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South Carolina: Snowbird's Paradise

South Carolina Snowbird
Golden Corner
In the Golden Corner, home of the live oak and the magnolia, a culture of plantation living based upon simple beauty and gracious living flourished for many decades. Picturesque Beaufort charms visitors with historic Southern mansions, tree-lined boulevards, and an oceanside location. Quiet neighborhood streets, overhung by giant live oaks and Spanish moss are perfect for walking tours or a narrated, horse-drawn carriage ride. Four-mile-long Hunting Island is home to dense vegetation and wildlife making it the most natural of the Lowcountry Islands. The largest sea island between New Jersey and Florida, Hilton Head covers 42 square miles of broad beaches, nine marinas, over two dozen championship golf courses, and more tennis courts than any other resort of its size.
In the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this foothill area of South Carolina is a land of breath-taking scenery, rugged forested mountains, scenic lakes, rushing whitewater rapids, and cascading waterfalls. A favorite outdoor adventure destination, the Upcountry features many lakes and rivers for boating, rafting, and fishing. There are numerous cultural venues, state parks, national monuments, and designated wilderness areas that accommodate hiking and horseback riding. With over 30 waterfalls and close to 40 golf courses in the area, you'll easily find an outdoor activity that will challenge and inspire you. A rich historical past can be explored through its Revolutionary War battlefields, aristocratic plantation homes, historic sites, heritage preserves, historic districts, and museums.