Retirement in South Carolina offers the prospective retiree some of the greatest golfing in the world. Like her northern neighboring state of North Carolina, South Carolina is home to hundreds of courses, many designed by the world’s best golf course designers.
The Grand Strand is a section of coastline 60 miles long and remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in the USA. Here, many visitors will choose the resort town of Myrtle Beach as a base to explore the region’s sandy beaches, live music and theater, nationally renowned golf courses, and extensive shopping and dining. The Grand Strand also offers quiet places such as “Murrells Inlet”, known for great seafood, salt marshes, and much more. Visit the historic port of Georgetown and take thel walking tour featuring antebellum (pre civil war) architecture.
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, the effective beginning of the US Civil War. Shots were fired at Fort Sumter as the south sought to capture this US fortification. The Fort is now a National Monument. Kings Mountain National Military Park and Cowpens National Battlefield were both pivotal battlegrounds during the American Revolution. The Middleton Place, begun in 1941, are the oldest sculpted gardens in the United States. Table Rock State Park melds Native American history and natural beauty.
Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River offer wild scenery and excellent whitewater rafting.