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The 14 best things to do in South Carolina

From popular Myrtle Beach to the cobblestones of Charleston, you’re probably familiar with South Carolina’s famous beaches. But there’s much more to the Palmetto State: scrappy cities like Greenville and Columbia, plantations steeped in history and shaded with oak trees, and converted country stores offering homestyle barbecue dishes and throat-clearing shots of moonshine. No matter where you travel in the state, you’ll be greeted as a friend – with a ‘hey y’all’ from nearly everyone you meet. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 20 best beaches in South Carolina

Nestled along the southeastern Atlantic coast, the beaches of South Carolina are comprised of almost 200 miles of beautiful seashore. With a beach for every budget, the coast of South Carolina has plenty of things to do other than visit Charleston. You’ll find high-dollar luxury resorts, beautiful, undeveloped stretches of sand and everything in between. As you drive South, tourist destinations like Myrtle Beach give way to the laid-back, local haven Folly Beach, and end up on the beautiful resort island of Hilton Head, near the Georgia border. Check out the multitude of barrier islands for family-friendly fun or head down to Charleston for a night of cocktails and haute cuisine. It’s official: the best beaches in South Carolina really are the jewel of the South.