Your Ultimate 5-Day Itinerary for Pawleys Island

For travelers who find they can most easily slip into a vacation state of mind when there’s plenty of sun, surf, and sand involved in the experience, a trip to Pawleys Island, South Carolina promises to be an inspiring choice! Year-round, this inviting and endlessly fun destination offers up a place where visitors can relax, unwind, and truly enjoy the getaway at their own pace. If you’re fortunate enough to have 5 days to spare in the name of fun alongside family or friends, this itinerary is a great place to start when you want to be sure to make the most of every single moment.  

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Activities Everyone Will LoveStatue and fountain at Brookgreen Gardens

5 days of fun in Pawleys Island with the entire family in tow, or a group of friends with interests of all types is a breeze when this is your vacation destination. With sunny weather on your side, there are plenty of opportunities over the course of 5 days to get out and enjoy a round of miniature golf in good company! Along the Grand Strand, you’ll find it’s easy to access a collection of charming mini golf courses that are great for kids and adults alike. Whether you spend time at Jungle Lake Golf, Runaway Bay, or Gilligan’s Island Funland, it’s a spectacular way to pass time and put your short-game skills to work, too. Another stop that’s great for the entire family is the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens. Here, visitors can admire exhibits that highlight amazing local animals as well as those that hail from across the globe. In addition to the zoo, the gardens host over 9,000 acres of terrain filled with breathtaking plants, flowers, and sculptures to admire! Afterward, you can consider booking a whimsical family-friendly outing on the water with the team at Pirate Adventures. Step onboard the Sea Gypsy in Murrells Inlet and enjoy an experience that gives little ones the option to be a part of the pirate crew as everyone heads off in search of treasure.  

Indoor Fun

When you’re looking to get out of the sun for a while and a little retail therapy would go a long way towards your 5-day getaway fun, head over to Hammock Shops Village while you’re in town. This shopping center is home to more than 23 unique storefronts to check out as well as a variety of eateries to explore on-site. If you’re traveling with little ones there’s a playground here to keep them occupied while the adults in your crew will love enjoying time savoring wine-tasting experiences or upgrading their wardrobe one store at a time across Hammock Shops.  

If you find yourself feeling creatively inspired during a 5-day Pawleys Island retreat, an afternoon at All Fired Up is a chance to spend time painting your own pottery in good company. Booking tickets to a show at The Strand Theater is another fun way to enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment during your stay.  

Outdoor Adventure

Half the fun of a Pawleys Island getaway is time in the great outdoors. When you have 5 days set aside to explore, you’ll have plenty of routes to customize the adventure. Places like Pawleys Island Beach Service are happy to rent bikes to visitors who are excited to get out and hit the trail in style. Pawleys Kayaks is a one-stop resource for kayak rentals as well as paddleboards and boats when you’re looking forward to time on the waves. Those who are looking for time immersed in the beauty of nature will find it at Huntington Beach State Park where nature trails abound, wildlife watching is at its best and boating is a popular activity to add to the itinerary too. Hoping to get out on the greens while you’re here? Don’t hesitate to include a tee time or two on your agenda over your 5-day stay at great destinations like the Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, Heritage Club, or True Blue Golf Club too.  

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