South Carolina is on the south-eastern coast of the United States. It was one of the 13 original colonies, and the first to declare independence from the British. The state has dozens of beautiful lakes and rivers running through it, and is also a target for many a hurricane. Tobacco, cotton and soybeans are abundantly grown here.
South Carolina’s coastline runs 187 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This is why it is one of the most popular vacation destinations year round. The most famous stretch of beaches is along the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach, Pawley’s Island and many other towns lie along this stretch. Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas is one of the top place for visitors and snow birds alike. There are literally hundreds of restaurants, attractions, and shopping venues to keep any visitor busy for days on end.
The beaches are generally wide and welcoming for a day of sunbathing, beach bike riding, or flying a kite. Hit the waves on a boogie board, or get your adrenaline pumping with a parasail ride or Jet Ski rental.
There are 47 state parks scattered throughout the state where you can hike, fish, and enjoy some back to nature camping. Columbia, the state capital, is where you will find an awesome children’s museum, along with the Columbia museum of Art.
Charleston is an historic city full of amazing architecture, endless rows of beautiful trees draped with Spanish moss, and unending things to do and see. Visit aquariums and museums or just tour some of the historic homes and plantation houses.
Fort Sumter is where the first shots from the civil war were fired, and you won’t want to miss a tour through this amazing old fort. Lighthouses are also scattered along the coastline and are always a comforting sight.