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South Carolina, the 40th most extensive state in the USA, is an inviting tourist destination. Surrounded by major attractions—North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean and Georgia—it is the apple of most tourists’ eyes. With a humid subtropical climate, it has rich culture and history, scenic mountains, beautiful coastlines and delicious cuisines. Tourists will enjoy a fabulous vacation amid its natural and man-made attractions. For their accommodations, there are various types of vacation home rentals in South Carolina—villas, cottages, condos, apartments, chalets and cabins. These rentals homes are well-furnished and equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities.

Why Visit South Carolina?

South Carolina enables tourists to lounge on beaches, stroll in dense forests, enjoy a relaxed pace of life, set their taste buds ablaze with luscious cuisines, listen to the thrilling music and indulge in antique shopping.

Things to Visit in South Carolina

South Carolina abounds with many natural and man-made attractions. Those that have given immense popularity to this tourist destination include the following:

Boone Hall Plantation: Dating back to 1681, this book hall is one of the oldest attractions in the US. It is three-quarter-mile Avenue and is used for the preservation of original slave cabins. It is surrounded by photogenic trees, which are known to have been planted by the owner, who was the son of Major John Boone. For three centuries, crops have been continuously grown here. Tourists can buy vegetables, berries and fruits at the Boone Hall Farms Market.

Middleton Place Plantation: This is seventeenth-century European garden that blooms year-round with azaleas in the spring and rare camellias in the winter. The amazing thing about it is that it has the oldest landscaped gardens in the US. Here, tourists can see portraits, porcelain, books silver and furniture of four generations of the Middletons and their slaves.

Waterfront Park: Spread over the 12-acre of land, this park is an awesome place for tourists to relax and see the sights of Charleston Harbor. It has old-fashion benches for tourists and its double swings overlook the water, where ships can sailboats can be seen. In addition, it also has fountains that are lighted during night and season flower gardens that give splashes of color to this park. Its historical sights and central location, equipped with free Wi-Fi, make it a more popular site for tourists.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: Being extensively large, this garden keeps blooming the year-round. It is the oldest accessed garden in the US and is known to have been opened for public in 1870. Considered as the romantic-style garden, it is the perfect place for love birds and newly-wed couples. It has well-set paths and formal beds and picturesque landscapes. It has been nurtured and looked after by the same family generation after generation. Tourists can enjoy many activities here, such as a boot tour, seeing exhibits, etc.

Drayton Hall: As the oldest plantation house in the US, it is still open for the viewing of the public. Quite similar to other plantations, it offers house tours to tourists. Every part of it—floors, walls and fireplaces—are intact and throws light about its past.  In addition, its interior parts throw light on eighteenth-century craftsmanship and ornamental details. Thus, tourists can gather lots of information about its past culture and civilization.

Beaches near South Carolina

Beaches are the best places for tourists to cool off themselves in South Carolina. Those that have a soothing environment and equipped with the modern facilities and amenities include the following:

Cherry Grove Beach: Located between North Myrtle Beach and Little River, it is a small beach but it has interesting landmarks and enables tourists to do many pleasurable things. Fishing is one of the most enjoyable activities here. Golfing is a popular game on this beach.

Litchfield Beach: Stretching 1.5 mile, this is a very peaceful beach with a cool environment.  Here, tourists can unwind themselves, relax and also have privacy. The activities that they can enjoy include fishing, swimming, surfing and kayaking. Thus, they can enjoy a gala time on this beach.

Surfside: Regarded as white-sand paradise, this beach is family-friendly and tourists can access it from over 30 different locations.  Fishing is the chief activity practiced here. For the convenience of tourists, it has beach chairs, umbrellas, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and vacation cabin rentals.

Mitchellville Beach Park: Located in Hilton Head Island, this beach is a good place for a get-together with a family. It boasts restrooms, outdoor showers and a picnic area. Water activities that can be enjoyed here include kayaking and swimming. Castle building is a good activity for kids on this beach.

Best Time to Visit South Carolina

In terms of weather and safety, there are the two best times to visit South Carolina—from March 12th to May 27th and from September 17th to November 4th. During these times, the weather remains moderate and there is the least chance for rainfall and snowfall.

How to Visit South Carolina?

Both national and international tourists can easily access South Carolina. The major airports located here include Florence Regional Airport, Hilton Head Airport, Myrtle Beach International Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Apart from this, the local means of transportation include cars, buses and trams.

Vacation Home Rentals in South Carolina

Find American Rentals, one of the best South Carolina vacation rentals by owner, provides no-booking-fee vacation rentals to tourists at affordable prices. Its services are available around the clock, so tourists can get in touch with it to book their accommodations at their convenience.