Spring is approaching, which means warmer weather and lots of opportunities for fun! South Carolina offers endless ways to beat the winter blues, and here is just a small sampling of fun activities to enjoy this spring!
Those looking to enjoy the great outdoors have a variety of ways to get outside. The state has miles of beautiful coastal beaches, with opportunities to dig your toes in the sand and soak in the ocean. See Hilton Head from a bird’s eye view by parasailing the 12 miles of beach and end the day with cocktails at one of the city’s many oceanside eateries. Meanwhile, at Myrtle Beach, known for its celebrity-designed golf courses, visitors can enjoy horseback riding, fine beachfront dining at countless restaurants, and lots of waterparks.
Those who aren’t big on the beach will also find no shortage of beautiful views and fun ways to explore. Many rivers and parks offer hiking trails, as well as opportunities to rent tubes, canoes and kayaks. Those who venture to Greenville’s Falls Park on the Reedy River can see gorgeous natural rock formations, see beautiful waterfalls, and walk across the famed Liberty Bridge, which seems to float in midair.
The other best way to celebrate a new spring is to see the blossoming of new plant life, and South Carolina has no shortage of gardens and historical estates with eye-catching blooms. Charleston’s Magnolia Plantations and Gardens is the oldest public garden in America, delighting visitors with thousands of beautiful flowers and plants since 1870. If the visit makes you thirsty, you can enjoy a ride on the free Charleston Brewery District Trolley that stops at nine local craft breweries, and then stay downtown and learn the Holy City’s history via a horse drawn carriage tour. Check out the local farmer’s market on Saturdays for fresh produce, locally made crafts, food trucks and more, then click here to see if there’s another great community-driven market in your home city.