South Carolina January 01, 2018
You Must Visit These 10 Awesome Places In South Carolina This Winter
The winter season in South Carolina beckons both the young and the young at heart to get outside and play. So why not just ignore anything Old Man Winter brings and make this the year for exploring our state during the off season when fewer tourists are around? You can start with these 10 attractions and activities that are perfect in the winter:
1. Hunting Island Lighthouse
Take advantage of smaller traffic into and out of Hunting Island State Park and go visit the Hunting Island Light. She just withstood a couple of dreadfully bad storms and we're sure she'd love the encouragement. Besides, this park is soon going to double in size since the state just purchased Ted Turner's private island, so this could be your last chance to visit before the crowds get REALLY big. Find out more about the park doubling in size in
2. The City of Pickens
It feels more like a small town than a city, and trust us - there's plenty to love about this small community in the Upstate. From the charming downtown to the Doodle Trail, you're sure to agree. Learn more about Pickens in
3. Myrtle Beach, by way of horseback.
Go horseback riding on the beach! Where else could be more fun (and different!) to ride than along the coast and even in the water? There's a company in the Myrtle Beach area that can make it happen in a heartbeat. Find out more in
4. Overindulge! (Why not??)
Head to Flowers Seafood to GO in Edisto and see why this little seafood shack along a busy highway is so popular. Oh wait, maybe it's their food that's popular! Either way, a little overindulgence is in order during the winter — if for no other reason than the extra calories could help keep you warm! Find out more in
5. The Red Horse Inn
Snow, or no snow, The Red Horse Inn is an enchanting location to get away during the winter months. For starters, there is a fabulous view!
to discover how a weekend getaway at The Red Horse Inn is guaranteed to heat up your winter!
Go see why, in 2016, we named this South Carolina community the Most Criminally Overlooked Town in South Carolina. From the tree-lined streets to the historic attractions and the waterfront, this town is special and you should go see for yourself why. Learn more about the state's third oldest city in
7. The summit at Table Rock
Wait for that warm weekend that sneaks its way into winter, and then head to Table Rock State Park to conquer the 3.4 mile trek to the top of the state's biggest natural landmark. C'mon, we'll do it together! Find out more in
8. Lake Placid
If the hike to the summit of Table Rock is a little too ambitious, then not to worry. We have a winter hike you'll love too. The trail around Lake Placid at Paris Mountain State Park is mostly flat, except for the stairs at the reservoir. And you'll love the way the naked trees give you some long range views of the area during the winter. Find out more in
9. Campbell's Covered Bridge
Any time of year is a great time to go see this holdover from the past. When it first opened it saved locals as much as a whole day that it had previously taken to travel up or downstream to another bridge to cross just so they could go into town to conduct business. Find out more about the only remaining historic covered bridge in South Carolina in
10. Soby's for She Crab Soup
Warm up with a toasty bowl of She Crab Soup. Who can say no to warm soup in the winter? The bowl above if from Soby's on Main Street in Greenville. But
in this article
you'll find nine more restaurants that also serve a hearty bowl of She Crab Soup. Let's go!
Winter in South Carolina doesn’t have to be dull and filled with weekends where you’re stuck inside the house. When you live in paradise, there are so many options for getting outside all year. What’s your favorite winter activity?
For more fun things to do in the winter
check out this list of picturesque trails that are perfect for cold weather hiking.