Recent South Carolina reviews
"We've stayed in a lot of different units in Fiddlers Cove and this is one of the nicest. The remodel was very well done and the unit was very clean. The only changes I would suggest are a smooth top stove and a vacuum cleaner to help keep the floors clean from sand. There are no carpets at all, so everything on the floor sticks to your feet."Guest: amram Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014View listing
"We Loved This House!!! It was the first time we have rented a house, we normally stay in a condo but not anymore!! This house makes you feel like your at home!! We felt at home, our kids felt at home and we all Loved it so much we plan on to continue to rent this house each time we do our beach vacation as long as it is being rented!! My only thing is I wish it had more pots& pans and Tupperware type dishes such as containers because I cook big meals. But we had a GREAT Week!!! Thank You Jamie & Vanessa!!! Can't Wait to hear from you regarding us renting 3-4 weeks at one time for our beach vacation next year!!"Guest: Angela L. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
"First of all the owner was quick to responded to all correspondences and rental of property went smoothly. This was perfect place for our family which included small children and a elderly parent. We were able to park near the door walk right in. The place was very clean and more then enough linens were proved. So many activities are an easy walk that a 3yr old can do and did, beach , general store, bike/boat rental, tennis and golf. We enjoyed fishing on the lagoon from the deck that is right off the porch. I have to say it is a lovely and peaceful spot. I would come back and I would recommend this to friends and family."Guest: Deanna L. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 10, 2014View listing
"We had a4 generation family reunion it was perfect for all from the youngest toddler to my 98 yr old Dad. Had everything we needed ,a short walk to the beach, a fully functioning kitchen, outside shower, golf cart and bikes. Plenty of space for everyone to relax and not trip over anyone. We will be back!"Guest: Mikki Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014View listing
South Carolina Travel Tips
South Carolina provides the perfect mix of coastal charm and Southern living. Here are some tips on what to see and do in each of the four major tourist areas of South Carolina:
Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and its largest city. It’s located in the very center of the state near a large collection of lakes collectively named Lake Murray. Here are some of the must-sees on your trip to Columbia:
- Visit Congaree National Park, which is just a short drive southeast of the city. It’s the largest remaining area of old-growth hardwood forest in the United States. Go hiking on Weston Lake Loop or Bluff trails or follow the 20-mile Cedar Creek canoeing trail as you traverse this swampy, biodiverse area.
- Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, located near Interstate 126 and the Lower Saluda River. The zoo is easy to navigate and the lush gardens are at their most beautiful at dusk.
- Take the kids to EdVenture, an incredibly fun children’s museum that boasts a 40-foot, 17.5-ton mascot named Eddie, a giant 10-year old boy who adults and children can climb in and through, exploring his stomach, brain and heart in the process. This is just a taste of the awesome, child-friendly experience provided at EdVenture. It’s a kid’s paradise!
- Everyone will enjoy the Columbia Museum of Art. Kids are given Art Explorer backpacks to keep them occupied and adults will enjoy the impressive traveling exhibits.
Charleston is South Carolina’s second largest city and was founded in 1670 to honor King Charles II of England. Here are some of this city’s highlights:
- Hop on the ferry from 340 Concord Street at Liberty Square for a quick ride to Fort Sumter National Monument, which is perched on an island in the Charleston Bay. The first shots of the Civil War were fired by Confederate forces here on April 12, 1861.
- Take a scenic walk in Battery Park and White Point Garden for views of the harbor and rows of coastside mansions.
- Walk or bike across the Cooper River via the architectural gem that is the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
- Kids will love a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor or the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, which provides several interactive art exhibits for tiny hands.
- Check out the pretty Isle of Palms for sandy white beaches and a peaceful atmosphere.
- Go shopping on King Street, where you’ll find high-end boutiques like Hampden Clothing and Luna, bookstores, art galleries and plenty of excellent restaurants like Pane e Vino and Rue de Jean. Don’t miss out on elegant chocolate creations at nearby Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier on nearby Society Street.
- Check out Rainbow Row, a collection of 13 pretty pastel-colored homes on East Bay Street that have been here since the 1700s.
The most prominent city on South Carolina’s northern coast is family-friendly Myrtle Beach. There is plenty for both kids and parents here:
- Catch a minor league baseball game at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ baseball park off of Robert M. Grissom Parkway.
- Go shopping at Broadway at the Beach, which also hosts an awesome carousel, miniature golf park and performances by music legend impersonators at Legends in Concert. Grab something to eat at the pyramid-shaped Hard Rock Cafe or chill out at the KISS Coffeehouse (yes, the band).
- The 1.2 mile-long Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the place to be. After catching some sun on the beautiful beach, people-watch on the boardwalk, eat fried fair food and take a ride on the innovative Skywheel LLC, a 187-foot tall ferris wheel with 42 glass-enclosed gondolas that are also temperature controlled.
- Cool down at Myrtle Waves waterpark or take stand up paddleboard lessons from Carolina Paddle Company.
- Head south to the Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park in Murrell’s Inlet to immerse yourself in nature.
Hilton Head Island is the most popular destination on South Carolina’s southern coast. Here are the best things to see in this pristine vacation area:
- Go golfing at Palmetto Dunes or Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines. Each of these offers impressive Atlantic views.
- Rent kayaks, learn how to sail or relax on a dolphin boat tour launched from Shelter Cove Marina.
- Get your fill of nature at the boardwalks over marshy swamps at 400-acre nature preserve Sea Pines Forest. Take an eco tour from The H2O Nature Center, watch dolphins participate in strand feeding, where they actually lie on their sides to grab fish they’ve herded into the low tides, and take a long bike ride through wooded trails.