If you’ve ever traveled from Interstate 95 over to the Myrtle Beach area, chances are good that you’ve passed through many small towns along the way if you traveled via US 501. But maybe you didn’t take the time to stop. If you haven’t already, make it a point the next time you pass through the area to stop and enjoy at least a few of these 10 wonderful things to do in Marion, SC.

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Things to do in Marion, SC

How do you get to Marion, SC?

Marion, SC is located about 22 miles east of Florence off of Highway 76, and approximately 47 miles north and a little bit east of Myrtle Beach off of Highway 510. Both of these thoroughfares are straight shots, making it's easy to get to Marion no matter where you start.

I’m looking for some of the best restaurants in South Carolina.

You're in luck because South Carolina is a foodie heaven! All over the state you will find delicious eateries from small mom ‘n pop shops to quaint bistros, upscale dining establishments, and everything in between. Some of the most popular according to South Carolina residents and visitors alike are Aunt Sue's Country Corner in Pickens, Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, and Old McDonald Fish Camp in North Augusta, just to name a few.

Where can I find a good hiking spot in South Carolina?

Like the gastronomic scene, South Carolina is home to some amazing hiking spots. One of the most popular is located inside of the Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve in the town of Kershaw. Although just under 2 miles long, the trail here office lots of scenic beauty including unique natural pools.