The Scenic Road Trip That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Beauty Of South Carolina All Over Again

From the mountains to the Piedmont and the Sandhills and onto the Coastal Plain, the Palmetto State’s landscape is as diverse as its people, and the best way to explore all the state has to offer is a South Carolina road trip! One of the main things that unites us is our love of the outdoors, which is not surprising when you consider all of the beautiful natural wonders of South Carolina. Take this road trip to the most scenic places in South Carolina and discover the true beauty of our coast all over again!

Well, what do you think? Are you ready to embark on this South Carolina road trip? Do you think the route we’ve mapped out leads to the most scenic places in South Carolina? Did we miss any of your favorite natural wonders in South Carolina? Know of any other beautiful places in the Palmetto State worth exploring? Whatever you have to say, we want to hear it, so share your thoughts with us!

There’s not a doubt in our minds that this scenic South Carolina road trip will make you fall in love with the state’s coast all over again! Want to learn more about this route and the surrounding area? Check out the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway website.

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South Carolina Road Trip

February 06, 2023

Are there any other natural wonders in South Carolina?

The natural wonders of South Carolina are abundant. Here are a few natural wonders in South Carolina:

  • Jocassee Gorges - Located in South Carolina's beautiful upstate region, Jocassee Gorges are breathtakingly beautiful mountains with vertical drops that you'd see out West in larger mountain ranges.
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park – Unbeknownst to many, this national park is home to an active volcano.
  • Forty Acre Rock – A massive geologic wonder in a less-traveled part of the state, this is easily one of the best hidden gems in South Carolina.


What other places in the state are among the most scenic places in South Carolina?

The state’s beauty doesn’t end with the route below. There are lots of beautiful places in South Carolina, including:

  • Cypress Gardens - Explore the many miles of walking trails, take a swamp boat tour, and check out the swamparium and butterfly house at this beautiful attraction.
  • Yellow Branch Falls - For most of the year, except just after a heavy rain, the water rolls over Yellow Branch Falls in ribbons, making it a stunning and majestic sight.
  • Bald Rock Heritage Preserve - From here, you'll see South Carolina's largest landmark: Table Rock.