Did you know weekend getaways can be good for your physical health? The benefits for mental health seem more obvious, but since getting away helps relieve your stress levels there can be a positive impact on physical health, too. Add in a destination where you can be near water, also found to be stress-relieving, and you’ve got a win-win situation. And we’ve got just the place for you to consider for your next quick trip. Lake Murray, the Purple Martin Phenomenon, and the Okra Strut are just a few of the reasons the town of Irmo, South Carolina is one of the best weekend getaways in America.

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Visit the website or Facebook page for each event or establishment for more information and to plan your trip:

The Getaway VRBO listing

Better Boating website

Lake Murray Cruises website

Irmo Okra Strut’s website 

Irmo Okra Strut Facebook page

Saluda Shoals Park’s Facebook page

Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College

Simply Southern Gifts

Loveland’s Coffee website

Lovelands Coffee Facebook page

Lizard’s Thicket website

Lizard’s Thicket Facebook page

Bistro on the Boulevard website

If The Getaway VRBO is not available, there are plenty of other homes in Irmo to consider. Find your perfect weekend getaway home at VRBO.com.

Have you ever visited the town of Irmo? What did you most enjoy about it? Where do you like to go for vacation in South Carolina? What about weekend getaways in South Carolina? Share with us in the comments below!

Be sure to also read 7 Winter Flea Markets In South Carolina To Enjoy All Season Long.

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More to Love About South Carolina

Where can we find state parks in South Carolina?

  • Hunting Island State Park in Hunting Island features a beach, lighthouse, campground, nature center, and nature trails.
  • Little Pee Dee State Park in Dillon offers fishing, camping, boating, and kayak rentals.
  • Table Rock State Park in Pickens is highlighted by a beautiful lake and has scores of hiking trails.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other beautiful state parks in South Carolina.

Where can we find outdoor gardens in South Carolina?

  • The Hopeland Gardens in Aiken cover 14 acres and are highlighted by beautiful sculptures, lovely stone walkways, and stunning verdant trees.
  • The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston were founded in 1870 and are the oldest in America. The flora and fauna here are nothing short of spectacular.
  • The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in the town of Bishopville is a three-acre garden featuring some of the most fascinating topiary designs.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other beautiful outdoor gardens in South Carolina.

Where can we find the best hotels and resorts in South Carolina?

  • The Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton offers a wide variety of guest rooms, suites, cottages, and homes as vacation options.
  • The Hotel Trundle in Columbia is an eclectic, contemporary hotel housed in a historic building.
  • The Grand Bohemian Lodge in Greenville is surrounded by lush landscaping and offers spectacular views of the Reedy River.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other beautiful hotels and resorts in South Carolina.