Georgetown retains much of its old town charms, and tourism is a big part of the business. As a result it has a fairly low crime rate, and petty crime within the city is generally low, but as with traveling anywhere a certain amount of caution should always be maintained, especially at night. The town does have some areas that should be avoided, and while women can generally visit the town alone, and not feel unsafe, some caution should still be maintained. Don’t flash large sums of money, and keep an eye on your possessions while on the go. Photocopies of travel documents and credit cards should be kept separate from the originals and key telephone numbers maintained to contact banks if credit cards are stolen or lost.

If you’re using a rental car make sure to lock the doors while visiting tourist attractions, as well as the area’s various museums, restaurants and attractions. The roads throughout South Carolina are generally well maintained, but in the rural parts outside of Georgetown there are not a lot of street lights or lamp posts so you should be aware of this when driving late at night.

Keep in mind that South Carolina is one of only a few states that adhere to blue laws, and this disallow the sale of alcohol on Sundays. As a result the laws for being grossly intoxicated in public are taken very seriously.