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Creative sliders + tacos + beer at River Rat Brewery in Columbia
a fun spot for a group + family in Columbia SC
Roadside Stop: Michael D’z Pit Cooked BBQ is worth the stop
y’all stop when you’re on a roadtrip to Columbia – the bbq is excellent!
Grand Strand Weekend Top 10 🍻 3.23.23
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Food + Wine
Check out our most recent recommendations!
9 New Restaurants in the Grand Strand
BBQ, beer, pizza, and a brunch spot all coming to the Grand Strand culinary scene
What’s your favorite dish at eNoodles?
if you’re one of those people that get stuck on a menu item (🙋♀️) it’ll happen quickly at eNoodles. Everything is delicious, and once you order it once you’ll probably want to order it again.
Here’s where to find the best wine in Myrtle Beach
wine shops + tasting rooms from North Myrtle Beach down to Pawleys
Go. See. Try. Buy.
Daily picks for Lowcountry living
Check out our most recent recommendations for dining, shopping, and things to do for locals!
April Events in Myrtle Beach
Check out all the spring fun happening in Myrtle Beach in April! The annual Food Truck festival from March 31 – April 2 will feature more than 50 food trucks! The 2nd Annual Food, Beer & Wine Festival in Georgetown SC on April 29 will showcase local restaurants, …
See Live Music at the Historic Winyah Auditorium
a cool spot for live music in Georgetown
Find Your Next Beach Read
Pick up a new or used book and judge it by it’s cover at the Back Again Book Shop
What is the Lowcountry? The Lowcountry is the coastal area of South Carolina. The area includes the Grand Strand (North Myrtle Beach down to Georgetown), Charleston, and Hilton Head areas.
See & Do
Explore the Grand Strand
Food + Drink
dine local + drink wine
Charming southern Lowcountry style picks
fun places to go with good taste
Charlotte Foodie Weekend
where to eat on a quick trip to Charlotte, North Carolina
A week of fun things to do in Hilton Head Island
It may be cooler to travel the world, but Hilton Head’s charm is worth going back to year after year
Guide to Wine Tasting in Sonoma
Taste your way around Sonoma: the best places to go, see, and experiences to book.
Travel to Fairhope, Alabama for a Foodie Weekend
Fairhope is a southern vacation destination located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The pretty bay views and historic walkable downtown make it a fun foodie weekend getaway. My travel friend and I came up with the best foodie philosophy: rather than have big meals, we opted to have small bites more frequently in order to try …
Products We Love & Recommend
A curated collection of our Lowcountry favorites
To die for products. Things we can’t live without and buy over and over. Our favorite kitchen gadgets and exercise equipment. The absolute best pandemic stress shopping finds…
If we’ve bought it and fell in love — and we’d tell our best friend about it — we’re sharing it with you too. Click the button below to discover all of our best recommendations, from the ridiculous and fun to the high-quality must-haves.
Lowcountry Life F.A.Q.
We’ve got answers.
I’m looking for a date night restaurant. Where should we go?
Yes! We have two resources for you to check out: our top 20 restaurant picks in the Myrtle Beach area includes a list of cool locally-owned must-try restaurants to add to your list. For steak and fine wine in a casual, comfortable atmosphere: Check out Joe’s Bar & Grille. For locally-sourced seafood and a cool, trendy, bustling restaurant, head to Hook & Barrel for dinner and start out with the bomber shrimp and a spicy pineapple jalapeño margarita.
Where is the best place to get a craft beer?
The growing craft beer scene in and around Myrtle Beach offers so many options for beer lovers! We’ve rounded up the best breweries in the Myrtle Beach area. And you can find local craft brews from New South, Grand Strand Brewing Co., and Crooked Hammock at many restaurants around town.
I want to take a roadtrip but stay in the Lowcountry. Where should be we plan to visit?
Oh goodness, the Carolinas have so many fun places to visit. Two coastal Lowcountry destinations worth considering: Hilton Head is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in South Carolina with more than 50 miles of bike paths. Charleston, obviously, is an international destination for foodies with plenty of places to explore for history buffs, shopping buffs, and nature lovers.
I’d like to spend the day outside. Where should we go?
To Brookgreen you must go! But, if you’re a local, that’s certainly at the top of your list. Oh, the beach is another obvious choice. Huntington Beach State Park, Vereen Park in North Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach State Park are incredible spots to explore. We’ve rounded up the prettiest walking trails in the Grand Strand area.