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South Carolina Favorites

  • The Atlantic Ocean!

    On of the things I enjoyed most was seeing the Atlantic Ocean! The coast line here is very different than in San Diego and I enjoyed that difference very much. Actually, I lived on the East Coast when I was very young but remember very little about it and nothing about the ocean. It was quite interesting to see the Atlantic Ocean and though water...

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  • The Same The World Over!

    We were on our way out to do a bit of sight seeing and had to make this stop at the mail boxes. One of the most important duties of separated lovers is checking the mail. On this day a long awaited letter did arrive.

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  • Myrtle Beach, A Military Town

    Know that Myrtle Beach is a military town. Most cities in the USA, where a military base is located, is tremendously impacted by that presence, much as it would be by hosting a university. Many young people to accommodate and entertain. Myrtle Beach coast line is very popular during the summer months, there are plenty of night clubs for gathering...

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  • South Carolina (Greener,Palmetto...

    After finishing Peach Picking at York we proceeded to visit Charleston. Visitor Center there is so big compared to all that I have seen anywhere. We went on the horse (Mule) drawn carriage and enjoyed the streets with Palm trees, lovely houses (banglows) with gardens and rare trees (Banana etc) that I have seen in India or Europe earlier. Market...

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  • Places I've Visited in South Carolina

    My son and two grandchildren live in Summerville, SC. So I visit there fairly often.Pages I've made of major places in South Carolina (in alphabetical order) (first number tips, second photos and third traveloguesOne of our favorite places is: Beaufort 8 24 2 Charleston 9 28 2 Georgetown SC 14 30 2 Hilton Head Island 3 14 1 Isle of Palms 7 30 3...

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  • South Carolina-The Palmetto State

    When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the state flag. The palmetto tree was chosen because this tree had helped South Carolinians defeat the British during the Revolutionary War. The South Carolinians basically made a fort out of palmetto wood, which caused British cannonballs to bounce off of it. (Basically, I...

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  • South Carolina State Flag

    The South Carolina state flag is a reminder of the part South Carolina played in the American Revolution. In 1775, Col. William Moultrie was asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops. He chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem...

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  • Palmetto: South Carolina's State Tree

    The Sable Palmetto, a type of Palm, is South Carolina's official State Tree. Palmettos grow abundantly along South Carolina's coast and have been transplanted into the state's central piedmont. However, it is too cold for them to thrive at the higher elevations of South Carolina's mountains. The Palmetto also appears on the South Carolina State...

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  • South Carolina Welcome Centers

    At each of the 8 interstate highway entrances to South Carolina, coming from either Georgia or North Carolina, you will find a modern South Carolina Welcome Center. There is another one at Santee, in the center of the state near where I-95 and I-24 intersect.This is the best place to get free maps, brochures and even discount coupons for...

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  • Coastal Carolina Sunrise

    I normally have sunsets on my pages, but in this case, the sunrise over the Atlantic was too beautiful to ignore!The beautiful difference between sunsets on the West Coat, and sunrises on the East Coast, is the fact that on the West Coast, the sun goes down, everyone is out and about. On the East Coast, most people are still asleep, the sun rises,...

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  • Myrtle Beach Pavilion...The End of a...

    The Myrtle Beach Pavilion has attracted many people from all over the US and the World. Constructed in 1948, it primarly was used for dancing, and eventually became an arcade and the center of entertainment for all ages. An amusement park complete with a haunted house, Gravitron, and roller-coasters was built across the street for even more...

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  • Palmetto Tree

    The Palmetto tree is the official state tree of SC. (This is the tree on the state flag.) The Palmetto is so important because the tree helped the SC troops defeat the British during a battle at Sullivan's Island during the Revolutionary War, by absorbing British cannon fire into it's soft wood. The trees are found anywhere from South Carolina to...

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  • South Carolina State Flag

    The state flag of South Carolina was officially adopted in 1861. It has a white crescent moon and a white palmetto tree on a blue ground. Three white crescent moons (on a blue background) were first used on a South Carolina banner protesting the Stamp Act in 1765. In 1775, Colonel William Moultrie designed a banner for South Carolina troops; it had...

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  • Internet Cafe'

    For the person who just can't drag them selves away from their leashes, hunt for one of these internet cafe's. Check the local listing for a location near you. Price isn't to bad if you really need to stay hooked in.

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  • Spanish Moss

    There is just some thing about the south and Spanish Moss, it adds such old world feeling to the landscape. Love the way it drapes off the trees. It reminds me of Savannah GA., maybe because it only a 1/2 hour or so away, take 278 to I95 and go down a few exits.

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  • Visit the beaches

    Very nice beaches here in South Carolina. Clean, full of shells, and few people. Suggest swimming at public beaches where life guards are and swimming areas are clearly marked. Don't want to take any chances with currants & shark issues. Was very nice temp in April, around 75% + .As always please be mindful of the dunes.

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  • South Carolina Flag

    I've always like the South Carolina flag which is attractive, symbolic and unique. I've often taken photos of the moon in conjunction with a palm tree because I thought it was beautiful.The State Tree: The palmetto, South Carolina's state tree, grows in coastal areas of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It has played an important part...

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  • I mainly visited the coastal...

    I mainly visited the coastal part of South Carolina. I was on my way from Washington DC to Georgia.Due to the season I was there (Winter), it was definitively not crowded and I liked this.In South Carolina, I found out one of my favourite US Cities : C H A R L E S T O NThis city is extremely beautiful with lots of old houses (look a bit like you're...

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  • Visit a plantation to step...

    Visit a plantation to step back in time and understand why Scarlet was not about to give up her land so easily.

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  • Go to the beach! I have never...

    Go to the beach! I have never been to the west coast beaches, but Myrtle Beach is the best beach I've ever vacationed at. When my brother, Stan, first joined the army he went to boot camp in Columbia. We went there to see him graduate, it had been 4 months since I had seen him, so I was very excited. That is probably my favorite memory in South...

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  • Visit Broadway at the Beach!...

    Visit Broadway at the Beach! This place is fantastic! Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, you name it, its there.... Getting up in the morning, fixing breakfast for my boys, (2 sons, and hubby), and sitting on the balcony eating! Wonderful!

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  • Visit Charleston!!! It is...

    Visit Charleston!!! It is compact and offers renowned dining and shopping. King Street is full of quirky shops and great restaurants. Charleston is also full of magnificent mansions. You can easily get a guided tour of some of the more famous homes. You must also hit the beaches! The less crowed is Folly Beach off James Island. But if you want a...

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  • Eat She Crab Soup. It is the...

    Eat She Crab Soup. It is the SC version of crab chowder. can't really explain the taste but it is reminiscent of a creamy Manhattan Chowder. A party at Lake Moultrie. It was freaking awesome! The band, lots of girls, Navy personnel, locals. Whew.

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  • See the beach in Charleston.

    I was able to make the drive to Charleston over Labor Day 1999 to visit my childhood friend who currently lives there. I love the beach and Charleston had a great relaxed atmosphere that made me want to stay forever.

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  • My time in SC has been in...

    My time in SC has been in Myrtle Beach for the most part. That is usually why I go, and I never regret it. Charleston is also a beautiful place. Myrtle Beach during motorcycle week in mid May every year. Crazy crazy crazy.

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  • We went to golf and we were...

    We went to golf and we were certainly not disappointed. All of the courses we played were in excellent condition. The Hilton Head National, Old Carolina and Oyster Reef were our favorites. Hilton Head had a great vacation atmosphere. Strolling the beach, on the links, relaxing at the pool or having a great meal it was all first class.

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  • Go see Brookgreen Gardens,...

    Go see Brookgreen Gardens, this is one of the largest outdoor sculpture gardens in America. Even if you arenot an art fan, the beauty to be found there in 4 combinedplantations is unmatched anywhere. My fondest memories are of my childhood growing up in Cherry Grove next to the beaches and marshes. What I miss most when I am travelling are the...

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  • Went to Kiawah Island off the...

    Went to Kiawah Island off the coast of So. Carolina. Island had great beaches, excellent bike trails and great for families. Restaurants were to expensive. Left the Island for dinner. Charleston was a great place to see also. Weather was extremely hot and lots of alligators. The beach at night, with all the stars was awesome.

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  • We actually spend most of our...

    We actually spend most of our time on Hilton Head Island and we love the bike paths.While we were down there this time we met a lot of folks who live in Columbia and Charlotte who drive to Hilton Head for a break in the winter because the weather is better- we were surprised-Columbia is only a couple of hours away but they said that can make a real...

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  • Darlington speedway. If your...

    Darlington speedway. If your a nascar racing fan this is a buetiful track & race to see The friendliness of the local people.{ watching Dale Earnhardt win the race with Darryl Waltrip the only car on same lap}

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  • MYRTLE BEACH...IS A MUST FOR...

    MYRTLE BEACH...IS A MUST FOR EVERYONE TO COME TO...THERE IS SOMETHING HERE FOR EVERYONE...GREAT FOOD, NIGHT LIFE, FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, GOLFING, FISHING AND GARDENS...BROOKGREEN GARDENS IS A PREMIER SCULPTURE GARDEN AND THE GRAND STRAND AREA IS ALSO HOME TO OVER ONE HUNDRED EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES... FOR NIGHT LIFE AND DINING, BROADWAY AT THE BEACH...

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  • see the lovely Isle of plams ...

    see the lovely Isle of plams 20 mi from downtown chareston, go to market st, st phillips church, the battery, ft desoto, magnolia gardens plantation(a must) cooper river bridges!! the lexington ! go in the spring! its hot

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  • Check out the coast! Mytrle...

    Check out the coast! Mytrle Beach is so much fun! There is something for everyone! Dining, shopping, swimming, beachcombing, parks, golf, you name it! I have been coming here since I was a young boy! Now its my family tradition. We try to go every year. I have tried hotels, motels, condos, and camping and camping is our choice.

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  • South Carolina is a very...

    South Carolina is a very beautiful state with very friendly people. My favorite thing about SC is that when I'm driving south, South Carolina seems to be when I really feel like I hit 'The South.' I see the first palm trees of my trip, and on Rt. 95 South, I reach the infamous 'South of the Border' and Pedro's signs welcome me. Also, when I drive...

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