1. Suck it up
(figuratively and literally) and attend an Oyster Roast.
If you've never eaten freshly steamed oysters then be forewarned: once you start it's hard to stop. Oyster roasts are a tradition in South Carolina. So suck it up and attend one...oysters are really tasty!
2. Attend a Pig Pickin' event.
Yes, that's a whole pig on the grill in this photo. There's nothing like (using a pair of tongs) and pickin' your own bbq pig right off the grill.
3. Catch a BIG ONE offshore fishing.
4. Make the switch. Drink your tea sweet, not that "other" way.
If you want to live in South Carolina you'd better learn to drink sweet tea, because a lot of restaurants in the Palmetto State don't serve iced tea any other way.
5. Catch, cook and eat fresh blue crabs.
6. Spend a night tent camping in the South Carolina wilderness.
Or, if you'd prefer a more organized campsite with restrooms not far away then enjoy a peaceful night in your tent at one of South Carolina's great state parks. Most have tent camping sites similar to this one at Devils Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee in the Upstate.
7. Take a road trip to Death Valley to root for the #1 college football team in the country.
You'll have to wait until next season.
8. Participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run
- You can run or walk.
This annual event in Charleston attracts roughly 40,000 participants in the run and walk. The Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk takes place every year on the first Saturday in April.
9. Attend Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, even if you don't own a bike.
10. Eat at Peninsula Grille in Charleston.
The food, the wine, the ambiance, the service...WOW. I love, love, love this restaurant.
11. Take the ferry out to Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor.
Stand in the same spot upon which the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
12. Slow down and relax a while on Lake Jocassee in the Upstate.
You can easily launch your vessel at the Devils Fork State Park Boat Launch Ramp.
Devils Fork State Park - 161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676
13. Attend the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia.
Where else are you going to get your beer-battered deep-fried snickers bar?
14. Visit the Capitol building in our state's Capital.
15. Take a trip to downtown Greenville and visit Falls Park on the Reedy.
16. Tour a decommissioned submarine in Mount Pleasant.
Step inside the USS Clamagore for a hands-on history lesson at Patriots Point - Home of the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, SC.
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
17. Walk, run or bike the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant, SC.
Trip Advisor ranks this activity as #3 on their bucket list of things to do in the Palmetto State.
Hint: Technically, if you hit #8 on this list first then you can cross this one off at the same time.
18. Visit Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Its central location in Columbia makes Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens a great day trip from any point in the state.
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210
19. Attend a Greenville Drive baseball game.
Fluor Field is dubbed a mini-Fenway Park. It even has its own "Green Monster" replica, a 30-foot tall wall in left field.
945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
20. Visit what's regarded as the largest collection of religious art in the Western Hemisphere.
Where? Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in Greenville, SC.
at HERITAGE GREEN; Buncombe Street - Greenville, SC 29601
and at BOB JONES UNIVERSITY; 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. - Greenville, SC 29614
21. Tour the Six & Twenty Distillery in Powdersville, SC.
3109 SC-153, Piedmont, SC 29673
22. Treat yourself to a luxury weekend at the Westin Spa and Resort on Hilton Head Island.
It’s very likely you already have a bucket list. Add these Palmetto State activities and places to your list for added fun and fulfillment. Personally, I think you should enjoy the last one as often as you can. Feel free to add to ours, or share your own bucket list in the comments.