Scenic beauty, history and gorgeous weather are must-haves for any vacation. Make your next trip extra special when you visit the state of South Carolina! Here are a few of the must-see cities and attractions:
Explore the Historical Sites of South Carolina
Plan on waking up early and going to bed late if you want to see all of the historical and cultural attractions in this vibrant, South Carolina city. You may need to reserve a Charleston car rental to get to and from museums, historic buildings and homes, but you’ll be on your feet for the majority of the day as you tour some of the oldest sites in American history.
The Boone Hall Plantation is rated by NBC Daytime Television is a must-see. The 300-year old plantation is still in operation today. While you’re visiting you will get to see the inside of the main house, the gardens, and the slave cabins. You can also ride on a coach tour and eat in the cafe.
Another popular historic attraction is the Fort Sumter National Monument. To get to the historic site, you will have to dock the cruise boat, which will transport you to the island fort. Cruise tours depart from the Visitor Education Facility, located at Liberty Square.
Sightsee the Great Outdoors
Prepare to stretch your legs in Greenville. The city offers gorgeous parks and nature preserves for outdoor enthusiasts. Take your Greenville rental car to the Liberty Bridge and walk the 355-foot pathway for breathtaking views of the historic waterfall.
Spend the morning or afternoon exploring the trails, lakes and mountain views at the Blue Ridge Mountains. After walking around for a few hours, you’ll likely be ready to sit down and enjoy a nice meal. Enjoy a traditional, Southern comfort meal at Augusta Grill. If you want something on the lighter side, Soby’s On the Side bistro-style eatery, has a large selection of soups, salads and sandwiches to choose from - just make sure you save room for dessert!
Discover the Ocean Front
It’s hard to believe anyone would come to Myrtle Beach and not plan on spending their entire vacation parked out near the ocean front. But for those travelers who can break away from the sand for a little while, they’ll soon discover that there is more to do than get a tan!
Water-based attractions that don’t require you to actually get wet include a visit to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Some of the ships accessible to visitors include the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Another fun and educational water attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium. Ripley’s Aquarium is one of five locations associated with Ripley’s Believe It or Not.