Georgetown can be explored comfortably in a couple of days, with several interesting museums and attractive parks to explore. The best 19th-century buildings are along Main St and especially along Ave of the Republic, just east of the Demerara River.
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Georgetown has a reasonable selection of hotels, with something to suit most budgets, although there's very little in the very cheapest categories.Eating
Georgetown has a reasonable selection of restaurants, although things are often rather dead in the evening outside the weekend. Snackettes are small eateries that serve inexpensive small meals (you usually order at the counter and the food is brought to your table), and are an excellent option for backpackers.Drinking & Nightlife
East of Newtown, Sheriff St is a raucous parade of bars, discos and nightclubs, with an equally raucous clientele plying the streets; it might be the action you're looking for, but it's not Georgetown's safest strip.Shopping
While Guyana has relatively few handicrafts that will appeal to visitors, you'll find pottery, baskets, wood carvings and jewelry on sale at the kiosks in Hibiscus Craft Plaza, in front of the post office.Travel with Children
Guyana is not a destination that springs to mind to attempt with children, as there is not a huge amount for them to see and do, travel is tough and journeys are long, facilities are basic, and creature comforts are lacking almost everywhere outside Georgetown. That said, adventurous kids will love the excitement of Kaieteur Falls, the Iwokrama Rainforest and river trips anywhere in the country.LGBT Travellers
Guyana is the only country in South America where homosexuality is still illegal and penalties are severe, with life sentences still potentially possible. However, attitudes are slowly changing, despite opposition from fiercely conservative religious groups in the country, and President David Granger has publicly voiced his support for decriminalization. In 2018 Guyana held its first ever Gay Pride Parade, which was attended by hundreds of marchers and went off without arrests or violence. LGBTIQ+ visitors to Guyana should be careful and discreet, but not discouraged from visiting the country, though requesting a double room might be problematic in some hotels.
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