South Carolina Travel Guide

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Map of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach


Hilton Head Island




North Myrtle Beach




Pawleys Island


Isle of Palms








Sullivans Island






Edisto Island


Edisto Beach


Surfside Beach






Kiawah Island


Murrells Inlet








Fripp Island






Mount Pleasant


Hunting Island State Park


Lake Wylie


Fort Sumter National Monument


James Island






Harbor Island




Daufuskie Island


Table Rock State Park




Parris Island




Moncks Corner


North Charleston






Kings Mountain National Military Park




Fort Mill


Congaree Swamp National Monument






Rock Hill


Myrtle Beach

See all 324 Myrtle Beach Tips
  • In The Ocean

    Myrtle Beach Warnings and Dangers

    You need to be cautious of the ocean. If you don't want to risk getting cut by Zebra Muscles, wear water shoes, i didn't but its a suggestion. Also when the tides become stronger make sure to always e on the look out for your swim partner, the current usually pulls you down the beach. And in my opinion, the jelly fish are what you need to be...

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach...

    Myrtle Beach Hotels

    This hotel is new, clean, is right on the beach and is a good value, however in all my years of...

  • The Only Place That really Rocks

    Myrtle Beach Nightlife

    The Sound Hole is the place you go when you love loud, original, live music. From the moment you walk into this converted house, you can feel the atmosphere of a funky rock club pour over you. The stage is adjacent to the bar so the action is always right there. The staff is friendly and funny and make the most original shots in Myrtle Beach (Try a...


Hilton Head Island

  • Harbour Town

    Hilton Head Island Things to Do

    the harbour town lighthouse was built in 1970 and is the most recognizable modern symbol of hilton head island. inside of the lighthouse is a viewing area, small museum, and a gift shop. at the base of the lighthouse are a couple of restaurants and harbour town marina. a very touristy thing to do when on hilton head island. note there is a $5 fee...

  • Crowne Plaza Hilton Head

    Hilton Head Island Hotels

    This is one of those hotels which is on a "Plantation" which means that you have to go through a...

  • Plan Ahead to Get the Most From Trip,...

    Hilton Head Island Favorites

    I love the beaches here! They are wide, clean, and so natural compared to many that our family has been to. The waves are perfect for the kids - not rough like many that we've visited. At times they are almost lake like. There are miles of bike paths so you are going to want to arrange to have a bike ahead of time. Also, if you are coming with...



See all 801 Charleston Tips
  • Battery Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Charleston Things to Do

    Battery Park and White Point Garden offer views of Fort Sumter, scenic antebellum homes, and a number of historic monuments. Located at the southeastern point of the city, the area was established initially as Fort Broughton in 1735, later as Fort Wilkins, as a park in 1837, and it later became a Confederate artillery battery during the Civil War....

  • Best Western King Charles Inn

    Charleston Hotels

    Fabulous location, from here we walked all over Charleston. Quiet & very clearn room very small but...

  • Hyman's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Charleston Restaurants

    Loved the photo's of famous diners. We sat at a table with the markings of Joe Lieberman. Restaurant is a block long, we had a drink at the bar on the first floor and worked our way through 3 rooms upstairs to one of many dining rooms. On the way out we wound through more dining rooms and downstairs through the gift shop. Servers were friendly and...


North Myrtle Beach

  • Buffet

    North Myrtle Beach Restaurants

    We eventually stopped near Calabash Seafood (which is not in Calabash) at the Chinese place with the 102 piece buffet (It's now 120 pieces). It was $5.25 for all you could eat for seniors. (Regular people pay $1 more) Afterwards we walked back and looked at the waterway which was behind the restaurant.

  • Avista Resort

    North Myrtle Beach Hotels

    I booked the Avista Resort after looking around at several hotels/condos in North Myrtle. What...

  • Barefoot Landing

    North Myrtle Beach Shopping

    This is an enormous mall setup which has been described as the most expensive free docks on the ICW. With over 100 specialty shops, and 13 factory direct stores to browse through. I have to say though, that the only thing Bob bought was some fudge. Shop listings:Barefoot General StoreBearfoot Dolls & BearsBig Dog SportswearBurlington ShoesCreative...



See all 212 Columbia Tips
  • Congaree National Park

    Columbia Off The Beaten Path

    Congaree National Park is a 26,546 acre park which is a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. There is an elevated boardwalk trail that winds through swampy forest from the visitor center to Weston Lake. The park offers a variety of outlets for you to explore nature. There are numerous hiking trails as well as places to paddle your canoe or...

  • Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

    Columbia Hotels

    i would recommend the hampton inn-downtown because of it's excellent location. it is located in the...

  • Dollar/Thrifty @ CAE Airport - DO NOT...

    Columbia Transportation

    Hi all, just wanted to post a warning to anyone traveling in the Columbia, SC area. Do not rent from GSP Transportation (which runs Dollar and Thirfty out of the Columbia airport). I traveled here in July 2011 and rented a car from them for one day. I did not opt to take insurance, and long story short, they claimed I scratched their car (which I...


Pawleys Island

See all 36 Pawleys Island Tips

Isle of Palms

See all 30 Isle of Palms Tips
  • Golf and Cruising on the Charlestonian

    Isle of Palms Sports & Outdoors

    This boat was in front of us in Isle of Palms. I found it fascinating. Apparently it charters for golfing vacations and receptions.From their website:On the Charlestonian, it’s as if you are on the private yacht of a friend who knows the best bays, basins and waterways in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, can put together a great game of golf .. and...

  • Homewood Suites Mt Pleasant

    Isle of Palms Hotels

    1998 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Good food, Right on the beach

    Isle of Palms Restaurants

    We have eaten here everytime we go to Isle of Palms. We have sent others here too and they have loved it. It is a beach restaurant / bar. We have taken the children there and they have enjoyed it too. Just a beachy atmosphere. Nothing fancy but the food is good and the drinks are cold.It actually looks like it might be a good nightspot for drinking...



See all 83 Greenville Tips
  • A Good Start To the Day

    Greenville Restaurants

    We stopped at Tommy's on our way back home for a good breakfast before we got on the road. Tommy's gave us that and more. We walked in and didn't realize it was so casual that you sat yourself but I'm going to say it out loud as a Democrat I wasn't afraid to ask one of the folks leaving whether or not to seat ourselves. As he was very polite in...

  • Westin Poinsett

    Greenville Hotels

    In 1924, $1.5 Million dollars was alot of money. A 200 room hotel however was desparately needed in...

  • Loved This Down Home Place!

    Greenville Restaurants

    This restaurant was around the corner from our hotel and had received numerous good reviews so we were really looking forward to it. It did not disappoint. It's kind of cafeteria-y, you choose a meat and two sides with an extra side if that's what you want and then it's brought out to you. You help yourselves to the drinks which made my bestie...



See all 94 Beaufort Tips
  • Beaufort Movie Tour

    Beaufort Things to Do

    Our air-conditioned Beaufort Movie Tour van takes you to sites and homes where the stars stayed in downtown Beaufort. Locations surrounding Beaufort such as The Gump Medical Center (funded by Forrest’s “gazillions” he earned running the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company), The National Cemetery where The Great Santini was buried and the big tree from...

  • City Loft Hotel

    Beaufort Hotels

    301 Carteret Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29902, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • berners barnwell sams house

    Beaufort Things to Do

    pictured is the dependency of the berners barnwell sams house. this building contained a blacksmith shop, cook house, laundry. and b.b. sam's slaves lived here.



See all 13 Orangeburg Tips
  • russell street

    Orangeburg Things to Do

    russell street runs through the heart of downtown orangeburg. russell street is lined with shops and restaurants. many of the attractions of downtown are a short walk from russell street.

  • Southern Lodge

    Orangeburg Hotels

    3616 St. Matthews Road, Highway 601 at I26, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 29118-8214, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • old presbyterian cemetery

    Orangeburg Things to Do

    the old presbyterian church cemetery is the final resting place of many of orangeburg's early citizens. the old presbyterian cemetery was established in 1835. general david flavel jamison a founder of the citadel and the president of the south carolina secession convention is buried here.


Sullivans Island

  • fort moultrie

    Sullivans Island Things to Do

    fort moultrie is an interesting and historic significant place to visit on sullivans island. fort moultrie was originally built during the revolutionary war and was named after it's commander, william moultrie. on june 28 1776 a british fleet tried to attack charleston. after a nine hour battle the canons of ft. moultrie repelled the british and...

  • Sullivan's Island's Oldest Restaurant

    Sullivans Island Restaurants

    We were looking for a restaurant where we had dinner last spring, and went across the Ben Sawyer Bridge, turned right and went almost out to the lighthouse. Then we turned around and came back and stopped here. The decor was interesting - there was wooden wainscoting and above that palmetto trees were painted in tones of brown and green. There were...

  • Looks Interesting

    Sullivans Island Restaurants

    This place was across the street from Station 22 and looked interesting, but did not look like a place for dinner.Later, when we went to Fort Moultrie, we went here for lunch. The Charleston Post and Courier dining guide (URL below) says:"Handñcut fries, gourmet burgers, fish tacos, salads, soups, specialty sandwiches. 20 imported & micro brews on...



See all 50 Georgetown Tips
  • hampton plantation

    Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

    in 1744 daniel horry purchased 600 acres near present day mc clellanville for a rice plantation. in the mid 1740's horry built the georgian style mansion that you see today. hampton plantation is named after hampton hall in england. during the revolutionary war hampton plantation was looted by british troops. after the revolution george washington...

  • Hampton Inn Georgetown-Marina, S.C.

    Georgetown Hotels

    I stayed at this hotel last year with my family. The hotel was very nice and quiet and the rooms...

  • hopsewee plantation

    Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

    hopsewee plantation is built for thomas lynch jr. in 1740. thomas lynch jr. was a signer of the declaration of independence. the plantation house is open by tour and has an excellent collection of 18 th and 19 th century antiques. two original slave cabins are also on site. next to the plantation house is a tea room which is a good place to have...



See all 23 Dillon Tips
  • pedro's gas and convenience store

    Dillon Transportation

    pictured is pedro's gas and convenience store. a good place to buy gas and load up on beer if traveling north into north carolina. north carolina has the highest state gasoline taxes in the south. south carolina and georgia have the lowest taxes in the south. when traveling along I-95 it is always wise to full up in south carolina.

  • Hampton Inn Dillon

    Dillon Hotels

    817 Radford Blvd, Dillon, SC 29536

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • pedroland

    Dillon Things to Do

    pedroland is a small amusement park located at south of the border. if you are expecting walt disney world you will be dissapointed but it is a nice place to take children when traveling on I-95 near the south carolina-north carolina border.


Edisto Island

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Edisto Beach

See all 13 Edisto Beach Tips
  • Edisto Beach..peaceful place

    Edisto Beach Things to Do

    If you love the beach and not all the traffic and noise.....Edisto is the place for you! I love it there. No, there are no fast food chains, no major night life (ie clubs), no bowling alleys, no mini-golf or tons of shopping......if you want those need to go to Myrtle Beach. But if you love the ocean breeze, a beautiful sandy beach,...

  • Wyndham Ocean Ridge

    Edisto Beach Hotels

    1 King Cotton Road, 29438

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Jellyfish

    Edisto Beach Warnings and Dangers

    My husband and I were down at Edisto with his family last year, and within the 2 days that we were at the beach, 5 of us were stung! This was in the early part of August...I've always been told that urine (gross I know) helps with the stinging and swelling...Well, when I got stung, I didn't care who "pee'd" on my leg...I just wanted it to stop...


Top South Carolina Hotels

Myrtle Beach Hotels
324 Reviews - 428 Photos
Hilton Head Island Hotels
219 Reviews - 406 Photos
North Myrtle Beach Hotels
42 Reviews - 149 Photos
Charleston Hotels
801 Reviews - 1760 Photos
Greenville Hotels
83 Reviews - 108 Photos
Orangeburg Hotels
13 Reviews - 49 Photos
Surfside Beach Hotels
2 Reviews - 5 Photos
Isle of Palms Hotels
30 Reviews - 61 Photos
Pawleys Island Hotels
36 Reviews - 69 Photos
Columbia Hotels
212 Reviews - 271 Photos
Sumter Hotels
13 Reviews - 31 Photos
Lake Wylie Hotels
2 Reviews
Beaufort Hotels
94 Reviews - 214 Photos
Dillon Hotels
23 Reviews - 32 Photos
Florence Hotels
13 Reviews - 24 Photos

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If you're thinking of a prime vacation spot on the beach South Carolina is probably where you're headed. Spend a soothing weekend getaway on Myrtle Beach, go fishing anywhere along the 11,000 mile...