South Carolina June 09, 2016
15 Unforgettable Things You Must Add To Your South Carolina Summer Bucket List
Summer always means we take more time to get out from in front of the television and spend more time outside or with family. Since summer is almost (officially) here, it’s time to get your bucket list in order. But where to start? No to worry. We have you covered.
Try these 15 suggestions of unforgettable things you should add to your South Carolina bucket list, and have an amazing summer.
1. Hit the beach for some R & R.
With 187 miles of coastline and more than 20 beaches to choose from, you're sure to find your place in the sand. Everyone knows the well-known ones, but
are some little known beaches you can discover this summer in South Carolina.
2. Eat at an iconic "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant.
We recently published an article listing several throughout the state. See the list
3. Tour one of the state's most haunted buildings.
The Charleston Old City Jail is truly a creepy place. It's reported that more than 14,000 people died here in the 137 years it was open in Charleston. That's 14,000 potential ghosts to aggravate you as you tour their old digs. The tour company licensed to operate at the Old City Jail has been voted the #1 tour company in Charleston for seven years in a row. This is one tour you won't forget. More info
4. Go camping in the mountains to escape the heat and humidity the SC summer brings.
South Carolina has a multitude of state parks with great campgrounds. For cooler weather head up to the mountains and set up camp. The campsites shown here are at Devil's Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee. More info
5. Splurge for an unforgettable evening dining in the courtyard of an expensive restaurant.
It's worth it. We suggest Peninsula Grill (shown above) in Charleston's historic district. But there are scores of great upscale restaurants in South Carolina that have great outdoor dining.
6. Pledge to visit some of South Carolina's 47 wonderful state parks.
Landsford Canal State Park (shown) is in full bloom now with the largest stand of Rocky Shoal Spider Lillies anywhere. More info
7. Take a carriage ride through historic Beaufort.
Be sure to ask to see the house Sally Field rented and occupied during the filming of the movie "Forrest Gump."
8. Pay homage to a significant Revolutionary War battle fought on SC soil.
So much attention is bestowed upon the significance of South Carolina's Civil War involvement. Use the summer to get better acquainted with the state's Revolutionary War history, including the Battle of Cowpens. More info
9. Get up early enough to see the sun rise over the ocean.
The ocean is no more than four hours away from the farthest point in South Carolina. You do know how many people drive 10+ hours once a year to get a glimpse of the big blue, don't you?
10. Take a drive on one of South Carolina's Scenic Byways.
The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway (a.k.a. SC-11) offers majestic views of rolling hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See more scenic byways in the Palmetto State
11. Take a South Carolina waterfalls roadtrip.
See seven great waterfalls in under five hours of drive time. Click
for details of this awesome waterfalls roadtrip.
12. Visit one of the lovely gardens throughout the state.
The Palmetto State is "blooming" with numerous botanical and community gardens and many of them are free to enter. Here's a
we published back in April 2016.
13. Climb to the top of Hunting Island Light.
You'll never forget the climb, or the payoff at the top. More info
14. Get to higher ground and take in the view.
If you can't climb to the top of Table Rock, then drive to
Pretty Place Chapel
in Cleveland, SC for high elevation inspiration.
15. Take an historic train ride through the countryside of South Carolina.
South Carolina has so many great things to see and do during the summer months. With a list this long you should start planning now. Share this article with people you want to take with you to knock out this summer bucket list.