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South Carolina at a Glance
Its Charlestons winding streets, historic homes and history that draws the
majority of visitors. Among the most popular attractions are St. Michaels Episcopal
Church, which was built in 1752 and is known for its chimes, The Miles Brewton House, the
Charleston Museum, one of the oldest in the country, and Fort Sumter National Monument.
Considered to be one of the most charming cities of the South,
Charleston draws thousands of visitors each year in search of antebellum and Civil War
history, a charming and surprisingly cosmopolitan downtown and several nearby beaches.
Charleston offers excitement throughout the year. From mid-March
through mid-April, the Festival of Homes and Gardens gives visitors access to many
historic homes and private gardens that are not open to the public during the rest of the
year. Come in late May and early June to experience Spoleto, the USAs premier arts
and culture festival. Or, visit during the cool Autumn and mild Winter to see the historic
sites and take long walks.
South Carolina is the nations most rapidly growing golfing destination. Columbia is
the midland's best golfing location with over 20 courses in the area.
Columbia is a definite Southern belle -- the city doesnt reveal
much from a distance, where she seems like a mundane destination full of government
buildings and suburbs. You have to come closer to discern her charms, ride her trolley,
explore the exciting Five Points area and visit the State Farmers market.
While Columbia is a rising star in the southeast convention business,
there are sufficient hotel rooms for the business traveller or tourist to stop by anytime.
Head, South Carolina:
Its a good idea to have access to a car or a bike when visiting Hilton Head. The
island is a mere 12 miles long and five miles across, making it convenient for all
travellers, however, some mode of transportation other than hoofing it is suggested.
Hilton Head is considered the 10th best golf
destination in the world by Golf Digest, one of the top five best family destinations and
beach destinations in the U.S. by Southern Living and ranked the third best beach in the
U.S. by The Travel Channel.
Summer can occasionally be hot and humid, but temperatures are cooled
by gentle breezes in this coastal area.
Beach, South Carolina:
Myrtle Beach is doing the impossible: expanding without losing any of her special
Branson with a beach? Golfing Mecca? Shopping central for the South
Eastern Seaboard? Romantic retreat? Nightlife Nirvana? Sportsman's paradise? The perfect
spot for a family vacation? Myrtle Beach is all that and an order of fries.
Myrtle Beach is best for sunlovers from late May through the end of
September. Golfers and fans of the growing night-light will find it perfect year-round.
Myrtle Beach Attractions
Broadway at the Beach
Boone Hall Plantation
Captain Hook Golf
Family Kingdom Water Park
Horry County Museum
|Magic on Ice
Marlin Quay Marina
Myrtle Beach Grand Prix
Myrtle Beach National Golf Club
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Ripley's Sea Aquarium
Treasure Island Golf
Wild Water Theme Park
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
A Fine Time for Golf in Hilton Head: by Shelley Poulton.
Hilton Head, a small
island off the coast of South Carolina, continues to attract golf enthusiasts worldwide
with its 35 championship courses. But even if you think birdies are found only in the sky
and bogey was just a great Hollywood actor, there's something for you in Hilton Head.
Known Hilton Head Island Attractions: by Jeff Palmer.
Hilton Head Island is well known as an upscale resort and golf
desination. What is often overlooked is the many wonderful activities available for family
Hilton Head Island: by Jeff
Whether you are searching for a world class golf vacation, relaxing on
miles of sandy beaches or enjoying the gentle sway of palm trees in unspoilt nature, a
stay on Hilton Head Island is sure to please the most discerning of vacationers.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston's Historic District: by Leon Schwarzbaum.
many visitors means exploring the historic district. Buildings constructed in the earliest
days, and those built in the 18th century, have been preserved and restored, most having
been in continuous use since they were first occupied.
Greenville, South Carolina
Spend a Summer in Moose Country: by Shelley Poulton.
During the month of May, residents of Greenville celebrate 'Moose Mainea', an annual
festival that includes bike and canoe races, a family fun day and rowing competition, and
- of course - the elusive moose.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Glorious Grand Strand Gardens: by Diane Goldberg.
Between beach sunsets and glorious gardens, you'll find a perfect spot
for romance or relaxation along South Carolina's Grand
The Grand Strand: by Leon Schwarzbaum.
Stretching south for 60 miles along the east coast of South Carolina,
from the Little River near the North Carolina border to the banks of the Santee River, The
Grand Strand is home to a mind-boggling number of resorts, hotels, motels and restaurants.
Walhalla, South Carolina
The Appalachian's Hidden Secret: by William B. Kaliher.
The southern Appalachians, with more than 1,300 flowering plants and
hundreds of various trees, have what many consider unparalleled beauty during every
Often overlooked by the general tourist and all but the most
knowledgeable backpackers is the Golden Corner of South Carolina, Oconee County.
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