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The Midlands and Upstate Travel Guide

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South Carolina's gleaming coasts and rolling mountains are linked by its lush Midlands. Swells of sandy hills mark where the state's coastline once sat, and as you drive farther inland you'll be greeted by the beauty of the Smoky Mountain foothills. What lies between is a mixture of Southern living—in cities and rural farms—that is truly remarkable.

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