South Carolina is a beautiful state known for its stunning shoreline, but there’s a lot more to the state than the beaches (although those are pretty great).
If you’re thinking about renting an RV and taking a road trip to South Carolina, the following are some spots you shouldn’t miss.
Greenville is one of the largest urban areas in the state of South Carolina, and it’s also one of the fastest growing.
It’s located in the northwestern area of the state, in a region that’s referred to as The Upstate. It’s around halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, and it’s gotten a lot of recognition and media attention in recent years for its rapid growth and strong job market.
Conde Nast Traveler also named it as the number three “Best Small City in the U.S.”
Some of the attractions of the city include Falls Park on the Reedy, with gardens and waterfall views, Paris Mountain State Park, and The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour.
While there are plenty of famous South Carolina coastal towns, Georgetown is more of a hidden gem.
This tiny coastal town is historic and takes you back in time. It’s located between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, and the downtown area is the third oldest city in the state.
There are streets lined with live oaks, local shops featuring furniture, jewelry and more, and restaurants serving the Lowcountry fare the region is known for.
There are also regular festivals, concerts, parades and other local events happening all the time.
Folly Beach is close to Charleston, but it feels unique and different. Folly Beach has a uniquely bohemian style to it, and it’s very relaxed and casual. Folly Beach is a 12-mile barrier island that’s on the Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean.
There are six miles of beaches where you’ll see people surfing, fishing, boating and just enjoying the outdoors.
Downtown Folly has a unique mix of stores, restaurants, and bars as well.
Edisto Island is one of the Sea Islands, which is in Charleston County. On the island, along with historic plantations, is Edisto Island State Park.
The State Park features RV camping, and there are a few restaurants that are within walking distance from the campground, most of which offer local seafood.
Huntington Beach State Park
Visiting Huntington Beach State Park, in Murrells Inlet, is a must-do when you’re in the state. The campsites can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet, and some sites up to 40 feet. You can reserve a campsite with water and electrical hookups, and some have sewer hookups.
There is plenty to do including boating, fresh and saltwater fishing, and there’s a swimming area. There are also a saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for wildlife viewing, hiking particularly along the Sandpiper Pond Trail, and there are many boardwalks throughout the site.
Finally, the town of Clemson is best known for being home to Clemson University, but there’s more to this college town. You can go to a football game at Memorial Stadium or visit one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.