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South Carolina's crown jewel is the port city of Charleston. It's one of the South's best-preserved cities, with beautifully restored homes and churches, cobblestone streets, hidden gardens, and a thriving culinary scene. The South Carolina coast also includes family-friendly Myrtle Beach and the gracious Grand Strand. Hilton Head Island's exclusive resorts, excellent golfing, and genteel good life make it one of the coast's most popular getaways. Inland, South Carolina has small-town charm with antiques shops and shady town squares.

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Charleston

Wandering through the city's famous downtown peninsula, it's obvious why filmmakers look to Charleston as a backdrop for historic movies. Dozens...

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is known far and wide as a vacation destination that prides itself on its top-notch golf courses and tennis programs, world...

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, with its high-rises and hyperdevelopment, is the nerve center of the Grand Strand and one of the major seaside destinations on...

Columbia

Old as Columbia may be, trendy and collegiate neighborhoods give the city an edge. The symphony, two professional ballet companies, several...

Beaufort

Charming homes and churches grace this old town on Port Royal Island. Come here on a day trip from Hilton Head, Savannah, or Charleston, or...

Greenville

Once known for its textile and other manufacturing plants, Greenville has reinvented itself as a trendy and sophisticated city able to support...

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, best known as the site where the shag, South Carolina's state dance, originated, is made up of the beach towns Cherry Grove...

Georgetown

Founded on Winyah Bay in 1729, Georgetown was once the center of America's colonial rice empire. It had a rich plantation culture developed...

Pawleys Island

About 4 miles long and a half-mile wide, Pawleys, sometimes referred to as "arrogantly shabby," began as a resort before the Civil War, when...

Edisto Island

On rural Edisto (pronounced ed -is-toh) Island, you'll find magnificent stands of age-old oaks festooned with Spanish-moss, and side roads...

Aiken

This is Thoroughbred country. Aiken first earned its fame in the 1890s, when wealthy Northerners wintering here built stately mansions and...

Camden

A town with horse history and grand colonial homes, charming Camden has never paved some of its roads for the sake of the hooves that regularly...

Walterboro

This sleepy Southern town makes Charleston look like Manhattan. Its main drag, East Washington Street, still looks much like it did in the 1950s...

Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet, a fishing village with some popular seafood restaurants, is a perfect place to rent a fishing boat or join an excursion. A notable...

Abbeville

Abbeville is one of inland South Carolina's most satisfying lesser-known towns. An appealing historic district includes the old business areas...

Blacksburg

Once a booming center during the "iron rush" of the late 1800s, Blacksburg is a quiet little town with a lot of history. Home to both Kings...

Sumter

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Spartanburg

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Ninety Six

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Kings Mountain National Military Park

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Cheraw

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Charleston

Wandering through the city's famous downtown peninsula, it's obvious why filmmakers look to Charleston as a backdrop for historic movies. Dozens...

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is known far and wide as a vacation destination that prides itself on its top-notch golf courses and tennis programs, world...

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, with its high-rises and hyperdevelopment, is the nerve center of the Grand Strand and one of the major seaside destinations on...

Columbia

Old as Columbia may be, trendy and collegiate neighborhoods give the city an edge. The symphony, two professional ballet companies, several...

Beaufort

Charming homes and churches grace this old town on Port Royal Island. Come here on a day trip from Hilton Head, Savannah, or Charleston, or...

Greenville

Once known for its textile and other manufacturing plants, Greenville has reinvented itself as a trendy and sophisticated city able to support...

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, best known as the site where the shag, South Carolina's state dance, originated, is made up of the beach towns Cherry Grove...

Georgetown

Founded on Winyah Bay in 1729, Georgetown was once the center of America's colonial rice empire. It had a rich plantation culture developed...

Pawleys Island

About 4 miles long and a half-mile wide, Pawleys, sometimes referred to as "arrogantly shabby," began as a resort before the Civil War, when...

Edisto Island

On rural Edisto (pronounced ed -is-toh) Island, you'll find magnificent stands of age-old oaks festooned with Spanish-moss, and side roads...

Aiken

This is Thoroughbred country. Aiken first earned its fame in the 1890s, when wealthy Northerners wintering here built stately mansions and...

Camden

A town with horse history and grand colonial homes, charming Camden has never paved some of its roads for the sake of the hooves that regularly...

Walterboro

This sleepy Southern town makes Charleston look like Manhattan. Its main drag, East Washington Street, still looks much like it did in the 1950s...

Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet, a fishing village with some popular seafood restaurants, is a perfect place to rent a fishing boat or join an excursion. A notable...

Abbeville

Abbeville is one of inland South Carolina's most satisfying lesser-known towns. An appealing historic district includes the old business areas...

Blacksburg

Once a booming center during the "iron rush" of the late 1800s, Blacksburg is a quiet little town with a lot of history. Home to both Kings...

Sumter

...

Spartanburg

...

Ninety Six

...

Kings Mountain National Military Park

...

Cheraw

...

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