Where Southern Time
Meets Maritime

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Wooden Boat Show

Tour de Plantersville

Jazz Brunch

Charlestones Christmas Show

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History, Food & More
visit georgetown, sc

At the center of South Carolina’s beautiful Hammock Coast is Georgetown, which USA Today named “America’s Best Coastal Small Town,” saying it offers “200-year-old homes (more than Charleston, in fact), scenic plantations (and) lots of Southern charm.” Georgetown is home to more than 250 historic homes in and around its downtown district, more than 60 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. All are within an easy stroll of the Harborwalk, where visitors discover delightful shops and award-winning restaurants. Picturesque views and Southern charm at its finest await visitors to Georgetown, where history and hospitality are found in abundance. Visitors can soak it all up under oak-lined streets while visiting five museums in the downtown, or “Front Street,” area. The town is located about an hour’s drive north from Charleston and about 45 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, and, in fact, several unspoiled beaches are only short drives from downtown Georgetown. For those looking for a taste of authentic coastal life, be it for a vacation or for a future home, Georgetown, South Carolina, is the place to be.

There's Nothing Quite Like A
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Wake up Southern
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There's So Much To Do
trip itineraries

The Unique Tastes Of Our
restaurants

It's no secret that Georgetown provides some of the freshest seafood along the east coast, but our restaurants offer so many other unique flavors that will tickle your tastebuds!

All Dining

SoCo Grille

Root

Rollin' Local

Ball & Que Restaurant

The Historic
front street

At the center of South Carolina’s beautiful Hammock Coast is Georgetown, which USA Today named “America’s Best Coastal Small Town,” saying it offers “200-year-old homes (more than Charleston, in fact), scenic plantations (and) lots of Southern charm.” Georgetown is home to more than 50 historic homes in and around its downtown district, many on the National Register of Historic Places. All are within an easy stroll of the Harborwalk, where visitors discover delightful shops and award-winning restaurants. Picturesque views and Southern charm at its finest await visitors to Georgetown, where history and hospitality are found in abundance. Visitors can soak it all up under oak-lined streets while visiting five museums in the downtown, or “Front Street,” area.

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Spark Creativity
trip ideas

Planning a day trip or weekend in Georgetown? Below you will find a few sample itineraries that will help you decide what to do during your stay!

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Take A Tour

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Fishing Retreat

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Play A Round

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Couple's Getaway

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Outdoor Enthusiasts

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A Town Rich In
history

Walking along streets lined with ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss, visitors of Georgetown delight in discovering that our quaint seaside town has played a large role in the history of South Carolina and the United States. Georgetown was founded in 1729 at the confluence of five rivers: the Black, Great Pee Dee, Small Pee Dee, Waccamaw and Sampit. It is the third oldest city in South Carolina, following Charleston and Beaufort. The earliest residents of the Georgetown area were Native American tribes, which are responsible for many of the names assigned to natural features throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The Wee Nee (black-water or dark-water people), Pee Dee (coming and going), Waccamaw, Winyah and Santee were among the tribes that called this area home. The Waccamaw still have tribal grounds nearby.

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