Sweet tea, palmetto lined drives and antebellum mansions, these are some of the iconic images of South Carolina that come to mind for many people.
The South Carolina State Parks department has a program called Settlers and Soldiers to commemorate this history and people who founded and defended the state and its culture.
South Carolina today is also known for its sea side towns, hunting, fishing, and water sports, and according to Marjabelle Young Stewart, its good manners.
Check out Matador's guides to eating and drinking in Charleston and a book review of the On the Road Series edition on South Carolina.
Bluffton, South Carolina, is one of the sweetest spots in the Southern US. Set on the banks of the May River, this town is steeped in story—from its antebellum homes, historic churches, artisan shops, and top-tier restaurants, to the freshest farmers markets, moss-draped oaks, local music, and outdoor adventures. Whatever your Southern hankering, Bluffton can satisfy.