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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2015
Tides Hotel and Folly Beach  (2 Answers)

We love Charleston and have decided to stay at Folly Beach this time and travel into town. What are your opinions of Folly Beach and/or The Tides Hotel.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2015

My family and I are planning a driving trip to Charleston/Folly Beach the first weekend in November. Will the roads be safe to drive on or should we reschedule our vacation?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2014
Back Roads Leading to Columbia, S.C.  (1 Answer)

My parents are taking a leisurely 3 day trip to Cleveland, Ohio mid August & want to take a back route to Columbia.S.C. where they'll stay the first night. They've done the coastal route several times & I was thinking of route 321. Does anybody know if there's any scenic towns along the way? Or is it a terribly boring? Any suggestions for a more scenic route? My Parents are both artists, love history & have volunteered @ Okefenokee so have varied interests. However, I don't want their first leg of the trip to take more than 5/6 driving time tops.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2014
Moving to SC  (3 Answers)

I am looking to move to SC from MN. It is quite scary seeing as I haven't the slightest clue about where would be the best place for me. I love outdoor activities, running, hiking, camping, and most of all boating. I want to move to a town big enough to be able to meet lots of people and I need to go to college as well, but i dont know about the city life. I also have horses and enjoy riding very much and would like to be able to continue to do so. I was originally thinking costal, such as charleston, but I worry that i wouldnt be able to do boating and hiking and horseback riding there? Being on the water is very important to me. Please help if you are familiar with SC!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2014
"South of the Border" ok for me and my kids?

I'm about to drive 750 miles each way with a 6 year old and a 4 year old. It occured to me that on the way home, the border between SC and NC would be a good distance to plan our overnight stop. As a bonus, watching the hundreds of billboards for the South of the Border tourist attraction would keep the kids entertained and build anticipation. As many times as I've passed it, I've never stopped. I'm fully expecting campy and possibly overpriced, but is it safe? Is it somewhere you would feel safe staying overnight with young children?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2014
Dangers and Tips  (1 Answer)

I am planning a road trip to South Carolina in August, I am curious about the areas I should avoid due to danger and violence.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2014
What to do in the Corolina's  (2 Answers)

We have a week in South Carolina. What highlights should we hit?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2014
visiting March 21  (1 Answer)

I live in Charlotte NC and have out-of-state relatives visiting Hilton head Island SC. They would like to meet semi in the middle of the two places. Their boys are 5 and 9. I am a senior with severe asthma and limited mobility. What would be some interesting things off the beaten path (inside and outside ) for all of us to enjoy?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Holiday travel suggestion - a travel without a destination ?  (6 Answers)

Hello Fellow travelers, i haven't planned any vacation for this year's christmas holidays. Just thinking about it and got the thought, why shouldn't i just rent a car and drive to some places ?

It's just me and my wife. My current place is Michigan. I'm thinking to drive through West Virginia, stay for a night, drive to south Carolina, spend a few days there and make a u-turn, stop by west Virginia, check a few things here too and drive back home.

I would get 6-7days (Dec 21st tru 28th) off my job. Any suggestions, on how the weather would be or where to stay ?

Open to any other suggestions with the places. Like i said, i haven't planned any destinations and i'm not really interested in major places like Florida, California etc. I have to drive all the way down, would be hectic. Carolina is 13hrs reasonable.

Thanks for your time and help.

P.S. i like outdoor activities mainly and same with my wife too.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2013
Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach?  (3 Answers)

Thinking of South Carolina next year along with Florida. For a bit of a rest after Orlando wondered which is best Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head? Will be travelling with my husband and 23 year old son


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2013
Any jetties where you can park right by ocean in SC?

I have been to Venice in Florida before that had a parking place surrounded by a jetty at the front where you could literally park a few meters from the ocean. Public restrooms were also on the premise.

Any places like this in Coastal South Carolina? I really need to know because someone in my group will not be able to get across the sand to the ocean water due to being on a wheelchair


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2012

We are staying St Pete Beach in Florida in June 2012 from the UK. We have always wanted to see something of South Carolina and this may be our only time to try and do this. We have looked up the distances to drive and this would be about 500 miles (each way). We know we won't have much time to do much as we only want to stay one or two nights but think we would we would at least see what South Carolina looks like. Can anyone advise us which places would be worth seeing and what areas worth driving through for sightseeing to see the real South Carolina. Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2011
motel along I95  (8 Answers)

driving new york to south florida on dec 23 and 24, need an overnight motel. figured santee but could drive another hour if needed. looking for a decent clean quiet motel under S70-75. Most of the online reviews in this category are pretty awful. Any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2011
Charleston/ Savannah  (6 Answers)

Hi all

Could I get a little advice on whether (as part of a longer road trip) people think we should do both Savannah and Charleston? I guess the question is whether they are very different or do they both have the same sort of vibe?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2011
Sumter National Forest Pickens District: Waterfall Hikes

Want to spend a few days doing some waterfall hikes in the Andrew Pickens District of Sumter National Forest but am not prepared to camp this time round. Can anyone suggest a nearby town to base out of with decent proximity to the majority of the waterfall trails in this area? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2010
I-95 construction?  (8 Answers)

I have tried looking this up on the net, and can't find any information. Is there still massive construction ( and delays) on I-95 going through South Carolina? Last time we drove through there they were working on all those bridges, and maybe adding lanes and it backed everything up for miles


( will be driving up I-95 next week)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2010
query regarding bridges in sc  (1 Answer)

I am wondering if there is a book that tells me all of the bridges in SC. I am interested in them all, not just covered bridges. I have searched and barnes and with no success. This is for a gift to a bridge lover so a reply is greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2009
I-95 thru South Carolina

Any interesting sites while driving thru South Carolina on I-95?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2009
Questions regarding Hilton Head upcoming vacation

It's been a few years since we were in Hilton Head and I've been hearing horror stories regarding the fines for alcohol on the beach. We do not drink much but do enjoy an occasional cold beer and in the past have always poured in a cup or covered the can with a koozie. I've been reading that people are getting ticketed and having to pay huge fines. Anybody been recently? We always are discreet!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2009
Looking for good plantation tour, which one  (1 Answer)

Will be traveling through SC in February. I am looking to tour one of the plantations but their are several. Looking for some recommendations on which one to select. will be coming down 95 most likely and may end up in Charleston. Any good museums or other things to see?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2008
1-26W Charleston to Asheville

I am going on a small 3 1/2 day road trip from Charleston, SC to Asheville, NC in 5 days. I've been to Asheville NUMEROUS times with my parents and of course it was always a straight shot there and back. Now I am going on my own, and I want to see a little bit of South/North Carolina at the same time. I am taking 1-26 westbound for most of the trip.... I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where I should stop, and what I should see on my way up there. Any suggestions would be very helpful! Thanks in advanced!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2008
Greenville on short notice.....  (2 Answers)

I'm heading to Greenville this weekend -june 28-29. Never been there-I need a hotel thats pet friendly in the downtown core area.Swimming pool would be nice too -any recomendations?I was told to look for something on the river.

Anything happening this weekend?any advice on finding an entertainment guide on the net??- Thanks-C

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2007
What to do!  (2 Answers)

I am traveling to South Carolina the last week in October. I am flying into Charleston and would like to spend time in Savannah, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleson. What are some suggestions for "must see" things to do and see? Note: no kidlets on this vacation, so Disney isn't necessary.

Thanks for your help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2007
A week in South Carolina  (1 Answer)

We are meeting up with Mike's family for a week at the beach in Hilton Head, SC. Other than sitting on the beach, we also want to get out and do some sightseeing while in the area. We plan to do a two-day sidetrip to Savannah. Other places that we thought of visiting are Beaufort, Fort Pulaski, and Congaree National Park. Any other suggestions? We thought about a trip to Charleston, but were wondering if a day or two was enough to do it justice.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2007
What to do for 3 or 4 days in South Carolina

I am visiting my brother for 2 weeks in SC. We are going to the beach for a week, back to his house in Columbia for a few days and then we have a few days undecided. Where would you go for best enjoyment of SC? We like countryside and water but need comfort as well. We are 2 adults and 2 children (17 and 11). I wondered if there was a reserve somewhere near with unusual animals and sights.
Any suggestions welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2007
Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach or Jekyll Island...any ideas?  (3 Answers)

I am looking at going for a 4 day vacation to the beach in August. I will be going with my 7 year old daughter. I am looking for a fairly uncommercialized place to spend some time together to relax...playing at the beach, swimming at a nice pool, going for walks and bike rides, enjoying some wildlife (dolphins, etc.), collecting sea shells and eating out at some nicer restaraunts (no fast food or chains preferably)...basically just a relaxing low key vacation.
We will be coming from Ohio and would like to drive (less than 10 hrs) but could also fly if needed. I have heard good things about North Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or Jekyll Island. Does anyone have any suggestions on where we should go? We have done the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach in the past and would like to do something different. I am also open to any other places...maybe even closer to home?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2007
Myrtle Beach

Due to budget issues, we decided to stay local for our honeymoon and just go to Myrtle Beach. Any suggestions for a hotel in the100 a night range that's clean and decent? Contential breakfast or kitchenette would be preferable. Doesn't need to be near the beach or in Myrtle Beach proper, we're driving there so no problem if I need to drive into the beach. We're looking at going this June.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2006
Which coastal town for a reunion this summer?

I would appreciate your opinions on the following locations for a summer vacation: Seabrook Island, Edisto Island, Fripp Island and Isle of Palms. If you have other thoughts, I am all ears. Here are the things we are looking for:

This is a family reunion of sorts, with five families and their kids, who range from infants to teens. We want to be where we can at least walk to a beach, but where there are other interesting things. Some of us would probably spend at least one full day in Charleston. We might golf once, but it's not a priority. We recognize we probably would need two houses close together, but we also don't want to break the bank.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2006
Where to stay at Myrtle Beach  (2 Answers)

My friends and i will be going on a road trip to myrtle beach this weekend. Can someone please suggest for a nice but affordable place to stay. We are 4 in our group.

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2006
Wild Dunes Resort in the Winter

What is it like during the winter time? I am looking to stay at Wild Dunes resort during this time...has anyone been there? If so, would you recommend staying there and what did you do there?


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