North Charleston promotes a blue collar lifestyle with walkable communities and sustainable living. Not only a terrific place to live, but as South Carolina’s retail leader, North Charleston offers the best shopping in the state from retail hubs to small neighborhood boutiques. A great place to work and especially play, whether at North Charleston’s Coliseum/Convention Center Complex or by the scenic Riverfront Park at our historical Naval Base Memorial.
We continue to drive the State’s economy as the epicenter of business development, offering a business friendly community, rich with incentives to allow companies to compete on a global scale. Our young, highly skilled workforce attracts diverse industries, such as aerospace, automotive, aviation, bioscience, defense, renewable energy, financial services, and information technology. North Charleston is where businesses flourish. Visit Site
You may have heard about equestrian events and our world famous Springdale Race Course, or the historic architecture of our beautiful antebellum homes, and even our legendary sporting lifestyle. Camden has so much more to offer!
Our tourism and leisure activities are fueled by people’s desire for the historic southern charm we exude throughout all our cultural, recreational and celebrational festivities.
Come experience what it means to be Classically Carolina.
Welcome to Gaffney, South Carolina – where the past is honored, the present is engaging, and the future inviting. With a population of 12,456 and a location midway between Greenville, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina, Gaffney offers both small city charm and easy access to big cities. Despite its small size, Gaffney will surprise you in great ways. You will find much to enjoy in the historic business and residential districts, parks and recreational areas, museums and galleries, Revolutionary War era sites, and a variety of entertaining local events throughout the year. So, for a day, a weekend or a lifetime, get into Gaffney. Visit Site
With over 11,000 acres of water and 18 miles of shoreline, Lake Greenwood offers an excellent variety of outdoor recreation opportunities no matter your preference! Favorite activities on Lake Greenwood include fishing, watersports, leisure boating, and camping. The lake borders Lake Greenwood State Park, Stoney Point Golf Course, and is minutes away from all of the dining and entertainment to be found in Uptown Greenwood! Visit Site
Pawleys Island | Murrells Inlet | Litchfield Beach | Garden City | Georgetown | Andrews
For generations families have been vacationing along the Hammock Coast. Besides beautiful beaches and amazing weather- our area offers an unlimited amount of entertainment for the entire family.
Whatever your pleasure, golf, water sports, nature, antiques, fashion, dining, art galleries, festivals or just trying to get away from your every-day routine, the Hammock Coast has it all. Visit Site
Agritourism is agriculture based activities that bring people to farms, ranches or other agricultural settings. Some examples include u-pick operations, corn mazes, farm to table dinners, and on-the-farm restaurants with markets that sell locally made foods. SCDA recognizes the great value of agritourism and its potential to benefit farms of all sizes. Check out our website for a list of participating farms in your area. Visit Site
Welcome to Summerville, the Flower Town in the Pines, where charm and southern hospitality blend gracefully with the modern and progressive. Summerville is rich in history with a focus on economic development that preserves the past while building for the future.
Steeped in natural beauty of lush pines and blooming azaleas Summerville- a Tree City USA community may be a small town, but when you’re a small town with big charm anything is possible. Visit Site
Thousands of settlers flowed through this region like a river. It was part of the Great Wagon Road from the North and the Federal Road that carried travelers into the West. The diverse backgrounds of these individuals led to clashes and conflicts that played out over the landscape of the old South. Today, the character of Edgefield is captured for visitors in its downtown shopping district, countless historic sites, local eateries, and a thriving artisan community. Come explore Edgefield, the Gateway of Southern History! Visit Site
At Nature Adventures Outfitters, our entire focus is on giving you the best kayaking or paddleboarding experience that the waters near Charleston and the South Carolina coast have to offer. Whether you’re staying at the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Downtown Charleston, we have tours for every member of the family. Attractions include the barrier islands, blackwater swamps and rivers. Visit Site
Revered as one of the country’s top culinary experiences, Charleston Wine + Food is a five-day celebration that showcases Charleston and the Lowcountry’s rich culinary traditions and distinct foodways. The 12th annual festival, March 1-5, 2017, will serve up more than 100 unforgettable events featuring home-grown flavor alongside the nation’s top chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, brewers, distillers, storytellers, artisans, and more.
No matter your taste, Charleston Wine + Food has something to delight every palate. Get whisked away to an undeveloped barrier island for an afternoon of foraging from the sea with award-winning chefs. Step inside a few of the city’s most historic homes for a tour of private wine cellars accompanied by renowned winemakers. Get your hands finger-lickin’ dirty during an interactive cooking class. Find your way to a legendary crab house on the edge of the coast for a feast of fresh catches and refreshing wines. Listen in as industry icons take to the spotlight and dish out the story of their life’s work. Sip your way through a bevy of wine and spirits workshops covering a range of fascinating and informative topics. Get bendy with bubbly at a Sunday morning yoga session, complete with endless Champagne and healthy bites. Make plans to spend the afternoon perusing the Culinary Village, an all-access smorgasbord of sips, bites, chef demos, live music, retail therapy, and lots of interactive fun.
Tickets sell out quickly, so don’t delay in reserving your seat! Visit charlestonwineandfood.com to see the full menu and start planning your own perfect culinary adventure. Visit Site
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is a four-year osteopathic medical school offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Osteopathic physicians are licensed in every state to practice the full scope of medicine including examining patients, diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, performing surgery, as well as providing musculoskeletal manipulation. Osteopathic physicians enter every field of medicine from family practice to neurosurgery. The majority of osteopathic physicians, however; practice primary care, with approximately one-fourth of the profession providing care in small communities and rural areas. Visit Site
WELCOME TO THE GREENVILLE EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT.
Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville’s one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything they say it is and more. Check us out and see for yourself why we’re not just any Greenville – we’re THAT Greenville. Visit Site
In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s got all the gracious charm you’d expect from a Southern destination – nothing saccharine, just good old-fashioned kindness. As home to both the state’s capital and its largest university, it’s a vibrant city and creative hub that’s bursting with big ideas, forward thinkers and modern attitudes. With dynamite shopping, food and tons to see and do year round, it’s the real Southern hot spot. It doesn’t take long to get from the middle of town to what seems like the middle of nowhere with the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers running right through town. Yet it’s manageable without the headaches and hassles common to many other larger cities. With evidence of renewal everywhere, Columbia SC will leave you looking forward to what’s next. Visit Site
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of beautifulLake Hartwell you’ll find Anderson, South Carolina. From outdoor adventures and top-notch fishing at the lake to golf trips, exploring historic sites, local farms, art galleries and even moonshine, Anderson is a bright spot in South Carolina.Visit Site
Welcome to the beautiful City of Aiken! Shop, dine, and catch live music while meandering quaint downtown streets, gaze at an iconic oak canopy, experience the equestrian culture, and take a historic trolley tour. Aiken quickly rises to the top as home to many thoroughbred champions—where polo matches and fox hunts are a way of life. But did you know Aiken also boasts a rich arts scene and is home to one of the nation’s largest urban forests? Take a look, browse and explore our website and know that you’re always welcome in Aiken, South Carolina.Visit Site
Nestled in the foothillls of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seneca reflects the hospitality and beauty of this little corner of our great state. Since its founding in 1873, Seneca has always adapted to the ever-changing pace of life and has always strived to provide all of its businesses, residents, and visitors with an open, friendly atmosphere and a community with outstretched arms.
Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is Oconee Coutny’s premier cultural exhibit museum focusing on the rich, sometimes turbulent history, culture, and contributions of local African Americans. The museum’s exhibits and events incorporate technology and tradition to create a meaningful and educational experience for all ages. Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum is about people of the past and present whose stories will impact generations. Visit Site
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of dedicated work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners.
The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is no less urgent today than when it was founded in 1973. What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in not only enhancing wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.Visit Site
For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring. With nearly 80 events and activities, there’s something for everyone. Join us April 20-29 and experience our beautiful gardens, friendly folks, and all the fun the festival has to offer. Visit Site
Of the more than 60 antebellum homes in Georgetown, the Kaminski House stands out as one of the most representative of the Georgian style of the era. Built on a bluff overlooking the Sampit River, the Kaminski House is typical of the Low country “single house” style of the mid-18th century. The house was originally built by Paul Trapier, a leading merchant of South Carolina and sometimes known as “The King of Georgetown.” Born in 1716 of Huguenot parents in the French Santee section of Berkley County, Trapier moved to Georgetown and opened a small store. He soon became so successful he opened stores in Charleston as well. By the 1750’s Trapier was considered one of the wealthiest merchants in the colony. Visit Site
Just minutes away from the hustle & bustle of Charleston, you’ll find a totally different side of the Lowcountry. Our charming small towns are connected by wooded landscapes, outdoor adventures, winding rivers, and centuries of history. Spend the night in a treehouse on the river, go kayaking or birding in the ancient cypress swamps, stop in for some farm fresh produce at the market, or visit historic sites that remain standing in time. Visit Site
The South Carolina Festival of Flowers showcases the city of Greenwood as a destination for flowers, families, and fun! The signature attraction is 42 topiaries placed throughout Uptown Greenwood and also includes over 25 special events throughout the month of June. Visit Site
Welcome to Oconee County, South Carolina! Oconee County is located in the northwestern corner of Upstate South Carolina, otherwise know as The Golden Corner. “Oconee” is a Cherokee word meaning “Land beside the water”. This is the perfect name for a county that boasts multiple lakes, rivers, streams, over 150 waterfalls and has one of only two rainforests in North America – the Jocassee Gorges!
Outdoor recreation and adventure is our calling card. As you will see throughout our web site, Oconee is truly blessed with pristine, protected forests (over 90,000 acres!), primitive lakes surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains with waterfalls that you can pull your boat up to and swim under, other lakes that are perfect for your favorite water sports, trails to 29 waterfalls, world class white water rafting and paddling on the infamous nationally designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, renown trophy fishing with one world record and five state records for Trout and Bass, lake front State and County Parks with cabins, camping and RV sites, great bicycling through canopied mountain back roads and, generally, just a great place to hang out, dip your feet in cold mountain stream and relax in the great outdoors!
Come visit us here in Oconee County, SC and see for yourself why National Geographic calls this area one of the “World’s Last Great Places – A Destination of a Lifetime”! Visit Site
Experience the rush of being in no hurry at all. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Charleston is the quaint village of Saint George, where out historic sites, farmers market, and natural landscapes allow you to enjoy authentic rural South Carolina Lowcountry on “Southern Time.” Visit Site
The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show is held on the third weekend in October and features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River. Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and an Opti Pram Regatta. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Visit Site