Whether you’re looking for an extended getaway or just a quick weekend trip, South Carolina is one of the most popular destinations in America. From frolicking in the forest to soaking up the sun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are three reasons why so many visit the state.
South Carolina’s fertile hills, leafy forests, raging rivers and cypress swamps invite an exciting amount of biodiversity. When RV camping Columbia SC or elsewhere in the state, you will find a wild and beautiful land. One of the highlights is Congaree National Park. Its towering pines provide one of the world’s highest canopies, as well as America’s largest existing expanse of old-growth hardwood forest.
The state is home to one of the nation’s most iconic coastal attractions in Myrtle Beach. More than 19 million people a year visit the bustling beach, famous for its wide stretches of sand, warm and welcoming water and the opportunity for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, parasailing and numerous other activities. Of course, a trip to Myrtle Beach also provides access to great shopping and waterfront dining along its beautiful boardwalk, a number of world-class golf courses, five-star lodging and an exciting nightlife scene.
The Palmetto State’s cities offer the perfect mixture of history, culture and family fun. The iconic State House in Columbia is an architectural treat, while South Carolina’s past seems to come alive in Charleston’s Historic District. There’s plenty of fine dining, especially for those who love seafood and barbecue.
Young and old alike will be mesmerized by the colorful explosion of thousands of blooming flowers at the Magnolia Plantations and Gardens, America’s oldest public gardens located in Charleston. Kids have the opportunity to explore, play and learn at the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, and the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville.
Fun for the whole family awaits in South Carolina. After just one visit you’ll realize why so many people consider it among the top vacation destinations in America.