4 Great Day-Trip Destinations Within a 1-Hour Drive of Grande Cayman Resort

Especially when the weather is comfortable — which is the case most of the year in the Myrtle Beach area — there are few better ways to take in the Grand Strand’s coastal scenery than while cruising down the road with the windows down and your favorite tunes on the stereo. And while the soundtrack of choice is entirely up to you, when it comes to the road-trip destinations, we do have a handful of highly recommended suggestions to offer.

Looking to take to the roads for a quick adventure during your Myrtle Beach getaway? Consider these four nearby day-day trip destinations located within an hour’s drive of Grande Cayman Resort — and all perfect for a fun day trip with your vacation crew:

Calabash, NC (22 miles, 30 minutes)

Known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” Calabash, NC, is a quaint coastal fishing village that’s famous for its seafood restaurants. In particular, the destination is a great spot for hungry visitors to grab fresh catches cooked up “Calabash style” — coated with a light, flavorful batter, then deep fried to a crunchy golden brown.


Bonus: Summertime visitors can catch free live music on Tuesday evenings at the Calabash Summer Concert Series at Calabash Town Park.

Little River, SC (19 miles, 25 minutes)

Another quaint area fishing village, Little River, SC, is known for its fishing charters, its fresh seafood, its beautiful and historic live oak trees, and its annual Blue Crab Festival held each May. For a fun and scenic stroll, head to Mineola Avenue to take in scenic views on the Intracoastal Waterway, along with some great local restaurants and gift shops.


Bonus: If you and your road-trip crew are feeling lucky, the Big M Casino offers daily gambling and dining cruises with games like slots, roulette and card-based table games.


Murrells Inlet, SC (21 miles, 32 minutes)

The seaside town of Murrells Inlet, SC, is a great place to enjoy nature and Lowcountry cuisine. In fact, both can be found in abundance with a stroll along the half-mile wooden boardwalk found at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, which offers great views of a natural saltwater estuary and a collection of local eateries, most specializing in seafood.


Bonus: Lovers of art and nature can get their fill of both at Brookgreen Gardens, a sprawling property home to sculpture-filled botanical gardens and the Lowcountry Zoo.

Georgetown, SC (42 miles, 57 minutes)

An ideal destination for history lovers, Georgetown, SC, is South Carolina’s third-oldest city, dating all the way back to its founding in 1729. Highlight attractions in this scenic city found on Winyah Bay at the convergence of four rivers include historic homes, buildings, and plantations, along with the Gullah Museum, which offers a peek into the arts, life and culture of the African-American Gullah Geechee people.


Bonus: Running for four city blocks behind the shops and restaurants of Front Street in downtown Georgetown, the Georgetown Harborwalk offers peaceful, scenic views of the Sampit River and Georgetown Harbor — and is an amazing place to catch a sunset.

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