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Valentine’s at Litchfield: How to Play Your Escape

Valentine’s at Litchfield: How to Play Your Escape

It’s time for that annual test of affections. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and getting something on the books now is a great idea. It’s a snap when you start with plans to go to Litchfield.

Romance can bloom anywhere, but when you’re in a place you both love, imagine the possibilities.

No need to hire a skywriter to plaster your intentions for all to see. Don’t round up a mariachi band or buy a thousand rose petals and 10,000 candles. Get a nice weekend together in Litchfield and that’ll say it all.

Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

 

  • According to legend, a fellow named Valentine wrote the first Valentine from prison. They locked him up for trying to help Christians escape prison in Rome. He signed a letter, “From your Valentine,” and the rest was history.
  • English poet Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem in the 1300s first equated Valentine’s Day with love.
  • A woman in Massachusetts sold the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards in 1847.

Great Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

A romantic dinner doesn’t have to be candlelight and formalwear. Try these Murrells Inlet favorites for a Myrtle Beach-style date. Call ahead to see if you need a reservation.

WICKED TUNA WATERFRONT DINING @ MURRELLS INLET

With great food and service in such a beautiful location, you can focus your attention on BAE. Take your sweetie on the waterfront for Wicked Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Steak, or Filet Oscar.

GO TO WICKED TUNA

COSTA COASTAL KITCHEN & BAR

It’s cozy and casual, serving authentic Italian cuisine and seafood favorites. Their scallops are heavenly, and you’ll find an array of unforgettable desserts. 

GO TO COSTA COASTAL

INLET CRAB HOUSE & RAW BAR

This is the spot for Caribbean and southern seafood, for a colorful yet unhurried evening. Indulge in a seafood experience in which neither of you will walk away hungry.

GO TO THE CRAB HOUSE

Sunset on the Inlet

A great saltmarsh sunset is like your wingman (or woman) when it comes to creating ambiance. Murrells Inlet has no shortage of spots to take in the scenery. Here are a few favorites.

MURRELLS INLET WATERFRONT

Walk on the Marshwalk amid a range of charismatic restaurants and eateries. The estuary is a scenic location on its own … a visit at sunset is magical.

GO TO THE MARSHWALK

MURRELLS INLET SUNSET CRUISE

Unwind on an hour tour of the saltwater marsh estuary. You’ll see wildlife, historic homes, and the star of the show: An inlet sunset.

GO ON THE CRUISE

ANYWHERE YOU ARE

When you’re in the Litchfield area, anywhere is a great place to take in the sunset. Along Long Bay, at Huntington Beach State Park, share it with that special someone.

CHECK SUNSET TIMES ON THE INLET

Find the Best Dessert in Town

Share something sweet with someone sweet. A box of chocolates is fine; a fine dessert is divine. Here’s where to find the best.

TWISTERS SOFT SERVE

This awesome takeout ice cream parlor is open all year round. You’re in for a delicious treat, whether it’s soft-serve, a specialty sundae, or a tornado.

GO TO TWISTERS

FROYOZ

Fill your cup or waffle cone and to your liking at Froyoz. Try All-Natural Coconut Milk yogurt, Banana Flambe gelato, Cherry custard, and more.

GO TO FROYOZ

THE OLE FASHION ICE CREAM PARLOR

Go with a banana split or other favorites that feature generous scoops of yummy ice cream. It’s a popular spot because the word gets out when it comes to dessert this incredible.

TO GO THE PARLOR

Litchfield Inn Accommodation Example

Escape to Litchfield Inn for Valentine’s Day

Steal away to a superior location for a romantic holiday. A friendly staff and spacious room await you, with astounding views included. Be sure to check for specials at this beautiful property, and book that romantic getaway today.

GO TO LITCHFIELD INN

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Valentine’s at Brookgreen Gardens: Romance in the Gardens

Valentine’s at Brookgreen Gardens: Romance in the Gardens

This year for Valentine’s Day, carve out time for a special renewal. Brookgreen Gardens is hosting Romance in the Gardens on Feb. 14. Participants will renew their vows with their better half in the picturesque gardens.

It’ll be a nondenominational ceremony at the Brookgreen Creek landing. And a beautiful reception at Leonard Pavilion.

Couples receive a personalized certificate of renewal, plus a professional photograph. Celebrate after the ceremony with a southern cake reception and champagne. This event is not a wedding ceremony, but a renewal for married couples.

More details:

  • All activities will be socially distanced.
  • Each couple will also receive a box of goodies.
  • Brides get a miniature flower bouquet; grooms, a boutonniere.
  • Cost: $40 for member couples, $50 for non-members.

GET TICKETS

https://www.brookgreen.org/events/romance-gardens

About Brookgreen Gardens

Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens in 1931. It’s become a cultural center, a wealth of art and history. It’s a rare destination to earn accreditation from such prestigious associations:

  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • National Register of Historic Places

Guests can explore the gardens and sculptures on their own, or in tour groups. The grounds also include a zoo, cafe, and gift shop.

Litchfield Inn Is Perfect for a Just-You-Two Retreat

The right location, a friendly staff, and a fully-appointed room. Litchfield Inn is ideal for your weekend together. Enjoy stunning ocean views together, as well as dinner at renowned Austin’s Ocean One, on-site. Peruse rooms and villas available, and plan your romantic getaway today.

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Your Guide to Night of a Thousand Candles 2021

Your guide to Night of a Thousand Candles 2021

There’s an event this holiday season sure to lift your spirits. Night of a Thousand Candles will open on Nov. 30, a spectacle display you’re not going to want to miss. This marvelous display of gardens and sculptures comes alive in a whole new light.

It’s a scene of lights and food and fellowship that travelers come to take part in every year.

If there’s a way to go over the top with taste, Brookgreen Gardens does it. The grounds shine in the light of 2,800 hand-lit candles and more sparkling lights. Holiday lights and art meld into an incredible experience.

What is Brookgreen Gardens?

It’s a cultural center in Murrells Inlet, founded in 1931. Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington wanted to put sculptures and landscaping on display. By tour or your own wanderings, explore exhibitions year-round at Brookgreen Gardens.

How Long will Night of a Thousand Candles Run?

The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 26, and the last show will be Sunday, Jan. 2. Hours are 4-9 p.m. each day, generally every Thursday through Sunday. Brookgreen Gardens will host a preview benefit on Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m.

What’s Special About the Preview Benefit?

It’s raising funds for programs that reach hundreds of families and students. Through generosity, Brookgreen can teach about the area’s arts, environment, and history. 

The Gardens make limited preview tickets available. Admission includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. nightly for Lighting of the Trees at the Leonard Pavilion. Note: There are no refunds. Brookgreen Gardens will consider unused tickets as a donation to fund initiatives.

How Can We Enjoy the Display?

Guests can walk garden pathways and enjoy cider, cocoa, and wine. Carolers will fill the air in this traditional celebration of the season. This night has earned a prestigious Travel+Leisure Magazine designation. The magazine named this event “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina.”

Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Need a scooter or wheelchair? We recommend these suppliers.

What if We Get Hungry?

We’ve had food available in the past. Plans for food trucks are still in the works for 2021, but Brookgreen’s onsite options will be open:

THE OLD KITCHEN | Head to the center of the sculpture garden for beverages, small bites, and soup.

BROOKGREEN BEVERAGE STATIONS | Stop by for beer, homemade hot cocoa, hot cider, and wine.

INLET AFFAIRS | We encourage reservations for indoor seated dining. Brookgreen will hold tables for 15 minutes before offering them to the next party. Call 843-235-6030 for reservations.

What if it Rains?

The show will go on! Bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. Candles won’t be lit, but the many other lights in the display will be in full effect.

You’re in for a Super Stay at Litchfield Inn

For a clean, well-appointed room and friendly staff, Litchfield Inn is the choice. Stay steps from the beach and enjoy excellent meals with onsite dining. See photos of how beautiful it is to stay at Litchfield Inn, and book your stay today.

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