Although Florida may be the state in the South that immediately comes to mind when you think of family vacation spots, its neighbor just a few steps away in South Carolina is actually one of the best locations in the country for family getaways. With the breathtaking natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains to stunning coastline and exciting atmosphere of Charleston, there are endless things to do and see in the Palmetto State.
Hit The Beach
Myrtle Beach is one of the nation’s favorite vacation spots, and for good reason. With over 60 miles of white sand, dolphin spotting, great swimming and a huge variety of activities on offer, Myrtle Beach will provide an unmissable experience for your whole family. There are children’s museums to fascinate your little ones, fishing piers and mini-golf, so you and your kids will never be bored. If you tire of the beach and want to check out some different activities, you can head over to Hilton Head Island for water sports like canoeing and paddling.
Soak Up Some History
If your kids are interested in history, make sure to take them to Charleston’s Old Slave Mart Museum, one of South Carolina’s most popular tourist attractions. This museum offers a fascinating insight into the slave history of the state, full of interesting artefacts and information about the legacy of the slave trade. Outside of the museum, explore Charleston on foot by walking tour to take in the sights of this historic city, and learn all about its past.
The Parks of South Carolina
For nature-loving families, this is the state to go to explore the South’s natural beauty and have a taste of adventure. There are 47 state parks in the state and a huge range of national and state forests, so there’s no shortage of opportunity to camp out, see some wildlife or simply visit for the day for a relaxing picnic.