Holidaymakers looking for lovely sandy beaches and lots of exciting activities will love the South Carolina coastal area. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this part of the United States is on the east coast and will provide so much fun for all visitors. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, condos, apartments, villas, B&Bs and campgrounds.
The coast of South Carolina boasts some wonderful beaches ideal for sunbathers and great for swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. The coast and inland areas also has many opportunities for water sports and activities such as Jet Ski rides, banana boat rides, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, surfing and sailing.Fishing is enormously popular in most towns along the coast and visitors can try their hand at sea or on the inland waters. South Carolina is a great place to play golf with many 18-hole and 9-hole courses to choose from along the coast as well as miniature golf for the whole family to enjoy. Many hiking, cycling and horse riding trails are available to visitors between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are located in the region offering good southern cooking, seafood and steaks as well as various international dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the supermarkets, local grocery stores and street markets. Many shops and boutiques sell antiques, arts and craft and other items that make great souvenirs.
South Carolina boasts acres of park land and forests making it a great place for self catering holidaymakers to go for nature trails. Numerous museums can be found in the state including the Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston or the Coastal Discovery Museum. Charleston is a great place for historic sites including the Cape Romain Lighthouses and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.Myrtle Beach has many visitor attractions making it a fun day out for the whole family. Here there are several amusement parks and museums. Holidaymakers can also visit Alligator Adventure and Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. Sightseeing tours are available with boat trips offering tourists the chance to go dolphin watching.
The weather is hottest in June, July and August with average air temperatures of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest time of the year is January when the average air temperature is 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Officially the hurricane season extends from June to November, but years may pass without this area being impacted by hurricanes. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year with the wettest months usually August and September with 6 to 6.5 inches per month.
There are a couple of international airports in South Carolina. Myrtle Beach International Airport has flights to and from several U.S cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Newark, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia and Washington-Reagan as well as other seasonal services. Charleston International Airport has flights to and from the same cities as Myrtle Beach including Charlotte in North Carolina.Visitors flying from other countries can get direct flights to Charlotte and get a connecting flight to Myrtle Beach or Charleston. Charlotte has flights to and from major cities outside the U.S such as London, Munich, Paris and Toronto. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are the car rental firms operating at Charlotte International Airport.