South Carolina Travel Guide

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While there is certainly a lot to be said about North Carolina, such as the warmth of its people, the beauty of the state, and the various cities boasting national history such as Charlotte, Raleigh, and Cary, its sister state, South Carolina, boasts just as much sights and sounds for the wayward traveler, and definitely has a more Southern feel to it than its northern counterpart. Once of the Province of Carolina which was one of the original 13 colonies that broke away from the British crown during the American Revolution, South Carolina was also a founding member of the Confederate States of America. As such, it boasts a deep Southern heritage and some racial and cultural issues which haven’t quite faded, despite the length of time since the Civil War.

South Carolina is a broad landscape of opportunities. The eastern portion of the state is largely coastal, and boasts such areas as Myrtle Beach, also known as the Golf Capital World. Meanwhile, Pawleys Island offers visitors a first-hand look at historic plantations, and Edisto Island is a haven of moss-covered oaks, pristinely- untouched beaches, and natural beauty just 45 minutes out from Charleston.

If visiting plantations and experiencing the Southern culture is on your agenda, then South Carolina is one of the best places to do so. From places like Charleston to Georgetown, to the capital city of Columbia, South Carolina can almost seem as though it is a portal back to another time in American history. The beauty of the Sand Hills, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the marshlands, the beaches, and the various state parks and swamps combine for a rich and heady mixture that, when thrown in with the southern BBQ and sweet tea and Southern accents, make for an absolutely perfect trip into a portion of the country that is vastly different from almost anywhere else. Whether it’s plantations, beaches, the food, the countryside, or the people, South Carolina has everything you need for the perfect trip.

Myrtle Beach #1 most popular location
The major hub for the surrounding beach towns and barrier islands stretching from Little River to Georgetown in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is a resort city in Horry County. While it was ini…
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Charleston #2 most popular location
Sometimes referred to as the “best-mannered” city in the United States, and long heralded as one of the absolute penultimate cities to describe Southern in every sense of the word, Charle…
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Hilton Head Island #3 most popular location
Hilton Head Island is the second largest island on the east coast. The island is divided into privately gated plantations with homes, condos,etc.) Some have hotels,rental and timeshare of ho…
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Columbia #4 most popular location
Columbia is the state capital and largest city of South Carolina. As of 2010, the census for the population of the city proper is 129,272. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but …
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North Myrtle Beach #5 most popular location
Destination…North Myrtle Beach, SC North Myrtle Beach’s stunning natural beauty is the Carolinas coast at its best. You couldn’t pick a better place to vacation. North Myrtle Beach…
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North Charleston #6 most popular location
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Greenville #7 most popular location
Greenville, is set among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina. Greenville's vibrant community welcomes visitors to experience breathtaking views…
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Florence #8 most popular location
Florences is located in northeastern South Carolina, also known as the Pee Dee area. It is 70 miles west of Myrtle Beach. It is the county seat of Florence County. It's next door neighbor,…
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Mount Pleasant #9 most popular location
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Beaufort #10 most popular location
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Rock Hill #11 most popular location
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Anderson #12 most popular location
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Sumter #13 most popular location
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Pawleys Island #14 most popular location
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Summerville #15 most popular location
Summerville's motto is "The Flower Town in the Pines". It is located in Dorchester County north of Charleston. In the early spring there are millions of spring blossoms, particularly azale…
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Dillon #16 most popular location
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Santee #17 most popular location
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Murrells Inlet #18 most popular location
Murrells Inlet is a small town south of Myrtle Beach in Georgetown County. Part of the Low Country in South Carolina, Murrells Inlet is an historic fishing village. It has more than 30 rest…
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Lexington #19 most popular location
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Saint George #20 most popular location
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Bluffton #21 most popular location
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Simpsonville #22 most popular location
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Yemassee #23 most popular location
Little River #24 most popular location
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Fort Mill #25 most popular location
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Ridgeland #26 most popular location
North Augusta #27 most popular location
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Travelers Rest #28 most popular location
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Hamer #29 most popular location
Folly Beach #30 most popular location
Folly Beach is a 15-20 minute drive from Charleston. A beautiful and clean beach with lots of ocean activities including surfing. Charleston locals call it the "Edge of America". There is …
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Pendleton #32 most popular location
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Kinards #33 most popular location
Sullivans Island #34 most popular location
Blackville #35 most popular location
Congaree #36 most popular location
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McClellanville #37 most popular location