South Carolina Travel Guide

South Carolina Travel Guide

South Carolina Introduction

  • If you are planning for your vacation on beautiful beaches then South Carolina is the right choice as it is known as the most popular destinations for vacations in the United States.

  • South Carolina is for everyone.

South Carolina Official Language(s) English
South Carolina Demonym South Carolinian
South Carolina Capital Columbia
South Carolina Largest City Columbia
South Carolina Largest Metro Area Columbia (MSA)

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson (CSA)

South Carolina Area  Ranked 40th in the US
 - Total 32,020[citation needed] sq mi
(82,931. km2)
 - Width 200 miles (320 km)
 - Length 260 miles (420 km)
 - % water 6
 - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N
 - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83° 21′ W
South Carolina Population  Ranked 24th in the US
 - Total 4,561,242 (2009 est.)
- Density 143.4/sq mi  (55.37/km2)
Ranked 24 in the US
 - Median income  $39,326 (39th)
South Carolina Elevation  
 - Highest point Sassafras Mountain
3,560 ft  (1,085 m)
 - Mean 350 ft  (110 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
South Carolina Before Statehood Province of South Carolina
South Carolina Admission to Union  May 23, 1788 (8th)
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R)
South Carolina Lieutenant Governor André Bauer (R)
South Carolina Legislature General Assembly
 - Upper house Senate
 - Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R)
Jim DeMint (R)
U.S. House Delegation 4 Republicans, 2 Democrats
South Carolina Time Zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
South Carolina Abbreviations SC US-SC
South Carolina Website http://www.sc.gov

South Carolina Popular Places

  • The beaches of South Carolina are very beautiful. You can sooth yourself on the Myrtle Beach. You can go for fishing.

  • You can do biking, shopping, horse riding on the Hilton Head Island.

  • You can relax yourself while paddling on the South Coastal water and can enjoy every bit of it.

  • The beauty of South Carolina extends from the hills of Upcountry to the lovely lakes of the midlands and the wide, white and beautiful beaches of the Atlantic coastline. This state is well known for its history and South Carolina is covered with beautiful and attractive plantation that are surrounded with the Northwestern foothills.

  • One of the most popular tourist destinations at South Carolina coast is Charleston.

  • Hilton Head is a narrow barrier island that has beautiful beaches, unspoilt forest.

  • It also has world class golf courses and tennis resorts.

South Carolina Sports and Adventure

  • South Carolina is also a right choice for fun lover and for the sports lovers.

  • You can enjoy your favorite games like golf as this state has many golf courses.

  • Kiawah island resort is one of the best golf courses in the whole of USA.

  • You can play tennis and can also enjoy cycling.

  • There are many other activities like water sports, biking and hiking etc. you can have fun on the amusement parks.

  • You can get wet on any beach by having fun during water activities, different water rides, roller coasters.

South Carolina Weather and Clothing

  • The climate of South Carolina is humid. It has long and hot summers.

  • It has short and mild winters.

  • The most pleasant seasons are spring and autumn.

  • In winters temperature ranges from 5 to 15 degree C while in summers temperature ranges from 24 to 32 degree C and may be above.

  • If you are going in summer season then you have to be in beachwear and should also take things to keep you safe from mid day sun like hat, sunglasses. Otherwise lightweights clothing is advised throughout the year.

South Carolina Shopping

  • Shopping can be done as you can go to the variety of shops at the Barefoot Landings.
  • You can buy many sport related goodies.
  • There are markets on the Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head where you buy things of your choice.

South Carolina Specialty

  • You can go to different churches and lovely gardens.

  • Charleston city is nicknamed as the Holy City because it has many churches on the streets. Some of them are very old.

  • There are beautiful English parks.

  • Pawley’s Island is the oldest resort on the Atlantic coast.

  • You can see waterfalls over the Blue Ridge. One of the most popular spot for whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking is Chattooga National wild and Scenic river that separates Georgia from South Carolina.

  • Table Rock State Park is also one of the very old and famous parks in South Carolina.

  • There are many things to do in South Carolina.

  • Water rides, water activities, water games, and many other fun full activities and these are just waiting for you to be there.