2017 is off to a great start. A new year prompts all sorts of planning and plotting for adventurous fun over the next 12 months. South Carolina has plenty of places to go and things to do. We’ve got that list covered for you with 19 places you should put on your bucket list in 2017. Enjoy!
South Carolina Railroad Museum
At the South Carolina Railroad Museum you can board the Rockton, Rion & Western, the greatest scenic train ride available in the state. Located at 110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Horseback Waterfall Tour
This one-of-a-kind opportunity in the Upstate is a dream come true. See some gorgeous waterfalls via horseback on this very unique and guided tour.
The Red Horse Inn, Landrum
With six cottages and a main guest house, this upstate enchanting inn is the perfect spot to get away for a few days. You'll be surrounded by incredible views and amazing local attractions. Located at 45 Winstons Chase Ct, Landrum, SC 29356.
Spend the day on a deserted island you can only reach by ferry/boat. Empty beaches are becoming harder and harder to find in the Palmetto State, and this one is truly spectacular.
This may be the most unique city in the state. Wholesome, small and welcoming, Pickens is the kind of place you want to raise a family and it includes and is surrounded by a variety of fun things to do. Make a day of it.
Canopy Walk at Lynches River County Park
Take a walk on the wild side in this raised boardwalk that meanders through the treetops at this county park. Cross over
more than one swinging bridge! Located at 5094 County Park Rd, Coward, SC 29530.
Visit the oldest store in the Palmetto State - and possibly the oldest in the country since it got its' start shortly after the American Revolution. Located at 3240 Horatio-Hagood Rd, Horatio, SC 29062.
Visit the one town in South Carolina that's so perfectly southern. More than just a "horse town," Aiken will both charm and delight you.
Hollywild Animal Park
Take a safari tour through this unique animal park in the upstate, or better yet, drive your
own car through and feed the animals by hand through a rolled down car window. What? Yep. For reals. Located at 2325 Hampton Rd, Wellford, SC 29385.
The Palmetto Trail's Peak To Prosperity Passage
The Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail is a fabulous way to experience a South Carolina rail-to-trail conversion. Why this passage? Because the 11 miles of this hike includes 14 trestle bridges. Directions to all three trailheads can be found
Old City Jail, Charleston
The creepy abandoned jail in Charleston has reportedly seen more than 14,000 deaths on the grounds here. It's one of the most haunted spots in the entire state. Take a nighttime ghost tour - if you dare. Located at 21 Magazine St, Charleston, SC 29401.
South Carolina's own "Stars Hollow" (from the popular network television and Netflix phenomenon, "Gilmore Girls") is right here in Newberry. From the event-filled square in the middle of town to the everyday diner right up the street, Newberry is so charming you can't possibly drive through it without stopping.
Waterfall campground at Jones Gap State Park
Jones Gap State Park is a perfect place to bunk down for the weekend in a tent or camper and explore some incredible trails and waterfalls. Located at 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661.
You'll never run out of things to do in this tiny little South Carolina town. From Old Sheldon Church to the iconic Cherry Cider Company and a roadside restaurant that's full of history, there's enough to keep you busy for at least a couple of days.
Cool off in one of the most pristine, crystal clear lakes around. The best place to get public access to Lake Jocassee is at Devils Fork State Park located at 161 Holcombe Cir, Salem, SC 29676.
Make this unique cabin and camping resort in the Upstate your homebase for exploring all the wonderful attractions nearby, including Table Rock State Park. Located at 102 Table Rock Rd, Cleveland, SC 29635.
South Carolina's top-rated outdoor attraction has something for everyone. You'll love the beautiful gardens, statuary, fountains, butterfly garden, and more! Located at 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Botany Bay Road's tunnel of trees
Hit the road to Edisto Island and turn down this amazing road to experience a tunnel of trees that is positively magical. Hurricane Matthew wiped out the small footbridge that provides access to the beach at Botany Bay, but you can still drive through this breathtaking tunnel of trees and have access to the plantation.
Happy Cow Creamery
Touring this chocolate milk factory in South Carolina will make you feel like a kid again! To be fair, they make more than chocolate milk. Tour the factory and meet the cows behind the magic. Located at 332 McKelvey Rd. Pelzer, SC 29669.
This list should have you rockin’ and rollin’ through 2017 with new and interesting things to do along the way.