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With four-championship quality golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the sport, Barefoot Resort is one of the finest destinations that anyone could choose for their Myrtle Beach golf vacation. This Grand Strand jewel showcases the unique coastal landscape among the area courses and offers first-class accommodations within the multiple neighborhoods of the resort. From modern two or three bedroom golf course condos to deluxe four bedroom villas on the waterway at the Yacht Club and North Tower, a Myrtle Beach golf vacation at Barefoot Resort is sure to meet and surpass your golf group's expectations.... Read More
When you think about Myrtle Beach, there are many things that come to mind like the Boardwalk, beach music and endless golf courses. But one of the things Myrtle Beach is best known for will be celebrated from April 20-29 as the SOS Spring Safari returns to the area to perform the shag at the Grand Strand's most popular beach bars and dance clubs. With ten days of dancing fun packed into the duration of the festival, fans of the shag cannot miss taking a vacation to Myrtle Beach during the Spring Safari. For those unfamiliar with the history of the shag along the Grand Strand, here's a crash course.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is well-known for its abundance of amusement and entertainment options, but even with so many great options for filling your vacation with fun, it's a big deal when the fair comes to town. The Horry County Fair returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29 and promises to be a can't-miss event during your upcoming spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. Make sure you attend one of the ten nights of non-stop fun to enjoy a huge variety of thrill rides, games of chance and much more.2018 marks the third year the Horry County Fair has taken place, with the past two years drawing in thousands of attendees for tons of fun and excitement.... Read More
When you think of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of things that come to mind, but one of the most famous exports of the Myrtle Beach area has been the shag. No, not the carpet, the iconic dance that took the area by storm beginning back in the late 1930s and still holds a special place in the hearts of Grand Strand locals and guests alike. No matter if you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the dance, during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, take a quick drive to Georgetown and check out the 12th Annual Shag Festival, taking place on April 21, 2018. If you're not familiar with the shag and its history along the Grand Strand, here's a quick primer for you.... Read More
The South Carolina coastal region around Pawleys Island features a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that is truly unique. Even without venturing into less developed or populated areas, you're likely to see majestic cranes expertly spearing fish in area ponds or even alligators patrolling marshes and inlets. But by exploring further out, you will be rewarded by witnessing the unspoiled beauty of this intricate ecosystem. On your next vacation to Pawleys Island, slow things down and learn about the nature behind this special area with a trip to Georgetown to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. Centered around a large plantation, Hobcaw Barony was one of 10 coastal baronies (estates ran by barons of the British empire) established by King George I in 1718.... Read More
On your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach, there are sure to be plenty of great activities and amusements to keep you entertained, but if you're planning on being in the Grand Strand March 23-25, don't miss the Saltwater Highland Games. This festival celebrating Celtic heritage is taking place at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Parks Complex and is sure to be a fantastic event to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach spring break trip. 2018 marks the third year that the Saltwater Highland Games have taken place in Myrtle Beach, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. Event organizers expect participants and spectators coming from at least 26 states and five different countries, making for a diverse and vibrant festival.... Read More
The lowcountry region of the South Strand is home to an abundance of wildlife, from sea turtles and alligators to egrets and bald eagles. But of all the wildlife you expected to see on your vacation to Pawleys Island, we bet that dinosaurs weren't on the list. Well, OK, you might not see live dinosaurs, but with a visit to the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens, you can check out a large selection of super-realistic animatronic dinosaurs and learn all about these incredible creatures while on your trip to Pawleys Island. Running daily from now until April 27th, the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens showcases seventeen different animatronic creatures to discover, including stegosaurus, triceratops, utahraptor, megalosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex.... Read More
Be forewarned: during your Pawleys Island vacation, you may experience levels of relaxation that could have you wanting to never leave this special lowcountry paradise. That's a pretty good problem to have, but we'd recommend taking a short drive south to discover historic Georgetown, SC. This charming town is the third-oldest community in South Carolina and offers a great way to spend a day on your trip to Pawleys Island. With history dating back to the 17th century, Georgetown was officially incorporated in 1729 and flourished as a hub for indigo and rice cultivation. By the mid 1800s, the Georgetown area accounted for half of the rice grown in the US.... Read More
Gulfstream Cafe When you sleep late but wake up with breakfast on your mind, the best solution is brunch. When you travel to the Litchfield Beach area, you are within close proximity to hundreds of dining establishments, each with their own style and presentation. If you're looking for the best brunch spots on the Hammock Coast, in the Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas, then try out one or all of the following local hotspots: Enjoy your brunch from the picturesque Gulfstream Cafe whenever you visit Garden City during your next beach getaway. With stunning views of the inlet, you may want to stick around for lunch and dinner too.... Read More
There are so many perks that come with booking an Autumnal vacation along the Grand Strand. The weather is a bit cooler and less humid, the traffic is much more manageable, and the crowds are more sparse, making for an even more intimate experience in the Myrtle Beach area. Additionally, with the end of Summer vacation comes the onset of many enjoyable festivals that will take place throughout the area. On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Irish Italian Festival for its 14th Year of food, fun, and festivities. From 10am to 4pm on September 30, spend the day along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, where you'll find a host of vendors and temporary shops set up to celebrate the best of these two amazing cultures.... Read More
The Hammock Coast, comprised of the South Strand and locations including Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet, is renowned for its idyllic, natural scenery, exquisite dining establishments, and exciting beachside attractions. While many may know this area as a vacation destination, it continues to draw in an abundance of permanent residents year after year as well. Although it may be easy to place emphasis on the ever-popular peak vacation season, as the countdown to the end of Summer dwindles, the demand for long-term rental properties becomes more evident. Starting in late August and September, short-term, Summer vacations begin to lessen, as parents and kids prepare to return to their jobs and studies.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is known for its amazing golf courses, fabulous shopping experiences, scrumptious dining establishments, and of course, its sandy beaches, but it's also gained notoriety due to the wide selection of entertainment options that are fun for the entire family. Voted one of the top family destinations in the country year after year, these 5 shows provide the perfect entertainment for everyone in your group. During your next Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, make sure you visit at least one of these action-packed extravaganzas.Pirates VoyageAvast, mateys. At Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage, you'll experience the wonder and spectacle of dancing and high-flying pirates, the beauty of magical mermaids, and the deliciousness of a feast fit for a Captain.... Read More
For nearly three decades, the city of North Myrtle Beach has honored the timeless celebration of all things Irish with the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Coming back for its 29th year, the festival is a treat for locals and those visiting the area as well.The event takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 around the Main Street area of North Myrtle Beach. As many as 30,000 people are expected to attend this rain-or-shine, one-day event, which promises special memories to be made, tasty food to be had, and entertainment to keep you engaged throughout the day. At 9 a.m., guests will gather along Main Street to view the annual St.... Read More
If you're still not sure how to spend your New Year's Eve in North Myrtle Beach, then look no further. We have you covered for some of the most exciting events of the entire year, as we welcome in a brand new 2017. House of BluesMusic fans can spend New Year's Eve at North Myrtle Beach's infamous House of Blues, which will have a special live performance by Corey Smith at 8 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of the folk-singer-songwriter before Tru Sol takes the stage to deliver an amazing countdown to 2017. House of Blues Myrtle Beach's New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance will officially start at 7 p.m. and will include a four-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening.... Read More
Legends in Concert Holiday Show If you long to see some of the music industry's greatest entertainers of all time performing in one venue, then check out Legends of Concert in Myrtle Beach. From now until December 21, experience the sounds of the holidays with performances from outstanding tribute artists portraying Elvis, the Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin. This can't-miss show features elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes, and stunning special effects. Avoid a "Blue Christmas" by checking out the Legends in Concert Holiday Show.4. Christmas at Pirates VoyageGo on a journey with Captain Scrooge, as he searches for the meaning of Christmas.... Read More
What do Dolly Parton, mermaids, and pirates have in common? You can see them all when you visit the exciting dinner and show attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach.Join Captain Blackbeard and his crew of miscreants for a swash-buckling matinee or evening adventure, where you and your family will be whisked into the Seven Seas. Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, are on a quest to recover lost treasure- whether under the sea, on land, or up in the air.Before the feature show begins, browse through the Pirate Village gift shop and lounge, where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the pre-show pirate performers, who tell tales of adventure and fun through song and dance.... Read More
Myrtle Beach, the geographic and entertainment center of the Strand, is for those who like non-stop excitement and entertainment. The North Strand, which extends from North Myrtle Beach past the North Carolina state line, is a hot spot for boaters (because of the accessibility to the Intracoastal Waterway) and shaggers (for folks who love to do the state dance). And the South Strand, which includes Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, is for those who prefer a more relaxing vacation.Located between Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island, the South Strand has a laid-back, Lowcountry atmosphere that's perfect for taking it easy.... Read More
Litchfield Beach and neighboring Pawleys Island are considered hot spot for great South Carolina country cooking and Lowcountry cuisine. Using fresh local ingredients, including seafood plucked from nearby waters and homegrown produce, these coastal communities are famous for serving food so good that folks drive from miles around for lunch and dinner.If you want to try other area restaurants, you're staying in the right place. Here are the top five restaurants in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, and all of them are within a five-mile drive of your vacation home away from home:* BisQit: Don't let the name fool you.... Read More
While the thrill of Summer is on the way out, the allure of Autumn is just around the corner. Myrtle Beach keeps the excitement going this Fall on the Boardwalk with Shaggin'-n-September and the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. These are two experience you definitely won't want to miss. It all gets started this September, when on Saturdays, the Boardwalk area of downtown Myrtle Beach will become alive with beach music and dance enthusiasts. Make your way to Plyler Park for all of the fun honoring the dance known as the Shag. Beginning in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day uniformities of life in coastal South Carolina.... Read More
There are few places across the globe that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a particular pop culture innovation. The Grand Strand holds bragging rights when it comes to dance, as it is the birthplace of the world-famous dance known as the Shag. Developed in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day monotonies of life in coastal South Carolina. During this time period, teens and young adults fled to the beachfront clubs and lounges in order to listen and dance to rhythm and blues music, which at the time was considered largely inappropriate due to its romantic themes and sultry tunes.... Read More
There's nothing like an exciting stage production to finish off a hot day spent experiencing thewonders and sights of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of Myrtle Beach's most visited andcelebrated stage attractions is Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, located accessibly off of Highway17 in Myrtle Beach.Gilmore had always been a fan of music, having started his career as an aspiring singer/song-writer in Nashville, Tennessee. However, when his own professional singing career faltered, hebrought his idea for a musical variety show to Myrtle Beach in 1986. Since then, the CarolinaOpry has been the home to thousands of performance that have continually impressed localsand visitors alike with the caliber of entertainers who have graced the stage.... 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.1) The Palace Theatre: We have to begin with the quintessential Christmas experience –“The Nutcracker.... 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.Litchfield Beach's accommodations are top notch and range from luxurious hotel-style suites to condos, villas and cottages with up to eight bedrooms, so your party has the perfect place to stay no matter its size.... 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.With more than 80 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand visitors have plenty of options for golf. But the vast majority of top-rated layouts are located on the South Strand, from Murrells Inlet down to Georgetown.... 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:1) Bliss (Murrells Inlet): This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful.... 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
From 1951 to 2011, Myrtle Beach's Sun Fun Festival, the longest-running event in the city's history, brought unforgettable experiences and entertainment to locals and vacationers for decades. The event marked the traditional start of the summer season but was placed on pause after the 2011 season. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the 2016 Sun Fun Festival returns and will take place from June 3-5 in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Featuring swingin' beach music, competitive games, and a parade, the event is sure to entertain repeat visitors and newcomers alike. The fun begins on June 3, and will include live performances by the Swinging Medallions, The Legendary Motown Revue, and The Castaways.... Read More
You've planned your vacation to North Myrtle Beach and your itinerary is almost full. Beach? Check. Waterpark? Check. Shopping? Check. Parasailing? Check. But there's a night that needs to be filled, and with as many awesome choices, it can be tough to decide. A great suggestion and a truly unique experience is waiting at the Barefoot Landing Marina with a sightseeing, sunset or dinner cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess riverboat.Standing alone as the only riverboat tour available along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Barefoot Princess offers guests a scenic and memorable excursion. Spanning over 60 feet long and featuring three levels, the Barefoot Princess can accommodate up to 130 passengers.... Read More
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