What do you look for in a perfect vacation spot? Delicious food? Amazing sights? An atmosphere with the right combination of relaxing and exciting?
When on the lookout for a new vacation spot to take the family–or just the special someone–why not take a look at what South Carolina has to offer? The Palmetto State is often overlooked for its amazing vacation potential, so to help set the record straight, we’re including here three pleasantly surprising features that are sure to make South Carolina a great place to visit and enjoy.
What’s a good vacation without good food to enjoy? All the hottest honeymoon and vacation destinations in the world–Paris, Venice, or Cancun, to name a few–are all known for their unique and famous cuisine. If you are a serious connoisseur of fine dining or just someone with a healthy appetite, you’ll quickly learn why traditional South Carolinian food never fails to satisfy in a big way.
South Carolina prides itself on being the Birthplace of Barbecue, and the variety of amazing sauces, ranging from sweet to tangy to spicy, ensures you’ll find just the right option for any palate. Add to that local seafood, specialized all along the state’s coast, and you’re sure to find just what your taste buds are looking for.
Music and Culture
South Carolina has one of the richest and longest histories of any of the United States, and that is reflected in its rich culture and music. The state is known for its jazz and blues music, as well as country. More recently, a special brand of rock’n’roll called Beach Music has become more popular.
Speaking of beaches, the South Carolina coast is the beautiful home of amazing beaches, complete with local restaurants, shows, and, of course, live music everywhere you turn.
No vacation is complete without a great place to stay. In fact, lodging is so important, we can say it’s actually vital to a great trip. Have you had a vacation ruined by a bad hotel experience? Or, the opposite, have you ever enjoyed a hotel or resort so much that you ended up staying in almost every day to relax and unwind? That is definitely something you can do at some of the amazing lodging options South Carolina has to offer.
There are so many lodging options, you are sure to find the best for you and your family. For example, whatever your budget, you can find excellent deals, either at small local hotels or luxurious B&Bs or resorts.
When it comes to location, there are many options for everyone. Perhaps you want to stay right on the beach, or maybe you want to be close to Charleston’s City Market for some memorable shopping. Either way, there are fantastic options available to you.
So when you’re looking for your next vacation location, don’t overlook the Palmetto State and all it has to offer. The fine dining, music and culture and amazing lodging are three surprises that merely scratch the surface. Give South Carolina a try for your next family vacation, you’re sure to want to come back. You won’t have to hunt for a new vacation location for years to come.
Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. For accommodations in South Carolina, Emma recommends Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2