Our South Carolina Travel Guide
South Carolina has a subtropical climate due to summers being mostly humid and mild winters. The state’s landscape features salt marshes, estuaries, and a barrier islands chain. South Carolina also houses three central geographic regions, the Atlantic Coastal Plains, Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The establishment of textile mills and factories helped the state progress economically; however, now, the state’s economy is majorly dominated by the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and tourism industries. Check our guides below to learn more about this state.
First, a little history…
One of the thirteen original colonies of Great Britain, South Carolina, was given the status of a royal colony in 1719. It was named in honor of King Charles I. South Carolina’s territory was used to fight numerous battles during the American Revolutionary War.
Travel Guides for this State
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South Carolina Plantation Gardens
The state has many plantations, and while the gardens and homes are magnificent, one can learn so much about the abuses of slavery that helped build them. Rather than celebrate this, we used it as an opportunity to learn and reflect. One of the earliest plantations is the Magnolia Plantation which is a part of one of America’s oldest publicly accessed gardens. Boone Hall Plantation is another one of the oldest plantations in the country and is known for its scenic avenue of oaks. It gives its visitors a peek into 18th-century craftsmanship through the interiors of Drayton Hall.
Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is an excellent option for those looking for a less crowded beach and makes for a perfect place to kick back and relax under the clear blue sky. It is not fancy like Myrtle Beach but offers a range of exciting and fun activities such as shopping, restaurants, golf courses, and glistening wide sandy beaches. Hilton Head Island also has bicycling trails suitable for kids and less-experienced people. On a lucky day, tourists can also see dolphins playing along the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway. Nearby is the Pinckney Island National Wildlife refuge, where visitors can glimpse rare and common marine life and birds.
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum is the state’s largest museum. It allows its visitors to learn about South Carolina’s natural history, art, culture, science, and technology through the various exhibits displayed across the four floors of the building. In addition, the museum’s 4-D interactive science theater, a planetarium, and educational exhibits make it an exciting attraction for young visitors.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia
Caesars Head State Park
Columbia Museum of Art
Congaree National Park, Hopkins
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