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About South Carolina
With its beautiful beaches, legendary history, and mouthwatering cuisine, the Palmetto State is calling. Get to know all that this southern state has to offer, book your choice of South Carolina vacation homes, and start planning your dream getaway.
Best Cities to Visit in South Carolina
Celebrated for its bustling downtown area, numerous cultural attractions, and annual state fair, South Carolina's capital city is a fun destination for all types of travelers. Start your tour of Columbia with a stroll through the historic Congaree Vista district, shop your way through the Five Points Neighborhood, visit the South Carolina State Museum, and catch a show at the Town Theatre or the Nickelodeon Theater.
Get a taste of Southern culture and hospitality in Charleston, which hosts everything from the performing arts-focused Spoleto Festival to the Festival of Houses and Gardens and Charleston Antiques Show to the Charleston International Film Festival. Catch some of Charleston's distinctive sounds at one of the city's numerous music venues, see a show at the historic Dock Street Theatre, and explore the Charleston Museum.
If you want to hit the beach, you'll have several top-notch options in South Carolina. On the state's northeast coast, Myrtle Beach welcomes nearly 15 million visitors each year, with its popular Grand Strand tourist area. Make Myrtle Beach your destination for long stretches of sand, traditional boardwalk fun, motorcycle rallies, and great shopping. Head south to Hilton Head for the state's best golf resorts, a world-class symphony, a wide range of wildlife, and gorgeous beaches.
Top Activities in South Carolina
For Civil War buffs, a visit to the Fort Sumter National Monument is a must. This federal fort marks the site of the start of the Civil War, and today it hosts tours, museum exhibits, and a visitor center. You'll need to hop on a ferry to reach Fort Sumter, but the visitor center is located in downtown Charleston.
Get out and explore South Carolina's great outdoors in the Francis Marion National Forest, located just north of Charleston. This 259,000-acre forest offers canoeing, hiking, cycling, and boating, and it's the ideal place to see South Carolina's distinctive swamps, pine stands, marshes, and cypress groves.
To see one of South Carolina's most iconic natural features, make your way to Johns Island, just south of Charleston. Here you'll find Angel Oak, a Southern live oak that's estimated to be 500 years old. Its shade spans more than 17,000 square feet, and its longest branches stretch nearly 200 feet. Thanks to its location off Highway 700, Angel Oak also makes for a convenient stop en route to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and other waterfront attractions south of Charleston.
Why You Should Visit South Carolina
From beachside apartments to quaint historic homestays, you can take your pick of South Carolina vacation homes. Stay just steps from the waves in Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach, or indulge your senses in Charleston or Columbia.
Whether you're planning a grand adventure or a relaxing getaway, you'll find the perfect South Carolina vacation home to fit any trip.