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Vacation in South Carolina.

South Carolina is a state in the Southern region of the United States.

If you're thinking that a South Carolina Vacation would do you a world of good, you'd be absolutely right. Here's why. South Carolina is not just one of the original American Colonies with a rich history and culture shaped by European, African and Caribbean influences. It's not just sunny beaches, crystal lakes, historic towns, and scenic mountains. It's not just a "place." It's an adventure.
 
Regions in South Carolina : Capital City/Lake Murray Country, Grand Strand, Historic Charleston, Old 96 District, Olde English District, Pee Dee, Santee Cooper Country, South Carolina Low Country, Thoroughbred Country and The Upstate
 
Counties in South Carolina.

Capital city South Carolina : Columbia.

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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals in South Carolina

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes South Carolina / Apartments

  VRconnection
Holiday homes, condos, cabins and villas, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search the properties for that perfect vacation spot.
  VRBO vacation rentals
  GreatRentals.com    -   USA Vacation Rentals


Hostels

  HI-USA   -   American affiliate of the Hostelling International network
  IYHF   -   International Youth Hostel Federation

Hotels in South Carolina

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide South Carolina
Hotels in and around South Carolina : Myrtle Beach, Charleston, North Myrtle Beach, Bluffton, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Briarcliffe Acres, Goose Creek, Quinby, Conway, Batesville.

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

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National Parks / State Parks

  South Carolina State Parks
Stunning forested mountains and towering waterfalls, blackwater rivers and scenic inland lakes, white sand beaches and ancient island shores, treasured American historic sites and priceless cultural treasures.
With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic, South Carolina State Parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the US.
  Carolina Sandhills Refuge [ U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ]
The Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is one of the southeast's premier sites for viewing the rapidly diminishing longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni   -   Charleston
One of the south's most beautiful cities. Overflowing with history, charming streets and historic districts. Enjoy walking tours or horsedrawn carriage rides around this warm city. Explore the open-air markets, the historic district, plantations and monuments.

Thomas Cook

     -   Create your perfect trip to South Carolina
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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Discover South Carolina   -   South Carolina tourism site   -   South Carolina vacations
If you're thinking that a South Carolina Vacation would do you a world of good, you'd be absolutely right. Here's why. South Carolina is not just one of the original American Colonies with a rich history and culture shaped by European, African and Caribbean influences. It's not just sunny beaches, crystal lakes, historic towns, and scenic mountains. It's not just a "place." It's an adventure.
  South Carolina Nature Adventures
South Carolina is blessed with a temperate climate that allows outdoor recreation year-round. And nature -based activities offer everyone the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature and the outdoors.

Travel Guides South Carolina / Travel Related Books

 
Upstate Lakes Magazine

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Transportation / How do I travel to South Carolina

 
Columbia Airport   -   Columbia Metropolitan Airport [ CAE ]
  Charleston (CHS)
  Myrtle Beach (MYR)

   

 
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  Airline Tickets South Carolina / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets South Carolina.

  Greyhound Lines   -   Coach Line

 
Getting around in SC [ SCDOT   -   South Carolina Department of Transportation ]

  Maps of South Carolina [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


Links
 


  Discover South Carolina   -   South Carolina tourism official site 

  State of South Carolina [ Government ]

  Columbia   -   Visit Columbia   -   Tourism
  City of Columbia [ City Government Capital City South Carolina ]

  Islands & Coast
A step above the rest, South Carolina beaches and resort islands offer visitors more than just miles of beautiful white sand beaches. With its rich history, amazing natural wonders, inviting culture, beach resorts and family attractions, the South Carolina coast is one of the most popular seaside vacation destinations in the US.
Destinations : Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach Area, Historic Charleston, Lowcountry and Resort Islands.
  Lakes & Blackwater Rivers
The scenic rivers and beautiful lakes of the South Carolina Lakes and Blackwater Rivers area make the Palmetto State a premier water sports and world-class hunting and fishing destination. In charming Old South towns throughout the region you'll encounter the rich history and culture of America's past.
Destinations : Old 96 District, Capital City & Lake Murray Country, Pee Dee Country, Santee Cooper Country and Thoroughbred Country.
  Waterfalls & Whitewater
A land of rugged forested mountains, scenic lakes, rushing whitewater rapids and cascading waterfalls, South Carolina's Upcountry is a favorite outdoor adventure, family vacation and day trip destination.
Destinations : Waterfalls, Whitewater, Upcountry Carolina and Olde English District.

  Capital City / Lake Murray Country   -   Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Richland & Saluda
The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Region is a must on your travels through South Carolina. Located in the center of the state, this region boasts exciting attractions offering entertaining and unique experiences. Historical sites and recreational facilities including golf and water related activities are all a part of this Jewel of the South. This web site is full of information for planning your next visit. From tourist information, booking your accommodations on-line, attractions and a calendar of events that take place in this region...it's all here.
  Grand Strand
The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina. It stretches from Little River, South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina, but the largest and most notable attraction on this stretch is Myrtle Beach. The area is noteworthy for possessing the largest cluster of golf courses in the world.
  Hilton Head Island   -   Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island and its four resort communities features 12 miles of unspoiled beaches, restaurants, unique shops and resort amenities.
  Historic Charleston   -   City of Charleston  -  Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Founded in 1670, the port city has suffered great fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane, and weathered them all with grace and dignity. Charleston today boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. Visitors can wander cobblestone streets lined with antique shops and boutiques, browse the Old City Market where Gullah basket ladies are among the vendors that peddle their wares, and peek at private gardens tucked serenely behind iron gates. House museums and monuments to wealthy Colonial merchants are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line the Ashley River.
Midlands
  Old 96 District   -   Old 96 District Tourism Commission
Old 96 is an area of living history, gracious towns, deep woodlands, open country and a sportsman's paradise. The Savannah River, impounded in a series of lakes, forms the "Freshwater Coast," both the state's and the district's western border. Along this stretch of lakes and state parks sportsmen will find plenty avenues for fishing, hunting, golf and other outdoor activities.
The Old 96 District is comprised of five South Carolina counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick. The District is located in the western section of South Carolina with 3 of its 5 counties bordering Georgia. Come visit this unique part of the South. Real South. Real Fun.
Cities & Towns : City of Abbeville, City of Clinton, City Of Greenwood, City of Laurens, Town of Calhoun Falls, Town Of Due West, Town Of Edgefield, Town Of Johnston, Town Of McCormick, Town Of Ninety Six, Town Of Trenton, Town Of Ware Shoals, Town Of Waterloo.
  Olde English District   -   Olde English District Tourism Commission
Named for the English settlement in the mid-1700s as well as the Revolutionary War battles fought here, this seven-county region is deeply rooted in English traditions. Horse enthusiasts enjoy steeplechase and flat racing amid socializing and tailgate picnics during two celebrated events in Camden. Exhibits at the National Steeplechase Museum at Springdale Race Course offer another pastime.
Cities & Towns : City of Camden, City Of Chester, City Of Lancaster, City Of Tega Cay, City Of Union, City of York, Town Of Cheraw, Town Of Chesterfield, Town Of Fort Mill, Town Of Kershaw, Town Of Mcbee, Town Of McConnells, Town of Pageland, Town Of Ridgeway and Town Of Winnsboro.
  Pee Dee
Steeped in romance and history; a land of scenic beauty and adventure - the Pee Dee area was originally home to the Pee Dee Indians who lived and hunted in its broad valley. Avid sportsmen are still drawn to the area's fields and streams, where wildlife is plentiful and various species of fish thrive. The Great Pee Dee is just one of the rivers that meanders through the area providing a scenic backdrop for canoeing, picnicking and other types of recreation. Touring the seven-county region, one is quickly reminded of its roots as a commercial center for cotton and tobacco. See Wikipedia - Pee Dee River, PeeDee Magazine.
Cities & Towns : City of Bennettsville, City of Bishopville, City of Darlington, City Of Dillon, City of Florence, City Of Hartsville, City of Johnsonville, City Of Lake City, City Of Marion, Town Of Hemingway, Town Of Kingstree, Town Of Latta, Town of Mullins.
  Santee Cooper Country   -   Santee Cooper Country Chambers & CVB's
Lakes Marion and Moultrie are at the heart of Santee Cooper Country, one of the state's most celebrated sports and recreational sites. More than 171,000 acres of water fill the basin comprising the lakes, supporting such species as striped bass, crappie, bream, catfish and largemouth bass. Marshes and fields teem with game birds and wildlife.
Counties : Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg & Sumter.
  South Carolina Low Country   -   Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission
Miles of white beaches washed clean by the tide - free of tracks except those left by a hermit crab or sea turtle, endless marshes alive with the calls of birds and rustling flight, and trees laden with Spanish moss add to its ethereal setting. It is this ambiance that annually draws thousands to Hilton Head Island, the region's most popular world-class resort. Hilton Head's recreational facilities include hundreds of tennis courts and over two dozen championship golf courses, one of which annually hosts the nationally televised golf tournament, The Heritage.
Cities & Towns : City of Beaufort, City of Hilton Head Island, City Of Walterboro, Town of Bluffton, Town Of Brunson, Town Of Hampton, Town Of Hardeeville, Town Of Varnville and Town of Yemassee.
  Thoroughbred Country   -   A Land of Southern Graces
This is horse and rider heaven, a land of mild winters, fresh pine-scented autumns, and unsurpassed spring gardens. Famed as a winter resort for some of America's wealthiest families, it was not uncommon for socialites with names such as Goodyear, Whitney, Astor and Vanderbilt to have homes in the town of Aiken. The Winter Colony Historic Districts - 90 room "cottages," unpaved roads with equestrian stoplights, beautiful gardens and a restored late 19th-century inn - recall the town's golden era as a resort for society.
Tourism in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties in Western South Carolina.
Cities & Towns : City Of Aiken, City of Bamberg, City of Barnwell, City of Denmark, City Of New Ellenton, City of North Augusta, Town of Allendale, Town of Blackville, Town of Burnettown, Town Of New Ellenton, Town Of Wagener, Town of Williston and Town Of Windsor.
  The Upstate / Upcountry   -   Discover Upcountry Carolina Association
In South Carolina's Upcountry, located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, you can slow down, enjoy life, stimulate the senses, refresh the spirit. Here you'll find dazzling waterfalls, sparkling lakes and rivers, lush forests, lovely valleys, scenic highways.
Experience the excitement of whitewater rafting on the famous Chattooga River, hiking and horseback riding along mountain trails, camping at numerous sites, fishing in crystal-clear waters, playing on championship golf courses.
Cities & Towns : City of Anderson, City of Belton, City Of Clemson, City of Easley, City Of Fountain Inn, City Of Gaffney, City of Greenville, City Of Inman, City Of Landrum, City Of Liberty, City Of Pickens, City Of Simpsonville, City Of Spartanburg, City Of Westminster, City Of Woodruff, Town of Blacksburg, Town Of Campobello, Town of Cowpens, Town of Iva, Town of Pendleton, Town of Seneca, Town of Walhalla and Town Of Williamston.
  West Metro Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Cayce, Gaston, Pine Ridge, South Congaree, Springdale, Swansea & West Columbia

  Greenville   -   City of Greenville
Gateway to pristine mountain wilderness areas, Greenville features acclaimed cultural attractions and an award-winning revitalized downtown with a spectacular 20 acre park.

  Carolina Cyclers Home Page
The Carolina Cyclers, formed in 1964, is the premier cycling club in the Midlands of South Carolina. Centrally located in Columbia, they offer a variety of cycling-related activities. They are dedicated to the promotion of cycling and sponsoring cycling-related activities for the enjoyment of our members and guests.
  South Carolina Wildlife Federation

  Ripleys Aquarium [ Myrtle Beach ]
  Magazine   -   Sandlapper   -   The Magazine of South Carolina
  News   -   The Greenville News
  News   -   The Post & Courier [ Charleston ]
  News   -   The State   -   newspaper
  Radio   -   MyETV [ Public Broadcasting SC ]
  South Carolina State Trails   -   South Carolina offers hundreds of scenic trails.
  TV   -   MyETV [ Public Broadcasting SC ]
  University of South Carolina

Cuisine   -   South Carolina Recipes

  South Carolina Department of Agriculture   -   see 'Recipes' [ Recipe Corner ]
Best of the Best from South Carolina: Selected Recipes from South Carolina's Favorite Cookbooks
by Gwen McKee (Editor), Barbara Moseley (Editor)
Book Description : From Charleston to Columbia, Aiken to Anderson, Mauldin to Myrtle Beach, forty-eight of the leading cookbooks from the Palmetto State have contributed their favorite recipes to create this remarkable collection.
It is said that South Carolina has an unmatchable charm that stretches from Historic Charleston and the coastal beaches all the way to the beautiful Upcountry mountain region. And her cuisine is equally charming. South Carolina is famous for such dishes as She-Crab Soup, Oyster Purlo, Huguenot Torte, Cheese Bennes and Carolina Red Rice and these are just a sampling of the 400 or so recipes included in these pages.
Plastic Comb: 288 pages; Publisher: Quail Ridge Press; Ringbound edition (October 1990); ISBN: 0937552399.

History of South Carolina

  South Carolina Department of Archives and History ***
Its mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. The department is the caretaker of the South Carolina Archives, a collection of more than 300 years of historical documents recording the rich and diverse history of the people and government of South Carolina. See also 'Related Links'.
  History South Carolina
Prehistory South Carolina, Colonial period South Carolina, Revolutionary War, Antebellum South Carolina [ American Civil War, Prewar tensions, Fort Sumter, The war ends ], Reconstruction [ Interracial animosity, The 1876 gubernatorial election, The Bourbons ], Economic booms and busts, Desegregation [ References ], Recent events.
  Historic Columbia Foundation

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  Historic Camden   -   Colonial Christmas in Camden
See the Kershaw mansion decorated for the Yuletide season. Learn about Colonial Christsmas customs from guides dressed in period clothes. Watch others demonstrate traditional skills and crafts. Write with a quill and enjoy some colonial treats. A wonderful family outing from the bustle of Christmas today!
  The Congaree Vista Business & Service in the Columbia Vista of South Carolina
The next time you're looking for something fun, decidedly different and completely unique, set your sights on the Congaree Vista in Columbia, South Carolina. Located along the banks of the Congaree River, the Vista's energetic and eclectic vibe flows freely to attract locals and visitors alike. It's one of Columbia's most vibrant arts, dining, and entertainment districts.
  South Carolina Authors and Books
South Carolina is home to great writers like Pat Conroy and Sue Monk Kidd, but it is also the founder of many of our southern traditions and styles. As the eighth state to join the union, South Carolina has a rich history of southern culture as well as a history of influencing the culture and pastimes of all of the United States.


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