South Carolina has it all from the mountains to the sea, and you can enjoy sunsets with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop and sunrises on the Atlantic Ocean when you tour this beautiful state in an RV rental from Cruise America. That is not all! South Carolina is a state infused with history. When you choose a motorhome rental, you can experience this history as well as the culture, shopping, tours, and more while enjoying the comfort of traveling in style. Your only problem is deciding where to start first. Here are a few ideas to begin your adventure.
Charleston`s Old South Carriage Historic Tour – Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and no RV rental trip would be complete without delving into the history of this port city. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets past beautiful mansions featuring the antebellum architecture of the deep south. Along the way, you will enjoy a history lesson covering 300 years, including Charleston`s role in the Civil War and how the city was founded. Experience the charm of the city`s beautiful churches, and if you are feeling especially brave, you might enjoy the tales from the tour guides that have been handed down for many generations, on the night time Haunted Carriage Tour.
Huntington Beach State Park – A must-see when visiting South Carolina in your Cruise America motorhome rental is Huntington Beach State Park. It is located halfway between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown in the community of Murrells Inlet. From bird-watching to the chance to see endangered animals and plants, the park offers a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are festivals, Full Moon Lighthouse Climbs, historical tours, and more. A trip in your rv in South Carolina to Huntington Beach State Park can include camping so you have more than one day to enjoy everything the park has to offer.
Hopsewee Plantation – If you want to see real-life plantations up close and personal, point your RV to nearby Georgetown is your destination. The Hopsewee Plantation was built in the 1700s and is one of 12 homes remaining that were birthplaces of the “Signers of the Declaration of Independence”. This plantation home is original and furnished with antiques from the 18th and 19th century. The Hampton Plantation, another historic site is nearby, offering tours with knowledgeable guides detailing the history and architecture of the home. Friendfield Plantation is yet another historic plantation nestled on 3,305 acres. This home was constructed of parts from six different plantations that were at one time historic homes. Georgetown is definitely the place to stop in your Cruise America motorhome if you are interested in the plantations of the old South.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – Columbia, the capital of South Carolina is home to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Garden is 70-acres featuring over 4300 plant species, including exotic as well as native. This public garden is considered to be one of the best in the US. While the plants are among some of the most beautiful in the world, the garden also contains a history lesson for guests. The remnants of structures from the 1800s can be be viewed here. The Zoo will be a treat for everyone in the family. There are approximately 2000 animals living here. Guests can enjoy a safari where they may meet some lorikeets, small to medium sized parrots native to Australia.
The Beaches of the Grand Strand – A trip to South Carolina would not be complete without saying you got to visit the Grand Strand, located near Myrtle Beach. One of the most popular tourist attractions on the southeastern coast, this is an area of more than 60 miles of beaches. It is also a golfing destination and there are several recreational venues. Families as well as college students like visiting this area any time of year. With the proximity of Myrtle Beach, vacationers can enjoy several attractions. The Carolina Opry is sure to please. It is the first theater in Myrtle Beach and the proud winner of the Governor`s Cup Award.
Spend more time traveling and enjoying the sights in South Carolina in a rv rental. There is so much to see. Enjoy your vacation instead of worrying about making hotel reservations and finding a rental for sightseeing. You may even save enough to be able to stay a little longer.