2018 Pawleys Island and Litchfield Guest Guide

Island Magazine’s Guest Guide is a fast reference to the best that the Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, DeBordieu, Georgetown and Murrells Inlet areas have to offer. The headings run alphabetically from Boating to Tours. It’s an easy way to choose activities to fill your day and find the perfect restaurant for dinner – all in one place. And be sure to follow Island Magazine on Facebook and Instagram. Please tell every business you visit that you read about them in Island Magazine!

Photo of boy looking out at oceanBOATING, BOAT TOURS

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Airboat Tours: For a one-of-a-kind nature tour through the Waccamaw and Pee Dee rivers, step aboard the Waccamaw Cooter airboat available at Plantation River Tours. Experience close encounters with awe-inspiring creatures in their natural habitats as these excursions go where no ordinary boat can! Meander through back waters framed by moss-laden oak and cypress trees. Tours last about one hour and depart from Wacca Wache Marina on the Waccamaw River at 1950 Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.plantationrivertours.com (843) 651-2994

Express Watersports: Make countless memories on your vacation with Express Watersports – your one-stop shop for fun and adventure. They offer a wide variety of services, such as scuba diving, parasailing, banana boat rides, kayak and paddleboard rentals, ocean sightseeing and dolphin watch cruises, jet ski rentals, sunset cruises and private charters. Everyone is bound to find something they love. Reservations are required. Call or book online and use code IM18 for discounts. Located at 4042 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.expresswatersports.com (843) 357-7777

Georgetown Charters: Whether you want  to just enjoy the ride, search for shells, explore an uninhabited island or take a personal tour of the area, Captain Matt Wilkinson is the call to make. www.georgetowncharters.com (843) 997-9842

Pawleys Island Beach Service: Looking for a souvenir T-shirt or beach items? How about a leisurely paddle down a local creek to add to your vacation memories? Pawleys Island Beach Service offers rental kayaks, paddleboards, surf boards, canoes, bikes, jogging strollers, beach chairs and umbrellas (reservations recommended). In addition to rentals, this is the place to go in Pawleys for the largest selection of quality T-shirts and beachwear, as well as a full range of beach supplies. Delivery and pick-up are available. Located at 10570 Ocean Highway, just before The Hammock Shops heading north (see center map). www.pibeach service.com (843) 237-4666

Pawleys Island Outdoors: Enjoy personal service at a family-owned store. Rent a johnboat through Pawleys Island Outdoors for a fun-filled day on the water. Bring along some fishing gear or just explore the water and enjoy the scenery. Fishing instruction classes are available for surf, cast net, inshore and offshore fishing. Choose from a wide variety of fishing, hunting, boating, birding and exploring supplies, plus T-shirts and clothing, licenses and how-to books. They offer a large selection of baits, as well as lures, flies, tools, lines, terminal tackle, crabbing gear, shrimping supplies and beach carts. Located at 9790 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.pawleysislandoutdoors.com (843) 979-4666

Plantation River Tours: The creeks and rivers of South Carolina’s Lowcountry abound with beauty and history. Discover these hidden treasures on the 2-2.5-hour Waccamaw Lady Plantation Tour. Enjoy a cruise on a comfortable pontoon boat, while a knowledgeable local guide shares the history, mystery and legends of the area’s rice plantations. The tour passes by six plantations. See moss-laden oaks, plantation houses, slave cabins, trunk gates and wildlife, such as alligators, eagles and ospreys. All tours depart from Wacca Wache Marina on the Waccamaw River in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.plantationriver tours.com (843) 651-2994

Sea Shell and Lighthouse Cruise: Join Rover Tours’ experienced captain and naturalist on the ultimate 4-hour family voyage. The Carolina Rover cruises 12 miles through smooth inland waters to North Island. Your group will explore a pristine, undeveloped beach and collect seashells. View the Georgetown lighthouse, while discovering tales of rice planters, indigo exporters, pirates and watermen who cast their histories in the estuary of Winyah Bay. See dolphins and waterfowl, as well as spectacular scenery. Don’t miss the best nature-based tour in the Lowcountry! Seating is limited, so reserve early. Tour times vary depending on tides. Tours depart from the Harborwalk in historic downtown Georgetown (see center map). www.RoverBoatTours.com (843) 546-8822

FISHING

Georgetown Charters: Join Captain Matt Wilkinson for the    ultimate year-round fishing experience. Georgetown Charters specializes in offshore, Gulf Stream, near shore, inshore, jetty and flats fishing along the Lowcountry’s beautiful coast, rivers and scenic Winyah Bay. Catch tarpon, mahi, tuna, bass, flounder, Spanish mackerel, redfish and more within seasons and depending on the kind of charter you choose. The captain and crew take care of the boat, bait and cleaning the catch – all you have to do is enjoy yourself! Captain Matt will use his 38 years of professional fishing experience to turn your fishing trip into a “catching trip.” www.georgetowncharters.com (843) 997-9842

Harrelsons Seafood Market and The Crab Cake Lady Co.: “Fresh and Local” has been Harrelsons Seafood Market’s motto since 1948. They ensure that visitors and locals alike get the best the ocean and creeks have to offer. Their team of boats work hard to bring in fresh grouper, snapper, hogfish, triggerfish and much more. The shrimp boats trawl daily and unload at the oldest seafood market in Murrells Inlet. Come inside and get some fresh shrimp (that can be steamed and seasoned for you) or, perhaps, a heaping pile of steamed local blue crab. They also have great homemade she crab soup, Lowcountry boil bags, bacon-wrapped scallops and KEY LIME PIE! Located at 4368 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.LocalSCSeafood.com (843) 651-5707

Independent Seafood: Established in 1939 as a shrimp dock that processed local shrimp, Independent Seafood currently has approximately 12 boats that unload at their dock, with one unloading almost daily. It operates a retail market that sells fresh local shrimp, grouper, flounder fillets and many other products, including fresh crab meat and shad, in season. The people at Independent Seafood look forward to seeing you while you are here! Located on the Sampit River in the Historic District of Georgetown. From Pawleys, head south on 17, go over the bridges into Georgetown, take the third left onto Cannon Street and drive until you hit water (see center map). (843) 546-6642

Pawleys Island Outdoors: Any hunting, fishing and outdoor supplies you might need are at Pawleys Island Outdoors. Rent a johnboat and pick up fishing supplies to create the perfect family memory. If you want a little knowledge before setting out, individual and group instruction classes are available for offshore, inshore, surf and cast net fishing – you might start something your entire family will enjoy together for the rest of your lives! The instructors will even teach you the techniques for targeting certain species. From high-end rods and reels to economical combinations, Pawleys Island Outdoors has it. They offer a large selection of baits, as well as lures, flies, tools, lines, terminal tackle, crabbing gear, shrimping supplies and beach carts. Fishing licenses are available. Located at 9790 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.paw leysislandoutdoors.com (843) 979-4666

GOLF

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: The accolades keep rolling in for this course: Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Public Courses in America,” GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play” and Golfweek’s “America’s Best Modern Courses” lists have all included Caledonia repeatedly in its 23 years of operation. From the initial approach down the avenue of ancient oaks to the final approach to the 18th green, visitors are captivated by the artistic vision of designer Mike Strantz. With holes routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams, Caledonia deserves to be on every golfer’s list of “must play” courses. Located at 369 Caledonia Drive in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.caledoniagolfandfishclub.com (843) 237-3675

True Blue Golf Club and Steve Dresser Golf Academy: Just across King’s River Road is another display of architect Mike Strantz’s unique imagination: True Blue Golf Club. Strantz transformed an 18th-century rice and indigo plantation into a truly memorable layout. Since opening in 1998, True Blue Plantation has been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” and declared the number one public course in the Myrtle Beach area by Golf Digest. The facility is also home to the acclaimed Steve Dresser Golf Academy, with a full staff of experienced teaching professionals. Located at 900 Blue Stem Drive in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.truebluegolf.com (843) 235-0900 For the golf academy: www.Dressergolf.com (800) 397-2678

Founders Club: Located on the quiet, tranquil southern end of the Grand Strand in Pawleys Island, Founders Club originally opened in 1969 as Sea Gull Golf Club. The course was completely re-designed by Thomas Walker and reopened in 2008 to rave reviews. Walker maintained the corridors of most of the holes but introduced a thoroughly modern aesthetic and type of shaping, moving more than 250,000 cubic yards of dirt and bringing the course boldly into the 21st century. Walker replaced much of the long rough with sandy waste areas that allow for creative recovery shots by players at every level. It is the only course on the Grand Strand to use Emerald Bermuda grass on its greens, which are known for excellent conditions year-round. Located at 7829 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.SouthernBeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

Photograph courtesy of True Blue Golf Club

Litchfield Country Club: When Litchfield Country Club opened in 1966, it was the first course on the historic Waccamaw River neck. It is set among giant oaks and shimmering lakes on the site of a former Carolina rice plantation. Over the last 50 years, the course has kept original features that include bump-and-run approach shots. The gracious charm and traditional layout of this exclusive club are enjoyed by a limited number of visiting golfers. Ranked as one of the “World’s 50 Best” by Conde Nast Traveler, Litchfield Country Club has a course rating of 71.2 and a slope rating of 128 from the white tees. The par-four 18th hole is featured in the book The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand. Located at 21 Parkview Drive in Pawleys (see center map). www.SouthernBeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club: This Jack Nicklaus-designed course is ranked among some of the finest in the Carolinas, with a classic Lowcountry design that you can play over and over and never hit the same shot twice. It has been named one of “America’s Top Courses” by Zagat Survey and is ranked in the top 30 of South Carolina’s more than 300 golf courses, according to Golf World. With subtle greens enveloped by sand bunkers, challenging fairways dotted with water and unique obstacles evident on every hole, this is a player’s course that demands strategy, ingenuity and concentration. “You’ll have to think your way around this course,” Nicklaus advises, but “as for beauty, on a scale from one to 10, it’s pretty close to a 10.” Located at 70 Tanglewood Drive in Pawleys (see center map). www.SouthernBeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

River Club: Built on a former rice plantation, this Tom Jackson course features water on 15 out of 18 holes, some manmade and some pre-existing, along with more than 100 sand traps and bunkers. It is a premiere plantation course and a favorite among returning golfers. Long hitters have some room off the tees, but approach shots need to be true. Hole number 18 is one of the region’s finest finishing holes. A dramatic par five, it offers both risk and reward to those who can carry the water twice for a possible chance at an eagle. River Club has a course rating of 70.2 and a slope rating of 129 from the white tees. The 14th and 18th holes are featured in the book The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand. Boasting a 4.5-star rating, this is also one of the highest rated courses in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. Located on Club Circle in Pawleys (see center map). www.SouthernBeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

Tradition Golf Club: Come play the course ranked 4.5 stars by Golf Digest and awarded South Carolina’s “Golf Course of the Year” in 2000. Also voted “Top Fairways” by Golf for Women and nominated “Best New Public Course” in 1996 by Golf Digest. Built on the rolling terrain of a 16th-century plantation, Tradition Club is a Ron Garl course designed in the tradition of the great courses from around the world. Test both your power on large landing areas that allow for big swings off the tee and your accuracy against well-guarded greens that require precise shot making. Combined with exceptional beauty, it’s a course that is as enjoyable to play as it is challenging. Located on Willbrook Boulevard in Pawleys (see center map). www.SouthernBeach Golf.com (800) 882-1021

Willbrook Plantation: Built on the site of two Carolina rice plantations and designed by Dan Maples, Willbrook is set in a centuries-old oak forest. The course was featured on Nature Scene, an award-winning television show known for promoting the peaceful coexistence of golfers and nature. Hole number 15, a par five, showcases Maples’ talent for incorporating in his design the many challenges of the wetlands, waterways and stately old oaks. Willbrook Plantation has a course rating of 70.5 and a slope rating of 128 from the white tees. Golf for Women ranked Willbrook Plantation as one of the “Top 100 Courses for Women.” The first and 15th holes are featured in the book The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand. Located on Willbrook Boulevard in Pawleys (see center map). www.Southern BeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

TPC Myrtle Beach: Located in the southern half of the Grand Strand, TPC boasts the area’s only course design that is rated 5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide. This Tom Fazio designed, 18-hole championship golf course lives up to its billing from the entrance all the way to the 19th hole, and it delivers an incredible experience for all golfers. One of Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Public Courses in America” and voted into the “Top 10 Golf Courses of South Carolina” by Golfweek, TPC Myrtle Beach is an absolute must-play. It tests golfers on every single shot, but greatly rewards good swings with plenty of opportunities to score. Measuring 6,950 yards from the tournament tees, TPC will keep you on your toes from start to finish. Located at 1199 TPC Boulevard in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.Southern BeachGolf.com (800) 882-1021

ISLAND ESSENTIALS FOR RENT

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Cyclopedia: Find this bike shop in Pawleys Island near the paved bike paths on the Waccamaw Neck. It has cruisers, hybrids, kids’ bikes, child trailers and baby seats – everything you need to make a lasting family memory. Individual and group walk-in short-term rentals are welcome. Park for free at the shop and enjoy a leisurely sightseeing trip on a comfortable bicycle. Rentals are available year-round, and there are reduced rates in the winter for long-term rentals. Delivery service is also available. Located at 14427 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.cyclopediaonline.com (843) 235-6500

Express Watersports: Make countless memories on your vacation with Express Watersports. With more than 20 years in the industry, Express is your one-stop shop for fun and adventure. Enjoy a wide variety of services, such as scuba diving trips and lessons, parasailing, banana boat rides, kayak and paddleboard rentals, ocean sightseeing and dolphin watch cruises, jet ski rentals, sunset cruises, private charters and catered dinner cruises. Everyone is bound to find something they love! Express is the only local full-service water sports center, with a 3,500-foot retail store, showers, restrooms and changing rooms. Use code IM18 for discounts. Reservations are required. Call or book online. Located at 4042 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.expresswatersports.com  (843) 357-7777

Pawleys Island Beach Service: Looking for a souvenir T-shirt or sweatshirt? How about a large selection of sand toys to create the giant castle you promised to make with the kids? Pawleys Island Beach Service has everything you need for a great day at the beach. Come in for a selection of beach games the entire family will enjoy, beach chairs, towels, apparel, boogie boards, inflatable toys and more. In addition to great merchandise, Pawleys Island Beach Service is the place for rentals. They offer rental kayaks, paddleboards, surf boards, canoes, bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas (reservations recommended). A leisurely paddle down a local creek is a great addition to family vacation memories. Delivery and pick-up are available. Locks, baskets and helmets are included with all bike rentals. Located at 10570 Ocean Highway, just before the Hammock Shops heading north (see center map). www.pibeachservice.com (843) 237-4666

Pawleys Island Outdoors: Enjoy personal service at a family-owned store. Rent a johnboat through Pawleys Island Outdoors for a fun-filled day on the water. Bring along some fishing gear or just explore the water and enjoy the scenery. Fishing instruction classes are available for surf, cast net, inshore and offshore fishing. Choose from a wide variety of fishing, hunting, boating, birding and exploring supplies, plus T-shirts and clothing, licenses and how-to books. They offer a large selection of baits, as well as lures, flies, tools, lines, terminal tackle, crabbing gear, shrimping supplies and beach carts. For a true Lowcountry experience, take the family crabbing; it’s a lot of fun, and you just might catch some dinner. Located at 9790 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.pawleysislandoutdoors.com (843) 979-4666

RECREATION AND WATER SPORTS

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Broadway Grand Prix: The Ultimate Family Attraction! Everyone needs a little thrill! Race to victory on the seven go-kart tracks, touch the sky with 100 feet of fly away thrills on the Sky Coaster, climb to the top of the rock wall, become a legend on the two 18-hole mini golf courses or get the highest score in the Grand Prix arcade! There’s plenty of fun for all ages! Conveniently located across from Broadway at the Beach. The Place to Race … for all ages! Visit the website for discount tickets and all park information. Located at 1820 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach (see center map). www.broad waygrandprix.com (843) 839-4080

Cyclopedia: Find this bike shop in Pawleys Island near the paved bike paths on the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. They rent, repair and sell bicycles. Their extensive, well maintained, fleet of rental bicycles includes cruisers, hybrids, kids’ bikes, child trailers and baby seats. Individual and group walk-in short-term rentals are welcome. Park for free at the shop and enjoy a leisurely sightseeing trip on a comfortable bicycle. Rentals are available year-round, and there are reduced rates in the winter for long-term rentals. Delivery service is also available. Located at 14427 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.cyclopedia online.com (843) 235-6500

Express Watersports: Make countless memories on your vacation with Express Watersports – your one-stop shop for fun and adventure. Enjoy a wide variety of services, such as scuba diving trips and lessons, parasailing, banana boat rides, kayak and paddleboard rentals, ocean sightseeing and dolphin watch cruises, jet ski rentals, sunset cruises, private charters and catered dinner cruises. Everyone is bound to find something they love! Reservations are required. Call or book online using code IM18 for discounts. Located at 4042 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.expresswatersports.com (843) 357-7777

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Begin your vacation at the MarshWalk – where the view, the music and the fun are always free! Centered in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” the MarshWalk is filled with daytime adventure, warm nighttime breezes and fresh local seafood. There’s fun for the whole family with daily food and drink specials, nightly live music and monthly events celebrating each season. Located at 4025 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.MarshWalk.com (843) 497-3450

Myrtle Waves: Where Fun Comes To Play! Where ever you are in the Grand Strand, you are never far away from Myrtle Waves. South Carolina’s largest waterpark will cool you down with 24 slides and attractions including Turbo Twisters featured by the Travel Channel as one of 11 wild water park attractions you need to visit! Relax by the wave pool, rent a private cabana, splash on exciting rides including the Rockin Ray, Arooba Tooba and Riptide Rockets. Kids will love Saturation Station and Bubble Bay! Home to the only Flow Rider in South Carolina. Visit the website for discount tickets and all park information. Located at 3000 Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach (see center map). www.myrtle waves.com (843) 913-9250

Strand Cinema: A division of the Swamp Fox Players, Strand Cinema shows newly released independent films, foreign films and documentaries. Established in December 2011, Strand Cinema has shown more than 350 films in the past six years. Visit the website for the film schedule. Located at 710 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.strandcinema.org (843) 527-2924

Swamp Fox Players: This non-profit community theater was established in 1971. In 1982, the Swamp Fox Players purchased the Strand Theater, originally a movie theater built in 1941, and converted it into a place for theatrical productions. The Swamp Fox Players now has four live productions during its regular season. Visit the website for performance dates. Located at 710 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.swampfoxplayers.com (843) 527-2924

Wild Water & Wheels: Cool Down in the Water … Heat Up on the Track! Wild Water & Wheels is a 16-acre park with more than 33 exciting rides, including the Dark Hole, described by Southern Living as the “best scary ride” in Myrtle Beach, Free Fall Cliff Dive where sliders can reach speeds of up to 45 mph! Relax in the 950-foot lazy river or chill in a Rent-A-Cabana. All kids love Wally’s Lagoon and Wee Kids’ Water World! Heat up on the Tracks in The Race Zone or enjoy 18-holes of mini golf! Special events include Live After Five Fridays, Sunday Fundays and Manic Mondays. Visit the website for discount tickets and all park information. Located at 910 Highway 17 South in Surfside Beach (see center map). www.wild-water.com (843) 238-3787

RESTAURANTS, TREATS AND DRINKS

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Austin’s Cabana Café & Beach Bar: An open-air restaurant with ocean views, the Cabana Café is the place to go in Litchfield and Pawleys for great food and great fun! Cabana is located on the pool deck at The Litchfield Inn overlooking the ocean. Indoor and outdoor seating, live music, frozen drinks, friendly bartenders and a great menu make Cabana Café the ideal summer restaurant. Chef Bill Austin has taken the beach restaurant concept to a new level with the best local grouper and shrimp, freshly made salads, sandwiches, steaks, pastas and delicious burgers (including Cabana’s signature Psycho Burger). Located at the Litchfield Inn at 1 Norris Drive in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.austinsoceanone.com (843) 235-8700

Austin’s Ocean One: Featuring panoramic ocean views from every seat in the restaurant, guests are treated to an incredible ocean view and award-winning cuisine from Chef Bill Austin. Regardless of the weather or the time of year, the view is always interesting and serene. Ocean One’s menu features eclectic contemporary American cuisine impeccably prepared and beautifully presented. The menu changes based on the seasonal availability of locally sourced produce, and all sauces, dressings and desserts are made on the premises. Ocean One has an extensive wine list, an onsite sommelier and Wine Wednesday offering 50 percent off of all bottles. Located at the Litchfield Inn at 1 Norris Drive in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.austinsoceanone.com (843) 235-8700

bisQit: Homemade biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, delicious breakfasts and the best burgers and milkshakes in town are all found at bisQit. Beer, wine and creative cocktails, with Happy Hour daily, are also available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in The Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway (see center map). (843) 979-2747

Bistro 217: The elegant, stylish interior of Bistro 217, along with its creative and always perfectly-prepared cuisine (using as many local ingredients as possible), would make it right at home in Charleston or even New York – and yet it maintains the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that is signature Pawleys Island. Lunch includes soups, salads, sandwiches and Lowcountry specials, such as a Pecan Encrusted Triggerfish Salad, Turkey Club Croissant, Fish Tacos and the Reuben 217. Dinner choices include Pan-Seared Scallops over spring pea risotto and Grilled Filet Mignon with seared shrimp, creamed spinach, Gruyère potato cake and Russian tarragon béarnaise. To finish, try one of the fantastic house-made desserts. Outdoor dining is available year-round. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. Located at 10707 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.Bistro217.com (843) 235-8217

Caffe Piccolo: With intimate seating around the fireplace and a fresh, local menu developed by their passionate Italian chef, Caffe Piccolo creates a cozy ambiance that is perfect for families and friends. Caffe Piccolo is tucked away in Pawleys Island, just south of Myrtle Beach, and one of the best-kept secrets along the Grand Strand because of its understated charm and delectable fare. Chef Jimmy Pronesti has been an enthusiastic contributor in the restaurant industry for more than 16 years and has autonomously educated himself on the best-kept secrets of culinary arts. Located at 9428 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.caffepiccolopawleys.com (843) 314-3424

The Claw House: A New England-style lobster house and raw bar with a touch of Southern flare. Featuring live North Atlantic lobster delivered bi-weekly by their own refrigerated truck, The Claw House offers the freshest seafood the Atlantic Seaboard has to offer. Landlubbers will enjoy a selection of non-seafood items on the menu, as well. The Claw House features water views from every seat in the restaurant, a large climate-controlled outdoor deck, a 30-seat, horseshoe-shaped oyster bar and an incredible aquarium filled with amazing sea creatures for all to enjoy. Be sure to check out their new Inlet Beer Garden on the MarshWalk and sample their more than 70 beers on tap! Located at 4097 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.theclawhouse.com (843) 651-4415

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar: If you are looking for a captivating, out-of-the-ordinary dining experience in the heart of Murrells Inlet, look no further than Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar. They offer an authentic Italian experience like no other, which is sure to satisfy the senses! A cozy and rustic ambiance will make you feel like you are dining in Italy itself, and the top-notch staff will be sure to accommodate your every need. Whether you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just need a night off from cooking, Costa has you covered. Located at 4606 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.costamyrtlebeach.com (843) 299-1970

Dead Dog Saloon: Murrells Inlet’s “sassy” restaurant and the place to go for live music. With a huge indoor/outdoor deck on the waterfront and plenty of smoke-free dining, this restaurant pleases a wide variety of customers. Located directly on the MarshWalk, Dead Dog Saloon has three waterfront bars and seating for nearly 500. Offering the freshest seafood, steam pots, tacos, pasta, steaks, barbecue and a great kid’s menu, there’s something for everyone. This seafood and entertainment mecca sits on the tidal marshes and creeks that have beckoned seafood lovers for centuries. There’s no reason to go anywhere else, doggonit! Open at 8 a.m. seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at 4079 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.DeadDogSaloon.com  (843) 651-0664

Deck 383: Located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, you can arrive by land or water to enjoy Deck 383’s scenic views on the outside deck while food and drinks are freshly prepared for you. Find food for every taste, from their hot crab dip and she-crab soup to their succulent burgers and daily specials. Their deck is handicap accessible and dog-friendly, and inside seating is available. Deck 383 has live music during the warmer months and karaoke every Tuesday night. Visit the website or their Facebook page (Deck 383) for hours, menu and music schedule. Located at 1950 Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.deck383.com (843) 357-3838

DeRoMa’s Pizzeria: A wonderful family-owned and operated pizzeria located in the heart of Pawleys Island, DeRoMa’s offers extraordinary pizzas, wings, fabulous side and dinner salads, hoagie sandwiches and mouthwatering meatball, chicken, eggplant and Italian-sausage sandwiches. Try the special manicotti or stuffed shells for a real treat. Free delivery is available. You can taste the difference between the chains and an independent pizzeria like DeRoMa’s. Give them a try and they’ll prove it to you. Located at 10337 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.deromaspizza.com (843) 235-9888

Drunken Jack’s: Located on The MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, Drunken Jack’s has been known for its Southern hospitality and fresh seafood since opening in 1979. Casey Blake, 2015 Chef of the Year, takes pride in preparing traditional Lowcountry fare, as well as offering Chef’s Features for both lunch and dinner. Enjoy spectacular views of Murrells Inlet and Goat Island – the seasonal home to goats, peacocks and local wildlife. The open-air deck is the perfect spot to relish the view, some live entertainment and one of 18 draft beers on tap. Drunken Jack’s is legendary dining at its best! Located at 4031 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.drunkenjacks.com  (843) 651-3232

El Cerro Grande Mexican Bar & Grill: Locally owned and operated, this locals’ favorite has been serving the Grand Strand area of South Carolina for more than 25 years. It is part of a group of family friendly restaurants that offers a variety of modern Mexican cuisine. El Cerro Grande stands out by offering guests a memorable dining experience that includes always fresh, always house-made dishes. Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Located at 829 Church Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.elcerromb.com (843) 546-3795

Frank’s and Frank’s Outback: One location houses two renowned restaurants, Frank’s and Frank’s Outback. If you haven’t dined here yet, it is a “must do” on your vacation list. During the cooler seasons of the year, the fire pit is a great place to meet friends for a drink and a few appetizers. Dine outside in the courtyard of Frank’s including the new “Middle Bar,” as the locals call it. The pavilion at Frank’s Outback, tucked toward the back of the restaurant, offers a quieter dining experience and is also a great location for a private party. Menus change often to showcase fresh, seasonal items. Frank’s is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Prepare to enjoy one of the undisputed favorites among locals. Reservations are recommended. Located at 10434 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.FranksandOutback.com  (843) 237-3030

The Hammock Shops Village: A collection of 25 unique shops and restaurants with handcrafted collectibles and jewelry, fashionable clothing and shoes, coastal inspired treasures, gourmet kitchen items, wine, gifts, candy and more. A Pawleys Island tradition since 1938, The Hammock Shops Village is situated on eight lush acres with the shops housed in historic buildings. Daily wine tastings, hammock weaving demonstrations and a fun-filled playground are favorites of all. Open seven days a week. Located at 10880 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.TheHammockShops.com

Hanser House: Juanita Hanser, or Granny, as she likes to be called, started this traditional seafood restaurant with the desire to provide fresh local seafood in a welcoming, Southern atmosphere. Hanser House Restaurant has been a local and tourist favorite for more than 19 years, serving original family recipes. Starting with fresh local seafood, Hanser House offers an array of choices, which can be prepared four different ways – fried, broiled, grilled or blackened. The menu also offers hand-cut choice aged beef, ribs, pork chops and chicken, as well as homemade soups, salads and dessert. Come watch the game or relax in the full-service bar. Happy hour and early-bird specials are available, along with senior and children’s menus. Mention Island Magazine and receive a FREE ONION RING APPETIZER (dine-in only, one per table). Open seven days a week at 4 p.m. Located in Litchfield at 14360 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.HanserHouse.com (843) 235-3021

Harrelsons Seafood Market and The Crab Cake Lady Co.: “Fresh and Local” has been Harrelsons Seafood Market’s motto since 1948. They ensure that visitors and locals alike get the best the ocean and creeks have to offer. Their team of boats work hard to bring in fresh grouper, snapper, hogfish, triggerfish and much more. The shrimp boats trawl daily and unload at the oldest seafood market in Murrells Inlet. Come inside and get some fresh shrimp (that can be steamed and seasoned for you) or, perhaps, a heaping pile of steamed local blue crab. They also have great homemade she crab soup, Lowcountry boil bags, bacon-wrapped scallops and KEY LIME PIE! Located at 4368 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.LocalSCSeafood.com (843) 651-5707

Hot Fish Club: The original Hot and Hot Fish Club was founded in the late 1700s by the planters of All Saints Parish. The social club was dedicated to gourmet food, strong drinks and festive times. The first club was said to be on Drunken Jack Island, located just a few miles south of its current location, and its members described their past time spent on the island as the “happiest hours of their lives.” The Hot Fish Club today is located in the oldest existing restaurant building on the Grand Strand, and it remains a favorite gathering place for discriminating guests seeking great food, drink and conversation. Dig in to a Lobster Pot Pie or a Lowcountry Steampot – both customer favorites. Hot Fish Club sources most of its products locally for superb freshness and quality. Located at 4911 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.hotfishclub.com (843) 357-9175

Inlet Affairs: A full-service event caterer since 2004, Inlet Affairs caters everything from the most elaborate wedding at your selected venue to a casual family reunion at their own event location. Their menus range from extravagant breakfast buffets to elegant plated dinners. Quality service is the top priority at Inlet Affairs, and they will go above and beyond to make your event a success! Located at 4024 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.inletaffairs.com (843) 651-2904

Island Bar and Grill Pawleys: A full-service restaurant and bar located in the heart of Pawleys Island. Just seconds from the Hammock Shops, it’s a local and visitor favorite and one of the only sports bars in town. Enjoy the outdoor patio, friendly staff and outstanding food. Live bands play five nights a week from May-September, and most major sports packages are shown on all  indoor and outdoor TVs. Island Bar and Grill is family-friendly, open year-round (except Christmas Day) and hosts karaoke once a week from September-April. Come see why it was voted one of the top 10 restaurants in Pawleys Island! Located in the Village Shops at 10744 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.islandbarandgrill.com (843) 235-3399

Island Treats: Enjoy Hershey’s premium ice cream in a cone, dish, shake or sundae – 38 flavors to choose from! Pick up a member card, buy 7 and get the 8th for free. Now also serving delicious Smith’s hot dogs, ElJay’s soft pretzels and a variety of snacks and beverages to go. Relax on the large deck overlooking a beautiful pond and have fun feeding the ducks, turtles and colorful fish. Or go on a leisurely walk around the pond with its pretty fountain and explore all of the other stores that are part of Island Shops. Located at 10659 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). (843) 314- 9145

Luna Restaurant: Enjoy a modern Mexican experience in the Murrells Inlet area. Luna brings the flavors of Mexico together by featuring region-specific flavors to its incomparable menu – dishes such as Mole Poblano, originated from the State of Puebla; Carnitas Michoacanas, reflecting the State of Michoacán; and Mole Verde from Oaxaca. Chef Armando puts his personal touch into every dish. Luna uses only the freshest, local ingredients in its authentic and original recipes. This ingenuity carries over into their extensive selection of handmade margaritas and cocktails. Open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Reservations are accepted. Located at 4450 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite D7 in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.lunarestaurant.net (843) 299-2365

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Begin your vacation at the MarshWalk – where the view, the music and the fun are always free! Locals and visitors alike can enjoy a beautiful view of the inlet while dining at any of the eight restaurants along the MarshWalk. Centered in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” the MarshWalk is filled with daytime adventure, warm nighttime breezes and fresh local seafood. There’s fun for the whole family, with daily food and drink specials, nightly live music and monthly events celebrating each season. Fresh sushi, a basket of homemade hush puppies, a wood-fired pizza, the finest steak or a delicious burger with fries – all these and more can be found at the award-winning MarshWalk restaurants. Located at 4025 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.MarshWalk.com (843) 497-3450

Owens Liquors: In 1959, Owens Liquors began as a small family owned and operated store in Myrtle Beach. It has grown and changed over the years and is now proud to have opened another beautiful, state-of-the-art shopping experience in Litchfield for both retail and wholesale customers. Owens Liquors has always generously given back to the community by way of the Boys and Girls home, animal shelters, community shelters and various other charities and causes. Come by and check out their large selections and enjoy the overall personal experience, as so many have done over the last 40+ years. Located at 13707 Ocean Highway in Litchfield (see center map). www.owensliquors.com (843) 314-0354

Pawleys Island Tavern: Tucked away behind the Island Shops, Pawleys Island Tavern has been a favorite of locals and visitors for more than 19 years. Choose from homemade salads, soups, burgers, barbecue, sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, steaks, fresh seafood and daily specials inspired by seasonal local ingredients. There is a great children’s menu and a full-service bar for the big kids. Enjoy the spacious outside seating and Tiki Bar. Happy Hour is from 4-7 p.m. Live music from Thursday-Sunday features the best in local talent. Come straight from the beach or dressed up – but don’t leave Pawleys without stopping by the “Home of Shrimp, Beer and the Blues.” Specialty take-out items to feed the whole family are available. Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Located at 10635 Ocean Highway, behind the Island Shops (see center map). www.PawleysIslandTavern.com (843) 237-8465

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar: The cuisine at Perrone’s is internationally influenced with a focus on Mediterranean flavors. Devoted to detail, Chef Perrone insists on authentic, fresh ingredients – choosing purveyors with quality, all-natural products and opting for local and organic whenever possible. With unique lunch, dinner and tapas offerings, Perrone’s takes dining to the next level. Perrone’s utilizes the sous vide method for cooking many of their proteins. This ensures that each bite is consistently tender and full of flavor. Locally caught, fresh seafood is always on the menu, and Perrone’s is one of the few restaurants to offer prime, in-house dry-aged steaks and game meats. Expect an eclectic vibe designed by co-owner Eileen Perrone, with luxurious wooden bars, soft lighting and local artwork. Enjoy 65+ handcrafted cocktails, 300+ wines and 125+ beers. Located at 13302 Ocean Highway in Litchfield/Pawleys Island (see center map). www.perronesmarket.com (843) 235-9193

PoBoys Discount: Whether you’re planning an outdoor kitchen for your home, creating the perfect man cave, starting a restaurant or you already own a restaurant, PoBoys is the place to go. This unique store specializes in new and used restaurant equipment and supplies. Everyone is welcome at PoBoys! The staff is exceptional and the owners know firsthand how stressful, expensive and time-consuming it is to open or maintain any food service business. That’s why they chose to open this business. With a wide range of new and used cooking equipment and kitchen supplies, PoBoys can meet all of your needs from the front of the house to the back of the house. Located at 215 Church Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.PoBoysDiscount.com (843) 545- 7777

Quigley’s Pint and Plate: A local, family favorite for years, Quigley’s offers large portions that are Lowcountry inspired and moderately priced – but never ordinary. Dinner selections include everything from sandwiches to Meatloaf smothered in brown ale and mushroom gravy. Nightly specials feature fresh local seafood. Other daily specials are available, such as All You Can Eat Fried Shrimp every Thursday and $2.5 pints all day Monday. It’s the only pub in the area that brews its own beer. Enjoy the eight, hand-crafted beers on tap or take some home in a refillable “growler.” Waterfront dining is available on the patio. Open for lunch and dinner daily with Happy Hour in the bar area, featuring discounted appetizers and $2.5 pints, from 4-7 p.m. Located in Mingo at Litchfield at 257 Willbrook Boulevard in Pawleys (see center map). www.pintandplate.com (843) 237-7010

River Room: Housed in a historic, circa 1888 building on the waterfront in Georgetown, the River Room has been known for serious seafood, a fantastic ambiance and magnificent views since 1984. The main dining area extends out 50 feet into the Sampit River, and children will delight at the giant reef aquarium. The River Room offers Southern coastal cuisine at its finest. Enjoy the world-famous Shrimp and Grits or Pecan Chicken Salad for lunch. For dinner, there is an extensive wine list to go with specialties, such as Herb-Crusted Grouper with citrus mojo or McClellanville Crab Cakes, as well as the always-popular fried seafood platters. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Be sure to allow time for a before- or after-meal stroll along Georgetown’s waterfront Historic District. Every item on the menu is available for take-out. Located at 801 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.RiverRoomGeorgetown.com (843) 527-4110

Rustic Table: In the heart of Pawleys Island, Anne Hardee and Adam Kirby of Bistro 217 partner again to bring you Rustic Table at the former location of the Island Café and Deli. Rustic Table is excited to offer Pawleys Island locals and guests upscale Southern food done right and from scratch. Lunch items include the Smash Burger, Blackened Mahi Chopped Salad and Shrimp and Grits. Enjoy a family-friendly environment and full bar. Y’all come eat, drink and celebrate at their table! Outdoor dining is available year-round. Brunch items include Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash and Eggs. Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday for supper from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at 10683 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.Rustictable.com (843) 314-0164

Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery: A local, family-owned and operated restaurant, Southern Comforts provides fresh, quality, homemade comfort foods made with the best local ingredients. All of the menu items are made fresh daily. Try their award-winning buttermilk fried chicken, served with warm blue cheese slaw and a pepper milk gravy, and top it off with a slice of homemade cake or pie. The menu is large and diverse, from appetizers, sandwiches, salads and Southern favorites to fresh local seafood. A children’s menu is available. Southern Comforts has a full bar, including a large variety of craft beers and an extensive wine list. Located in The Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.southerncomfortsrestaurantandbakery.com (843) 314-9369

Thomas Café: This breakfast and lunch diner hasn’t changed a whole lot since opening its doors in 1929. It’s been keeping it fresh and true for more than 89 years with a warm, casual and rustic atmosphere. Thomas Café is well known by locals and tourists alike for its stone-ground yellow or white grits, large three-egg omelets, crispy corned beef hash, large fried chicken salads, fried pickles, USDA Prime 8-ounce burgers and the house specialty Shrimp and Grits. Also, Monday-Friday, Thomas Café offers a meat-and-three, blue-plate special with tea or coffee for $7.95. Some blue-plate items include: Fried Chicken, Palmetto Cheese BLT, Shepherd’s Pie, Country Fried Steak, Liver and Onions, Pork Chops, Beef Stew, Squash Casserole, Green Beans, Field Peas, Macaroni and Cheese and Cole Slaw. The daily specials are listed on Facebook. Everyone at Thomas Café looks forward to seeing you! Located at 703 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). (843) 546-7776

SHOPPING

The Accessory Cottage: Visit this bright, cheery spot for unique, affordable fashion accessories and locally made art for your home. From the “wall of scarves” to the tables and cases of jewelry, there are styles and colors to fit every taste. The friendly staff will help each guest find that “just right” fashion accessory for themselves or for a gift. Browse the fun flip-flops, sunglasses, hats, beach bags and wraps that will take you to the beach or pool in style. And be sure to see all of the handmade items crafted by jewelry artisans and artists from the area … truly one-of-a-kind reminders of the beautiful Lowcountry. Located in the Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.theaccessorycottage.com (843) 235-3055

Artisan’s Gallery: Murrells Inlet has many galleries and boutiques, but not like the Artisan’s Gallery. Sourced locally and worldwide, you’ll find oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, shell art and a huge variety of other items. If you can’t find what you are looking for, Artisan’s Gallery will either find it or make it for you. Custom requests have included wine racks, tables, a log box and much more. Artisans are often onsite creating or repurposing something beautiful! Located at 4915 Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet (see center map). (843) 357-4250

Audubon Shop and Gallery: Filled with a variety of bird feeders, bird houses, field guides, chimes and garden décor, the Audubon Shop also has a gallery with hand-carved wooden pieces and local pottery. The store features feeders from Droll Yankee that put an end to pesky squirrel problems, including squirrel-proof feeders with a lifetime warranty. The Audubon Shop has a room for teachers, parents and grandparents who are looking for educational books, toys and activities for little nature lovers. It is a pet friendly store! Feel free to bring your furry friend and enjoy browsing through this nature lovers’ shop. Open seven days a week. Located in the Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). (843) 237-0298

Christopher’s Fine Jewelry: Established in 1993, Christopher’s is a family-owned, full-service, independent jewelry store. In 2006, Christopher’s made Pawleys Island proud by being awarded third place in Instore magazine’s annual top-ten jewelry store competition, the only winner located in a small resort town. Christopher’s was recognized for its incredible jewelry selection, the exquisite design of its shopping environment and the expertise of its owner, gemologist and custom designer, Christopher Cervini. Christopher is the designer of the original Pawleys Island bracelet, recognized as the perfect symbolic souvenir of this lovely area. The store is an authorized Rolex dealer, plus it has a full-service, on-site repair shop and a custom-design center. Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Located at 11412 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.christophersfinejewelry.com (843) 237-3773

Cyclopedia: Find this bike shop in Pawleys Island near the paved bike paths on the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. They rent, repair and sell bicycles. Their extensive, well maintained, fleet of rental bicycles includes cruisers, hybrids, kids’ bikes, child trailers and baby seats. Individual and group walk-in short term rentals are welcome. Park for free at the shop and enjoy a leisurely sightseeing trip on a comfortable bicycle. Rentals are available year-round, and there are reduced rates in the winter for long-term rentals. Delivery service is also available. Located at 14427 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.cyclopediaonline.com (843) 235-6500

Details By Three Sisters: Finding just the right accessories is effortless at Details By Three Sisters. Sterling silver jewelry, many pieces reflecting the Lowcountry and coastal culture, stylish fashion jewelry and freshwater pearls will complement any outfit. And that’s not all. Readers, sunglasses, watches, scarves and handbags – all the details you need to wrap up your look – are abundant. Hard-to-find children’s sterling silver jewelry and colorful fashion sets will delight any little girl. Want a memorable gift for a special occasion? There’s a collection of unique gift items that can be personalized by Details’ in-house engraver. Embroidery services also make the ordinary extraordinary. From classics to trendsetting, the sisters have a sharp eye for unique, quality merchandise at affordable prices. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff, shopping at Details has become a repeat destination for locals and visitors alike. Fine, faux and fabulous … it’s all in the Details. Located at 10880 Ocean Highway in The Hammock Shops Village (see center map). (843) 235-0502

Newks Southern Artisan Cooperative: For a unique shopping experience, travel off the beaten path of Historic Georgetown and discover a “Hidden Treasure.” Turn onto the river side of Cannon Street and step inside the brick walls of Georgetown County’s oldest commercial building “The Red Store Warehouse” (circa 1765). Today, this is the location of D. Newks – full of local artisans’ treasures! Find oil paintings; wooden keepsake boxes; needle felted wool hats; photography; a children’s corner of books; doll clothes; reclaimed wool stuff toys; stained glass pieces; hand-hewn bowls; and more! You are sure to find the perfect gift or treasure for yourself! Proprietor Dick Newcomb creates custom wood furniture and does repairs as well. Located at 10 Cannon Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.dnewks.com (843) 485-4030

Eleanor Pitts Jewelry & Gifts: Celebrating 29 years in Pawleys Island, Eleanor Pitts Jewelry & Gifts is a family owned store that has one of the finest collections of jewelry and gifts found anywhere. They are the exclusive local dealer for some of the world’s most sought after jewelry designers, such as Roberto Coin, Temple St. Clair, Vahan, Marco Bicego and Monica Kosan. Also find a large selection of sterling silver and fashion jewelry, beautiful gifts, home accents and accessories. They specialize in fine and everyday china, crystal and glassware from Herend, Anna Weatherly, Juliska, Vietre, Waterford, Mariposa, Beatriz Ball, Michael Aram and more. A destination store in Pawleys Island, Eleanor Pitts has everything from the perfect piece of jewelry to the perfect gift for any occasion. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Located at 11096 Ocean Highway in the Shops at Oak Lea in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.eleanor pitts.com (843) 237-8080

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Elegantz: This women’s and men’s boutique and art gallery is all about art – from art for your home to art for your body! The affordable clothing at Elegantz is uniquely artistic in design, including comfort shoes, jewelry, hats and accessories. Open at 9 a.m. every day and closes at 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter. Find Elegantz on Facebook (Elegantzinc). Located at 10880 Ocean Highway in The Hammock Shops Village next to Bisqit restaurant (see center map). www.elegantz.net (843) 273-0623

Express Watersports: Make countless memories on your vacation with Express Watersports. With more than 20 years in the industry, Express is your one-stop shop for fun and adventure. Enjoy a wide variety of services, such as scuba diving trips and lessons, parasailing, banana boat rides, kayak and paddleboard rentals, ocean sightseeing and dolphin watch cruises, jet ski rentals, sunset cruises, private charters and catered dinner cruises. Everyone is bound to find something they love! Express is the only local full-service water sports center, with a 3,500-foot retail store, showers, restrooms and changing rooms. Use code IM18 for discounts. Reservations are required. Call or book online. Located at 4042 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.expresswatersports.com  (843) 357-7777

The Freckled Frog: Hop on in to the new location of the Freckled Frog for a vast selection of children’s books, toys and games for all ages. The new location is twice as large with a huge assortment of fun new merchandise. The children’s books are always 30 percent off! Also find a wide selection of Melissa and Doug toys for infants to toddlers, as well as Legos and other building blocks, puzzles for all ages, stuffed toys and animated plush from Cuddle Barn. Outdoor games and activities include beach toys, pool toys, Ogosport, disc golf, spikeball and Frisbees (light up and regular). A must have for family-fun activities are the Unbelievable Bubble wand, the Power Popper target toy and magnetic darts. There’s a large selection of board games and card games for family gatherings. The Freckled Frog brings back childhood! Located in the Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway (see center map). (843) 608-3034

Gullah Museum and Gift Shop: Featuring a wide variety of items that are of historical, cultural and artistic value, including many beautiful quilts, sweetgrass baskets, grass dolls, Gullah toys, lye soap, straw brooms, wreaths and other Lowcountry crafts. Late co-owner “Bunny” Vermelle Rodrigues has quilts in museums across the country. In fact, she was chosen to create a quilt depicting Michelle Obama’s history and life (Mrs. Obama has Georgetown roots) for the Quilts for Obama exhibit that was on display at the Historical Society of Washington D.C. in January  2009 for President Obama’s inauguration. There is also a Gullah Museum on site, and Gullah tours of Georgetown County are available. Located at 123-6 King Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.gullahmuseumsc.com (843) 527-1851

The Hammock Shops Village: A collection of 25 unique shops and restaurants with handcrafted collectibles and jewelry, fashionable clothing and shoes, coastal inspired treasures, gourmet kitchen items, wine, gifts, candy and more. A Pawleys Island tradition since 1938, The Hammock Shops Village is situated on eight lush acres with the shops housed in historic buildings. Daily wine tastings, hammock weaving demonstrations and a fun-filled playground are favorites of all. Open seven days a week. Located at 10880 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.TheHammockShops.com

The Harbor Shop: This gift and embroidery shop located in Historic Georgetown offers a wide selection of unique and useful gifts, including hats, bags, apparel and accessories that can be personalized to make your gift special. They offer custom monogramming and embroidery services on items in the shop, as well as outside items. The Harbor Shop uses emerging technology such as in-house digitizing to embroider logos and artwork with a fast turn-around. The Harbor Shop is locally owned by KK and Nick Nicholson, who invite you to come visit while shopping and dining along the Georgetown waterfront. Let them help you create that one-of-a-kind gift! Located at 714 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.harbor shopsc.com (843) 520-4999

 Harrelsons Seafood Market and The Crab Cake Lady Co.: “Fresh and Local” has been Harrelsons Seafood Market’s motto since 1948. They ensure that visitors and locals alike get the best the ocean and creeks have to offer. Their team of boats work hard to bring in fresh grouper, snapper, hogfish, triggerfish and much more. The shrimp boats trawl daily and unload at the oldest seafood market in Murrells Inlet. Come inside and get some fresh shrimp (that can be steamed and seasoned for you), or perhaps a heaping pile of steamed local blue crabs. Harrelsons’ wonderful staff is happy to share their recipes. They also have great homemade she crab soup, Lowcountry boil bags, bacon-wrapped scallops and KEY LIME PIE! Don’t settle for frozen seafood in a box – go to Harrelsons Seafood Market, where the fresh daily catch is on display. Located at 4368 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.LocalSCSea food.com (843) 651-5707

Hudsons Surfside Flea Market: The largest open-air market on the Grand Strand, with 400 vendor spaces and 70,000 square feet under cover. Hudsons began in 1975 and has become a shopping destination for millions of visitors each year. Shoppers find a great mix of returning “permanent” vendors and newcomers, selling everything imaginable, including: antiques, golf supplies, jewelry, clothing, produce, cooking utensils, handmade goods, tools and everything in between. If you’re looking for something unique, have something to sell or just enjoy wandering a family-friendly environment with great food, this is the place. Visitors vote Hudsons “Best Flea Market on The Beach” year after year. Located at 1040 Highway 17 South in Surfside Beach, next to Wild Water and Wheels (see center map). www.hudsonssurfside fleamarket.com (843) 238-0372

Independent Seafood: Why eat out? Established in 1939 as a shrimp dock that processed local shrimp, Independent Seafood currently has approximately 12 boats that unload at their dock, with one unloading almost daily. It operates a retail market that sells fresh local shrimp, grouper, flounder fillets and many other products, including fresh crab meat and shad, in season. The people at Independent Seafood look forward to seeing you while you are here! Located on the Sampit River in the Historic District of Georgetown. From Pawleys, head south on 17, go over the bridges into Georgetown, take the third left onto Cannon Street and drive until you hit water (see center map). (843) 546-6642

Island Floors & More: This locally owned design center has been flooring the beach with a unique approach since 1984. Visit their beautiful showroom, which features current, trending and timeless products. Browse for carpet, wood, tile, custom area rugs, stair runners, cabinets, countertops, back-splashes and more. Island Floors & More offers basic design help, free estimates and can install most of their products. Island Floors & More’s custom rug shop has offered cleaning and repair services for more than 30 years. Located at 131 Library Lane in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.IslandFloorsandMore.com (843) 237-4704

Island Shoes: Since 1989, Island Shoes has specialized in fine shoes, handbags and accessories. They offer a carefully chosen mix of designs, including unique and trendy choices not found in other shoe stores. Daily delivery of new merchandise and personal service make shopping at Island Shoes a pleasure. Come in to see footwear with flair, purses with panache and fine accessories with flamboyant charm from around the world. Located in the Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.islandshoesonline.com (843) 237-8512

The Joggling Board: A staple in Pawleys Island, The Joggling Board carries a wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories for both women and children. Children’s sizes are available from newborn to 14 for both boys and girls. For more than 20 years, The Joggling Board has been a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop, with an amazing assortment of clothing for women and children, as well as accessories, shoes and bags! For any occasion, the Joggling Board undoubtedly has the perfect outfit for you or gift for someone special. “We believe elegance can be casual. We believe gracefulness is compatible with fits of laughter. We believe it is completely acceptable to be sexy. We believe in dinner parties, charity parties and parties in general. We believe in living a colorful life.” – Lilly Pulitzer. Located at 11096 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.thejoggling board.com (843) 237- 2631

La Tierra Mineral Gallery: Discover the beauty of art created by nature at La Tierra Mineral Gallery. Whether you’re a serious collector or an amateur enthusiast, you’ll love their one-of-kind crystals, minerals and fossils. They have sterling silver and stone jewelry from artisans around the world, as well as unique accent pieces to decorate your home or cottage. Kids can find a special rock or keepsake – or maybe even a dinosaur! (They love the budding rock hounds!) La Tierra is a beautiful, tranquil gallery space that is both kid- and pet-friendly. Make them part of your next trip to town! Located in The Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.thehammock shops.com/the-shops/la-tierra (843) 344-0184

Limeablue: An urban boutique with a rustic, yet refined style that creates a one-stop shop for all things unique. Limeablue carries pillows, candles, local art and so much more for the home. Browse one-of-a-kind jewelry made in Pawleys Island, as well as a great selection of apparel with a relaxed, weekend vibe. Find quality goods that are not only in style, but have a timeless appeal. Come see what’s in store at Limeablue. Look for them on Facebook and Instagram. Hours vary by season. Located in the Island Shops at 10659 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). (843) 314-0873

Lowcountry Jewelers: A love of jewelry is evident in everything they do at Lowcountry Jewelers. An expert team with more than 100 years of combined experience ensures that every customer is helped by someone knowledgeable and enthusiastic about jewelry, including fine jewelers, creative designers, goldsmiths, diamond setters and a GIA Certified Appraiser. Lowcountry Jewelers offers a wide array of fine jewelry. With the Pawleys Island  Collection (their exclusive in-house designs), masterful custom designs, extraordinary wedding sets and a carefully selected group of unique jewelry lines, there is truly something for everyone. Custom designs and renderings, expert repair, on-site appraisals, engraving and more are available. Located at 10659 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.LowcountryJewelers.com (843) 237-5193

LuLu’s Paw Boutique: Find fun fashion, treats and treasures for your furry friends and family members at Lulu’s Paw Boutique. They have tough toys, lovely bows and delicious cookies to put a wag in any pup’s tail. You won’t find these collars and fashions at a big box store. Bring home something from the “Barkery,” where you’ll find a delicious assortment of treats for your dog. You can also find them on Facebook or shop online at their website. Located at 11378 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.lulusonlinestore.com (843) 237-LULU (5858)

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: A half-mile wooden boardwalk built along a natural saltwater estuary in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet. Witness breathtaking views on the horizon as mouthwatering aromas waft in the salty air. The MarshWalk boasts the best waterfront dining around, prepared by award-winning chefs. Also enjoy live music nightly, water sports, charter fishing, sightseeing tours, kayaking, shopping and seasonal festivals and events. Take a stroll along the MarshWalk, where breathtaking views, music and fun are always free! www.MarshWalk.com (843) 497-3450

Muddy Bay Outfitters: For more than 14 years, Muddy Bay Outfitters has been providing Georgetown and the surrounding areas with fine and casual outdoorwear from brands such as Southern Tide, Tilley Hats, Sperry Shoes, Royal Robbins, Teva, Bimini Bay and many more. Find everything you need for your next adventure, from clothing and shoes to sunglasses and travel accessories. This pet-friendly store also carries items for your four-legged family member, including leashes, toys, beds and more. Located in the Shops at Fogel Wharf, 815-C Front Street in historic Georgetown (see center map). (843) 527-2696

Owens Liquors: In 1959, Owens Liquors began as a small family owned and operated store in Myrtle Beach. It has grown and changed over the years and is now proud to have opened another beautiful, state-of-the-art shopping experience in Litchfield for both retail and wholesale customers. Owens Liquors has always generously given back to the community by way of the Boys and Girls home, animal shelters, community shelters and various other charities and causes. Come by and check out their large selections and enjoy the overall personal experience. The staff at Owens looks forward to meeting you and assisting in finding the perfect bottle for your occasion! Located at 13707 Ocean Highway in Litchfield (see center map). www.owensliquors.com (843) 314-0354

The Oyster & The Pearl: This eclectic island boutique features flax and other linen clothing, fanciful and fun clothing, neat shoes and rain gear, as well as personalized items such as children’s and baby gifts. You never know what treasures you’ll find at The Oyster & The Pearl! Find one-of-a-kind Pawleys shell jewelry made by one of the owners. The jewelry selection includes crosses, pearls and nautical and beach-themed treasures that make great gifts for a hostess or yourself. They carry beach totes, purses and cross-body bags that can be monogrammed – all with friendly customer service and free gift wrapping. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Find them on Facebook and Instagram. Located behind the Rustic Table at 10659 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). (843) 235-8124

Palmetto Ace Home Center: Palmetto Ace is a hometown hardware store and so much more. They carry a huge selection of beautiful gift items that will catch your eye as soon as you walk in the door, as well as many items normally found in home and bath stores. Also available are everything from Weber grills, Big Green Egg cookers and grilling accessories to Stihl power equipment and Honda generators. They even have a selection of beach toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as YETI coolers, Scout bags and Calcutta sunglasses. It is truly a “must stop” for all locals and vacationers. Located at 8317 South Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.palmettoace.com (843) 235-3555

Pawleys Island Beach Service: Looking for a souvenir T-shirt or sweatshirt? How about a large selection of sand toys to create the giant castle you promised to make with the kids? Pawleys Island Beach Service has everything you need for a great day at the beach. Come in for a selection of beach games the entire family will enjoy, beach chairs, towels, apparel, boogie boards, inflatable toys and more. In addition to great merchandise, Pawleys Island Beach Service is the place for rentals. They offer rental kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas (reservations recommended). Delivery and pick-up are available. Located at 10570 Ocean Highway, just before the Hammock Shops heading north (see center map). www.pibeachservice.com (843) 237-4666

Pawleys Island Outdoors: Enjoy personal service at a family-owned store. Choose from a wide variety of fishing, hunting, boating, birding and exploring supplies, plus T-shirts and clothing, licenses and how-to books. Rent a johnboat and pick up some fishing supplies to create the perfect family memory. From high-end rods and reels to economical combinations, Pawleys Island Outdoors has it. They offer a large selection of baits, as well as lures, flies, tools, lines, terminal tackle, crabbing gear, shrimping supplies and beach carts. Fishing instruction classes are available, or for a true Lowcountry experience, take the family crabbing! Located at 9790 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.PawleysIslandOutdoors.com (843) 979-4666

Pawleys Island Pharmacy: Pawleys Island’s original, locally owned and operated, independent pharmacy now has two locations to serve the area. If you forgot to pack your medicine – no worries! Just stop by either location of Pawleys Island Pharmacy; they’ll take care of you, and you’ll feel right at home. Pawleys Island Pharmacy proudly provides personal and professional service to every customer. Free delivery is available in the Pawleys/Litchfield area. The original location is at 9710 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map) and the newer one is at 115 Willbrook Boulevard in sLitchfield (see center map). www.PawleysIslandPharmacy.com Pawleys: (843) 235-4666 Litchfield: (843) 314-0498

Pawleys Island Wear: Celebrating 34 years of sharing fashionable trends and styles is the passion at Pawleys Island Wear. More than 100 designers showcasing their latest apparel, jewelry and accessories make this boutique a “must visit” for today’s woman. They have created a powerful, yet fun and stylish balance of generational fashion for today’s contemporary woman. Clothing brands carried include Sympli, Tribal, Eileen Fisher, FDJ, Lisette, Shapeez and many more. In addition to featuring jewelry and accessories by local designers, Pawleys Island Wear is the area’s authorized retailer of Helen Kaminski and Kent Stetson Handbags. Step up and step out wearing the classic quality offered at Pawley’s Island Wear. Located in the Hammock Shops Village at 10880 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.face book.com/pawleysislandwear (843) 237-3476

Pipeline Surf Shop: A must-stop for anyone at the beach, Pipeline Surf Shop provides the Pawley’s Island community with a huge selection of top-brand products, including swimwear, apparel, hats, floats, umbrellas, towels, chairs, beach toys and so much more. Locals and tourists alike shop at Pipeline for high-quality items at reasonable prices. The goal is to provide every customer with all of their beach needs. Whether you’re in the area for a week or a lifetime, Pipeline has something for every member of your family. From sweatshirts to swim gear to souvenirs, their products can now also be found on their website; so you can shop all year round! Located at 14418 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.shoppipeline.com  (843) 235-0016

PoBoys Discount: Whether you’re planning an outdoor kitchen for your home, creating the perfect man cave, starting a restaurant    or you already own a restaurant, PoBoys is the place to go. This unique store specializes in new and used restaurant equipment and supplies. Everyone is welcome at PoBoys! The staff is exceptional and the owners know firsthand how stressful, expensive and time-consuming it is to open or maintain any food service business. With a wide range of new and used cooking equipment and kitchen supplies, PoBoys can meet all of your needs from the front of the house to the back of the house. Located at 215 Church Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.PoBoysDiscount.com (843) 545-7777

Rice Birds One and Two: Rice Birds One offers gifts for him, her and home. Rice Birds Two offers elegant living and curiosities and is a proud vendor of select foods items from companies such as Ladyfingers, Callie’s Biscuits, Dottie’s Toffee and more! Both stores are full of inventory that justifies self-indulgence, as well as gifts for anyone. Both located in the historic district with the same outside appearance, green building and orange awnings, these stores are a must-see stop. Bridal registry is also available. Located at 629 Front Street and 107 Screven Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.RiceBirdsShop.com (843) 520-5852 and (843) 545-0107

Rose Arbor Fabrics: This full service fabric and design store specializes in both residential and commercial projects. Their design approach is “livable elegance” – which is how the Grand Strand lives! Their designers emphasize mixing antiques, vintage and modern clean pieces, and they specialize in designing spaces where you are happiest and at peace. Both locations, Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, are staffed with knowledgeable people ready to help with fabric, bedding, furniture, lighting and gifts. The Myrtle Beach location is at 6916 North Kings Highway. The Pawleys Island location is at 11382 Ocean Highway (see center map). (843) 449-7673 and (843) 979-9970

Rothrock Collection: Located in Pawleys Island, Rothrock specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind English and French furnishings, fine art and decorative items acquired and hand-selected throughout Europe. Inside their 15,000-square-foot showroom, you’ll find striking examples of fine Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and Semi-Modern furniture and accessories. Browse through an excellent inventory of quality oriental rugs, beautiful solid wood sideboards, tables, desks, armoires, chairs, bureaus, campaign chests, tapestries, canopy beds and Venetian glass chandeliers, as well as lots of silver, brass and bronze accessories. Discriminating collectors, dealers and interior designers with an eye for excellence are sure to find treasures at Rothrock Collection. Located at 14319 Ocean Highway in Pawleys (see center map). www.rothrockantiques.com (843) 520-9965

Sea Gypsy: A modern-bohemian boutique. Step inside and find fashion, accessories and hand-made jewelry inspired by far-off places. Their signature look reflects an effortless laid-back style where life is not only easy, it’s beautiful. The Sea Gypsy mantra is “All good things are wild and free,” so when your travels find you in Pawleys Island, a visit to this flagship store is a must. This is one shop that people come from far and wide to see! Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Follow them on Facebook at Seagypsyboutiquepi and Instagram at Seagypsyboutique. Located at 10683 B Ocean Highway in The Island Shops (see center map). (843) 314-3213

Tara Grinna: This amazing “concept boutique” opened by renowned swimwear designer Tara Grinna makes swimsuit shopping fun! When you walk through the door of this modern, Euro-style boutique, you browse through the current sample collection to see the colors and silhouettes without regard to size. Next, you are escorted to a large, spa-like fitting room to relax with a cold beverage, where a trained stylist will bring you selected items from the stock room and assist you in selecting the perfect swimsuit for your figure – all for the same price as a suit at a department store. Tara Grinna specializes in the hard to fit and carries suits up to bra size F.  Coordinating resort wear, cover ups and accessories are also available. Open Monday-Saturday. Located in the Shops at Christopher’s across from Fresh Market in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.taragrinna.com (843) 314-0365

Tomlinson’s of Georgetown: Remember going downtown to the store with Mom and Dad on Saturday mornings and everyone knew your name? When you were a friend, a guest and not a number? Come home to Tomlinson’s in historic Georgetown – your hometown source for housewares, gift items and all the latest fashions for men, women and children. Tomlinson’s carries all the brands for today’s active lifestyles, such as Browning, Carhartt, Columbia, Costa Del Mar, Da Vinci, Ducks Unlimited, Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Simply Southern, Sperry and more. Open Monday- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 806 Front Street (see center map). (843) 546-7571

The Toy Isle: Since 2005, The Toy Isle has been the place to go for the most unique toys on the beach. Stop in and see the large selection of classic toys, as well as the newest and trendiest gifts and toys that you won’t find elsewhere. The Toy Isle is overflowing with books, toys, games and puzzles for all ages. They carry all the brands you know and love such as Lego, Corolle and Melissa and Doug. How about some exciting new beach toys or a game for family time? Free gift wrapping and shipping are available. Follow them on Facebook at The Toy Isle and on Instagram at toyislepawleys. Located across the street from Fresh Market at 11382 Ocean Highway (see center map). www.toyislepawleys.com (843) 235-9078

To Your Health: Since 1989, To Your Health has served the South Strand communities through trusted service and education about the most effective supplements and natural products available. Their aim is to help you take control of your own health and wellness. Now with two locations to serve you. Stop by either shop to see exciting new essential oils, body care items and supplements. They’re adding them weekly! Find them on Facebook at toyourhealthsc. Located at 9428 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island or 9898 Merry Lane in Murrells Inlet (see center map). www.toyourhealthsc.com (843) 237-8111 or (843) 299-2496

Whimsy Roost: Once a bank back in 1913, this fun, eclectic, inspirational shop in historic Georgetown has since been renovated and boasts an ever-changing vault of tableware, rugs, pillows and more. Whimsy Roost lives up to its motto of “Live Whimsy! Shop Whimsy!” with music and a desire to celebrate every day. Drop by and see the variety of home goods, artwork, inspiring word boards and gifts for everyone and every occasion. Located at 712 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). (843) 833-8820

Whitmire Fine Jewelry: For more than 43 years, Whitmire has been hand-crafting beach jewelry that captures the feel of coastal living. Its unique collection ranges from diamond engagement rings to sterling silver seashells. Whitmire has the classics, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls, as well as the unusual, such as trilobite fossils. It also carries contemporary lines,  including the Southern Gates Collection, Charles Albert and Kirk Kara. Come by Whitmire to experience the feel of Pawleys Island. Located in the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island (see center map). www.whitmirefinejewelry.com (843) 237-2948

TOURS, ATTRACTIONS, HISTORIC HOMES

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Brookgreen Gardens: Opened in 1932 as America’s first public sculpture gardens, today Brookgreen Gardens is the country’s largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculptures and one of the top attractions in the Southeast. And that’s merely a portion of all Brookgreen has to offer, with art and history exhibits, educational programs for all ages, concerts, festivals, exciting national touring exhibits and the native animal collection in its Lowcountry Zoo. Focusing on art, as well as preserving and exhibiting the nature and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Brookgreen is a place that truly is “Ever Changing. Simply Amazing.” Located at 1931 Brookgreen Drive in Murrell’s Inlet (see center map). www.brookgreen.org (800) 849-1931

Gullah Museum and Gift Shop: Featuring a wide variety of items that are of historical, cultural and artistic value, including many beautiful quilts, sweetgrass baskets, grass dolls, Gullah toys, wreaths and other Lowcountry crafts. Late co-owner “Bunny” Vermelle Rodrigues has quilts in museums across the country. In fact, she was chosen to create a quilt depicting Michelle Obama’s history and life (Mrs. Obama has Georgetown roots) for the Quilts for Obama exhibit that was on display at the Historical Society of Washington D.C. in January 2009 for President Obama’s inauguration. There is also a Gullah Museum on site, and Gullah tours of Georgetown County are available. Located at 123-6 King Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.gullahmuseumsc.com (843) 527-1851

Hobcaw Barony: Timeless Stories. Unspoiled Beauty. Experience it all at Hobcaw Barony, South Carolina’s undiscovered treasure. Time stands still where the King’s Highway is a dirt road leading to the former playground of presidents, prime ministers and captains of industry who charted their own course through life. Walk in their footsteps and hear the fascinating stories of the Bernard Baruch family. Tour the dining room where luminaries were entertained and visit the rooms where Churchill and FDR slept. View original artworks commissioned by the family depicting the wild landscape of Hobcaw, now an internationally known center for research, education and conservation. Explore its remarkable beauty through guided tours, lectures, seminars and unique programs featuring historic buildings, beaches, marshes and forests. Call or visit the website to learn more and arrange a tour. Located at 22 Hobcaw Road in Georgetown (see center map). www.hobcawbarony.org (843) 546-4623

The Kaminski House Museum: A visit to the Kaminski House Museum, located in the heart of Georgetown, is a must excursion for history buffs. Constructed in 1769, the Kaminski House Museum showcases a fine collection of 18th and 19th century English and American decorative arts and furnishings. Tour guides offer a beautiful glimpse into the rich history of the Lowcountry in the third oldest city in South Carolina. Docents recreate the love story of Harold and Julia Kaminski, the last residents of the house. Guided tours of the house are Monday-Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children ages 6-17, with children under 5 admitted free. Located at 1003 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.kaminskimuseum.org (843) 546-7706

The Rice Museum: At Georgetown County’s Museum of History and Rice Culture, visitors can take a 60-minute guided tour through the Old Market and Kaminski Hardware buildings, both dating from 1842. The tour covers the story of the rice culture in Georgetown County. Through maps, dioramas, artifacts and other exhibits, visitors to the museum gain an understanding of a society based on a single agricultural crop. The tour continues to the Maritime History Museum, home of the “Browns Ferry Vessel,” the oldest vessel of colonial manufacture in the United States and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other fixed exhibits highlight various aspects of Lowcountry history. Visitors can browse the museum gift shop as well as the Prevost Gallery, which provides interesting exhibits of art and history. Located at 633 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.ricemuseum.org (843) 546-7423

Swamp Fox Tours: Hop aboard the blue and white tram – the oldest tour in town! Guests can browse in the gift shop, while they wait for their tour to begin. Then embark on an adventure and learn about exciting, local history spanning almost 300 years. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best as you ride by early homes, public buildings and many other points of interest. Visit inside one of the historic churches, where they may even tell a ghost story or two. Besides the tram tours, there are special tours for 14 people or more, including walking tours and an educational classroom on wheels for students. Swamp Fox Tours is also available for weddings, bridal showers and parties! Located at 814 Front Street in Georgetown (see center map). www.swampfoxtour.com (843) 527-1112

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