Road tripping in Charleston

Hit the road less traveled as we lead you on a six-night jaunt to the southern belle state of South Carolina. With a set of vintage American wheels beneath you, wind your way through the state that’s emerging as the perfect destination for those after something a little different. Here is where North meets South, history meets contemporary and wild nature meets super-chilled beach living. She really has got it all – and boy is she beautiful.

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Road Trippin’

Touch down in Charlotte, and with your very own classic car waiting for you, it’s time to hit the road and experience what’s getting the travel savvy quite so excited. Kick start the adventure by stopping by the All-American town of Rock Hilland launching yourself downstream on a kayaking tour of the Catawba River. Or if you’re in the mood for a bit of high-octane white-water rafting, take a detour to the South Carolina Highcountry and find the gurgling Chattooga River ready to whoosh you through the rapids.

Trails and Sails

Turn south east and take it down a notch, stopping off to see the stunning beauty of one of South Carolina’s State Parks. With so much nature, wildlife, and pure, unadulterated seclusion to offer, a wander through one of South Carolina’s State Parks will let the city-living pressures simply drift away. Keep a keen eye out for Bald Eagles, as well as the Whitetail Deer, Spotted Salamander, and the Carolina Wren; just a pick of South Carolina’s famous wildlife.

Catch up on some culture in the indie town of Columbia, making sure to stop in at the farmers market to taste all the region’s delicious local delicacies. Keep heading down the open highway towards Charleston and stop off at Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie; the best places stateside for sailing, canoeing, or even power boating surrounded by lush green hills, flower-spotted swamps and the most tranquil seclusion you could hope for.

Charleston’s culture fix

No trip to South Carolina is complete without visiting the jewel in her crown, Charleston. Steeped in civil war and colonial history, you can lose yourself for days here just uncovering her fascinating past. Check into our exclusive hotel pick, Charleston Place, and meander down to its fantastic spa to pamper yourself to your heart’s content. Take a stroll through Charleston’s cobblestone streets, gazing upon the historic pastel-colored buildings before stopping off for a bite to eat. Renowned for its delicious food, you can expect to sample a sumptuous mix of America’s northern and southern cuisines that packs one helluva flavor punch.

Life’s a beach

Take a night time horse-drawn ride along Charleston’s picturesque waterfront, the year-round warm air keeping you nice and snug, accompanied by the scent of azaleas and jasmine.

For your last hurrah, flop down on one of South Carolina’s beaches, taking your pick from the stretch of ocean-side bliss that lines this most surprising of regions. With the waves rolling gently in and the freshest seafood and local wines served at the beach hut restaurants, you may just be tempted to stay …

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