One of the original American Colo- nies, South Carolina is rich in history and culture shaped by European,
African and Caribbean influences. Fabulous beaches, scenic lakes, historic towns
and gorgeous mountains are part of the
beautiful landscape of this southern
state. From the capital city of Columbia
to the old south charm of Charleston,
SC, is a delight to experience.
Summers in South Carolina are hot
and humid with temperatures averaging
around 90 degrees throughout most of
the state. Winter temperatures are more
varied and tend to be much cooler in the
western mountain regions and milder in
the coastal areas.
Historic sites are everywhere in South
Carolina. With historic houses, plantation homes, museums and Revolutionary and Civil War sites, it’s easy to step
back in time and discover the story of
America’s colonial past. South Carolina
has over 1,225 sites listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
No city in South Carolina is more
beautifully preserved or as rich in history than Charleston. This popular tourist
destination embodies the essence of a
charming southern town. Historic mansions line 300-year-old streets and the
city is filled with museums and famous
There are many beaches within minutes of Charleston. A bit farther south
lies the island of Hilton Head, famed for
being one of the best resort islands in
the continental U.S.
The northern coast of South Carolina is home to the ‘Golf Capital of the
World,’ Myrtle Beach. The mild climate means year-round play on over
100 award-winning courses in the area
designed by some of the most famous
names in the sport.
There are so many unique experiences
to be had in South Carolina. The climate,
beaches, low prices and golf seem to draw
both visitors and new residents to this
state year after year.
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