South Carolina: From a tourism point of view it starts with golfing, but the beaches and entertainment venues are becoming a close second. Mrytle Beach is a fun place to be in the summer months and for our northern visitors golf goes well into December with start up times in the early spring. Further south on the coast the city of Charleston displays proudly it`s past heritage and is well worth a visit.
For cyclists the Swamp Fox Trail cuts thru the Lowcountry’s swampland and marshy bogs thick with brush.
Driving on I95 thru the State shows the great amount of Pine trees on a relatively flat terrain, while the drive on
I77 from Charlotte to Columbia is on a rolling terrain with mostly in a pine forest. Further on I26 it becomes densely wooded as you travel from Columbia to the I95 turnoff. in these low lands close to the Atlantic. Pulp and paper mills are very evident as you travel the highway.
Internet Links attempt to provide you with links to area highlights in Rock Hill was named for a flint hill of rock that was in the way of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, or Florence became the junction of three major railroad systems; the Wilmington and Manchester, The Northeastern, and the Cheraw and Darlington, or Columbia like many other significant early settlements in colonial America, Columbia is on the fall line from the Appalachian Mountains, or Hilton Head the island features 12 miles (19 km) of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular vacation destination, or Charleston known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, or Mrytle Beach has rapidly developed into a major tourist destination in the Southeastern United States.