Discover the remarkable history and heritage of the Gullah people, a storied civilization and culture prevailing on the Sea Islands of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The Gullah people have sustained their treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations, and their cultural impact on the Lowcountry is undeniable.
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South Carolina is famous for world-class golf courses and breathtaking beaches, but it's also the birthplace of barbecue and home to 47 incredible state parks full of mountains, waterfalls and more—perfect for unforgettable, off-the-beaten-path experiences. We sat down with Dabo Swinney, head football coach of the Clemson Tigers, and his wife, Kathleen, to learn what they believe makes the state of South Carolina so special.
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Explore the shallow waters of the salt flats along the coast of South Carolina’s Lowcountry for the ultimate outdoor challenge: fly fishing for redfish. Plan your coastal fishing getaway any time of year, and discover why South Carolina’s coast is the perfect place for your next saltwater adventure.
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Enjoy a small-town state of mind along South Carolina’s coast. Explore quaint shops, bike ride beneath breathtaking live oaks draped in Spanish moss and savor a taste of our appetizing seafood. Plan a visit and discover why small-town South Carolina is the perfect place to create lasting memories.
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Golf Instructor Butch Harmon shows you how to handle a 30-40 yard bunker shot to an elevated green on location at Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head Island, SC. (Video courtesy of Golf Digest)
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Zip the Zoo, the zip line canopy tour atRiverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, SC, allows visitors to soar through the trees and take flight over the beautiful Saluda River. All you need to do is strap on a harness, climb into the trees and choose between two totally different zip line experiences.
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Entre o mar e as montanhas da Carolina do Sul, cada lugar tem uma identidade própria, mas igualmente acolhedora.
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The Upstate of South Carolina offers a tremendous variety of waterfalls in the three county area of Pickens, Oconee and Greenville counties. Several of the prime waterfalls are just a short walk from the trailhead. From the splendor of Lower Whitewater Falls to the quiet beauty of Spoonauger Falls, you won't be disappointed. Come along with SC Outdoor Insider Marie McAden as she explores some of South Carolina's Upstate waterfalls. Read more about Marie and her waterfall adventure at: www.DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
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On November 15--16, 2013, twenty-two competitive barbecue teams met at the St. Nicholas BBQFest in Conway, South Carolina. This cook-off, the final stop on the South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) competition circuit, would ultimately decide which team would be crowned the 2013 State Champion.
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Paddle through the unspoiled riverbanks of the Saluda River and experience the calm of being alone in the great outdoors. Whether you're fly fishing, going in for a dip or just enjoying the native wildlife and scenery, kayaking the Saluda is the perfect way to get away.
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From the freshly harvested roe to the dash of sherry, she-crab soup is an iconic Southern dish. Get the recipe here: https://discoversouthcarolina.com/articles/south-carolina-she-crab-soup-with-chef-michelle-weaver
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Discover the vast wilderness of Congaree National Park, just an hour from the state capital of Columbia. From canoeing under the towering hardwoods to exploring the untouched wilderness, Congaree National Park is one South Carolina adventure you don’t want to miss.
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Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.
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The Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg, SC is the second largest drive-in the U.S and opened in 1946. South Carolina Food Insider Gwen Fowler stops in to sample the offerings, especially the famous iced tea! Read about Gwen's adventure at DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
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South Carolina is famous for world-class golf courses and breathtaking beaches, but it's also the birthplace of barbecue and home to 47 incredible state parks full of mountains, waterfalls and more—perfect for unforgettable, off-the-beaten-path experiences. We sat down with Steve Spurrier, head football coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, to talk about his favorite places to vacation in South Carolina.
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No matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, kayaking to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is one adventure you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re casting a line from your kayak or hiking the trails through the breathtaking maritime forest, a day spent at Cape Romain is one you’ll remember forever.
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Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres "the most important and most interesting garden in America". Centuries-old camellias bloom in the winter months and azaleas blaze on the hillside above the Rice Mill Pond in the spring. In summer, kalmia, magnolias, crepe myrtles and roses accent a landscape magnificent throughout the year. The Gardens have been planned so that there is something blooming at Middleton Place year-round. Visit Middleton Place on your next visit to Charleston, SC.
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Explore the Revolutionary Rivers Trail and see where Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion concealed his men from the British. After paddling through these historic waters, be sure to stop by Victors Restaurant in Florence, and enjoy their unique twist on classic South Carolina cuisine.
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Stand on the front lines as an authentic Revolutionary War battle reenactment unfolds right before your eyes in historic Camden, South Carolina. Tour the historic Joseph Kershaw plantation house, shop on Sutlers Row or explore 117 acres of Colonial history here.
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SC Outdoor Insider Marie McAden visits Parris Island, SC - home to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Parris Island is where all Marine recruits from east of the Mississippi as well as all female recruits go for basic training. Marie
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At Devils Fork State Park, everything you’ve been looking for in a weekend getaway is all in one place. Fly fishing, hiking, camping and paddle boarding are just the beginning of all the possibilities this Upstate mountain retreat has to offer. Rent a pontoon and explore crystal-clear Lake Jocassee, set up camp for a weekend of outdoor fun or rent one of the park's charming cabins to see why South Carolina outdoor adventures are unlike any other.
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Sally Ann Robinson grew up on Daufuskie Island, one of the South Carolina Sea Islands well known for its West African-influenced Gullah culture. She shares what it was like to live on the island. Robinson shares many Gullah recipes in several of her cookbooks.
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A lot has changed in the Palmetto State since the first batch of South Carolina moonshine was distilled. One thing that hasn’t, however, is the tried-and-true recipe for these iconic white whiskies. Satisfy Your Thirst for adventure and get a real taste of South Carolina history at one of our many distilleries from the mountains to the sea. Share your experience using #SatisfyYourThirstSC
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La Caroline du Sud est un paradis pour vacanciers qui regorgent d'endroits magnifiques à découvrir! Laissez vous ennivrer par: les montagnes, les fôrets, les parcs, les lacs, les rivières, les cascades, les plages à perte de vue, les villes historiques renfermant plus de 300 ans d'histoire, des centaines de terrains de golf, des attractions pour toute la famille plus géniales les unes que les autres. On ne sait pas où donner de la tête! La Caroline du Sud, c'est la Vie avec un V majuscule.
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Learn the history of South Carolina from the people who helped make it. Redcliffe Plantation was home to the Hammond family for four generations and has become known as one of the most influential plantations in the state, housing some of South Carolina’s oldest and rarest history.
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Summerville, SC has the proud distinction of being the Birthplace of Sweet Tea. Its Sweet Tea Trail provides the perfect opportunity for travelers into and out of Charleston to get off the beaten path for a look at the places and businesses that draw from the area's sweet tea legacy.
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Last year, Hilton Head Island was awarded silver status as a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists. Hilton Head Island was one of a select group of cities in the Southeast to receive the prestigious honor. Marie McAden, the SC Outdoor Insider for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com visits Hilton Head to see what biking on the island is all about.
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Charleston, SC Chef Sean Brock talks with SC Food Insider Gwen Fowler about the tattoo on his arm that features his favorite vegetables. Brock is James Beard winning chef with two restaurants in Charleston - HUSK and McCrady's. Read about Brock at DiscoverSouthCarolina.com
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South Carolina’s 187 miles of picturesque coastline are Just Right for family vacations and coastal getaways of all kinds. Enjoy waterfront dining, seaside adventures and warm South Carolina sunshine while making lifelong memories with the ones who matter most.
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South Carolina Outdoor Insider Marie McAden gets the scoop from SC residents Don and Sue Weigel about their mission to visit every one of South Carolina's 47 state parks. Read the story on the Outdoor Insider's home page on DiscoverSouthCarolina.com
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