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