The Midlands and Upstate Travel Guide
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Plan Your The Midlands and Upstate Vacation
South Carolina's Midlands, between the coastal Lowcountry and the mountains, is a varied region of swamps and flowing rivers, fertile farmland—perfect for horse-raising—and hardwood and pine forests. Lakes have wonderful fishing, and the many state parks are popular for hiking, swimming, and camping. Small old towns with mansions-turned-bed-and-breakfasts are common, and the many public gardens provide islands of color during most of the year.
Your best bet is to stay in an area inn or B&B. Count on just a handful of rooms, family favorites for breakfast, and, if you're lucky, a garden for...read more
Most of the smaller towns have at least one dining choice that might surprise you with its take on sophisticated fare. Larger cities such as Columbia and...read more
Things To Do in The Midlands and Upstate
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Small-town charm: Small towns—most complete with shady town squares, jewel-box shops, and a café—dot this region. Abbeville and Aiken are a couple... Read more
Beginning in Oconee State Park in the Upstate and ending along the coast just north of Charleston, the Palmetto Trail is the perfect way to travel... Read more
This unattributed travel quote tells us why splurging on a trip is totally worth it.... Read more
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We attended the Hibernian Ball in Charleston about a week ago and I think I have sufficiently recovered to manage a short trip report.. The Ball is put on by the Irish Benevolent Society and is a grea Read more
We had a wonderful Christmas in Charleston. Read more