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…

Daytrip to McCormick, SC

McCormick, SC is for people who love the outdoors, history, golf, and a slower way of life. Known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise” for its proximity to Sumter National Forest, state parks, Lake Thurmond and The Little River Blueway, you’ll find plenty of paddling routes, hiking and biking trails, campsites, and more. There is another side…

Visit Lowcountry Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the last large-scale Romantic Gardens left in the U.S. The aim of a Romantic Garden is to transport visitors from the drab routine of daily existence into one of beautiful chaos. The variety of plants and flora, unexpected twists and turns, and unbridled planting…

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…