Sitting on a hilltop and not too far from Interstate 77 is a little town that’s seemingly in the middle of nowhere – but oh, it’s so worth the effort to get there! Since its beginning in the 1780s, what would become the City of Chester has had much to offer in the way of friendly streets, historic buildings, and neighborhoods, as well as a peaceful escape for the day or weekend. Come along and let’s take a look at all of the many things to do in Chester, South Carolina, a small town in the Palmetto State of a little more than 6,000 people with a great deal to offer!

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Have you been to Chester, CO yet? If so, what did you think? We’d love to know all the things you love most about this small South Carolina city by reading about your experiences in the comments section below.

For another great afternoon escape, tackle one of these short and sweet hikes in the Palmetto State.

If you’re still in the mood for more Palmetto State adventures, take a look at this video about the Kiawah River Pelicans:

 

 

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Learn More about South Carolina

Where can we find the best beaches in South Carolina?

  • The Isle of Palms is a seven-mile-long stretch of beach located in a lovely seaside community.
  • Cherry Grove Beach in North Myrtle Beach is a pristine stretch of sand in the Cherry Grove Beach neighborhood.
  • Coligny Beach in Hilton Head offers a wealth of amenities including restrooms, WiFi, changing rooms, and more.

Read on to learn about the best beaches in South Carolina.

Where can we find waterfalls in South Carolina?

  • The Bee Cove Falls in Tamassee is popular because it is slightly off the beaten path.
  • Carrick Falls inside Table Creek State Park in Pickens an easily accessible waterfall along a paved road.
  • Issaqueena Falls is said to be named after a Native American woman who risked her life to save those of some white settlers back in the day.

Read on to learn about the many spectacular waterfalls in South Carolina.

Where can we find museums in South Carolina?

  • The Museum of York County-Taxidermy Paradise in Rockhill features scores of taxidermied animals from around the state.
  • The South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame Museum in Belton details all the history and great athletes of the sport.
  • The BMW Zentrum Museum in Greer features a wealth of antique, new, and concept BMW vehicles and memorabilia.

Read on to learn about the many intriguing museums in South Carolina.