Taking To The Trail With RJ & Liz | Georgetown, South Carolina
Georgetown is a vision of the old south, willow trees, colonial homes, everything prim and proper.
We stayed at Baxter’s Brewhouse Inn, overhyped for what it was. It was a beautiful old colonial home, so if that’s what you like, that may be enough to make this worthwhile for you. Not much of a brewhouse, just a few selections. The good parts, it was two blocks from the wharf and restaurants, and all the old colonial homes were decorated for the holidays.
We lucked out and were able to eat outside on the deck for a couple of sunny and warm December days. Liz walked around old historic cemeteries in the city with fascinating history, including a Jewish cemetery and many old churches.
Places to eat :
Buzz’s Roost is a good place on the water for a hamburger and fries.
Address: 911 Front St Georgetown
Website : buzzsroost.com
River Room Restaurant, Shrimp and Grits, anyone, I would give the food a 7 out of 10. That seems to be the same score for all the restaurants in town, passable.
Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown
Website : riverroomgeorgetown.com
Things to do :
Hopsewee Plantation: The birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Address: 494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC.
Website : Hopsewee.com
Hobcaw Barony: 16,000 acres with a museum featuring colonial life.
Address: 22 Hobcaw Rd, Georgetown SC
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. You can tour the Plantation Mansion, visit the historic cemeteries, and have a picnic under an old southern oak tree.
Address: 1950 Rutledge Rd, McClellanville, SC
Rice Museum. Learn the story of Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first U.S. African American Congressman.
Address: 633 Front St Georgetown, SC
Website : Ricemuseum.org
Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center. Over 24,00 acres of land and wildlife. See the bird in the marshes.
Address: 1 Yawkey Way S, Georgetown SC
Santee Coastal Reserve. A good 20 miles of hiking trails are available.
Address: Santee Gun Club Rd, McClellanville, SC
As far as temporary military lodging, you are in luck. Short Stay Navy Recreational area has it all and is located right under 50 miles southwest of Georgetown. This facility offers everything from 2 and 3 bedrooms villas to an RV park or rustic cabins.
Short Stay Navy Recreational Area
Address: 211 Short Stay Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone : (843) 743-2608