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South Carolina is a state in the southeastern United States known for its coastline of subtropical beaches and marsh-like marine islands.
Whether you're interested in history, love relaxing on the beach, or looking for exciting things to do with the kids, you'll find it in South Carolina's many tourist attractions.
To the north of the state is the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of waterfront known for golf courses and the resort town of Myrtle Beach.
One of the most popular things to do in South Carolina in the summer is retreat to the miles of pristine sands that line the Myrtle Beach coastline.
Choose from top-notch stage shows, golf and water parks in Myrtle Beach, or relax at trendy Hilton Head Island vacation resorts.
While Hilton Head Island lacks the glamorous spectacles of the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, this low-lying seaside town offers relaxed relaxation and smaller crowds.
You will find shops, restaurants and golf courses and, of course, beautiful white sandy beaches.
Explore Charleston's atmospheric streets on a romantic carriage ride or tour some of the southern's most beautiful plantation homes nearby.
Bike the trails on Hilton Head, enjoy some of the best deep-sea fishing in the south, or take the kids to a zoo or planetarium.
Whatever your interests, you'll find plenty to do in South Carolina.
You can visit the fort at Charleston Harbor, where the Civil War began, or revel in the breathtaking views and tranquil trails of Caesars Head State Park.
The attack on Fort Sumter, the federal fort guarding the port of Charleston, by Confederate forces on April 12, 1861, started the American Civil War.
The National Park Rangers' outstanding interpretations bring these events vividly to life and set the stage for a better understanding of Civil War history.
Coastal Charleston is a historic town, defined by pastel homes, plantations of Old South and Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired.
The tour is fully narrated to provide a historical backdrop to Charleston's role in the Civil War and other times in its history.
It also offers good views of other forts, the Civil War prison at Pinckney Castle, the USS Yorktown and Ravenel Bridge.
At Patriots Point, across the harbor from the Historic District, you can tour the historic Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown , built in 1943.
This was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy and earned 11 battle stars for service in World War II, later adding five battle stars for service in Vietnam.
The USS Yorktown "starred" in the 1944 documentary The Fighting Lady.
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