Spring blossoms in January in South Carolina. So the nature-lover in you can take your vacation getaway right after the holidays, if you think you’re ready. And who’s not ready for South Carolina’s endless selection of mountain ranges, forests, lakes and oceanic adventures. South Carolina’s southern charm always sparkles outdoors, and also in the warm, welcoming hospitality of Carolina natives.

Enjoy the abundant outdoors in the country and at the beach, but don’t forget to head to the city while you’re in South Carolina. Every Spring Charleston hosts one of the nation’s major performing arts festivals, with seventeen days and nights of theater and opera, including fresh, original work each year. This historic southern state is also steeped in centuries of traditions with many locations and destinations to explore, many that offer tours of pre-civil war sites. After your history lesson, enjoy fine Carolina dining, or southern-style cooking, and plenty of shopping and nightlife await [...]

Explore Your Imagination at Charleston Harbor  

Situated on the banks of the Charleston Harbor lies a hidden oasis – a harbor front sanctuary that allows you to relax your mind, explore your imagination and indulge your senses. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina has something for everyone.

For the downtown dweller, hop aboard our Trolley or the Charleston Water Taxi (seasonal) for a quick ride to Historic Charleston for a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing.

For the adventurer, head down to the marina for sailing lessons, fishing, luxury yacht charters and boat rentals. Or, head next door for a game of golf at Patriots Point Links.

For the children, take advantage of our Mini Mariners program, which offers a variety of activities including arts & crafts, movie nights, games, and day trips. This is sure to keep the little ones entertained so the parents can take time to relax.

For the solace seeker, just step outside and [...]

When many people think of summer vacations, they think of long walks on the beach, camping out in the woods, or frolicking in the summer sun. However, for those with an interest in haunted history, you might prefer an experience that sends a chill up your spine.

South Carolina is rich with history and centuries-old buildings, perfect for rumors and legends of ghosts and hauntings. Charleston, with its historic heritage and cobbled streets, has many options for ghost tours to learn about the city’s paranormal past. The Ghosts of Charleston and the Ghosts of Charleston II are walking tours that take you through many of the city’s historic sites, while hearing tales of pirates and the darker side of Charelston’s past. Take a Ghost Walk through 18th and 19th century neighborhoods. Or spend a night at Annie’s Bed and Breakfast, a haunted inn that was built as a cotton plantation in the 1830’s.

If you [...]

Are you planning a vacation to South Carolina? Charleston is a beautiful city with plenty to do and see including museums, historic sites as well as golfing and dining out. While the men are out golfing, have a girls’ day out and experience some of the great shops the city has to offer. Here are the top 5 stores that you must stop by provided by 10Best.com.

Out of Hand – the Art of Creating: This shop features beautiful collectibles, prints, gifts and accessories that will look perfect in any home. The store is run by a group of women who create many hand-made gifts including invitations, flowers, jewelry and handbags. If you’re out with the girls, this store is a must-see.

Charleston Cooks: This high-end kitchen store features every kitchen gadget known to man, including many that you probably didn’t even know existed. Each month well-known chefs make an appearance offering classes on techniques, [...]

While many people flock to popular travel destinations, vacation hot spots are not for everyone. Sometimes you want to visit the road less traveled and get away from crowds of tourists. Barnwell County is a beautiful and scenic destination, full of history and cultural heritage. It is part of the Rivers, Rails, and Crossroads region of the SC Heritage Corridor.

One place you’ll want to visit while in Barnwell County is God’s Acre Healing Springs, located just outside of Blackville. This history and legend of this natural spring date back to 1771, where wounded British soldiers were nursed back to health with water from the spring. Today, people visit the spring to fill up water bottles and jugs, believing the spring’s water still holds healing powers.

You’ll also find history and heritage museums in Barnwell County, including the Heritage Corridor Discovery Center and the Barnwell County Museum. If you really want to immerse yourself in [...]

Planning a vacation to Hilton Head, South Carolina? Of course you’ve thought of the lounging on the sandy beaches, having drinks by the hotel pool, shopping on the boardwalk and eating in the fine restaurants the area has to offer. But what about when the sun goes down? There’s plenty of fun to be had after sunset and Hilton Head has plenty of awesome night life hot spots that you’re sure to love. So let loose, have a few drinks with friends and enjoy a few nights out on the town.

Here are the top 5 best night life venues to enjoy on your next South Carolina vacation (in no particular order):

The Lodge: This classy cigar and martini bar boasts some of the best drinks on the island as well as pool tables, darts, shuffle boards, a walk-in humidor and two beautiful stone fireplaces to cozy up next to.

The Jazz Corner: This fun [...]

Aside from being a beautiful city full of culture and attractions, Greenville has one landmark that really sets it apart from other American cities. Just west of downtown, you’ll find Falls Park on the Reedy, with beautiful gardens, nature trails, and waterfalls flowing right through the city.

Greensville is a town that is rich with history. Take a weekend history tour to lean more about the city’s historic sites, or visit one of the many historic homes, like Hanover House, which was built in 1716. Explore three centuries of South Carolina history at the Upcountry History Museum, filled with interactive multi-media exhibits that make learning fun for all ages.

There are also many other museums to visit in Greenville, including the American Legion War Museum, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and the Greenville County Museum of Art. In addition, there are countless art galleries, with some that specialize in work from local artists.

If you [...]

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