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Day Trip from Myrtle Beach: Georgetown

While vacationing in Myrtle Beach you may decide that you want to branch out and explore some nearby towns. One such town that is great for a day trip from Myrtle Beach is Georgetown.

Located about 30 miles from Captain’s Quarters Resort, Georgetown is easily accessible by hopping on Highway 17 and heading south.

Known for its rich history and southern living, Georgetown is a great place to visit if you are a history buff, love small towns or just want to escape the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach.

Georgetown has been the site of Native American tribes, European settlements, plantations and pirate activity. One of the oldest cities in the state, Georgetown was once known as a large exporter of rice and indigo.

Its rich history can be found around every corner as various tours are offered and historical sites are open for exploring.

One such historical building which is popular for visitors is the Kaminski House Museum, which is located in the Historic District. Dating back to 1769, this historic building boasts historic décor and is a must-see for those visiting Georgetown.

For those with a nautical interest, Georgetown is the home of the South Carolina Maritime Museum, which features exhibits, photographs and more.

While you are in town, be sure to take a tour with one of the local guides. There are a variety of tours available such as Cap’n Rod’s Plantation River Tour, Carolina Rover Tour, Ghosts of Georgetown Lantern Tours and the Swamp Fox Georgetown Historic District Tour. If you are looking for a nature preserve tour, tours are also available at the Hobcaw Barony Discover Center.

Fishing is also a popular activity in Georgetown and many local companies are available for fishing charters including Sweet Tea Charters, Top Knotch Fishing Charters and Kingfisher Guide Service for those who want to try their hand at fly fishing.

While in Georgetown on your day trip from Myrtle Beach, be sure to visit their historic Front Street. Here you can find delightful home-style cooking and quaint shops. Be sure to stop by Kudzu Bakery & Market or the Rice Paddy Restaurant for a bite to eat and stop by Coffee Break Café for a cup of Joe. Shopping options on Front Street range from art to clothing to antiques. Pick up some new décor for your home from Bienvenue Home Accents or find a new book at Clock Tower Books.

Now that you know a little bit more about the historic nearby Georgetown, you can start planning you day trip for a fun adventure during your vacation in Myrtle Beach!

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