South Carolina Travel Guide

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South Carolina Highlights

  • Pro
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     great food, good rural roads, lots of exposure to natural lands 

  • Con
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     Very Touristy by the ocean 

  • In a nutshell
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     in Nov one could swim, in Dec could freeze ones ... 

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Myrtle Beach

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322,428,237

Hilton Head Island

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219,406,133

Charleston

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800,1760,109

North Myrtle Beach

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42,149,76

Columbia

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212,272,94

Greenville

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83,108,61

Pawleys Island

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36,69,15

Isle of Palms

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30,61,16

Beaufort

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94,214,23

Orangeburg

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13,49,22

Gaffney

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31,48,12

Aiken

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24,29,22

Edisto Island

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13,42,3

Georgetown

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50,102,9

Anderson

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25,19,24

Sumter

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13,31,14

Kiawah Island

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5,6,6

Sullivans Island

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32,92,0

Dillon

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23,32,8

Edisto Beach

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13,14,1

Surfside Beach

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2,5,9

Spartanburg

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7,8,35

Clemson

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19,30,10

Murrells Inlet

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17,59,8

Summerville

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31,122,9

Daufuskie Island

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3,15,0

Fort Sumter National Monument

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17,67,0

Walterboro

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18,30,21

Hunting Island State Park

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11,30,0

Santee

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4,0,15

Florence

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13,24,39

Parris Island

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9,49,0

Congaree Swamp National Monument

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37,84,0

James Island

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1,10,0

Lake Wylie

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2,0,0

Fripp Island

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5,16,3

Mount Pleasant

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16,70,21

Yemassee

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2,8,6

Conway

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10,17,15

Lexington

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20,20,7

Hardeeville

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0,0,27

Kings Mountain National Military Park

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11,22,0

Table Rock State Park

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1,2,0

Harbor Island

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9,13,0

North Charleston

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8,37,37

Fort Mill

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3,5,8

Hartsville

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1,0,5

Hilton Head Plantation

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2,0,0

Newberry

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12,9,7

Seaside

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12,14,0

Manning

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5,10,14

Rock Hill

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10,16,15

Myrtle Beach

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Hilton Head Island

Charleston

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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.

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  • Avista Resort

    North Myrtle Beach Hotels

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

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  • 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...

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Columbia

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  • 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...

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  • Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

    Columbia Hotels

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

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  • 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...

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Greenville

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  • 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...

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  • Westin Poinsett

    Greenville Hotels

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

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  • 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...

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Pawleys Island

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Isle of Palms

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Beaufort

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  • 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...

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  • City Loft Hotel

    Beaufort Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • 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.

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Orangeburg

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  • 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.

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  • Southern Lodge

    Orangeburg Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • 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.

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Gaffney

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  • The Big Entertainment Outlet

    Gaffney Favorites

    'The Big E' offers activities and entertainment for the whole family! 8 movie theaters, an arcade, soft-play zone for children, a full bowling alley, and an adjacent bar & grill featuring live entertainment, karaoke, pool tables, and other activities! The Big E is located at 1100 Factory Shops Blvd, Gaffney, SC

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  • Quality Inn Gaffney

    Gaffney Hotels

    143 Corona Dr, Gaffney, SC 29341

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • King's Mountain National Military Park

    Gaffney Off The Beaten Path

    Not too far from Gaffney is King's Mountain National Military Park. The battle here was fought on 7 October 1780 and was the first major victory for the colonials after the British invaded Charleston in May of the same year. Many historians considered the Battle at King's Mountain a major turing point in the American Revolution. Interestingly...

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Aiken

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  • A mixed bag

    Aiken Restaurants

    My husband and I stopped in on a slow Thursday night this week. We'd been anticipating dining at this restaurant and were ready for a wonderful fine dining experience. What we got was a mixed bag. Service was great, probably due to the fact that there weren't a lot of customers, decor is wonderful, beautifully done, but the food was a letdown for...

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  • The Willcox Hotel

    Aiken Hotels

    The Wilcox is an old mansion - huge mansion. The rates are higher than Hotel Aiken, but the...

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  • Cute Restaurant

    Aiken Restaurants

    Good but not great. Husband liked the Kentucky Brown turkey/ham melt and my reuben sandwich was good. Thought it was a little pricey at $10 each.Has since closed.

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Edisto Island

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Georgetown

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Anderson

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  • st. paul's cemetery

    Anderson Things to Do

    st. paul's episcopal church cemetery is the final resting place of many of pendleton's influencial citizens. interned in st. paul's cemetery is confederate general barnard elliot bee who was killed in the first battle of manassas and was best known for giving general thomas jackson his nickname "stonewall". confederate general clement stevens is...

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  • Country Inn Suites Anderson

    Anderson Hotels

    116 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC 29621

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • st. paul's episcopal church

    Anderson Things to Do

    built in 1822 st. paul's episcopal church is one of the oldest churches in anderson county. the bell tower used to contain a bell from the seabrook, a ship which once sailed from charleston to edisto island. the bell was later donated to the confederate army to be melted down for munitions. st. paul's episcopal church is listed on the national...

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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...