The Best Vacation Destinations in South Carolina

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South Carolina boasts an enviable location on the southeastern coastline of America. The state boasts miles of beaches and pleasant year-round weather, making it a popular vacation destination. You can visit gracious Southern plantations, bask in the renowned Southern hospitality, or enjoy the simple pleasures of a beach holiday. Whether you love arts, culture, or outdoor adventure, you will have plenty of choices. Here are the best South Carolina destinations:

1. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a very popular weekend getaway destination for both families and couples, combining great beach activities with some interesting museums, galleries, and other attractions for rainy days. Strolling along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular activities for visitors and residents alike; you can watch the sunset, ride the Skywheel Ferris Wheel, and absorb the holiday atmosphere.

The beaches offer good bathing, basking, paddling, canoeing, and kayaking, and there are several great golf courses. Off the beach, the town is packed with wacky family attractions such as the Backstage Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Wax Museum, and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

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2. Charleston

Charleston, the oldest city in South Carolina, is home to many historic buildings and some of the top South Carolina attractions. History fans can visit several wonderfully preserved plantation homes and gardens dating back as far as 1672 — Magnolia Plantations and Gardens is one of the most popular — but there are several others.

The town has a thriving arts scene that you can explore by visiting the historic Charleston Music Hall and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, to name but a few. Find affordable Charleston vacation rentals nearby on HomeEscape. 

3. Hilton Head Island

When you hear the word “island” you conjure up images of a relaxing beach — and this is indeed what Hilton Head Island offers to its many vacationers. But Hilton Head is also a nexus of activity offering 24 championship courses and beautiful year-round weather. Oceanfront Hilton Head Island condo rentals provide amazing water activities and outdoor recreation for families and friends of all ages. Inland vacation home rentals offer a plethora of land pursuits for the energetic and sporty vacationer.

Spacious vacation rentals make Hilton Head Island the ideal family getaway. With mini golf at Pirate’s Island and Adventure Cove, the grown-ups aren’t the only ones hitting the links. Condo rentals on the south end of Hilton Head are minutes away from attractions like The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum, offering educational play for the whole family, or The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, where you can enjoy performing arts camps, theater classes, workshops, and musical festivals. Beach rental near The Coastal Discovery Museum offers indoor and outdoor wildlife exhibits.

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Source: HomeEscape