Sightseeing in South Carolina

Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 53% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

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

$350 $175

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Flight Aviation Lesson or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour and Photo Safari from Holy City Helicopters (Up to 45% Off)

Holy City Helicopters

North Charleston

Take to the skies for an hour-long lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter, or sit back for a picturesque cruise above regional landmarks

$325 $225

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Dolphin Cruise at Sunset or Eco Tour of Capers Island for One or Two from Barrier Island Eco Tours (56% Off)

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Isle of Palms

Naturalists take guests out to undeveloped Capers Island, whose surrounding salt marshes host bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife

$34 $16

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Admission and Tour of the White Home for Two, Four, or Six from Historic Rock Hill (50% Off)

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

$12 $6

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Two Half-Day or Full-Day Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides (50% Off)

Reedy Rides

Downtown

Rent a bike to explore Greenville and its surroundings at your own pace

$40 $20

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Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Interactive exhibits encourage learning through imaginative play and hands-on exploration

$16 $9

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Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids to Hollywild Animal Park (38% Off)

Hollywild Animal Park

Wellford

Visitors interact with more than 500 animals from around the world, including a rhino that's acted in multiple commercials

$24 $15

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

$24 $12

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Admission for Two or Four at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Pawleys Island

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

$28 $14

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$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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Historic Riverwalk Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Palmetto Outdoor Center (Up to 60% Off)

Palmetto Outdoor Center

West Columbia

During a leisurely 1 mi. stroll along the boardwalks, knowledgeable guides illuminate guests on South Carolina’s history

$20 $10

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Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

$20 $9.50

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Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$40 $19

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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Columbia

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

$50 $25

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Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

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

$37 $17

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$54 for a Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two from Captains Source ($150 Value)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

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

$150 $54

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

$26 $13

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Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

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Pirate and Supernatural Tours for Two from Walks in History (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $19

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Pirate and Supernatural Tours for Two from Walks in History (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $19

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Two-hour Photo Walking Tour of Charleston for 2 or 4 from Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours

Washington Square Park

Photojournalist leads tour groups on a 2-mile stroll through Charleston while taking their pictures; access to an online gallery of shots

$60 $29

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Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

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

$40 $19

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Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
US

The faculty of local artists at Wine and Design in West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant helps students create works of art in a social, supportive setting with lessons designed for people with no artistic experience. After uncorking bottles of wine and kegs of paint, budding artists spend two hours imitating pros stroke for stroke as they transform canvases into paintings of colorful landscapes and vibrant still lifes. Guests of any experience level are welcome and Wine and Design provides all necessary materials, including paint, brushes, and corkscrews.

In addition to regular classes, Wine and Design offers private parties and Art Buzz summer camp for kids at both Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley. In an effort to paint it forward (Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley), they also donate funds to causes, such as Relay For Life and the MUSC Children's Hospital.

1331 Ashley River Rd
Charleston,
SC
US

It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue magnesium light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact.

Today, the leaders of the nonprofit H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details. Guides walk guests through features such as the manual-propulsion system and automatic moon roof, and illuminate exhibits such as a lifesize model from the TNT movie The Hunley.

1250 Supply St
North Charleston,
SC
US

Repeating a tradition that went back to their high-school days, three college friends sat on a Capers Island beach, roasting oysters over a cedar fire. They looked out at all the undeveloped land of the barrier islands and the low country, feeling like the sole witnesses to the beauty of pristine nature—and recognized that was a problem. Understanding that both tourists and locals were overlooking these untouched salt marshes and tidal pools, they decided to launch Barrier Island Eco Tours to help instill a greater respect and appreciation in the greater population. After receiving permission from the Department of Natural Resources, and with just a six-passenger boat, they began taking guests out on eco tours, fishing trips, and beach cookouts.

Today, Barrier Island’s naturalists have a fleet of boats for their six eco-friendly adventures such as sunset cruises to see bottlenose dolphins, a wildlife tours of Capers Island, and guided fishing trips for trophies such as redfish, shark, and stealth submarines. They also organize group and special events, from weddings to school fieldtrips.

50 41st Ave.
Isle Of Palms,
SC
US

Culture & Heritage Museums safeguard the Carolina Piedmont's historical treasures and educate residents and visitors about the region's unique past. Instituted in the 1950's, York County's group of affiliated museums and attractions forms a multi-campus network encompassing a wealth of educational opportunities across various disciplines.

Each year, museumgoers view antique documents and photographs at the Historical Center located inside the McCelvey Center. They can get to know more than 1,500 natural specimens at the hands-on Naturalist Center inside the Museum of York County, and march through Historic Brattonsville's 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Locals can volunteer at the museums in fascinating roles, such as specimen preparers, who beautify avian exhibits by helping with taxidermy and surgical beak-lifts.

212 East Jefferson Street
York,
SC
US

What began as fewer than 30 paintings hanging in two rooms has since grown into the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, a collection of more than 400 baroque paintings displayed in 30 galleries. The paintings—works by Rubens, van Dyck, and Murillo that date from the 14th through 19th centuries—are thoughtfully displayed in context, surrounded by furniture, sculptures, tapestries, and popular emoticons from their respective time periods. Architectural elements also add texture to the various galleries, flooding them in colorful light from stained-glass windows or framing their walls with the carved corners of fireplace mantels.

At Heritage Green, a satellite location boasts special exhibits of works pulled from the main galleries or on loan from private and public collections. Up on the second floor, interactive exhibits educate visitors of all ages on works by the old masters.

25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville,
SC
US