Start your “South 17” tour just off the highway
in Williamsburg, a living museum of American
history. Stroll though the Historic Area to observe
skilled craftsmen plying their 18th-century trades or
enjoy an authentic Raleigh Tavern dining experience.
Plan side trips to nearby Jamestown and Yorktown,
as well as visits to some of the area’s new residential
Back on U.S. 17 heading south into North Carolina, make a stop along the way in Elizabeth City,
Edenton, Washington or New Bern. Each offers historic downtown areas and enticing riverside neighborhoods.
North Carolina’s vibrant port city of Wilmington is next on your Coastal Highway tour. Recently
named by USA Today as “America’s Best Riverfront
City,” Wilmington’s Riverwalk area offers unique
shops and restaurants. Springtime events like the NC
Azalea Festival (April 8-12) and the Orange Street
ArtsFest (May 23-24) highlight the city’s love of nature and culture for visitors and residents alike.
U.S. 17 - The Coastal Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC
U.S.Highway 17 spans almost 1,200 miles from the Virginia mountains to Florida’s Gulf Coast, but most
of the route meanders along the Atlantic
Seaboard through some of the South’s
most historic and hospitable cities.