Why South Carolina Should Be Your next Vacation Destination

Known for its unique blend of expansive shoreline, subtropical beaches, and marsh-like sea islands, South Carolina is a wonderful vacation destination for the of all travelers. Whether its a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo exploration, South Carolina offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Historical Sites

For those looking for a little bit of enrichment on their vacation, South Carolina has plenty to offer. Visitors can take a step into the past while touring Old South plantations from the pre-Civil War era. One of the most-visited is the Magnolia Plantation, home to the country’s oldest public gardens and a plantation house that dates back to 1873.

South Carolina is also home to Fort Sumter, the location where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The original fort is still standing in the Charleston Harbor (dating all the way back to 1829) and is only accessible by boat tour.

Nature Adventures

For those that enjoy getting in touch with Mother Nature, there’s a wide array of breathtaking experiences offered in South Carolina. Vacationers may want to take an animal adventure, such as the Myrtle Beach Safari, which offers visitors the unique opportunity of interacting with animals like chimpanzees and orangutans.

For vacationers simply looking to get out into the wilderness, Devils Fork State Park is a great option, offering anything and everything outdoorsy, including hiking, boating, fishing, swimming under waterfalls, and even scuba diving right in the park. The park also offers several majestic camping locations.


South Carolina packs a punch when it comes to beachfront vacation destinations. The Grand Strand is a roughly 60-mile stretch of beachfront that is known for its beautiful locations on the ocean, and stunning golf courses.

Housed in the Grand Strand is the famous vacation town of Myrtle Beach, a great spot for those looking for some vacation entertainment or simply a place to dig their toes into the sand. There are plenty of exceptional vacation destinations in Myrtle Beach where visitors can take part in various activities like water parks, golfing, and swimming pools.

While staying in Myrtle Beach, make sure to check out the town’s unique boardwalk, which offers arcades, souvenir stands, and restaurants, as well as an amusement park and one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels. 

So whether you’re looking to kick back and relax on the beach, learn something about our nation’s past, or go on a wild adventure, consider making South Carolina your next vacation destination. 

About the Author

Emma is a freelance writing currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. Information from this article was taken from Sands Resorts. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2