Hammock Shops Pawley’s Island (Photo Credit: Sandra Chambers)
I think of excellent food, shag music and dancing, low-country culture, remarkable historic sites, and fabulous trees when South Carolina comes to mind. But, it is also an exceptional state to visit small towns with fewer than 25,000 people.
A visit can do wonders for your soul and curiosity and provide much-needed support and dollars to communities that really need them.
The 12 charming small towns to visit in S.C. that I included on my list have a significant historical element, beautiful scenery, or noteworthy attraction in them.
It’s an endless debate among North Carolinians we’ve all had at some point whether we wanted to or not. You may have even gotten flashbacks to heated culinary arguments with friends or family members in the past just by reading the question.
We asked FOX8 viewers to tell us their favorite style of Carolina BBQ and maybe vent some of their strongest opinions in the process, and they certainly responded. Lexington-style came out on top with a little over 55 percent of the vote.
But Eastern-style still has its fair share of fans with around 36 percent of voters saying they prefer it.
Charleston is mostly a town of highs, figuratively and, in the case of its rooftop bar scene, literally.
And it makes sense: where better to soak in that balmy Charleston weather and those unparalleled church spire views than atop one of the city’s many swanky hotels?
You don’t have to be downtown to catch that sweet Southern breeze, either: the watery outskirts of the city yield plenty of options. So get climbing—this is a city whose charms are best experienced from on high. These are the best rooftop bars in Charleston.
Sand between your toes and salt breezes are always easy to find in this part of South Carolina—and the barrier islands beyond Charleston’s city limits beckon for an afternoon jaunt where you might spot dolphins frolicking, or be tempted into savoring a double-dip ice cream.
Most are no more than an hour drive from downtown, but you’re able to find every kind of beach experience under the sun, from family days with plenty of amenities to secluded spots where it’s just you and nature, to historic lighthouses and wild beaches that look as if they’re right off the set of Cast Away.
Grab a towel and a sturdy pair of sandals, and get on the road—these are our absolute favorite beaches in Charleston.
LEXINGTON, S.C. — A California couple has been walking across America to raise awareness and money for a nonprofit.
Grace Nesseth and Matt Grooms started their journey out of Huntington Beach, California, on October 2nd.
They plan to finish their cross-country walk on May 1st in Myrtle Beach. Grooms got the idea to walk across the country after reading a book and thought it would be cool to have it as their next adventure.