The best kept secret in South Carolina - Historic Georgetown, a small southern coastal town filled with charm, history and personality.
Historic Georgetown, South Carolina, is a beautiful quaint waterfront community easily accessible by land or sea. It is located just off of highway 17 half-way between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. If traveling by boat, the harbor is a great stopover along the ICW.
Surrounded by live oak lined streets, Downtown Historic Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in the state and is filled with history, charm and personality. It is a must visit destination for waterfront shopping, dining, boating, fishing, historic tours, and ghost tours. Most businesses are locally owned. Along Front Street and the Harborwalk, you will find one-of-a-kind stores selling high-end furniture, books, toys, clothing, shoes, gifts, housewares, jewelry and more. There are also great restaurants serving Lowcountry cuisine, fresh fish, Italian, pizza and sushi. It is also well worth the time to visit the museums and take a tour to learn about the area's incredible history. If you are looking for fun things to do with the family, check out the events calendar and partake in our fun festivals, parades, and concerts. Also, remember to bring your camera to capture some of the best photographic opportunities in the South. You will be pleasantly surprised so don't pass us by.
Come visit, shop, dine, tour, learn, stay and play!
One of the most noteworthy aspects of shopping in Historic Georgetown, SC, is that there are no big chain stores. Almost every business is owned and operated by someone who lives locally. You will find unique housewares, wonderful boutiques for men and women filled with apparel, accessories and shoes, precious children's clothing, antiques, high-end outdoor furniture, light fixtures that you've never seen before, art by local artisans, consignment items, books about coastal Carolina, and so much more!
Front Street in the Historic Georgetown SC is packed with many wonderful restaurants serving mouth watering Italian dishes, fresh seafood and Lowcountry cuisine. You will find upscale restaurants, casual waterfront dining, coffee cafes as well as diners that send you back in time. Whether you are looking for grilled grouper, steaks, salads, sushi, shrimp and grits or burgers and pizza Georgetown has it all!
Historic Georgetown SC is filled with things to do! Whether you are on a romantic get away or traveling with children and the family, you will find plenty of fun and educational things to do. There are boat tours, walking & tram tours and ghost tours. We have four museums where you can learn about our history. Check out our events calendar for concerts, movies in the park and festivals.