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GETTING THERE

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.

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WHERE TO STAY

Pawleys Island Realty

843-237-4257

http://www.pawleysislandrealty.com

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

http://www.litchfieldbeach.com

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

http://seaviewinn.com

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

http://holidayinnexpress.com

Five minutes from the beach, nice pool, free hot breakfast. Rooms with a small kitchenette start at $99.

WHERE TO EAT

Thomas Cafe

703 Front St., Georgetown

843-546-7776

http://thomascafe.net

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

http://rozsricemillcafe.com

In the Hammock Shops complex. Eat at the outdoor tables or in the glassed-in atrium. Dinner entrees start at about $16.

Frank's Outback

10434 Ocean Hwy.

843-237-3030

http://franksandoutback.com

Lovely garden, excellent crab cakes. Entrees start at about $20.

High Hammock

10880 Ocean Hwy., No. 21

843-979-0300

http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/highhammock

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

http://www.captdicks.com

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.

Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd., Georgetown

843-546-7891

http://www.hopsewee.com

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

843-546-9361

http://www.southcarolinaparks.com

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.

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet

843-235-6000

http://www.brookgreen.org

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.

INFORMATION

http://www.hammockcoastsc.com/

Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-356-3016

http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com

-- S.V.R.


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