Complete Guide to One Relaxing Day at the Charleston Tea Garden

Charleston, South Carolina has a lot to offer, beaches, history, live oak trees, and water activities galore, but did you know Charleston is also home to the United States’ only tea plantation? The Charleston Tea Garden, formerly the Charleston Tea Plantation, is just 30 minutes from downtown and makes for…

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Hiking Trails in Congaree National Park: Which is Best for Your Fitness Level?

Hiking is the best way to see everything in Congaree National Park. Even though this park is just 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, it feels rural and isolated. The park protects 27,000 acres of hardwood bottomland forest and all the wildlife that call this area home. What does…

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Top 5 Best Plantations to Visit near Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina is the USA’s new favorite vacation destination, hosting everyone from bachelorette parties, couples, and families and catering to history buffs, foodies, and sun worshippers. There’s so much to do in this laid-back Southern city that it can be overwhelming to plan a trip here. So today, let’s…

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The Complete Guide to the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site

Just across the river from modern day Charleston, South Carolina, the Charles Town Landing State Historic Site preserves the original European settlement and fort that was founded in 1670, as well as the adjacent Legare Waring House and Gardens. This South Carolina State Park includes archaeological sites of original buildings,…

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The Ultimate Guide to Congaree National Park: Save Time Planning Your Trip!

Congaree National Park, near Columbia, South Carolina, is a beautifully preserved old growth bottomland hardwood forest adjacent to the Congaree River. Not quite a swamp but also unlike any mountain forest you’ve ever seen, Congaree National Park is a unique park. Towering trees thrive in the river floodplain and support…

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