South Carolina Is Full of Natural Beauty and Perfect for Social Distancing
South Carolina has long been a desirable place to live, and as COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s become even more so. That’s because the Palmetto State offers its residents superb housing prices, southern hospitality, and beautiful weather amongst its beautiful South Carolina backdrop that most states cannot compete with. Here are seven South Carolina-specific activities that you (or your clients) can do to help you clear your mind as quarantine continues through the summer.
7. Skip Myrtle Beach
South Carolina is home to some of the country’s best beaches. Warm water, friendly people, and less-intense surf all make the beaches a popular destination regardless of whether or not a pandemic is going on. However, even though you’re outside, it’s still good to spread out. Instead of Myrtle Beach, go hit up Edisto Beach. In years past, the area averages less than 600 annual visitors, and while that number may have jumped recently, it’s still a lot better than many of the state’s most popular beaches.
6. Go Mountain Biking at Stumphouse Park
If you’re the athletic, outdoorsy type looking to explore the mountains on two wheels, look no further than Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park. Located 153 miles northwest of Columbia, Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park offers 10 miles of trails, complete with banked turns, for the ultimate mountain biking playground.
Not into biking? It’s hiker-friendly, too. Just make sure you follow the signs and keep an eye out for cyclists.
5. Go Boating Around Charleston
Considering its location, there’s no shortage of water recreation opportunities in South Carolina. For those looking for a romantic sunset cruise, you can charter a boat in Charleston and have a few adult beverages while your captain takes you to see the sights. However, if you don’t want to spend that much money but still want to get out on the water, Beaufort Lands End Paddling will rent you a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard for much less.
4. Go Camping at Sumter National Forest
RVs aren’t just for retirees. In fact, young buyers and millennials are driving RV sales as well. Regardless, a good camping trip can be just what the doctor ordered. Don’t want to rent an RV? There’s no shame in doing it old school. Either way, head out to the Sumter National Forest to find your slice of solitude.
3. Take a Sunday Drive Down Falling Waters
Regardless of what you drive (or ride), South Carolina is a fantastic place to take a leisurely Sunday drive. We recommend taking the Falling Waters Scenic Byway for its breathtaking mountain views and the many photo opportunities along the way. While the road is technically only 13 miles long, plan to stop and take in the sights at the Oscar Wigington Overlook.
2. Stroll Through Middleton Place
Middleton Place is one of the oldest manicured gardens in the country, and it’s got plenty of walkways to take it all in. Originally started in 1741, Middleton Place is perfect for those who love both history and botany, or those who just want to get out of the house and take a leisurely stroll.
1. Golf at South Carolina’s Award-Winning Courses
South Carolina and golf go together like coffee and donuts, and it happens to be home to some of the country’s best golf courses and golfers. There’s just something special about that early morning mist just before tee-off, and the palmettos waving in the sea breeze that you can’t find anywhere else. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or just hitting the links for fun, you can’t go wrong setting some time aside to hit the links.
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