Places in South Carolina
Stretching from the North Carolina border south to the city of Georgetown, the coastal region known as the Grand Strand bustles with some 60 miles of fast-food joints, beach resorts and three-story souvenir shops. What was once a laid-back summer destination for working-class people from across the Southeast has become some of the most overdeveloped real estate in the country.
From just north of Charleston, the southern half of the South Carolina coast is a tangle of islands cut off from the mainland by inlets and tidal marshes. Here, descendants of West African slaves known as the Gullah maintain small communities in the face of resort and golf-course development.
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Myrtle Beach with kids
If you’re looking for a top spot for a family beach vacation, why not park yourself on a patch of sand at Myrtle Beach? Located in the northeast corner of South Carolina, the resort town is centered on the 60-mile cre...
Falling for Greenville: a Blue Ridge Mountain surprise
A waterfall tumbles through the heart of Greenville, a small Southern city packed tight with cultural and culinary distractions...
City snapshot: Charleston, South Carolina
Population 623,680 (greater metropolitan area) Visitors per year 4...
Nashville's greatest hits: best things to do in Music City
There’s a buzz in Nashville. Achieving a perfect harmony of howdy ma’am Southern character and a hip, urban flair, Nashville exudes a personality all its own...