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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in November

By Marissa Polascak • October 05, 2017

Have you ever considered visiting Pawleys Island in November? We think that Pawleys Island is beautiful no matter what time of year you come, and visiting in November allows you to enjoy mild weather and all the great things to do around town. If you’re planning a trip to Pawleys Island this November, then be sure to check out this list of 10 things to do:


Celebrate Thanksgiving this year in Pawleys Island and enjoy giving thanks in a beautiful Lowcountry setting. Vacationers often either cook a feast in their accommodation (if there is a kitchen that they can use) or check out one of the many local Thanksgiving specials going on. Keep an eye out in the near future for a blog post with updates on what restaurants will be throwing Thanksgiving celebrations this year!

Fall & Holiday Festivals

While you’re in town during the month of November, be sure to check out these fun festivals:

  • Art in the Park – November 4&5; 11&12
  • Dickens Christmas Show and Festival – November 9
  • 2017 SC State Bluegrass Festival – November 23
  • Nights of a Thousand Candles – November 30


In addition to festivals, there are also all of these great events going on throughout November:

  • Souper Supper- November 5
  • Carolina Beach Music Awards – November 12
  • 2017 Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast – November 18
  • Lighting of the Landing – November 18
  • 2017 Surfside Beach Turkey Trot – November 23
  • Intracoastal Christmas Regatta – November 26
  • Town of Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting – November 30

Holiday Shows

November is the start of the award-winning holiday shows at local theatres. While visiting in November, make a point to buy tickets to one or more of these family-friendly shows: The Carolina Opry Christmas Special – The Christmas Show of the South; The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre; Legends in Concert Christmas Show; GTS Theatre’s Motown Christmas Tribute and Crazy Country Christmas.

Holiday Shopping

The Pawleys Island area is home to many great places to shop, whether you’re looking for something for yourself or for your loved ones. And, while you’re here, you may as well get a head start on holiday shopping. Catch deals on Black Friday, or simply just browse through some stores on another day. Check out these places to shop in and around Pawleys Island.

Have a Nice Meal

Vacation isn’t vacation without treating yourself to some delicious meals. Lucky for you, the Pawleys Island area boasts several top-rated restaurants serving up fresh seafood and a variety of other
types of cuisines. If you need inspiration for where to eat while you’re here, check out our restaurants page.

Treat Yourself to Relaxation

Relax! You’re on vacation! Of course, you can always kick back at your accommodation, but you can also go to the beach and enjoy a walk or a picnic during the month of November since the weather is
pretty mild. Other ways to relax in Pawleys Island include going out for a drink with friends on the MarshWalk, spending time outdoors, going to a spa, and more. Check out our list of ways to relax in Pawleys Island for more inspiration.

Play Outside

The Pawleys Island area is absolutely beautiful, so why not spend as much time as possible outside? Sure, you can hang out at the beach every day while you’re here, but there are also many other things to do. Go on a boat tour, rent a bike, visit Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park, go golfing, and more!

Day Trip

One fun thing to do while you’re in Pawleys Island is take a day trip to a nearby town. This is especially great to do in November when there are less people on the road. Take a trip to Charleston, Georgetown, North Myrtle Beach, Calabash, Wilmington, and more; all of which are within a short driving distance from Pawleys Island.

Visit a Plantation

The Lowcountry area in and around Pawleys Island is rich in history, and much of this history includes the existence of plantations. There are several plantations near Pawleys Island that are worth visiting to see their beauty and learn all about their history. Check out this blog post to learn more.