102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH

68. Historic Georgetown

The third-oldest city in South Carolina, Georgetown offers a glimpse of the state’s history along with great shopping, dining and scenery. Georgetown is located halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston along the Sampit River. The city embraces the Main Street feel of traditional downtowns with a mix of shopping, dining and history.

Shopping

Stroll down Front Street for a unique shopping experience that supports local businesses over big-box stores. Stores include antiques shops, art galleries, books and toys, clothing and home furnishings. Most stores are locally owned and operated and very happy to have your business!

Shopping
Dining

Utilizing great outdoor patios and decks for dining, the restaurants of Georgetown offer Southern hospitality and great food. Popular choices include: Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, which serves classic Italian food with fresh local ingredients; Kudzu Bakery, which has its original location in Georgetown and serves fresh baked goods and desserts; and Front Street Deli, which offers fresh-made sandwiches to order.

Dining
The Rice Museum

Here’s a little-known fact — in 1840, Georgetown produced almost half of the American rice crop. In fact, the region’s output was vital not only to the rest of the colonies, but to other countries as well. In addition to the permanent collection and rotating exhibits that feature the works of local artists, the Museum is also home to the Browns Ferry Vessel – the oldest vessel on display in the nation.

The Rice Museum
S.C. Maritime Museum

As South Carolina’s second-largest port, Georgetown has a rich history in the transportation, trade, and naval industries of the United States. Located on Front Street, visitors of the museum can explore this history through authentic artifacts, photographs, documents, and interactive exhibits. Also, the museum hosts a youth sailing camp for ages 8-14 each summer.

S.C. Maritime Museum