heart. There is hope.And it comes in the form of the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island.This delightful destination is the anti-mall, with about 20 small, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in clapboard cottages dotted among meandering paths, pines, porches and flowers.... Read More
For the majority of the continental United States, winter is “Why Do I Live Here?” season. However, not in Myrtle Beach, where the fair weather and infrequent snowfalls make it a delight to reside in year round.With that said, we locals adore autumn and recommend it over winter for visitors looking to escape the encroaching cold. Here’s why.1) Weather: Fall is a joy in Myrtle Beach, with average September highs in the 80s and October’s at the near ideal mid-70s mark. Even November, rounding the corner toward winter, tops out in the mid-60s, making those cozy sweaters useful, but not essential.... Read More
Think about it: we’re taking stock of the summer season, reaping the bounty of our fields, and taking a breather from some oppressive heat. However, you know that pit-of-the-stomach uneasy feeling folks experience, where even the most beautiful fall is just a precursor to some brutal winter weather? Yeah, we don’t get that here.It’s all good, all the time.Anyway, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort fits you right in the center of all the action — be it a harvest, art, wine, music or food festival — with great off-season rates on accommodations and packages that will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket to splurge for that pumpkin spice latte.... Read More
Packing for a day at the beach sounding a little daunting?We understand; you want to be prepared for all possibilities so you bring… a lot. What if it’s too hot? Too cold? Too buggy? Too muggy? What if we get hungry? Thirsty? Sunburned? Bored? Tired? When all scenarios are accounted for, you might as well rent a U-Haul to accompany you and your family for a day at our beautiful South Strand beaches.So how to pack a better beach bag? Bring only the essentials and make do without the rest. Here’s how.1) Assume a few things. You will get thirsty, you will need sunblock, you’ll likely get wet, you will be sitting for a while.... Read More
It’s no wonder that the South Strand destination that plays host to a famously popular art and music festival every year also lays claim to some fabulous galleries in which we can view and buy art.But contrary to its stuffy reputation, art buying, especially here in Pawleys Island and Litchfield, can be a fun and affordable way to broaden your mind, beautify your home, and bank away a vacation’s worth of memories.Not in the market to buy? You can count on that southern hospitality to avoid any awkward no-thanks-I’m-just-looking exchanges with curators. Gallery owners and employees down here are happy to have you, regardless if you walk out with a purchase or not.... Read More
It was the venerable Homer Simpson who once said, “You can’t make friends with salad.”And with that, a chorus of carnivores cheered in unison.While we do love salad (sorry, Homer), you just can’t beat a great steak, and lucky for us, the communities south of Myrtle Beach have some beautiful and beefy options. Here are five best bests in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Litchfield.1) Frank’s Restaurant and Bar: Of all the incredible places to grab a steak on the Grand Strand, this is arguably the best —insofar as it is actually a steakhouse, er, chophouse. In addition to an extensive restaurant menu in which one can procure anything from braised Colorado lamb to pan fried quail, Frank’s offers a special chophouse menu for the purists.... Read More
It’s not that we’re fishing for compliments, really.But there are some things the South Strand does very well, and inshore and offshore adventures are among them.While staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf, you’re within casting distance of some fun, knowledgeable and reputable charter companies to take you out, hook you up, and reel your catch in for an incredibly memorable outing. This is an especially great option if you’re chipping in with a couple of other adults to defray costs. Flounder, black drum, red drum, sea trout, tarpon and more (and maybe even a shark — eek.... Read More
Your vacation is precious.It happens but once a year so every detail has to be right. You plan and plan and plan some more, organizing every last minute of your time away.Then you become exhausted and decide to leave all that stuff to the pros.So you book a tour.Lucky are the visitors to the South Strand, for tour options are plentiful, affordable, diverse and just plain fun. And if you’re traveling with a group? They’re a cinch to arrange. Here are some that we love — all close by and convenient to Litchfield Beach & Golf.Black River Outdoors: Get a taste of the delicate and beautiful ecosystem upon which Pawleys Island and Litchfield are situated in a relaxing, educational and beginner-friendly kayak tour.... Read More
Ahhhh, wine.You delicious little minx, you.You pick us up when we’re down, set a romantic mood, and celebrate with us in times of triumph.(Sometimes you can really kick our butts, however we’re not going to worry about that here.)It only makes sense that South Stranders — adapt at living the good life in an idyllic environment — also love to kick back with an aromatic, tasty glass (or two) of vino.Where to get wined and dined near your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort? Here are our three top picks:1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is within, um, stumbling distance of Litchfield Beach & Golf, making it a great spot for a post-beach (or golf) tipple and, eventually, dinner.... Read More
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:Dead Dog Saloon: This long-running favorite burned to the ground earlier this year, but a new and improved Dead Dog emerged from the ashes.... Read More
Beer has undergone a major revolution in recent years. Once represented by only handful of national brands, the beer industry’s top has been popped, blown wide open by the exploding popularity of craft beers and microbreweries. For beer-lovers with adventurous taste buds, it's now easier than ever to sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, stouts and wheat beers from around the world.The craft-beer craze has reached our little corner of the South Carolina coast, with several small bars and restaurants adding hard-to-find craft beers to their lineups. For those who love to explore (both new places and new flavors), here are five local Litchfield area hot spots where you can relax and enjoy a cold one while taking your taste buds into new territory:* Island Bar & Grill: This place is a Pawleys Island institution and one of the best local watering holes to wet your whistle with a craft beer or two.... Read More
In real estate, it’s the big question.Rent or buy?When talking South Strand vacations, there is no question.Rent, rent, rent.Whether it’s too big and bulky to bring from home or so out-of-this-world wild that you’d never own it in the first place, vacation rental accessories can elevate your trip to a convenient and affordable “Best Ever” status.What are the best items to rent when you’re staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Our takes.1) Kayak: Ever tried to gate-check a kayak? Yeah, us neither. Even if you have one of your own, leave it at home and rent one when you arrive.... Read More
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