Autumn Is the Prime Time to Fall in Love With Litchfield Beach

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Millions of visitors spend their summer vacations on the Grand Strand every year, but the savviest of travelers love to come in the fall. Whether it's the smaller crowds, the milder temperatures or the scenic beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the fall, repeat guests have fallen in love with an autumn retreat to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and the south side of the Strand.

Although there are numerous year-round reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach, including the 600-acre oceanfront property's first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and Southern hospitality, fall presents its own unique set of opportunities for a picture-perfect getaway. Here are just five of the many reasons to book your autumn escape to Litchfield Beach today:

* Smaller Crowds: With 600 acres of paradise, Litchfield Beach always offers plenty of room to escape the big crowds. But there's even more room to roam in the fall, and the same is true of the population density off the property. The number of visitors drops off dramatically on the Strand in the fall, making it easier to venture off the resort and explore some of the areas that are sometimes too congested to enjoy in the summertime. Travel times for trips to nearby towns like Myrtle Beach and other hot spots are virtually cut in half during the autumn months, and wait times for dining go from reservations recommended to immediate seating.

* Festivals: Once the summer rush is over, the Strand loves throw a party — make that several parties — as celebrations of all types are held up and down the coast. The Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival kicks off the autumn social calendar on Labor Day weekend at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, followed by a full lineup of music, food, arts, crafts and fall seasonal shindigs. Early highlights include the Seacoast Artists Guild's Art in Common festival (Sept. 24-25), the Seaside Palette and Chalk Walk in historic Georgetown (Sept. 24), and the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art (starts Sept. 24), just to name a few.

* Golf: There's never a bad time to play golf on the Grand Strand, but the fall is the best time of all — and Litchfield Beach is the place to do it. In addition to the adjoining Litchfield Country Club, which was recently named the 2016 Myrtle Beach Area Course of the Year, our guests have easy access to dozens of championship layouts on the South Strand. In fact, Litchfield Beach is located right in the middle of a cluster of outstanding courses known as the Waccamaw Golf Trail. Experience the thrill of playing award-winning courses like Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and TPC Myrtle Beach just a short drive away. Fall is also the ideal time to play tennis, go fishing, or enjoy our hiking and biking trails.

* Seafood: Fall is harvest time for shrimp, oysters, blue crabs and a variety of fish species, so the local restaurants are brimming with fresh catches. Feast at the upscale eateries of Pawleys Island and at the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, and taste seafood fresh from the docks. Better yet, grab a fishing pole or a crab net and spend the day catching dinner.

* Weather: Ah, we saved the best reason to visit Litchfield Beach in the fall for last. In autumn, the South Strand gets the same sunny days of summertime, but without the wicked humidity. The warm and gentle ocean breeze keeps things even nicer on the immediate coast, especially during an evening stroll down the beach. The weather is pleasant in September, October and even well into November and December, providing the perfect environment for a beach getaway.

If those aren’t enough reasons to convince you to visit Litchfield Beach in the fall, just close your eyes and picture yourself sunning on our white-sand beaches, floating down our lazy river, teeing it up on our award-winning golf courses, and relaxing in our cozy accommodations and full-service spa. Now open your eyes and make your fall vacation plans today. We look forward to giving you a much-deserved fall break.