South Carolina Bucket List -Reasons To Visit The Palmetto State

Things To Do In South CarolinaVisiting South Carolina on vacation? Or simply passing through? Finding things to do could be a bit hard, if you are not sure where to start looking. Many awesome places can be found off the beaten path, but a few of my favorites are missing. Check out the few places I strongly suggest you visit by reading my South Carolina Bucket list below!

Things To Do In South Carolina

1: Ovis Hill Farm-  This family-owned working sheep ranch features a store offering locally-produced food and crafts. Each year they have a family fall festival that has activities for everyone, like making your own butter.

2: La Bastide des Lavendes– The very first official lavender farm in South Carolina. They are not open to the general public, but they do offer tours and workshops.14506898312_ad6a751b05_k-700x4673: La Belle Amie Vineyard-This operating vineyard is open to the public and is right next to a bunch of South Carolinas best beaches. They produce a variety of reds, whites, and blushes for your drinking pleasure.

4: Inlet Point Plantation- I look at horses like grandparents look at grandkids. I like being able to have a blast with them, then give them back to their parents! Inlet Point Plantation features horse rentals for sunset beach rides.

dsc_9877Inlet Point Plantation

5: Moore Farm Botanical Gardens- 50-acres of pure tranquility that is nestled between fields of soybeans and cotton. Tours are only $10 per person.

6: Reedy River Falls- Perched at the very top of a steep embankment inside the park a giant tree that is over 70 years old has held its ground by extending its roots all over the hillside. The twisted, thick snake like roots have earned it the nickname “Medusa”.


7: Caesars Head State Park- Park features an amazing overlook with a breathtaking view of Table Rock. There are hiking trails within the state park as well as rivers suited to fishing. For treasuring hunting enthusiasts, several geocaches are hidden within the park – but you will need a GPS device to find them.

8: Lake Jocassee- One of the largest lakes in South Carolina that is between mountain ranges. Filled with hidden waterfalls, watering holes, secluded beaches and crystal clear water.

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9: Dupont Planetarium- You can explore the gorgeous night sky during public shows. The planetarium’s main focus is astronomy, but there are a few shows that feature wild weather events.

10: Charles Towne Landing- Home to the original South Carolina colony settlement, and a National Historic Site complete with life size colonial merchant ship and petting zoo.

 Check out my Bucket Lists for other states by clicking here.


  1. shelly peterson says

    What a wonderful places to visit! The official lavender farm and the 70 year old tree with all the roots would be nice to see.

  2. Julie Wood says

    What a beautiful state to live in or visit. I have never been to South Carolina, but I would love to take a vacation to see the sites for myself!

  3. I have not visit S Carolina before, but these pics make me want to visit soon.

  4. I hadn’t been to any of those places in SC, but I’ve been to Hilton Head, North Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach!

  5. vickie couturier says

    i totally agree,those are some beautiful pictures,,ive only been to SC once to hilton head

  6. Renee Walters says

    I have only been to SC once and it was raining so hard we did not have a chance to enjoy it. I guess, we really missed out? Bummer.

  7. ellen beck says

    South Carolina truly is a beautiful state. We have been there a couple of times and I have enjoyed it each and every time. My favorite is the history and of course their beaches. You have some beautiful pictures of it all!

  8. Check out Hunting Island state park! It is so beautiful.

  9. As an SC native, I haven’t even heard of some of these so I will have to check them out! 🙂

    I do think, however, that a MUST see in SC is the Charleston Tea Plantation. It is the ONLY tea plantation/tea supplier in the entire United States (99% of the tea sold in the US is imported from abroad). You can go there to do a Trolly tour of the plantation (for about $10) or you can simply go and walk around the plantation by yourself. And, personally, my favorite part is all of the FREE tea samples! They have all of their different flavored teas brewed for guests to sample as much or as little as they want. I have gone to hang out for hours just to drink free tea and the workers are always so kind and enjoyable 🙂

  10. Joan Bozman says

    Another must-see is Brookgreen Gardens, about 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. It’s a world renowned sculpture garden and is absolutely stunning.

  11. Another must see that was left off this list is the Angel Oak on Johns Island. It’s estimated to be around 500 years old, stands 66.5 feet tall and shades 17,200 square feet. The branches are twisted and beautiful, many come down to the ground. It’s a beautiful sight.

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