Hidden Gems

Discover the treasures of South Carolina

The South Carolina scenic route is more than just winding country roads and stunning views. With so many places to visit, you may just find that what you've been looking for has been here all along.

Take the road less traveled for a glimpse into South Carolina's past, present and future. Shop for antiques in our quaint downtowns, cool off with a raspberry sweet tea that's been brewed to perfection or uncover what may be tomorrow's fashionable underground hotspot. In undiscovered South Carolina, it's all here.


Step away from the beaches and the Battery to uncover the Holy City’s secret attractions. Explore the White Point Gardens or set out to learn the origin of Charleston’s nickname!


From the Champion Trees of Congaree National Park to the savoury barbecue at the Top of Carolina, Columbia has plenty of ways for residents and visitors alike to get off the beaten path.


Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, Greenville is home to an abundance of local history. Explore beyond downtown to visit the “Pretty Place” chapel or Lake Conestee Nature Park!

Hilton Head Island

Step off the sand on your next beach trip to Hilton Head Island and discover the island’s hidden treasures, from the Gullah Sweetgrass Gallery to the Audubon Newhall Preserve.

Myrtle Beach

Venture away from the bustle of the Grand Strand to explore Myrtle Beach as the locals do. Find secret shopping spots and Oceanside B&Bs to experience all this popular beach destination has to offer.

Get off the beaten path in SC