As any Civil War buff will tell you, South
Carolina was the scene of the beginning of the Civil War with
first shots fired at Fort
Sumter on April 12, 1861.
Military history and Civil War buffs will want to head straight to the Charleston area for tours of historic Fort Sumter as well as Patriot's Point to board the USS Yorktown and other retired naval ships currently stationed there today.
South Carolina's sunny shores attract millions of tourist a year to such hot spots as Myrtle Beach
(left) historic Fort Sumter (middle) and Patriot's Point and the USS Yorktown in Charleston.
Kid-friendly coastal SC
With so much
to see and do along the South Carolina coast, family-friendly events
and activities often take center stage at the height of the travel season.
Beginning with North Myrtle Beach, the top highlights begin with "the
reptile capital of the world" at Alligator
Adventure featuring live shows and educational exhibits.
to Myrtle Beach, Ripley's
Aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in all of
South Carolina featuring a walk-through glass tunnel as fish
swim up, around, and above visitors to the special delight
While in Charleston, a trip to The
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry provides hands-on
exhibits to keep the young one's occupied, and
for kids of all ages try North Charleston's Whirlin'
Waters offering the perfect place to chill out during
a sultry SC summer vacation.
More information about South Carolina travel & tourism around the
Official Tourism Site of South Carolina- Check out feature travel articles with what's happening throughout
the state, plus travel facts, vacation trip planner, major tourist
attractions, hotel and dining guides.
Head Travel Guide - One of the top summer vacation attractions offering
coastal beaches, romantic getaways, family fun, famous golf courses, top restaurants
and hotels, plus practical visitor information including maps, directions, weather
Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Beautifully laid-out vacation
guide featuring travel news & updates, hotel and dining guides, event calendar,
major & nearby tourist attractions, maps, pictures, video clips.