CSL’s destination guide to South Carolina – where to eat, where to stay, what to do.
When to go
Avoid scorching summer heat and opt for fall, spring or winter travel.
Connect through major US hubs to Greenville or Charleston.
Greenville and Upcountry
Thriving modern Greenville and its picturesque countryside offer a great mix.
Ceasars Head State Park
Majestic Blue Ridge views and hawk watch program. 8155 Geer Hwy, Cleveland; (864) 836-6115.
Canopy tours (zip-lining) and rafting. (866) 319-8870.
Chatooga Belle Farm
Mountain views, u-pick, farm tours and dining at Belle’s Bistro. 454 Damascus Church Rd, Long Creek; (864) 647-9768.
Happy Cow Creamery
Tour the dairy and sample milk, buttermilk, and ice cream from the farm’s own herd. 332 McKelvey Rd, Pelzer; (864) 243-9699;
Segway through downtown Greenville and get a glimpse into the city’s history and major sites. 233 N Main St #3, Greenville; (864) 214-0119.
TD Saturday Market
Greenville’s main street is transformed into a lively farmer’s market.
BMW Performance Driving Experience
Driver training courses and off-road lessons. 1400 Hwy 101 S, Greer; (864) 989-5300.
Amazing annual music, food and wine festival.
Eat and Stay
The Lazy Goat
Mediterranean menu especially small plates. 170 River Place, Greenville; (864) 679-5299.
Local, organic, and seasonal food. 220 N Main St, Greenville; (864) 298-2424.
Centrally located modern hotel. 220 N Main St, Greenville, (864) 235-1234.
Eat and Stay
Oak Table Restaurant
Seasonal, traditional southern food with Asian touches including in-house charcuterie. 1221 Main St, Columbia.
CHARLESTON AND AREA
Boone Hall Plantation
One of America’s oldest plantations, legendary for its avenue of oaks. 1235 Longpoint Road, Mt. Pleasant, (843) 884-4371.
Palmetto Carriage Works
Fun, informative tours of Charleston. 8 Guignard St, Charleston; (843) 723-8145.
Eat and Stay
Halls Chophouse Restaurant
Popular family owned steakhouse with a renowned wine list. 423 King Street, Charleston; (843)727-0090.
The Mills House Hotel
Situated in downtown Charleston the hotels dates to 1853. 115 Meeting St, Charleston; (843) 577-2400.
Slightly North of Broad, SNOB
Lowcountry food the restaurant features an open kitchen. 192 E Bay St, Charleston, (843) 723-3424.
Eat Stay Do See
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Gated upscale resort features residences (villas), Sanctuary, multiple dining options and world-class golf. 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island; 1 (800) 654-2924.
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2014/15 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.