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Vacation In South Carolina – Absorb Local History While Experiencing Everything It Has To Offer

By Willem Karsin

For those people who love history, festivals, beaches, and mountains, this is the ideal state to visit. You will see all these things, eat great food, and meet some of the friendliest people in the world. Given some South Carolina travel information, you will only need to decide where to go and how long to stay.

South Carolina is filled with history dating back to the very beginning of this great country. It was an original colony and its vast history represents everything from that area and beyond. It has the first permanent English settlement that visitors can go see. It amazes people to see the oldest gardens in the country still surviving and doing well. Some of the churches date back to the very beginning. One church where George Washington visited still looks much the same now as it did in that time period. The churches, plantations, and gardens alone are worth the whole trip. It is amazing to see how things were back then.

Anyone interested in studying and learning about past wars should definitely visit here. Home to the first shot of the Civil War, Fort Sumter would be a great place to start your tour of important military sights. In addition, you can go aboard and tour an aircraft carrier from World War II. There are so many other military attractions and museums to visit that a war historian is sure to learn something new.

South Carolina loves festivals. This can be evidenced by the fact that it hosts over 400 each year throughout the state. From the world famous Spoleto Fine Arts Festival to a local peach festival, there is something to interest everyone. No matter when you visit, there is sure to be a festival going on somewhere in the state.

Natural beauty abounds here, as well. There are many many miles of gorgeous beaches. One, Myrtle Beach, is noted as the best family beach in the country. Fantastic waterfalls are scattered throughout various locations. Journey on one of the many scenic highways on your way to view a few of them. SC has not only beaches, but wonderful mountains too. It is located at the very foothills of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many national and state parks to help you see these beautiful sights more closely. The state also offers some wildlife refuges for visitors.

The state also has some of the best food you will ever put into your mouth. They are experts when it comes to offering the best in Southern cooking. From fine barbecue to great seafood you will find something to enjoy. The food here has been influenced by many countries.

There are a variety of choices when it comes to accommodations. They have some wonderful hotels. Many people enjoy getting a better picture of the overall culture by staying in a beautiful bed and breakfast or inn. For longer visits, you might want to consider renting a house or apartment. Even the camp sights here are many and varied. You can find something in your price range.

This short article cannot possibly contain all the South Carolina travel information. Perhaps, though, it gives you a brief idea of what you can expect to see when you visit here. With a world class zoo, a beautiful aquarium, and so many other possibilities, your hardest decision will be deciding where to start first!

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Karsin, Willem "Vacation In South Carolina – Absorb Local History While Experiencing Everything It Has To Offer." Vacation In South Carolina – Absorb Local History While Experiencing Everything It Has To Offer. 6 Jul. 2010. 19 Jan 2015 <>.

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