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Relaxing at Falls Park on the Reedy River in Greenville
Nightfall over the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston
Park ranger admiring the view at Devils Fork State Park near Salem
Seagulls at Folly's Beach
View of Charleston from the water
Weaving a basket at the Gullah Festival in Beaufort
Late afternoon at Oak Point Golf Course on Kiawah Island
Hiking at Caesars Head State Park
Stand-up paddleboarding in the waters off Hilton Head Island
- The Palmetto State
South Carolina: birthplace of the Charleston
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As home to more than 360 golf courses, South Carolina attracts golf enthusiasts from around the world. Whether you’re in Greenville, Columbia or Charleston, the stunning landscapes and mild weather create the ideal environment for a game of 18 holes — because here, it’s golf season all year long.
But the essence of the Palmetto State lies in the history that created its distinct Southern culture. And that history resonates in everything from storied locations of the Civil War to its proud reputation as the Birthplace of Barbecue. That’s right, it’s not just the plantations and military sites that represent South Carolina’s deep roots in American history — it’s the food, too.
So come discover the gorgeous beaches, incredible golf courses, rich history and Southern charm of South Carolina for an experience you’ll never forget … and one you can’t wait to do again.
South Carolina has more golf holes per capita than any other state in the USA.
Considered the Birthplace of Barbecue, South Carolina claims four “official” styles of barbecue sauce and more than 200 barbecue restaurants.
Historic Wadmalaw Island is home to Charleston’s only winery (Deep Water Vineyard) and the only tea plantation in North America (Charleston Tea Plantation).
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