How to Locate Cultural Stops on Your Pawleys Island Getaway

Vacation isn’t the wrong time to brush up on your history.

Whether it’s a solo trip, couple’s retreat, or family getaway, Pawleys Island is a haven for culture. (One can’t stay in one’s hammock forever … although the thought sounds pleasant!) This area is rich in art, music, and more.

Some places only a short drive away to consider adding to your next beach itinerary.

1. Seacoast Art Gallery

Perusing original works of art will pay off — in exposure, especially if you choose to buy one.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: The talent of local artisans. More than 70 artists display their work here, in fiber art, painting, photography, pottery, and more. Don’t miss special deals in the back room. Take home a piece of the coast!

2. Myrtle Beach State Park

Schedule this place on the final day of your stay to end on a revitalizing, enlightening note.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What this region was like before it became a vacation destination. The 312 acres of maritime forest are part of a park that opened in 1935. To this day, it gives visitors a glimpse of wildlife and serenity.

TRY THIS: There are so many educational opportunities. Keep an eye out for them. Also, you can explore at your own pace along the nature trails.


3. WonderWorks

Your whole family will love a visit to this science museum.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Much about natural disasters, space exploration, and more. WonderZones covers these topics and more. Learning and fun come together for little ones, too, with a section dedicated to them.

4. Warbird Park

Here’s proof that you don’t have to spend a lot to have an educational experience in Myrtle Beach. Warbird Park is free to visit.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: About aircraft that defended our nation with an up-close look. This place in Market Common once was Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Included: An A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt from Operation Desert Storm. And, an F-100 jet fighter in service from the 1950s through the 1970s.

TRY THIS: Visit the memorials onsite. This area includes a 9/11 memorial and picnic tables. It’s a beautiful spot to bring a packed lunch.

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Good Times Multiply When You Stay at Litchfield Inn

Are you up for a serene escape? Litchfield Inn has what you need. Enjoy the best of both worlds – beautiful seclusion and convenient access to Myrtle Beach. Come get a little culture and relaxation at the Litchfield Inn.

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