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…

Rock Hill, SC

With a rich history and genuine southern hospitality, the Rock Hill area offers a day trip full of stops to learn of its fascinating past. And just 70 miles up I-26. Historic Brattonsville: This 778-acre Revolutionary War site and living history museum examines how people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. See presentations by…

Day Trippin’: Landrum, SC

Nestled at the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Landrum is the “Gateway to North Carolina and South Carolina.” Residents and visitors alike enjoy drives along Landrum‘s scenic roads, strolling through the many antique and specialty shops, and dining in its charming eateries.   Downtown Shopping: For treasure hunters and collectors, Landrum…

Small Town, Big Charm!

Lancaster, SC Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio: Housed in a row of former pool halls and cafes, in what was once known to locals as the “Backstreet”, are indoor galleries, a private outdoor sculpture garden with a fish pond and waterfalls, and an art studio. For more than fifty years, Bob Doster has created everything from whimsical…

The Gamecock City!

Sumter, SC Why was Thomas Sumter called the Gamecock? Sumter acquired the nickname, “Carolina Gamecock,” during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics. After the Battle of Blackstock’s Farm, British General Banastre Tarleton commented that Sumter “fought like a gamecock“, and Cornwallis described the Gamecock as his “greatest plague.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sumter) Swan Lake Iris Gardens: Located in the heart of Sumter, Swan…