Cheap flights to South Carolina

Located across the Savannah River in the south-eastern part of the United States, South Carolina is surrounded by North Carolina to the north, Georgia to the south and west, and Atlantic Ocean to the east. Of the 50 states in the United States, South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 24th most populous. It is composed of 46 counties. Columbia is its capital and largest city, while Charleston is the oldest and second largest city, also known for its rich history and architecture.

What to see & do

South Carolina is very popular for its long stretch of extensive beaches and islands. One of the main tourism centres is Myrtle Beach, attracting millions of tourists annually. It boasts of beautiful beaches and warm subtropical climate. Attractions in the area include Myrtle Waves (one of the largest water parks on the east coast), Broadway at the Beach (a large entertainment complex), and Family Kingdom Amusement Park (considered as the fifth best amusement park in the country).

Visitors also flock North Myrtle Beach, a coastal resort city situated in Horry County. It is one of the main tourist towns along the Grand Stand. About eight miles from Charleston lies Folly Beach, a natural barrier island that is frequented by surfers.

Explore the Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve located at Edisto Island, about 45 miles south of Charleston. This 4,600-acre preserve is home to miles of undeveloped beachfront, pine hardwood forests, agricultural fields, coastal wetlands, and a barrier island. A wide variety of wildlife species can be found in the area.

Go back in time and discover the history and heritage of South Carolina by visiting the historic sites along Cherokee foothills Scenic Highway. These include the Cowpens National Battlefield, Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Hagood Mill, Fort Hill, Oconee Station State Historic Site, and the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.

South Carolina has 47 state parks. Visit Hunting Island State Park, a 5,000-acre natural attraction where visitors can see a historical lighthouse; go fishing at Fripp Inlet; and take a nature walk. For indoor/outdoor camping enthusiasts, don’t miss Devils Fork State Park. There are also lake-side state parks which are ideal for family summer vacations – Baker Creek State Park on Lake Thurmond, Calhoun Falls State Park on Lake Russell, and Dreher Island State Park on Lake Murray are some of them.

When in the capital city Columbia, don’t miss Fort Jackson, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, Riverbanks Zoo, and Columbia Museum of Art.

How to get around within South Carolina

By train, Amtrak has four passenger routes in the state. These are the Crescent which covers the Upstate cities, Palmetto and Silver Meteor which serve the Lowcountry cities, and Silver Star which have routes in the Midlands cities.

There are also state-wide buses and coastal buses that have routes to different counties in South Carolina.

Ferry services are available, with routes to several islands along James Island outside of Charleston.

South Carolina has the fourth largest state-maintained road system in the United States. It is composed of Interstates, US highways, state highways, and secondary roads.

How to get there

South Carolina has seven regional airport hubs – Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Charleston International Airport (the busiest in the state in terms of passenger volume), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Florence Regional Airport, Myrtle Beach International Airport, Hilton Head Airport, and Rock Hill/York County Airport.

Flights to South Carolina

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