28 Mar Live a “Stone’s Throw Away” from Everything at StoneGate
Living at StoneGate at Prince Creek means being surrounded by all that coastal living has to offer you. Between the beach and the inlet, there is plenty to see and do. Another benefit is your location – you’re only a short distance away from the exciting towns of Georgetown and Charleston, South Carolina to the south and Wilmington, North Carolina to the north. Because you’re only a short driving distance from these towns, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and plan some fun day trips.
When you start heading south, passing by a few plantations and over a few bridges, you’ll find yourself in the quaint southern coastal town of Georgetown, South Carolina. Don’t judge this city by its size because it is filled with a rich history and plenty of places to explore. Take a stroll down Front Street or the Georgetown Harborwalk along the waterfront and check out the artisan shops that carry everything from high-end furniture, books and clothing to jewelry, toys and much more. Take a moment to watch the boats as they dock, bringing in the catches of the day. Various restaurants are mixed in with these stores, offering dining options including low country cuisine and fresh seafood. Check out some of the museums, such as the Rice Museum or Kaminski House Museum, to learn more about the history of the 3rd oldest city in the state. Tours of the town are offered by land and by sea. There are walking history tours, Ghost Walks – as well as boat tours that explore the surrounding coastal ecosystem.
As you continue your trek down south along the coast, you’ll notice more live oak trees with Spanish moss lining the streets. Driving across the striking Ravenel Bridge leads you right into the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Wander down the cobblestone streets by the Old Slave Mart filled with locals selling handmade treasures such as intricately woven sweetgrass baskets, herbs and spices, leather purses, jewelry and much more. Hop on a carriage and take a tour of the city by horse-drawn carriage and learn all about the rich history of this coastal town. This town is known for it’s Southern Charm, shopping, and cuisine. Make sure to walk down King Street to shop and discover tons of restaurants that offer everything from low country cuisine, to fresh seafood and “farm-to-table” style fare. And if you’re into craft beer, there are plenty of small, local breweries that offer tours and samples of their handcrafted beer.
If you decide to head north instead of south, you’ll discover the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Located along the Cape Fear River, there is a beautiful Riverwalk to stroll along which boasts amazing views of the sunset. For a taste of history, hop aboard the Battleship North Carolina and learn about one of the first of ten fleets of fast battleships to join the American fleet during World War II. One of the best ways to tour the city is by boat, so be sure to take a sightseeing water tour that occasionally features live acoustic music onboard. There are plenty of boutique shops to venture through – as well as amazing hole-in-the-wall restaurants to try. There’s also a hidden gem called the Airlie Gardens filled with beautiful flowers, sculptures, fountains, stunning trees, and more.
Although there is plenty to do around Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach, it’s nice to be able to explore other neighboring towns that are only a short driving distance from the StoneGate community. As the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to plan a few day trips and discover all that Georgetown, Charleston and Wilmington have to offer.