South Carolina Travel
Today, more than ever, it is important to take time for yourself and your family by taking a mini-vacation. Fort Mill, SC , is conveniently located in the piedmont or the middle section of the state which makes traveling to each end of the state a breeze. Below is a list of a few popular destinations that are sure to delight every traveler:
1. Beaufort, South Carolina, Approximate Distance: 208 miles, Travel Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
Beaufort offers both history and beautiful, natural surroundings close to the beach. The beach is located in Hunting Island State Park and even includes a historic lighthouse. Beaufort also offers eclectic shops on Main Street, a good range of fine dining with waterfront views and a variety of live music.
2. Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Approximate Distance: 111 miles, Travel Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
If you prefer a mountain setting, try a trip to Blowing Rock (NC), along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blowing Rock offers the natural beauty of Grandfather Mountain and its Mile High Swinging Bridge for those who love adventure! Linville Caverns is also nearby to explore or take a three-hour tour aboard the steam powered train ride known as the Tweetsie Railroad.
3. Lake Lure, NC & Chimney Rock, Approximate Distance: 95 miles, Travel Time: 2 hours
If you are looking for rest and relaxation, Lake Lure (NC) is the place. It is often called one of the most beautiful man-made lakes by National Geographic. Cruise the lake into the sunset on a lake tour and view the landmarks used during the filming of Dirty Dancing or take your family on a hike up Chimney Rock to see an amazing 404-foot waterfall.
4. Charleston, SC and the Isle of Palms, Approximate Distance: 194 miles, Travel Time: 3 hours and 6 minutes
Enjoy a carriage ride along Charleston’s 300-year-old brick streets. Charleston is known for it’s great restaurants, a big shopping mall, and lots of unique little shops too. Take a walk along The Battery and admire the historic homes along the waterside or take a boat tour to the Fort Sumter National Monument, site of the beginning of the Civil War.
5. Hilton Head, Sc and Fripp Island, Approximate Distance: 218 miles, Travel Time: 3 hours and 41 minutes
Hilton Head offers many activities such as boat cruises and biking on the bike trails. There is also plenty of night life, shopping, beaches and restaurants. Fripp island is less than an hour away from Hilton Head and offers a more quiet setting.
Hopefully these locations will give you lots of options to relax and enjoy a getaway for the day or for the week. Happy Traveling!