South Carolina: Palmetto State

Palmetto State

According to fun-wiki, South Carolina is located in the southeastern United States, of which Columbia is the capital. The nickname of the state is “Palmetto State”.


South Carolina, where there were relatively many slaves, was a client of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The state’s colonial history begins in 1621, when Charles I of England founded the Province of Carolina. After 1670 farmers from Barbados began to settle along the coast and founded the town of Charles Town which was moved around 1680 and would be called Charleston. This city would play a major role in the trade of slaves to North America. In 1719 the colony became a crown colony and in 1729 it was split into North and South Carolina.


South Carolina, which borders the Atlantic Ocean, is bordered on the north by the state of North Carolina and on the west by Georgia. The main river is the Savannah, which forms much of the border with Georgia and flows into the ocean at the town of the same name in that state. Off the coast are numerous small islands that you can also visit during your South Carolina vacation. The largest lakes in the state are: Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, Lake Murray, Hartwell Lake, Russell Lake, and Clarks Hill Lake. The northwest of the state is the most mountainous. Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state of South Carolina (1085m). It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains that are also well worth a visit during your South Carolina vacation.

Charleston en Myrtle Beach

In the city of Charleston you can see rich colonial and Victorian culture. You can ride a carriage through the old center here. Charleston is one of the most beautiful preserved cities in the south and therefore very nice to visit during your South Carolina vacation.

South Carolina Beaches

Along the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful white sand beaches where you can walk for hours and encounter crabs and sea turtles. If you like crowds and lots of people, go to Myrtle Beach. The Americans themselves like to go on holiday here. Here you will find 5 star hotels, golf courses, boulevards with many shops and restaurants.


Located in Charleston, South Carolina, this hotel offers free shuttle service within 2 miles and an on-site restaurant. It is near the Charleston International Airport.

The Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview features the rooftop Harborview Restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of the city. You can use wireless broadband internet in every room. Relax in the outdoor pool or use the on-site fitness center.

Historic downtown Charleston and James Island County Park are a short distance from the Charleston Riverview Holiday Inn. Visit historic Fort Sumter or spend a relaxing day at one of the nearby beaches, a short drive away.


The Grand Hilton Head Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is located in the heart of Hilton Head. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or work out in the fitness centre. Free WiFi is available. You can walk to the beach in 3 minutes.

The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave are also provided. Some rooms have a furnished seating area with a sofa bed.

Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Laundry facilities are also available.

The area is popular for cycling and this hotel offers a bicycle rental service. Savannah is 20 miles from the Grand Hilton Head Inn. The nearest airport is Savannah/Hilton Head Airport, 42 km from Grand Hilton Head Inn.


Located 10 minutes’ drive from the Grand Ole Opry and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, this Nashville, Tennessee hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool and games, an on-site restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

All rooms at Hotel Preston include a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom has a hairdryer and a bathrobe. A desk and alarm clock are also provided.

Blackwood, the on-site restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch is also served on weekends. Guests can enjoy locally roasted coffee and pastries in the morning, or lunch with a craft beer. There is also happy hour and live music.

Fitness center is on site at Hotel Preston. For the convenience of guests, there is a 24-hour front desk and daily maid service. A free airport shuttle service is available.

The Hermitage – Home of President Andrew Jackson is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The Nashville Zoo is 6 miles away and the Nashville International Airport is 2.9 miles from the property.


Located in the heart of Charleston across from Marion Square, this historic hotel features a full-service spa and an on-site restaurant serving classic Southern cuisine. The French Quarter is 1 km away. Free WiFi is available. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels. There is also a custom-made dressing table and a seating area. You will find a coffee machine here. A fully equipped fitness center is available. The property also has a Starbucks Coffee® store and full-service catering. While staying at the Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox restaurant offers regional specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel’s bar, Swamp Fox Bar, offers cocktails and live jazz.
The College of Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Charleston Museum are all within 0.8 miles of the Francis Marion Hotel. This hotel is also adjacent to the King Street shopping area.


You’ll know this campground is special as soon as you drive through the entrance. Azaleas, oaks and loblolly pines add a signature touch to the Lowcountry charm. Nearby are the historic Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place with beautiful gardens. Beat the summer heat at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark (located in North Charleston Wannamaker County Park). Attractions abound in beautiful Charleston, where horse-drawn carriages lap the historic harbor. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. Watch the skies for military/commercial aircraft – you might spot a Boeing 747 Dreamlifter. Bring a group – the campground has a great recreation building with a full kitchen and meeting facilities.


Come visit us in beautiful Upstate South Carolina at Travelers Rest KOA. We are nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and conveniently located between Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. This is a family run campsite.

What makes Travelers Rest KOA so unique is its location. You feel so relaxed and removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, listening to a babbling brook that runs the length of the park. In fact, most of our sites are designed to be near the stream. Don’t have a camper, motorhome or tent? Then our luxury cabins will suit your needs and you will feel right at home. We are just minutes from a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fly fishing, tubing/white water rafting, zip lining and much more.

Travelers Rest is the perfect getaway for families and children of all ages. Whether it is a peaceful couples retreat, a family reunion or a destination to explore the natural beauty of our areas, we invite you to explore our site and start planning the vacation of a lifetime. Visit us and find out why so many of our guests return year after year.

Palmetto State