South Carolina is certainly filled with special, unique towns. From the Lowcountry to the Midlands, there are so many places to explore and enjoy. Each one is great, but the smaller ones offer a little something extra. One great example is located in Orangeburg County and you’ll definitely want to visit. This tiny little incorporated town shows us that growth isn’t what makes a town desirable, and that bigger isn’t better. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that one of the smallest towns in the Palmetto State is also one of the most picturesque. There are so many things to do in Cope, South Carolina that a long weekend is probably in order.

Have you heard of Cope, or visited? We’d love to know about your experience. And, if you have any fun tips to make a visit extra special, we’d love to read about them in the comments.

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Things To Do in South Carolina

Are there any covered bridges in South Carolina?

There are quite a few covered bridges in South Carolina worth visiting. Poinsett Bridge, linking Charleston to Saluda, isn't exactly a covered bridge, but it's worth a visit. This structure built in 1820 is the oldest stone bridge in the entire Southeast. It's also considered to be remarkably haunted. Another option is Campbells Covered Bridge, near Landrum. Built in 1909, this is the oldest covered bridge in South Carolina. Here are a few reasons it's worth putting on your must-see list.

Which hidden gems in South Carolina should I visit?

The best hidden gems in South Carolina offer an opportunity to enjoy local attractions, nature, and everything in between. Here are a few particularly great ones:

  • Driftwoods Seafood & Steak Restaurant, Murrells Inlet. You might not guess that this little spot hidden in a strip mall is anything special, but with fresh and local seafood, it's a must-visit.
  • Jones Gap State Park, Marietta. This 3,900-acre park offers pristine wilderness that joins into the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.
  • Colleton State Park, Walterboro. With just 35 acres, this park is considered the smallest in the state but it's absolutely worth visiting if you love the natural landscape of South Carolina.
  • Hamilton Branch State Park, Plum Branch. This little-known state park offers tons of waterfront camping.


There are quite a few great places to enjoy in South Carolina. For more of the lesser-known spots, check out this fun road trip.