Details: Pawleys Island
US Airways has one-stop flights to Myrtle Beach from Reagan National with fares starting at $209 round trip. Pawleys Island is about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
WHERE TO STAY
Pawleys Island Realty
Renting a house gives you more room and privacy. This company handles property throughout the area and is totally reliable. Prices start at about $1,800 a week for a two- to three-bedroom house off the beach.
Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort
14276 Ocean Hwy., 888-766-4633
Offers a wide range of accommodations, including town houses and high-rise apartments. Rates from about $120 a night for a hotel room to about $160 for a three-bedroom condo.
Sea View Inn
414 Myrtle Ave., 843-237-4253
A small, slightly rustic inn right on the Pawleys beach that gets rave reviews. Rooms start at $215 a night, three meals included; take $20 off per person without food. Seven days usually required in summer, but they'll be flexible if they're not busy.
Holiday Inn Express
11445 Ocean Hwy., 877-863-4780
Five minutes from the beach, nice pool, free hot breakfast. Rooms with a small kitchenette start at $99.
WHERE TO EAT
703 Front St., Georgetown
Our favorite for inexpensive lunches with kids. Try the shrimp and grits, a local specialty. Entrees start at $5.95.
Roz's Rice Mill Cafe
10880 Ocean Hwy., No. 22 843-235-0196
In the Hammock Shops complex. Eat at the outdoor tables or in the glassed-in atrium. Dinner entrees start at about $16.
10434 Ocean Hwy.
Lovely garden, excellent crab cakes. Entrees start at about $20.
10880 Ocean Hwy., No. 21
Easter brunch on the wooden deck was a truly memorable meal. The indoor setting, in rooms lined with old brick, is equally appealing. Lunch entrees start at $9, dinner at $17.
WHAT TO DO
Capt. Dick's Marina
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 866-557-3474
Offers half-day offshore fishing trips, supplying rods and bait. $44 adults, $26 kids under 12. Also headquarters for dolphin-watching rides. $29 adults, $19 kids younger than 12.
494 Hopsewee Rd., Georgetown
House tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Adults $15, ages 5 to 17 $7.50. Grounds only, $5.
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
1950 Rutledge Rd., McClellanville
Grounds open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mansion tours Sat.-Tues. 1-3 p.m. on the hour. Admission to grounds is free; mansion is $4 adults, $3 ages 6 to 15.
1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission $12 adults, $6 children 4 to 12. Tickets are good for seven consecutive days. Boat and land excursions are an extra $7 for adults and $4 for children.
Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau