The area around George Town holds many beautiful places for tourists to visit. The famous Seven Mile Beach at the western end of Grand Cayman Island was titled “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. Despite heavy damage when Hurricane Ivan struck in September 2004, the beach and its surrounding hotels have recovered almost completely. The waters offshore are excellent for snorkeling. Near Seven Mile Beach are also the popular attractions of Hell, a black limestone formation, a farm of Green Sea Turtles, and Stingray City, a shallow underwater area just offshore popular with scuba divers.

The main attractions of Grand Cayman can be visited cheaply with the Heritage Passport, which gives a 25% discount for adults and a free pass for children. The National Museum has exhibits detailing the history and culture of the Cayman Islands over the last 400 years. The Pedro St. James Historic Site is a reconstruction of the 1780 house where the Legislative Assembly first formed. Grand Cayman’s Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has 65 acres of local flora, including bromeliads, hibiscus and water lilies. There is also a lake at one end that is home to many birds. The National Trust administers this park, as well as several other cultural and natural landmarks, including Heritage Beach, Fort George and East End Lighthouse Park.