Are you a couple that is visiting the Pawleys Island area? Or are you a local who is trying to romance a new love interest? Sometimes finding date ideas can be difficult, especially in an area that you're not familiar with. Luckily for you, there are tons of awesome and romantic things to do in the Pawleys Island area for a wonderful date night. To help get your ideas flowing for what you want to do with your special someone, check out the list below:
Of course, going out for a nice dinner always makes for a great date. The issue lies in deciding where to go! There are so many wonderful restaurants in the Pawleys Island area that narrowing it down can be quite hard. However, let us make a few suggestions.
In addition to these restaurants, there are plenty of others in the area worth trying. Check out our restaurants page for more date night restaurant ideas!
If you’re in the mood to dance, or sit back and enjoy a live show, why not take your date out to see some live music? The following places host live music weekly (and sometimes nightly) in the Pawleys Island area:
If you’re looking for a fun yet relaxed activity for your date, check out this cool place in Pawleys Island called Palette to Palate. If you go to a class at Palette to Palate, you will be taught how to paint a certain picture from a trained artist. No matter what your painting skill level is, you and your date will have fun here learning how to paint together. Join a public class, or request a private lesson; either way, you’ll have a great time.
Another artsy date idea is going to All Fired Up Studio. Here, you and your date can choose from over 100 pottery designs to paint. Choose a piece to paint for yourself, or you and your date can choose something to paint as a gift for one another. If you’re looking for something unique to do for a date, this is a great option!
If you and your date are competitive people, or if you just want to have some nostalgic fun, check out the Garden City Pavilion Arcade. Boasting the largest collection of arcade games on the Grand Strand, Garden City Pavilion Arcade has been entertaining couples since 1969. Take a step back in time and enjoy a date at this fun entertainment complex.
The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is famous for its variety of restaurants and bars, however, while you can definitely grab a drink and watch live music here, sometimes its more romantic to go for a walk. Walk hand-in-hand along the MarshWalk and watch the sunset, or stargaze under a moonlit sky. The simplicity of this date can be very romantic, especially if followed up with a delicious dessert from one of the many restaurants found here.
You can always go the “old school” route and take your date out for a nice date to the movies. However, Frank Theatres CineBowl, & Grille at Inlet Square Mall is more than just your average movie theater. After watching a new flick on the big screen, grab a bite to eat or a drink at the bar. Then, have some fun playing arcade games or a game of bowling!
On a nice evening, playing a game of miniature golf can be a really fun date idea. Not only can you test your date’s competitive side (or let them win to flatter them), but you can also give your special someone pointers on how to improve their putt-putt game. There are several mini-golf courses in the area, such as:
If you’re looking for a unique type of nightlife for your date, why not head over to the Garden City Pier? Whether you decide to take an evening stroll over the ocean, grab a bite to eat at the cafe, listen to live music, sing karaoke, or play arcade games, the Garden City Pier offers many entertaining options for a nice date night.
The Grand Strand is always hosting annual and new events that can be great for dates. To find events to take your special someone to, check out our events page, which is updated frequently.