The Best Places to Visit in South Carolina
The Best Places to Visit in South Carolina
The gorgeous state of South Carolina is bordered by Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and the Atlantic Ocean. Within its borders, you will find stunning beaches, national forests, thriving cities, traditional villages and plenty of Southern charm. Coastal destinations are a top pick for many, but South Carolina is also a nature lover’s dream getaway. As you plan your trip to the Palmetto State, be sure to check out this list of best places to visit in South Carolina.
The central city of Columbia is the state capital, but historic Charleston is the center of charming antebellum streets and plantations with moss-covered ancient oaks. The state is also known as a premier golf destination in the United States.
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Things To Do In Charleston SC
Also posted on This is a quick tour around Charleston South Carolina showing some of the things to do in Charleston that await visitors to this magnificent and historic city.
Charleston South Carolina, A city of history, hospitality, and a heaping dose of good ole southern charm.
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In this short video you'll see Charleston come alive and you'll understand why one magazine recently voted it the number one tourist destination in all of America.
Something I've known for years.
One of the best ways to learn about Charleston's past is to take a tour.
And one of the fun ways to tour the city.... is in a horse drawn carriage.
That's exactly what I did on a recent visit.
As Kevin, supplied the.... uh horsepower, our knowledgable guide entertained and informed us with many interesting tidbits regarding Charleston's rich history, a city whose beginning dates back more than a hundred years before the founding of America.
Add in the picture perfect weather we enjoyed, and you've got the recipe for an experience that's hard to beat.
If exercise is more your style, one of the many walking tours may better suit your needs.
Charleston's downtown business and residential districts are compact and perfect for a relaxed and entertaining walk as you appreciate the history and beauty all around you.
At some point in your visit, you'll probably find yourself meandering through City Market, as will most of Charleston's 4 million annual visitors.
This Charleston landmark has been around since the 1790's.
Today from among the hundreds of local vendors, you can find just the right item to purchase and keep as a souvenir or to give as that special gift.
The city of Charleston proper boasts 90 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with another 96 in the remaining parts of the county.
As you witness the variety of these restored treasures, you'll appreciate why Charleston was considered the cultural center of the antebellum South.
Since we're talking historical homes, make sure you stroll along East Battery street toward White Point Garden.
You'll enjoy the beauty of the magnificent row of stately antebellum homes that line the street to your right as Charleston harbor splashes against the battery seawall on which you walk.
Charleston's visitors also enjoy the city by water. There are numerous Harbor tours where one can get a better sense of Charleston's skyline, and with an evening cruise, enjoy a beautiful sunset as well.
Another harbor treat is to view the Ravenel bridge up close and personal. This Charleston landmark doesn't have the history that attracts so many to the Holy City, having been completed less than a decade ago, but it makes up for its newcomer status by its sheer size, spanning two and a half miles in length, and rising to the majestic height of 575 feet.
This 8 lane engineering marvel connects downtown Charleston to Mt Pleasant,
and one day a year, 40 thousand runners use it for their own personal highway in what's known as the Cooper River Bridge Run.
And who could visit Charleston and not take the boat to Fort Sumter, the scene of the first battle of the war between the States.
After a 30 minute narrated cruise, you'll step foot on the very soil where America's most bloody war began.
Once on site National Park Service Rangers will provide more details of this regrettable episode in our nation's history.
Charleston is also known for its Plantations.
You'd be hard pressed to fully understand what makes downtown Charleston what it is without visiting and learning more about the role played by these historic and massive plantations.
And while we're out and about, this is the perfect time for me to tell you that there are no less than 5 beaches within 25 miles of Charleston.
Whether your accommodations are on the beach, or you simply come to spend a peaceful sun drenched day, it's the perfect complement to your downtown Charleston adventure.
Did I hear someone say shopping?
Just so you know, King street was recently chosen as one of the 10 best shopping streets in the United States.
Whether its antiques, art, or fashion, you'll find it all.. I say... shop on!
All this activity will surely make you hungry enough to eat a horse...... oops..... sorry Kevin, my bad......
whether its fine dinning or various other award winning eateries, from barbecue to bistro, from cafe to cafeteria, from tavern to tearoom, and others too numerous to list, Charleston has it all.
Then when daylight turns to darkness, you'll have to take a break from your non stop Charleston adventure.
Charleston's travelers have access to some of the most elegant accommodations.
Whether you're looking for historic charm, a private hideaway, or unparalleled luxury, your nights in Charleston will be as perfect as your days.
Budget conscious families also have many alternatives from which to choose.
Best Things To Do in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina SC
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List of Best Things to do in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (SC)
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Shem Creek Park
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Mount Pleasant Pier
Isle of Palms Beach
Pitt Street Bridge
Isle of Palms County Park
Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Best Things To Do in Charleston, South Carolina SC
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List of Best Things to do in Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
The 34 West Theater Company
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
St. Michael's Church
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
James Island County Park
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Riley Waterfront Park
Unitarian Church in Charleston
Charleston SC Bridge Road View Tour
Charleston SC Bridge Road View Tour
Charleston is the second largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, surpassed only by the state capital of Columbia. Charleston is the county seat of the modern Charleston County.
In 1670, Charleston was originally named Charles Towne. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. In 1690, Charleston was the fifth largest city in North America, and remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census.
Charleston is known as The Holy City perhaps by virtue of the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, perhaps because, like Mecca, its devotees hold it so dear], and perhaps for the fact that Carolina was among the few original thirteen colonies to provide toleration for all Protestant religions, though it was not open to Roman Catholics. Many Huguenots found their way to Charleston. Carolina also allowed Jews to practice their faith without restriction. Current trends put Charleston as the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina. The city's metropolitan area population was counted by the 2010 census at 664,607 -- the second largest in the state -- and the 75th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
The city of Charleston is located just south of the midpoint of South Carolina's coastline, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, which flow together into the Atlantic Ocean. Charleston Harbor lies between downtown Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean. Charleston's name is derived from Charles Towne, named after King Charles II of England.
In 2011, Charleston was named #1 U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and #2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards. Also in 2011, Bon Appetit magazine named Husk, located on Queen Street in Charleston, the Best New Restaurant in America. America's most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart, recognized Charleston 1995 as the best-mannered city in the U.S, a claim lent credibility by the fact that it has the first established Livability Court in the country. In 2011, Travel and Leisure Magazine named Charleston America's Sexiest City, as well as America's Most Friendly. Subsequently, Southern Living Magazine named Charleston the most polite and hospitable city in America. In 2012, Travel and Leisure voted Charleston as the second best-dressed city in America, only behind New York City.
South Carolina's Lowcountry holds a major place of importance in African-American history for many reasons, but perhaps most importantly as a port of entry for people of African descent. According to several historians, anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of the Africans who were brought to America during the slave trade entered through ports in the Lowcountry.
This has given the Lowcountry the designation among some as the Ellis Island for African Americans, although some dispute this term, as the Ellis Island immigrants arrived voluntarily as opposed to the Africans who were captured in the Atlantic slave trade.
According to Peter Wood in his book Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 to the Stono Rebellion, the successful cultivation of rice in the Lowcountry in the 1600s was a major factor in the importation of African labor. Sir Jonathan Atkins was quoted in 1680 as saying, Since people have found out the convenience and cheapness of slave labor they no longer keep white men, who formerly did the work on the Plantations. Joseph Corry, an Englishman who spent some time in what is now the West African nation of Sierra Leone, noted, Rice forms the chief part of the African's sustenance.
When further observation noted the skill of Africans in this region in cultivating rice, Africans from the vicinity of Sierra Leone and Ghana became especially sought-after by slave owners in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
The demand for Africans in the rice-growing regions was such that, By the time the (South Carolina) colony's Proprietors gave way to a royal government in 1720, Africans had outnumbered Europeans for more than a decade.
According to Elaine Nichols of the South Carolina State Museum, Sullivan's Island, an island near Charleston, was a major port of entry for enslaved Africans. Her paper Sullivan's Island Pest Houses: Beginning an Archeological Investigation (1989), detailed the phenomenon of Pest Houses, that were used to quarantine Africans upon their arrival, for fear that the Africans would have contagious diseases. The Africans would often remain confined from 10 to 40 days and 200-300 at a time would sometimes remain in isolation in the pest houses. By 1793, residents of Sullivan's Island demanded that the pest houses be removed from the vicinity.
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A Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina
Short trip to Historic Charleston checking out the colonial center, Folly Beach, nightlife, and Fort Sumter.
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A short 4 hour drive from Greenville, South Carolina is the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, one of the first colonial cities of the thirteen colonies. After arriving late on a Friday night, we had some drinks, partied up for a fresh day around the city. Saturday morning we took a nice carriage tour around the hot spots of the city, walked around to check out some artifacts, the waterfront, and have lunch. Tight on time we set off for Folly Beach to not only take a dip in the water but see for our own eye the Morris Island lighthouse, a lighthouse sitting out several yards at sea. Returning to Charleston, we grabbed dinner and bar hopped for more drinks, one places uniquely being a former church turned bar.
Sunday morning we had a quick bite for brunch and walked around the battery to see some dolphins pop up out of the harbor. From there we caught a ferry to the Civil War fort, Fort Sumter which sits at the end of the harbor. This is the very fort that began the Civil War firing the first shot. After returning to the port we quickly grabbed lunch and crossed the beautiful Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and headed back to Greenville. This was my first time to Charleston, and I am sure it will not be my last time. :)
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US 17 North in Horry County SC
A time lapse road video, set to music, of U.S. Route 17 north from northern Georgetown County, South Carolina into Horry County to SC Route 544 west
4074 Ten Shillings Way, Ravenel, SC, 29470
4074 Ten Shillings Way
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Charleston, South Carolina is Voted #1 U.S. City, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named #1 U.S. City/Condé Nast Traveler/ Reader's Choice Awards. Listen to Charleston resident and former American Idol contestant Elise Testone sing about some of Charleston's many charms!
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