South Carolina Vacations

South Carolina offers miles of coastline for travelers seeking relaxation. It’s hard to imagine that Charleston Harbor, now a marina and resort area, marked the explosive beginning of the Civil War, when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter. President Lincoln responded with a force of his own, and the rest is history. Today, the only ... Read more
battlefields in South Carolina are perhaps its numerous golf courses, ranked as some of the best in the country. By day, visitors are welcomed by the state’s 47 state parks, including Baker Creek and Andrew Jackson State Park. And at night, the romantic cobblestone streets of historic Charleston offer a stroll-worthy collection of restaurants, shops and nightlife options. Annual culture and music festivals are additional attractions for those who can pull themselves away from the sand and the rolling ocean waves.

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South Carolina’s subtropical climate keeps it humid for most of the year, getting hot in the summer and staying mild in the winter. In the summer, tourists flock to the coast and nearby islands, especially ... Read more
during summer holidays, so be sure to book far in advance. Peak tourist season varies by the area: Charleston’s tourist season peaks in May before the temperatures become sweltering, while Myrtle Beach attracts visitors from March to September (with a higher influx around “Beach Week”, when students graduate from college and high school). However, summer also means hurricane season, so be sure to bring rain gear and check the local weather. Fall and winter brings temperatures and hotel rates down at the state’s most popular destinations.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

As soon as we crossed the border to South Carolina, I could feel that something was different. We went to the famous Myrtle Beach, and I understood finally why it was such a popular destination. The beaches were just so welcoming, comfortable, and peaceful! Walking on the beach, even in the winter, was one of my favorite memories of the trip.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

If you are looking for a Lovely Place to Stay Type in our property number 397901 If you Mention my name Richard you will get a Discount on your stay : ) Seabrook is a Private Gated Island and is Fabulous!!

Schenectady, New York State, USA

South Carolina is the heart of the Southern American Revolution and the heart of the Civil War. There is everything for a history buff to see and do.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

As a Carolina girl for 4 years, and spending my childhood visiting my grandparents here, South Carolina was a time in my life full of beauty, old-fashioned values and occasionally, a cookie-cutter ignorant mentality that I could not adapt to nor approve.

Southern Hospitality in South Carolina is real, but so is palpable racism and a sense that the Civil War happened yesterday. There is a paradoxical mix of charm, elegance and loveliness countering the preachy, hateful and intolerant messaging you hear on a constant basis.

South Carolina is a state of natural magnificence, with its lush palmettos swaying in a humid breeze, the smell of salt water and fresh air along its shores, and windy romantic dirt roads. It is a time capsule of a simpler life; one with its shadows and its truths.

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Sigh, South Carolina. I didn't even know states like you existed until I moved to North Carolina (which felt closer to Massachusetts in many ways than you, dear southern neighbor). Confederate flags flying from rooftops? Really? But, then again, you've given us Charleston, black water swamps, Greenville (seriously; I love this town), and ... um ... did I mention all the black water swamps? Lots of 'em.

Fort Bridger, Wyoming, USA

I love S.C., any time of the year. It was my home for over 48 years. I live in Wyoming now, but next year heading back to the beautiful state. You have oceans, lakes, beautiful colors of all the seasons. Food is amazing, and the old charm of this state will keep you feeling lost in time..


I love south Carolina OMG I go there every summer and get a golden tan and get sun Brent

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

I live down south carolina and I have been to some nice places throughout my stay down here

Williamsburg, Kentucky

love the place

Round O, South Carolina, USA

I live here!!