South Carolina is full of interesting things to see and places to visit. Here’s a list of our favorites, in no particular order.
Carowinds Amusement Park
Built across the North Carolina and South Carolina state line, visitors can stand in both states at one time and experience a variety of thrill rides.
King’s Mountain National Military Park & State Parks
The South Carolina State Park, crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina and the National Park come together to form this huge area of beauty. It is known for being the sites of one of the most famous battles of the American Revolution.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Check out more than 7 water slides, a 1200 foot long lazy river, a large pool in a variety of other attractions. You can buy your tickets online.
Visit the military college of South Carolina.
If you’re planning to visit the Upstate, take the family to explore 14 acres of animals from all over the world. Many events are hosted so be sure to check out the calendar.
The Carolina Opry
See a show at one of the country’s most legendary theatres.
The Planetarium is located on the campus of USC-Aiken, and it is open to the public every Saturday.
Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens
If you’re going to be around the Columbia area check out the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. There you will be able to explore more than 170 acres of plants and animals from around the world.
Visiting this area will put you in the same place as the first battle of the American Civil War. It’s a great place to check out over 4th of July though it is typically crowded during that time.
Hilton Head Island
If you’re not ready for the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach you can always check out Hilton Head. Equally if not more so beautiful and much less crowded.
Myrtle Beach Skywheel
The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel features 42 windows that are glass enclosed and temperature control to allow for year-round operation. It’s the first wheel of its kind in the country.
T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station
If you’re an animal lover he’s going to be in North Myrtle Beach check out the preservation station at Barefoot Landing. It is a free-living tiger exhibit and serves as a fundraising effort for the rarest Tyga on earth, the golden tabby tiger. You can see the tigers up close and uncaged for free.
Fort Moultrie National Monument
If you are planning on visiting Sullivan’s Island, check out Fort Moultrie. Edgar Allan Poe was stationed here in the 1800s.
South Carolina State Farmer’s Market
Rudy’s will enjoy a wide selection of fresh produce and and number of sociality food shop. There’s even a 400 square feet outdoor amphitheater, play area for kids, a restaurant, and a 150 square foot exhibition kitchen.
South Carolina Aquarium
Check out more than 10 aquatic exhibit with a variety of under the sea animals ranging from sharks.
Congaree National Park
Angry swamp is one of the newest national parks in the United States and offers miles of hiking trails along with unique flora and fauna.
Caesar’s Head State Park
Check out this park to see amazing natural views, waterfall, hiking trails and more. You can camp here and get wifi at the park office.
The Plantations of South Carolina
Soak up the history of the state and war beautifully landscaped areas as you walk through the plantations of South Carolina. There will be a lot of walking involved it on a beautiful sunny day there’s nothing better.
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
This is a great place to walk, hike, or rollerblade on trails while taking in beautiful scenery.
South Carolina State Museum
Here you’ll find the best of the state’s History, along with art, science and technology.
We hope you have enjoyed our top 20 list of best places to visit in South Carolina. Let us know in the comments if you recommend any other great places to go!