Daytrip to Newberry

Town Green and Newberry Opera House (photo courtesy of City of Newberry) Newberry South Carolina is a short drive up I-26, and is surprisingly a great way to spend a day.  Surprisingly because it doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and yet has a lot to offer a couple or a group of friends looking…

Daytrippin’: Aiken, SC

Many people, when they think of Aiken, tend to think horse country. While it’s true that Aiken hosts world-class equestrian events and is home to several thoroughbred champions, there is much more to be discovered in this quaint southern city, named Best Southern Small Town in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine. Aiken Trolley Tours: Experience…

Daytrippin’: Summerville, SC

Nicknamed “The Flowertown in the Pines”, Summerville is home to a historic downtown area and charming Main Street, all set against the lush backdrop of pine forests, blooming azaleas and bountiful green spaces in this Lowcountry paradise. Art Gallery Browse the shop-lined streets of the historic downtown and pop into Art Central Gallery, a Summerville…

Day Trippin’: Walterboro, SC

From Columbia, head south on I-26 East for 55 miles, then merge onto I-95 South until you reach exit 57 onto SC-64 towards Walterboro. One way, your trip is right around an hour and a half— perfect for a day trip! SC Artisans Center Housed in a restored eight room Victorian cottage, the center showcases…

Day Trippin’: Spartanburg, SC

Spend a day this spring visiting Spartanburg, a thriving city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; home to charming plantations, an historic downtown, the BMW production plant, shopping, and creative cuisine. Spartanburg is a straight 93 miles north-west, about an hour and a half drive up I-26 West from Columbia. Musgrove Mill State…

Welcome to Pendleton, SC!

Take time this fall to visit Pendleton, a small town in northwestern Anderson County known for historic plantation homes and buildings, a busy entertainment district, agricultural museum, and outdoor scenery. The Village Green Pendleton’s Village Green is the downtown public square. It is surrounded by a business area full of shops and restaurants, and is…

Day Trippin’ to Conway, SC!

If your only experience with Conway is as a pass-through on your way to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, you’re missing out! Visitors to this historic river town enjoy learning its history and spending time surrounded by its natural beauty. The Waccamaw River, named for the ancient river-dwelling Waccamaw Indians, winds through Conway and…

Cape Romain: Home of Wildlife Wonders

A visit to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a reminder of the fragility and wondrousness of the natural surroundings of the Lowcountry. The refuge is home to a diverse community of wildlife, and it manages and protects the ecosystems and industries that are vital to South Carolina. Bird Refuge: Established in 1932 as a…

Romance by the Sea: Charleston

Romance is in the air in charming Charleston, South Carolina! The perfect destination for couples looking for a weekend where they can enjoy each other as they explore this captivating city. A consistent winner in travel surveys, Charleston was again selected as the #1 city to visit by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. We…