South Carolina vacations
Visit South Carolina’s golf courses and sandy beaches for a relaxing vacation in this welcoming state. Myrtle Beach is a magnet for golfers and beach-lovers, popular for spring breaks for people of all ages. Select from over 100 golf courses around this Atlantic Coast city for a different venue every day. Enjoy 60 miles (100 kilometers) of beautiful sandy beaches or try the city’s attractions of mini-golf, theme parks, nightclubs, The Carolina Opry and over 1,400 restaurants.
Elsewhere on the state’s southern coast, visit Hilton Head and Kiawah Island for upscale golf and beach experiences. Tour the forest preserve, wildlife refuge, Harbour Town Lighthouse and Arts Center when you’re not on the sand or greens.
Become immersed in the Old South in Charleston. As you take a horse-drawn tour, your driver will regale you with stories and legends about this historic southern city, its plantations, antebellum buildings and ghosts. Walk south of Broad Street to see elegant old homes and gardens. The first shots of the American Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Visit the Fort Sumter National Monument to learn local details about that historic event.
Join thousands every April for the Cooper River Bridge 10K Run across Charleston’s Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Take the popular stroll across this stunning cable-stayed structure any time of year or admire it from Waterfront Park. Attend an autumn football game at The Citadel military college and appreciate views of the striking white Moorish buildings against a blue sky and the bleachers full of uniformed cadets.
Inland, visit Columbia, the state capital, for cultural pursuits at its zoo, State Museum and Museum of Art as well as the Confederate Museum. Congaree National Park is a mix of swamp and forest. See tall trees while following the elevated Boardwalk Loop through the park.
Greenville has one of the nation’s prettiest downtowns, with a circular bridge overlooking a tree-lined gorge, complete with free wifi.
As its slogan suggests, South Carolina truly offers smiling faces and beautiful places.