Day Trips

Things to do on and near Pawleys Island

There are plenty of attractions near Pawleys Island for a fun and exciting adventure, both on and off the island itself. Our historic seaside getaway is famous for its laidback character — and often referred to by locals as “arrogantly shabby.” On our historic island, there are is Litchfield and Pawleys Beach  for relaxation and respite, but other outdoor opportunities are plentiful, as well. From fishing and crabbing for fun or for your dinner to biking on quiet streets and kayaking on the calm waters of the surrounding creek and marsh, the Pawleys life is all about spending time along our nature-kissed paradise.

And just a short drive to the mainland opens up even more opportunities for shopping, dining and more. After crossing over the North Causeway, also known as the Linwood Altman Causeway, or the South Causeway, visitors to Pawleys Island can enjoy more activities on the mainland. Enjoy shopping, dining, musical entertainment and more between times spent lounging in a hammock on the porch of your rental house.

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Myrtle Beach SC

Myrtle Beach Day Trip

Explore the heart of the Grand Strand.  Make plans to see five-star entertainment to eating at award-winning restaurants.  You can also make it a day and  walk the boardwalk, ride the 187-foot tall Skywheel, visit a wax museum, visit Ripley’s Aquarium or “shop to you drop” at all the unique little local shops  or your well known stores. 

Skywheel Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, exciting attractions, and celebrity-designed golf courses. It is home to high-rise hotels, resorts, oceanfront condos, and vacation rentals. You can book a spot at one of the campgrounds on the Grand Strand for a unique and different beach experience. Explore the boardwalk for a beachfront view of the Atlantic Ocean, or get some of the best attractions, restaurants, and shopping Myrtle Beach has to offer at Broadway at the Beach. Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for a wonderful family vacation. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk


Explore the heart of the Grand Strand from its five-star entertainment to its award-winning restaurants. Make plans to see some of the great theater shows in our area as they dive into their new seasons, or head to the oceanfront boardwalk and promenade and ride the 187-feet tall Skywheel. During the day you can beat the heat by heading to the beach or 1 of 3 waterparks. For those who are feeling a bit nostalgic, head to Legends in Concert, the Hollywood Wax Museum, or even Wonderworks.  While you are at Broadway at the Beach, make sure to check out the Broadway Grand Prix, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Topgolf for those looking for a bit of excitement.

Charleston Battery


Take a day trip to the gorgeous city of Charleston and see for yourself why it’s one of the most popular vacation destinations along the East Coast. From carriage rides through historic downtown to catching some rays on the beach, there’s always something exciting to do in the Holy City.

Historic Antebellum Mansions, Civil War sites, year round festivals, pristine beaches, barrier islands, and mouthwatering Lowcountry cuisine are just a few of the reasons why Charleston SC is one of America’s favorite destinations. Experience this diverse southern city which blends French, English, West African and traditional Southern American cultures into the music, art, food, and lifestyle.

  • Frequently voted one of the most beautiful cities in America
  • Ranked by the travel media as one of the top U.S. destinations
  • Rich in history – The city where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Boasts over 1400 significantly historic buildings
  • Stately mansions and vast plantations
  • Moss draped tree lined streets 
  • Emphasis on Southern Hospitality
  • Mouthwatering Lowcountry cuisine
  • Superior accommodations
  • Multitude of shopping options including boutiques, antique shops, and malls 
  • Nearby white sand beaches
  • Year-round festivals and events
  • Discover the beauty and character of this historic city by taking a narrated walking tour
  • Take a walk or bike ride across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge
  • Take a relaxing 30-minute boat ride through Charleston Harbor 
  • Visit Middleton Place to tour the house museum originally built in 1755 and America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens
  • Visit Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Visit the world’s largest naval maritime museum at Patriots Point and tour a massive aircraft carrier
  • Visit the funky, laid back Folly Beach where you can take a leisurely walk on the beach, shop or enjoy some fresh seafood
  • Shop for souvenirs, crafts, woven baskets, jewelry, clothing, sweets, and artwork at the historic Old City Market
Georgetown Wall

Georgetown, SC

At the center of South Carolina’s beautiful Hammock Coast is Georgetown, which USA Today named “America’s Best Coastal Small Town,” saying it offers “200-year-old homes (more than Charleston, in fact), scenic plantations (and) lots of Southern charm.” Georgetown is home to more than 250 historic homes in and around its downtown district, more than 60 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. All are within an easy stroll of the Harborwalk, where visitors discover delightful shops and award-winning restaurants. Picturesque views and Southern charm at its finest await visitors to Georgetown, where history and hospitality are found in abundance. Visitors can soak it all up under oak-lined streets while visiting five museums in the downtown, or “Front Street,” area. The town is located about an hour’s drive north from Charleston and about 45 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, and, in fact, several unspoiled beaches are only short drives from downtown Georgetown. For those looking for a taste of authentic coastal life, be it for a vacation or for a future home, Georgetown, South Carolina, is the place to be.

Murrells Inlet SC

Murrells Inlet SC

The MarshWalk, located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, is a half-mile, wooden boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary. The MarshWalk proudly boasts the most spectacular waterfront dining along the Grand Strand, surrounded by nature’s most beautiful scenery. Restaurants on the MarshWalk, many of which offer live music nightly, include Bovine’sThe Claw HouseCreek RatzDead Dog SaloonDrunken Jack’sWahoo’s Fish House, and Wicked Tuna.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Statue

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, the MarshWalk is a half-mile, wooden boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary. The MarshWalk proudly boasts some of the most spectacular waterfront dining along the Hammock Coast, surrounded by nature’s most beautiful scenery. Restaurants on the MarshWalk include Wicked Tuna, Claw House, Dead Dog Saloon, Creek Ratz, Bubba’s Love Shak, Drunken Jack’s, Bovines and Wahoo’s Fish House. Enjoy waterfront dining, live music nightly, water sports, charter fishing, sightseeing tours, kayaking, shopping and seasonal local events, including a Fourth of July fireworks display over the inlet, and a Halloween costume contest for prizes. And remember, there’s never a cover charge on the MarshWalk.