Sightseeing in Myrtle Beach

Up to 55% Off Visit at Brookgreen Gardens

Pawleys Island

$28 $14

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Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum – 50% Off

North Myrtle Beach

$10 $5

Regional museum presents snapshots of local history and science, and shows temporary exhibits to residents of the Palmetto State

Up to 58% Off Wine-Tasting Package at Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

$26 $12

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Tasters sample vineyard's wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

Up to 55% Off Boat Tours

Downtown Wilmington

$66 $33

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Explore the history and waters of the Cape Fear River or watch Wilmington's skyline at sunset with drinks

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Wilmington

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Raleigh/Durham's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Captain Dan's Water Tours – Up to Half Off Boat Tour

Shen Creek Marina

$350 $189

Glimpse dolphins and a seaside view of Charleston and the harbor aboard the vessel of an experienced captain licensed by the US Coast Guard

57% Off Boat Tour for Two from Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

$150 $65

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Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

Up to 52% Off Boat Cruises

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

$295 $145

Passengers can kick back and enjoy the beauty of the waterfront, and keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins and pelicans

Up to 57% Off Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Mount Pleasant

$110 $49

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Bottlenose dolphins occasionally appear as groups glide past Charleston Harbor sites including Ravenel Bridge and USS Yorktown

Up to 59% Off Cruises from Centerline Charters

Charleston Harbor Marina

$200 $99

Kick back and coast around Charleston's waterways during daytime or sunset cruises that explore rivers and pass sites such as Fort Sumter

Up to 53% Off Sailboat Outings

Harleston Village

$350 $175

Expert captain mans a 43-foot sailboat during customized expeditions at sunset or during the day

Up to 57% Off from Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

$37 $17

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

Up to 58% Off Low-Country Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

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Knowledgeable guides weave tales of Charleston's history during 90-minute walking tours of downtown and two-hour tours of historic areas

Up to 53% Off Pirate and Ghost Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Mediums and authors of historical books guide tours past former pirate hideaways and current haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

Up to 50% Off Walking Photo Tour

Historic District

$49.60 $27.99

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Walking tours explore Charleston gardens, mansions, and Civil War sites, with historical narration and photography tips along the way

Up to 53% Off from Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

$40 $19

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

46% Off First-Time Flight with Lesson

Fayetteville

$185 $99

After ground and pre-flight training, Gold Seal–certified instructors let passengers take control during the 30- to 40-minute flight

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The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum preserves history from both air and sea. The museum is home to the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, a battleship docked at the shore, which served in World War II and Vietnam, and retrieved the Apollo 8 astronauts. Not far away, the USS Clamagore —the only Guppy III submarine preserved in the United States—is tied up in the water. Commissioned in 1944, the USS Laffey supported the D-Day landings at Normandy, and then served in Okinawa where it survived five kamikaze attacks and three bombs.

More than 28 historical aircraft occupy the museum’s flight deck, hangar bay, and shore ranging from an F6F Hellcat to a full-scale replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1903 flyer. Onboard the USS Yorktown, the Medal of Honor Museum educates visitors about the United States’ highest award for military valor. Outside, the Cold War Memorial pays tribute to the men who served on submarines during the Cold War.

40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
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Brent Havens established Havens Picture Framing in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, in 1980 and have expanded in size twice since then.

1070 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
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Drayton Hall

When John Drayton broke ground on Drayton Hall in 1738, he had no idea that his estate would survive the American Revolution, the Civil War, an earthquake, and numerous hurricanes. The stories contained in the building’s walls span seven generations of history tied to the Draytons and the Bowens family, an African American family that lived and worked at Drayton Hall before and after emancipation. Since 1974, when Charles and Frank Drayton sold their ancestral home to the National Trust, visitors have been able to transport themselves into the past with more ease than rubbing the beard at the Lincoln Memorial.

The main house, a sweeping example of Georgian Palladian architecture, is the oldest near-original, unrestored colonial home in the United States. Like a helpful ghost, the grand rooms and original fireplaces whisper history into the ears of all visitors, telling tales of British and colonial soldiers who occupied the house during the American Revolution. Views from the portico are filled with drooping trees, spanish moss, and a grand driveway. Surrounding the estate, an undisturbed historic landscape backs up to the Ashley River, and also encompasses A Sacred Place, the oldest African American cemetery in the country still in use.

3380 Ashley River Rd
Charleston,
SC
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Though built only in 2011, the nonprofit Redux Contemporary Art Center’s new 12,000-square-foot facility stays bustling all year, hosting six to eight free exhibitions in two galleries. After taking in the artwork, visitors can attend numerous free events, such as artist talks, film screenings, panels, and concerts. More than 100 classes foster artistic inclinations throughout the year as local qualified instructors help students master disciplines such as painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Redux's galleries stay full thanks in part to its 22 private artist studios, which accommodate emerging and mid-career artists with up to 240 square feet of creative space. Twenty-four-hour studio passes grant access to Redux’s darkroom, print studio, and woodshop. To encourage a sense of community, artists can participate in quarterly critiques, attend visiting-artist lectures, and debate their studio neighbors on artistic controversies such as whether Michelangelo’s David is as good as the earlier one he sculpted from Play-Doh.

136 Saint Philip St
Charleston,
SC
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When the Charleston Museum was founded in 1773, South Carolina was still a British colony. Today, the museum is itself a historical gem, surviving both the American Revolution and Civil War and acquiring an astounding collection of South Carolinian artifacts along the way. Nine permanent exhibits include the Armory, brimming with antique weaponry, and the Lowcountry History Hall, which chronicles the land's metamorphosis from a tribal society into an agricultural empire, telling the story with early trading goods, slave badges, and pottery. Temporary exhibits change regularly, keeping visitors on their toes in the same way changing cell phone numbers every 24 hours does.

The museum extends its history-preserving mission to two area homes: the 19th-century Joseph Manigault House, once home to a wealthy rice plantation owner, and the Heyward-Washington House, where George Washington once stayed during a weeklong visit to the city. Restored rooms, period pieces, and loudly snoring grandfather clocks await guests during scheduled tours.

360 Meeting St
Charleston,
SC
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Charleston Harbor Fest delights locals and tourists alike with a surfeit of maritime merriment and educational opportunities. Ogle the fleet of tall ships, many of which can be boarded for up-close inspection and lively debates about whether it's more fun to shout "hard a-starboard" or "abandon ship." Cabin boys and girls will prefer on-shore attractions such as the energetic Kid’s Zone, where they can build a model boat, learn to tie nautical knots, and practice their land-swimming. Additional hands-on activities await in the Education Village, which promotes watershed awareness and sustainability by painting rain barrels and dying bandanas with local natural dyes. Re-convene the clan in time for the Parade of Sail at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

10 Wharfside St
Charleston,
SC
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