Cheap flights to South Carolina

Venturing down from East Coast to South Carolina allows travellers to enter the Deep South. The weather itself is also hotter with some of the old traditions still holding sway over the daily life of its residents. Those visiting here can look forward to breathtaking mountainscapes and unique waterways, which yields a number of enjoyable activities for tourists.

Being a traditional state at heart, a trip to South Carolina can feature re-enactments of some parts of the Revolutionary War, complete with period uniforms, costumes, and rifles. Hot balloon rides are also widely popular here, with street food such as barbecue, burgers, and boiled peanuts being staples when going out to various festivals or even a lazy stroll.

What to see & do

When one is in a vacation in South Carolina, one of the places to visit is Greenville. A small Southern city with cultural and culinary attractions, those going here will have a lot of fun just looking around. There are museums in Heritage Green by the west of Main Street. One will find here the Greenville County Museum of Art, which hosts the largest public collection of watercolours by famous American artist Andrew Wyeth. Other artists, such as Jasper Johns and his prints can be found here, with other masters whose works allow visitors to survey American art history of the South.

Tourists with little ones can also turn to the Children's Museum of the Upstate, which allows boys and girls to see a series of multi-levelled channels of water tumbling over waterfalls, flowing through pipes, erupting from fountains, and more. Other interactive exhibits await here, allowing children to exercise their imagination and expand their knowledge. There is also the Upstate Museum here, where one can learn about the stories and culture of the western mountains and adjacent Piedmont.

Those going about town can venture to the banks of the Reedy River, which splashes through the downtown area. Just a few steps away from here are shops, restaurants, hotels, and office buildings. One will also find the graceful Liberty Bridge, a 345-ft-long pedestrian suspension bridge downstream. Others who want to explore the surrounding area can visit the Upcountry, a verdant, mountainous region with rivers and waterfalls. Various state parks are within reach from such as Table Rock State Park and the Caesars Head State Park, which feature great views and hiking opportunities.

Charleston, a quintessential Southern city, is a place to add to the itinerary. Its antebellum architecture and romantic atmosphere make this part of South Carolina interesting to visit. Those going here can check out Fort Sumter, where the Civil War first started. One will find here a few original guns and fortifications that hark back to the historic era. The Nathaniel Russell House is also a destination to turn to with its Federal design. Notable for its splendid, self-supporting spiral staircase, this house is also graced with a lush English garden that is wonderful to look at. From here, one can then view a part of the city's history at the Old Slave Mart Museum. African men, women, and children were once auctioned here, represented by the leg shackles and other artefacts left here.

How to get around within South Carolina

Those visiting the area can manage to explore the state via buses and trains. Taxis are also available in the cities, but one must think of renting a car to be able to take off for the remote parts of this Southern state. Doing so will be more convenient, especially with a detailed itinerary. Those who prefer speedy trips around the countryside can also consider taking domestic flights to reach a place relatively quickly.

How to get there

Travellers planning to check out the sights of South Carolina can book connecting flights to Charleston International Airport. Airlines serving here include American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, JetBlue Airways, Porter Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express.

Flights to South Carolina

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