South Carolina is popular for its old world charm and beautiful landscapes that make it an ideal holiday spot. The state, famous for its rich palmetto vegetation is also home to many scenic natural attractions, offering an eclectic mix of interesting spots with heritage monuments, incredible shopping malls, exotic nightlife, co-existing in town that still sport the old world southern charm. With numerous hotels dotting the state and cheap car rental options, visitors can find the perfect holiday driving through the old plantations from the period before the civil war.
Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the US with a history that goes well before the American Revolution. The rich history of this place is readily visible by its amazing architecture seen in its towering lighthouses and fascinating museums, among other things. Steer your rentals to Wambaw Creek in Charleston County to reach the Hampton Plantation house, located on Rutledge Road. The house is an example of a Georgian style plantation house and is declared as a National Historic Landmark.
The first engagement of the epic American war took place in Fort Sumter. The national monument here houses tons of historical facts that are sure to keep history buffs entertained, while the Benjamin Mays Historic Site gives you a tour of the childhood home of Dr. Benjamin Mays who became president of Morehouse College and was a key mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Region 3 Discovery Center is a museum built in memory of the 1865 march of the Union Army under the command of General William T. Sherman. The museum depicts the field campaigns using interactive displays that take you back in time the period of the American civil war. The city of Charleston also houses the Spartanburg County Museum of Art, where three large galleries of exhibits display local, regional and national artists of classic, modern and contemporary varieties giving you a rich cultural experience.
South Carolina is home to more than three hundred emerald green golf courses and many unique and beautiful South Carolina state parks. Drive your car rentals to the nearest golf course for an exciting game of golf or drive your rentals to the state parks for a fun filled adventure. You can indulge in canoeing, kayak rides or fishing in the 160 acre lake that is located at Chester State Park or go picnicking, hiking and camping at the Andrew Jackson State Park. The Cheraw State park is your ideal location if you plan to fish for bass, bream or catfish. It also houses an eighteen hole golf course.
South Carolina’s most popular state park remains the Hunting Island State Park with maritime forest, tidal creeks, miles of beaches and the historic 132.5 feet lighthouse, which offers a splendid view of the Atlantic Ocean and the low country marshland. The Myrtle Beach State Park, with miles of forest and long stretches along the Atlantic Ocean houses a nature center which houses reptiles, aquariums and other natural displays. Located an hour away from Charleston, the pristine waters and sandy palmetto lined beach at Edisto Beach State Park is also the perfect place to unwind with beach front cottages available on rent.