Feed your adventurous spirit in South Carolina.
Located in the southeast region of the United States, the state is bordered by North Carolina in the north, Georgia to the east and also shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean.
Famous for its diversity, South Carolina is a cocktail of varying landscapes. Made up of three vastly different regions, a world of dramatic cliffs and mountain scapes, rolling countryside and sweeping coastal scenes await.
In the Mountains region, feast your eyes on aerial views of Greenville’s Reedy River Falls in Falls Park from atop the Liberty Bridge, hit the Chattooga River’s Whitewater in the northwest or hike to the state’s highest waterfall for a world class view of the Raven Cliff Falls.
Uncover the Midlands, where there is more than meets the eye. Immerse yourself in the treasure trove of history in the state capital Columbia, experience the unwavering tradition that engrains everyday life, kayak along the Saluda River framed by riverbanks scattered with wildlife or visit ‘horse country’ in the town of Aiken, for a true southern style comfort food feast.
With hundreds of kilometres of coastline and offshore water fun, there is no surprise why the Coastal region is renowned as a hotspot for salt water lovers. Whether it’s a horse and carriage ride along Charleston’s oceanfront or a stroll along the pastel coloured Rainbow Row, a round of golf on Hilton Head Island’s high end course or fresh seafood from the boat to your plate at Myrtle Beach, this is southern charm at its finest.
South Carolina’s Best Beach
If one thing is for certain, you don’t want to forget your waterproof and sandproof beach towel when you visit South Carolina.
With more than 90 kilometres of absolute Atlantic oceanfront, Myrtle Beach is not only the ultimate holiday hub, but teeming with summertime action.
The stretch of warm silky white sand beneath your feet makes for top sun soaking conditions, clear blue waters guarantee safe and refreshing swimming and the clean sea air is enough to recharge any traveller’s batteries.
If your flavour of fun is more adrenaline fuelled, head offshore for sailing, fishing, surfing or check out the foreshore, framed with buzzing amusement and water parks, a range of dining options and live entertainment.
With a humid subtropical climate, South Carolina boasts hot summers and mild winters. Endless sunshine and 32 degree average days make for perfect beach days, however summertime afternoon thunderstorms are common due to the humidity. Regardless of when you choose to visit the sunshine state, be prepared with sunscreen and swimmers for the day and a light jacket for the afternoon.