Dripping in history and coastal charm, South Carolina is home to an array of both historic and ocean-view sleeps. For the former, you'll be spoiled for choice in Charleston and Beaufort; for the latter, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and the islands flanking Charleston offer numerous options for crawling out of bed and on to the sand. With a few exceptions, chain hotels rule upstate.


You can make reservations for any South Carolina state park online (www.southcarolinaparks.com) or by phone (866-345-7275). Campsite prices range from $8.50 to $50 per night.