Quality Inn & Suites
210 Church Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-5656
Fax: (843) 546-6116
Access five rivers and the Atlantic Ocean from this full service marina that offers an array of services including marine repairs and supplies, a hotel and restaurant on site, charter boats, fishing reports and information, laundry facilities, and picnic areas.
Tucked along the far end of Broad Street is the oldest standing religious structures in Georgetown, the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (named after King George II). With its history dating back to the early 1720s, the church building boasts of a unique architecture, and facades that define the various architectural styles during the earlier days. For years now, the church has withstood wars and natural calamities, and today stands a registered landmark in the US National Register of Historic Places. To know about the ministry and the services held, do check the website.
Once the third oldest city in the American colonies, this seafaring town is comprised of 16 blocks on the Sampit River on Winyah Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Dotted with shrimp and tour boats docked along the scenic Harborwalk boardwalk, visitors can enjoy landmarks and museums such as the 1842 Old Market Building Rice Museum with exhibits and artifacts on the production of "Carolina Gold" rice that made South Carolina wealthy. Front Street has a variety of quaint gift shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums. The Visitor Center provides maps, brochures and information on tours of the city that include some of the historic homes. - Natasha Lawrence
Purchased in 1905 by Bernard M. Baruch, the 15,560-acre(6297-hectare) property was a winter hunting retreat and rice plantation. Upon his death, the property passed to his daughter, Belle W. Baruch. In 1964 when she died, it became a nature and research center in association with Clemson University. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visitors can tour almost 40 buildings that show rice cultivation in the 18th and 19th Centuries, the history of the area and the 1930s mansion of the Baruch family. A visitor center at the entrance provides maps and information. Birding trips, three-hour tours by van, trail rides, field studies, fly fishing and a Plantation Christmas are some of the programs offered. During the year, many hands-on nature crafts and educational programs are available for kids. Check the website for tour and program fees; otherwise, admission is free. -Natasha Lawrence
Full service marina facility that provides an array of basic services such as gas, a country store, docking slips, and much more.
As one of the charming collection of eclectic stores that make up the historic Hammock Shops at Pawleys Island, this 2,700 square-foot former tobacco barn built in 1900 is everything Christmas.With thousands of ornaments, collectibles, and accessories, patrons can move from room to room exploring decorated trees, walls and doorways. This Christmas Mouse building is registered with the State Historic Preservation Office. Two other delightful Christmas Mouse shops in Myrtle Beach are located at 2306 South Kings Highway and 4852 Highway 17 South. - Natasha Lawrence
Built in 1801, the Georgetown Lighthouse was originally made of cypress wood which was later replaced by a brick tower in 1812. It was again rebuilt in 1867 after it was severely damaged during the Civil War and is now the oldest of its kind in South Carolina. This white, cylindrical, brick lighthouse is manned by the U.S. Coast Guard and is a part of the U.S. Coast Guard. It was added on National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Cross the causeway from Highway 17 to the north part of Pawleys Island to enjoy a pristine public beach where there are no high rises or commercial properties. Its name comes from a former 18th century rice plantation. Located between Georgetown and Myrtle Beach, the area is simply known as Litchfield. The southern part of Litchfield is open to public use, accessible between various homes. Parking is limited and there are no lifeguards or public facilities. However, bring a picnic lunch and beach gear and enjoy the peace and quiet. Bring your dog, but keep it on a leash between 9a-7p. Call ahead for precise timings.
Built of black cypress before the Revolutionary War, Hopsewee Plantation has been the continuous residence of only five families since 1735. A prosperous rice plantation during Georgetown's Golden Age before the Civil War, it is located on the north bank of the North Santee River 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Georgetown. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it is furnished with 18th and 19th-century furniture. For an entry fee, visitors can take "attic to cellar" tours of the manor that are offered every hour. Thomas Lynch, Jr., a South Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born here. After touring the house, take a stroll around the grounds. Those who only want to stroll the grounds pay a fee of USD7.50. -Natasha Lawrence
A community revitalization project of Murrells Inlet, this mile-long boardwalk features marshes along one side and a variety of restaurants and watering holes (from fine dining to laid-back bars) and shops along the other. Running along the southern end of the Grand Strand, this pristine salt marsh is for nature and wildlife lovers, history buffs, shoppers and folks who just want to enjoy Southern hospitality. Visitors can also look at boats in the marina, stroll the boardwalk, go fishing or crabbing on the Veterans Pier, rent a kayak or Jetski, have lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants with live entertainment or dance the night away. Visit their website for a list of restaurants that have their own schedule of events and live music. Free parking is also available. - Natasha Lawrence
As part of the Tupelo Bay golf complex, the mini-golf course is also known as Runaway Bay Mini Golf, which has two 36-hole miniature courses. One is Cockpit Country and the other is Dunns River Falls. Both are set in a tropical-themed park with numerous waterfalls, a lagoon with seaplane in the middle, tunnels, rivers and bridges. The courses take players around the lagoon and through caves. On a warm day, there are shaded areas to rest. In addition to the mini golf, the complex offers an arcade for kids, a snack shack and ice cream at Painters Homemade Ice Cream. The Cockpit Country course with 18 holes was designed for disabled access. There is free parking on site. Discount coupons can be found in the Myrtle Beach Coupon Book at visitor centers or online. Hours of operation are seasonal; call or check the website.
A licensed public fishing pier, this 668-foot (200-meter) long attraction offers some of the best fishing in the area. No saltwater fishing licenses are required, and season passes are available. There are fees for fishing but none to walk the pier. In addition to renting rods and tackle, the tackle shop offers drinks, sandwiches and snacks as well. Fishermen have caught sheepshead, flounder, bluefish, spot and pompano. At the end of the pier is the Deck Cafe, open during the summer. There is also a large arcade on the pier where winning tickets can be traded in for prizes. The Pier Cafe (open March through December) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also features patio dining, an indoor bar, karaoke and live entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours vary seasonally. Check the website for more information.