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5 Guides to Palmetto State Staycations

Ah, summer! Visions of sweet tea and lemonade soaked afternoons, lazy days spent floating down one of our rivers, camping, fireflies, s'mores, sprinklers, and vacation. Alas, summer is also busy and some of us may only have time for one or two day trips or a weekend away. If you're looking for something new, why not check out one of these guides to interesting places in the Palmetto State?


South Carolina Curiosities by Lee Davis Perry
Alexis Says: Great guide to unique, kitschy, fun, and unusual places in South Carolina.
Amazon Says: The definitive collection of South Carolina's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for South Carolina residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and more...
Amazon Says: The definitive collection of South Carolina's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for South Carolina residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist. less...
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Alexis Says: Walking tours of 25 South Carolina towns.
Amazon Says: South Carolina has towns that were founded by the British, towns that were founded by the Irish, towns that were founded by the French. South Carolina has towns built in the m more...
Amazon Says: South Carolina has towns that were founded by the British, towns that were founded by the Irish, towns that were founded by the French. South Carolina has towns built in the mountains, towns built on a great ocean, towns built on great rivers. South Carolina has towns built on cotton, towns built on timber, towns built railroads, towns built as resorts. There is no better way to see South Carolina towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a South Carolina walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each of the 27 walking tours in LOOK UP, SOUTH CAROLINA! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on South Carolina's streets is included. So look twice before crossing the street and get out and look up, South Carolina! less...
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Alexis Says: A guide for those fascinated by the paranormal.
Amazon Says: Journey through haunted theaters in historic North and South Carolina! Learn history behind-the-scenes and meet the ghosts inhabiting the stages. The father of John Wilkes Boo more...
Amazon Says: Journey through haunted theaters in historic North and South Carolina! Learn history behind-the-scenes and meet the ghosts inhabiting the stages. The father of John Wilkes Booth moves objects at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston, and a ghost at ImaginOn in Charlotte calls out visitors' names. Discover the origin of superstitions surrounding the theatrical worldwhy it's good luck to wish someone to break a leg, and what a ghost light is really for! From some of the oldest haunted spots in North America, read about the Lost Colony on North Carolina's Outer Banks where a disembodied voice whispers for visitors not to be afraid, and brand-new buildings like the ImaginOn in Charlotte. These stories are proof that not all the spooky characters and effects in these theaters appear on the stage. less...
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Alexis Says: Tired from all that trekkin'? Ever wanted to know where to find the best eats in SC? Look no further than this guide by Sandlapper's Aida Rogers!
Amazon Says: For the state of South Carolina. more...
Amazon Says: For the state of South Carolina. less...
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  • SC Native Pathways
    Clemson University Tourism Institute's Guide to SC Native American History, Sites, Festivals, and Programs
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