South Carolina

South Carolina offers everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday. The coastal area is a paradise of sun, sea, and sand, with some of the best beaches and resort islands in the USA. Hilton Head Island conjures up memories of the plantation era and offers fabulous opportunities for beach activities and water sports.

A combination of challenging adventure, luxurious relaxation, and breathtaking scenic views makes it a perfect choice. Search for shells on the pristine beaches, kayak through undisturbed marshland, tee off at more than 300 golf courses or wander America’s oldest gardens.

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Take in the plantations of the Ashley River and visit places like Boone Hall, South Carolina, where the half-mile Avenue of Oaks was used during the filming of Forrest Gump and scenes from Gone with the Wind and The Notebook were filmed.

Visit Fort Sumter, South Carolina - it's where the American Civil War started.

An island of surprises

The 12-mile long island of Hilton Head boasts world-class golf and tennis, cycling, horse riding and wide sandy beaches perfect for family games and lazing in the sunshine. Charleston, founded over 300 years ago as the first permanent English settlement in America, is steeped in history. Downtown, narrow streets are lined with grand colonial houses and stunning gardens, whilst the historic district is a delight to stroll through, filled with boutique shops, art galleries, museums, and cafes. For an unsurpassed vacation of total relaxation, the resort islands of Kiawah, Seabrook or Wild Dunes cannot be bettered where wide sandy beaches, luxurious resorts, and world famous championship golf courses are plentiful.

A family favourite

The Myrtle Beach area boasts an extraordinary sixty miles of golden sandy beach and is a favourite for families. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Ripley’s Aquarium and NASCAR go-carting plus an array of outlet shopping and great restaurants, over 100 golf courses and a surge of live entertainment venues including the Carolina Opry, House of Blues and Legends in Concert attract visitors from around the globe.

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