Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Georgetown offers visitors history, natural beauty and well-preserved homes dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Lighthouse Shell Island Tour + Plantation River Tour: Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours is one company in Georgetown that offers these two fascinating, fun tours. On the Lighthouse Shell Island Tour you’ll visit an unspoiled barrier island, only accessible by boat. Adults $35, children ages 4-12 are $30. On the Plantation River Tour cruise up the peaceful rivers past Plantation Mansions, abandoned rice fields, majestic old oaks, and even a ghost story or two. Same prices. Both run Monday – Saturday. Call 843.477.0287 for departure times for tours! Boarding on the Harbor Walk behind the Town Clock & Rice Museum at 701 Front St. Click here to book online.
Hopsewee Plantation Built circa 1740, this Plantation House is set on the North Santee River and is a National Historic Landmark. Stroll the grounds at your leisure during operating hours and enter two original slave cabins. Though a private residence, house tours are available for $20 ($17.50 if you’re over 65) and are very informative. Enjoy their Southern Tea or a delicious lunch in the River Oak Cottage Tea Room. Tours run Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm on the hour (tea room opens at 10:30am, closes at 3:30pm), Saturday 11am – 3:30pm (tea room opens at 10:30am, closes at 4pm). Visit hopsewee.com to schedule your tour and call 843.546.7891 with questions.
494 Hopsewee Rd.
Georgetown Harborwalk: Take a short, leisurely stroll along the waterfront and enjoy seeing the harbor, wildlife and boats. Offers an excellent collection of restaurants and bars. Entrance to Harborwalk next to the Rice Museum at 633 Front St. Happy walking and relaxing!
Georgetown Lunch: River Room: Rated #2 for restaurants in Georgetown by TripAdvisor, The River Room, is open Mon. – Sat. for lunch from 11am – 2:30pm and from 5pm – 10pm for dinner. Most of their lunch entrees range from $6.95 – $9.95. This excellent, local food joint is a gem, with their Shrimp and Grits entree being a fan favorite. Other delicious menu items include Bread Pudding with bourbon cream sauce, Joe’s Stuffed Chicken breast with cream cheese, smoked mozz & Cajun Tasso ham, their succulent soft shell Crab Sandwich and more. The restaurant also offers nice views of the harbor and boats for a relaxing meal. 801 Front St. | 843.527.4110
Georgetown Dinner: Alfresco Georgetown Bistro: Specializing in Italian and seafood, Alfresco Bistro aims to please with their amazing food, large selection of wine and warm inviting atmosphere. Enjoy dishes from Seafood Scampi to Fettuccini Carbonara when you dine with them. The popular dish? Risotto di Nero co Frutti di Mare, Black Risotto sauteed with bacon, brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, scallops and lobster! Open Mon. – Thurs. 11am – 9pm and Fri. – Sat. 11am – 10pm. 812 Front St. | 843.344.3869