Better than a card: Get away to Litchfield for Valentine’s

Now’s the time to plan your Valentine’s getaway.

And chances are, your mate is planning a trip to Pawleys Island already. Rather than wait until spring, get to the coast a few weeks early. There is so much for the couple to do on their way to this day of romance.

With a home base at Litchfield Inn, the sky’s the limit for you two.

1. Who Wouldn’t Love Matching Kayaks?

There’s a quote from an unknown author that states, “Live. Love. Kayak.” It’s as simple as that!

WHERE TO DO IT: They have low, easy-to-understand pricing. The price includes everything from rental to cleaning to delivery. You can kayak with your sweetie on the Intracoastal Waterway this year.

TRY THIS: The Intracoastal boasts some of the most incredible birding in the region. Bring your binoculars! If you forget, rents them.

couple kayaking

2. What About Dinner and a Movie?

So you’ve decided to jet to the coast — and go on a classic date? Good call.

WHERE TO DO IT: Perrone’s Restaurant is an eclectic spot with a global menu. Treat your sweetie to scallops, escargot, and craft cocktails. This place specializes in dry-aged steaks and local seafood.

3. When Was the Last Time You Sang a Duet?

Singing together should be a mixture of nerves and connection!

WHERE TO DO IT: Island Bar and Grill Pawleys Island. It’s a vibrant eatery serving fresh seafood and tropical drinks. On Wednesdays, the spotlight is on karaoke. Get something groovy picked and belt it out together.

TRY THIS: Feeling confident? Try Endless Love. Either the classic Lionel Ritchie-Diana Ross version or the Mariah Carey-Luther Vandross rendition.

4. When Isn’t It a Suitable Night for Pizza?

Whether it’s your first or the 101st pie as a couple, have one at the beach!

WHERE TO DO IT: The most delicious pizza around isn’t even round. Derroma’s Pizzeria serves square pies. There are lots of smiles at this local favorite place. Fresh ingredients (and friendly service) make all the difference.

TRY THIS: Indulge in a Veggie Pizza. It has mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, and their three-cheese blend.

5. Why Not Splurge on a Steakhouse?

You don’t need a holiday to go all out, but it doesn’t hurt.

WHERE TO DO IT: Make reservations at Frank’s & Frank’s Outback. It’s THE place to be. Pack your elegant clothes for this night. Non-steak selections include flounder, grouper, halibut, and a bone-in pork chop.

TRY THIS: Treat yourself (and your partner) to 8-ounce Barrel Cut Filets. Add a Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewer for good measure. Be mine, Valentine.

Poolside King Room

Upgrade Your Coastal Lifestyle at Litchfield Inn

It’s the practical choice that feels like a million bucks. Litchfield Inn has two restaurants, so if you want to disregard this list and stay in … well, that’s a viable plan too. Either way, make plans to escape to Litchfield Inn for Valentine’s Day this year.

Oceanfront Pool