Here Are 16 Enchanting Hidden Gems In South Carolina Worth Taking A Detour For

Let’s face it, South Carolina is not the biggest state in the United States. There are so many more that would engulf us, but the fact of the matter is, South Carolina has so many nooks and crannies that it would take a lifetime to see all that it has to offer and you may still miss a spot or two. There are more hidden gems in South Carolina than anyone could know. Here are 16 of them that I assure you are worth taking a detour for.

There is so much packed in this state! Rich in natural beauty and culture there’s no wonder the love I have for South Carolina. It is even better to know that I can find something new around every turn of the road. What are some other hidden gems that no one knows about? Would you like to share them? Please, do so at our nominations page.

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Address: Bluffton, SC, USA
Address: Oconee County, SC, USA
Address: Walhalla, SC, USA
Address: 555 Highland Park Dr SW, Aiken, SC 29801, USA
Address: Chattooga River, United States
Address: Pendleton, SC 29670, USA
Address: Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina, USA
Address: 307 Church St, Latta, SC 29565, USA
Address: 1501 Weaver St, Timmonsville, SC 29161, USA
Address: Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, 832 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA
Address: Moore Farms Botanical Garden, 100 New Zion Rd, Lake City, SC 29560, USA
Address: 1003 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440, USA
Address: Hagood Mill Historic Site, Hagood Mill Foundation, 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671, USA
Address: Cooper's Country Store Inc, 6945 US-521, Salters, SC 29590, USA
Address: Thieves Market, 1820 E Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506, USA
Address: 234 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501, USA
Address: 4716 Carolina Hwy, Denmark, SC 29042, USA
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Hidden Gems In South Carolina

October 09, 2020

What are the most unique things to do in South Carolina?

Here are some lesser known things to see in South Carolina that are unique to the state. Not many people known that the Palmetto State is home to the nation's only tea plantation. Located near Charleston, the Charleston Tea Plantation claims themselves as "America's only tea garden." You can tour the garden and tea factory and try some of their delicious drinks. South Carolina is also home to a supposed Fountain of Youth. This natural spring is tucked away in a forest and pumped out of the ground with a simple pipe. It doesn't look like much, but people swear by the healing properties of the water.

What are the best road trips through South Carolina?

What better way to explore the state than taking one of many South Carolina road trips? We've put together quite a few road trips that will cater to many different kind of adventures you want to take. If you enjoy viewing lighthouses, here is a South Carolina Lighthouse Road Trip. If you enjoy all things paranormal and are feeling particularly brave, try this South Carolina Haunted Road Trip. Visit the state's prettiest natural areas on this South Carolina Natural Wonders Road Trip. We also have a South Carolina Small Towns Road Trip that'll take you to some of the most charming, picturesque towns in the sate.

What places in South Carolina should I see before I die?

There are many day trips in South Carolina that should be on your bucket list. No South Carolinian or visitor to the state should go without a stop at America's #1 City: Charleston. The historic sites, lively atmosphere, and lengthy list of things to see and do are simply a must. To see an even older, living piece of history that's unlike any other, stop by the Angel Oak. This magnificent tree is said to be around 1,500 years old. It's huge and amazing to behold in person. The Angel Oak is located on Johns Island.