Top 20 Cities To Visit In South Carolina

South Carolina is a beautiful state, no matter what part you choose to visit. From the Blue Ridge Mountains in Upstate South Carolina to the amazing beaches along the coastline, the state has something to offer for everyone.


Listed as one of CNN’s ”Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the US,” named by Bloomberg in 2010 as the 3rd Strongest Job Market, and the 13th Best City for young professionals by Forbes, Greenville has a number of impressive accolades under its belt.


When you’re in Spartanburg, you can check out the Carolina Panthers training camp . Make sure to pick up A bushel of peaches, from the largest peach producing area in the state.


Charleston is a great city for history buffs. It’s one of the oldest in the state with more than 300 years of history. While there you can check out cabbage row or take a carriage tour with Old Town.


Columbia is the state capital at home to one of the country’s most outstanding zoos, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Myrtle Beach

One of the hottest tourist destinations in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is the capital of the Grand Strand. It’s smack dab in the middle of a 60 miles span of beaches.

North Myrtle Beach

Technically a separate city for Myrtle Beach, this area is home to everything from mom and pop motels 2 rustic cottages and even a few luxury resorts right on the beach.

Fort Mill

Located just south of the North Carolina state line, this area provides convenient access to Interstate 77 as well as a main street of shops and restaurants.

Rock Hill

Also close to the North Carolina state line, Rock Hill is a great place to visit if you want to take a hot  air balloon ride.

Hilton Head

More than just a day at the beach, a trip to Hilton Head Island brings you an opportunity to fish, ride bikes, take a boat out on the water, go horseback riding, or shopping.

Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn is a small city located in Upstate South Carolina. It is full of historic charm and was named after an old in that had a fountain which attracted travelers.

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivans Island is home to Fort Moultrie where Edgar Allan Poe with station from 1827 until 1828. The island is the setting of his story the gold bug.


This town is named after general Wade Hampton a civil war military leader. Check out the annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival the oldest state festival dating all the way back to 1939. It happens every year in June.

Folly Beach

If you’re visiting Charleston, take the 15 minute connector to Folly Beach. This is a barrier island where you can find plenty of gourmet food and southern hospitality.


Georgetown was the first settlement in North America, first settled in 1526 by the Spaniards.


Named America’s happiest seaside town by Coastal Living magazine, there’s no reason not to stop by Beaufort.


Military buffs will love this area’s strong military presence thanks to Shaw Air Force base.


When visiting this area, don’t forget to check out the Florence Museum of Art, Science, and History


Sneak away for a serene getaway with plenty of historic beauty when you visit this town.


History lovers will love exploring downtown, which serves as a monument of many of our country’s heroes.


The cultural center of the SC Piedmont region, this is home to the Newberry Opera house.

We hope that you enjoy our list of top cities in SC. We hope that you can use this list of to help you plan your next trip.

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