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Charleston

Charleston

Charleston is a city in the American state of South Carolina. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Cha...

Columbia

Columbia

Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Columbia is the county seat of Richland Cou...

Greenville

Greenville

Greenville South Carolina is a small but charming city that has justifiable pride in the attractions it offers its citizens and gu...

Hilton Head

Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island or Hilton Head is a resort town (located on an island of the same name) in Beaufort County, South Carolina, Uni...

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When to visit:

South Carolina’s famous Myrtle Beach draws giant crowds on Spring Break and the peak summer tourist season, crowds mostly made up of families and rowdy kids in their late teens and early 20’s. Prices soar in the summer, and rooms can be hard to find if reservations aren’t made early. Winter stays quite warm in South Carolina, making it a golfing hotspot. Again, golfers should make their reservations early, as the best holiday packages go pretty fast.

Off-season visitors will find plenty to enjoy in South Carolina without having to fight crowds or pay through the nose. The beach is only marginally cooler in the fall, and the ocean never closes.

South Carolina Facts:

State Abbreviation: SC

State Capital: Columbia

Largest City: Columbia

Area: 32,007 square miles (40th biggest state in the USA)

South Carolina Population: 4,198,068 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: farming, textiles, manufacturing chemicals, processed foods, machinery, electronics, paper products, tourism

South Carolina Rivers: Santee River, Edisto River, Savannah River

South Carolina Lakes: Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Hartwell Lake

Highest Point: Sassafras Mountain - 3,560 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin for Charles).

State Nickname: Palmetto State

State Motto: While I breathe, I hope

State Song: Carolina