TAKE A COUPLES GETAWAY
A walk through the gardens, a romantic candlelight dinner for two, a museum visit or simply just star gazing, couples can reunite and enjoy that special time here at the Hammock Coast. For a romantic couples getaway, here are a few things your sweetheart is sure to enjoy:
1. Take in a show at The Strand Theater and Cinema – The Strand Cinema is a new art house cinema sharing the stage of the Strand Theater with the Swamp Fox Players, and is dedicated to showing recently released independent films, as well as foreign films and documentaries. The Strand Cinema will show movies on the big screen on those weekends when there is no theater production. For a list of upcoming theatrical productions by the Swamp Fox Players visit swampfoxplayers.com
2. Stroll the historic grounds of Hopsewee Plantation– Hopsewee, a South Carolina National Historic Landmark, is a preservation rather than a restoration and has never been allowed to fall into decay as it has always been cherished. Only five families have owned it, although it was built almost 40 years before the Revolutionary War. A visit to Hopsewee on the North Santee River is like a step into a cool still spot in history. Peace, quiet and beautiful vista of golden river and the green and gray of moss-hung trees give one pause and time for contemplation. Wooded trails add to the nature lover’s pleasure.
3. Stay overnight at a historic bed and breakfast – The Keith House Inn, Mansfield Plantation and The Shaw House are located in the historic port city of Georgetown, and over Pawleys Island and Litchfield way you can choose from The Sea View Inn, Crooked Tree Cottage Beach House, The Pelican Inn and Litchfield Plantation.
4. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of the many waterfront restaurants in Murrells Inlet or on historic Front Street in the City of Georgetown.
5. Admire the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens -A showplace of art and nature developed in the 1930s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington on the site of four colonial rice plantations. Over 550 pieces of America’s finest 19th and 20th century sculptures, by artists such as Frederic Remington, Daniel Chester French and Mrs. Huntington, are exhibited among 2,000 species of plants. Native animals and birds can be seen in a wildlife park, and special guided nature cruises and kayak trips wind through the tidal creeks and abandoned rice fields for a closer peek at the area’s history and wildlife.
6. Pack a Picnic and enjoy a quiet moment with nature at Huntington Beach State Park
7. Have a nightcap along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk – live bands and music and a picturesque setting offer the ideal atmosphere for dancing the night away. Take a romantic swing in a rope hammock chair beneath a live oak, and stroll along the Marshwalk hand in hand, the perfect ending to a perfect day.
8. Shop till you drop at The Hammock Shops Village – 22 unique shops and restaurants. Home of the Original Pawleys Island Hammock. Browse the beautiful garden-like grounds and shop for everything from clothing, shoes, children’s wear, gifts, jewelry to toys, collectibles, art, candles and more. On Friday evenings there is always an excellent band playing just outside of Nosh Restaurant.
9. Relax and Rejuvenate with a nurturing massage and spa treatments at one of the area’s many salons & spas.
10. Full Moon Kayak Tour – this naturalist guided 2 hour tour is available through Surf the Earth and takes place from dusk through the rising moon. Paddle the beautiful salt marsh system and watch the sun set and give way to the moon’s rise. Bring your favorite beverage and be prepared to kick back and enjoy the spectacular view.