Giant thousand year old oak trees grace coastal islands; mountain trails wind through ancient forests; white sand beaches stretch for miles and the nation’s first Colonial cities lovingly preserve the best traditions and historic sites of the Old South. There’s so much to see and so many things to do in South Carolina, it’s a must-see USA tourist attraction.

South Carolina Tourist AttractionsThe white sand beaches and resort islands of the South Carolina coast offer some of the most inviting beaches and tourist attractions in the US. From the relaxed island culture of Hilton Head Island and Edisto Island to the resort islands and historic sites of romantic Charleston and the high energy family attractions of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s beaches invite visitors to relax and enjoy.

Beautiful South Carolina lakes and winding black water rivers offer world-class hunting and fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, boating and family fun.  Rugged mountain beauty, cascading waterfalls, and whitewater rapids draw outdoor enthusiasts and sightseers alike to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina.

Historic Sites & Scenic HighwaysFrom colonial plantations to American Revolutionary War sites and Civil War museums, historic sites in South Carolina can be found wherever you travel – on a scenic backroads trip through historic towns, on a big city sightseeing tour or on a remote barrier island.


Family Attractions, World Class Golf & Theme TripsVacationing with family or friends? South Carolina has some of the best family attractions in the nation and features great "Chick Trips" including women’s only wild country adventures and themed vacations. With hundreds of challenging courses, South Carolina golf offers a premier golfing experience for pros and casual golfers alike.

There’s so much to See and Do year round in the Palmetto State! Check out our active and fun Calendar of Events and make plans to visit South Carolina soon.

The Adventure Has Arrived!The full-scale replica of a 17th-century wooden ship has made its way to its new home at Charles Towne Landing, the birthplace of South Carolina.

For a truly memorable American vacation experience, tour the historic backroads and scenic highways of South Carolina. Travel down ancient Cherokee Indian trails; relive the nation’s Colonial past; hike along forested trails and scenic mountain lakes; shop, rest and play in historic towns and villages. Bring your camera.

South Carolina Driving ToursSince 1670 travelers have followed the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor from the Appalachian foothills to the romantic port city of Charleston.

Take the Discovery Route from romantic Charleston to mountain mill towns and visit 30 unique South Carolina destinations.

Travel the Nature Route of the historic Corridor where unspoiled beauty and natural wonders greets you every mile of the way.

South Carolina Scenic HighwaysSouth Carolina’s rich history and natural beauty welcome you on the three scenic highways of the Palmetto State – each featuring its own unique character and charm.

Ashley River Road Explore the story of the South on this historic Colonial road that leads to Old South plantations, churches, and National Historic landmarks.

Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway Follow an ancient Cherokee path to scenic destinations and historic villages.

Savannah River Scenic Byway Picturesque towns, historic adventures and outdoor excitement await you on the Savannah River Scenic Byway.