From the bountiful beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the spellbinding splendor of the Atlantic shores, South Carolina is a treat for the eyes. The Palmetto State is the place to go for hospitable Southern culture.
Take an enchanting whirl into the past with a visit to Charleston. South Carolina’s most romantic city has an old-world charm that comes to life in the clip-clop of horses hooves on the cobblestone streets. History tours, outdoor recreation and seaside fun make Charleston a destination like no other.
South Carolina Boiled Peanuts
Residents love boiled peanuts so much, they named them the official state snack back in 2006. Also known as goober peas and groundnuts, this salty treat can be picked up at roadside stands, grocery stores and festivals throughout the state. You can also make your own by simmering raw peanuts in saltwater for an hour.
Western South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains are a recreational paradise, with lavish landscapes to explore. The 3000-acre Table Rock State Park is a great place to hit the trails, taking hikers to cascading falls and stunning overlooks. Nearby Devils Fork State Park is located on picturesque Lake Jocassee, with waters reflecting the surrounding green hills. Watersports are tops here.
The Gorgeous Grand Strand
With almost 3,000 miles of coastline, South Carolina’s Atlantic Coast beckons to beachcombers. Whether you prefer action-packed Myrtle Beach where throngs of people go for fun in the sun, or the calm natural beauty of Isle of Palms, you can find the right sands for you.
With lots of sun and lots of greens, South Carolina is a golfer’s paradise. Hit the links on one of the state’s 300-plus courses, including many designed by legends. Bicyclists will also hit the jackpot in the Palmetto State, with the renowned bike paths found on exquisite Hilton Head Island. For a fun mix of nature and small-town charm, the 20-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville runs along the scenic Reedy River to Travelers Rest.