Charleston's Historic District

Discover the elegant atmosphere of the antebellum South in Charleston, where more than 1400 historic mansions, churches, and other structures line the streets.

Myrtle Beach

As gorgeous as the beaches are, one of the most popular summer activities in South Carolina is seaside pastime.

South Carolina Plantation Gardens

Many of the state's more than 2,000 plantations welcome tourists, and those in the Charleston area are particularly renowned for their exceptional gardens.

Hilton Head Island

The magnificent beaches and top-notch golf courses on Hilton Head Island have earned the island its well-deserved fame.

Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor

The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate soldiers attacked Fort Sumter, the government fort manning Charleston Harbor.

USS Yorktown & Patriots Point

The historic Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown is open for tours at Patriots Point, which is across the harbour from Charleston's Historic District.

Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach is regarded as South Carolina's premier birding site with more than 300 different kinds of birds found there.

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia

The State Museum is housed in its greatest relic, an old-fashioned textile mill built in 1894 in the Congaree Vista neighbourhood of Columbia.

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island sits the lovely Brookgreen Gardens, an outdoor attraction with a wide selection of sculptures, flowers, plants, and animals.

Deep Sea Fishing

South Carolina is the best place to experience the rush of landing a Sailfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Flounder, or Giant Blue Marlin.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia

More than 2,000 creatures from more than 350 species may be found at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.