Things To Do in South Carolina

Up to 50% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Stono River Riding Academy

Johns Island

$130 $69

Explore 360 acres of trails and nature preserves from a horseback perch while a local guide narrates the trip

44% Off Personal Trainer Services

Performance Nutrition

North Charleston

$70 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Tennis Lesson for One or Two

Nick Loudermilk at Park West Tennis

Mount Pleasant

$70 $35

USPTA–certified tennis instructors help hone players' skills during one-hour private lessons, followed by an hour of court time

Up to 53% Off Professional Racecar Experience

NASCAR Racing Experience

Myrtle Beach Speedway

$129.99 $61

Experience the rush of riding in a professional racecar from the passenger seat or behind the wheel

36% Off Mini Power-Boat Rental

Charleston Paddler

Shem Creek

$138 $89

Mini power boats have enough room for two–three people and a cooler, boombox, or fishing gear

Up to 51% Off a Tubing Trip

Saluda River Yacht Club

Easley East

$60 $30

After taking a shuttle to the launch point, tubers float down the Saluda River for up to 2 hours while nibbling on snacks

Up to 57% Off at Saluda River Archery

Saluda River Archery

Indoor Range

$80 $39

Instructors teach visitors how to hold and aim compound bows, and then let them shoot on one of the indoor course's 15 lanes

Up to 52% Off Carolinas Spartan Beast or Spartan Super

Spartan Races

Carolina Adventure World

$205 $99

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

Up to 45% Off Cruises for Up to Six

Living Large Party Barge

North Myrtle Beach

$450 $249

Cruise on calm waterways, explore uninhabited islands, and learn about local history from your captain during two- or four-hour cruises

Up to 56% Off Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Bluffton

$130 $65

Steer a kayak or paddleboard through the estuaries and blackwater rivers of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, following a guide the whole way

Up to 58% Off Entry to Mega Mud Run Challenge

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Johns Island

$65 $29

More than 30 obstacles, including tightropes, webs, and crawl nets, impede racers' progress as they dash through a muddy 5K course

Up to 58% Off Art Lessons

Steven Jordan Art

Mount Pleasant

$200 $89

Award-winning artist teaches small, relaxed classes in painting using acrylics and watercolors

Up to 51% Off Inner-Tube or Kayak Rentals

Saluda River Rafting Adventures

Easley East

$50 $25

Duos leisurely float down the river inside rented inter tubes or inflatable kayaks

39% Off Flyboarding from Hydrofly Watersports

Hydrofly Watersports

Charleston

$140 $85

Customers take a boat out to a floating tiki hut, where a certified flyboarding instructor teaches how to hover up to 20 ft above water

Up to 65% Off Sporting-Clays Outings

Rocky Creek Sporting Clays

Richburg

$70 $35

600-acre facility with three courses of varying terrain and Beretta shotguns; clay targets simulate the movements of game birds

Up to 51% Off Paddleboard Rental

Sea Monkeys Watersports

Hilton Head Island

$110 $55

Paddleboarders meander through the Pinckney Island refuge; newcomers can take guidance from seasoned instructors before paddling out

Up to 60% Off Horseback Riding or Polo Lessons

Overbrook Farms

Overbrook Farms

$140 $69

Instructors design lessons for adult beginners, teaching them either the basics of horseback riding or the basics of polo

50% Off Airsoft Outing

BattleCat Sports

Anderson

$50 $25

Players suit up with a rented mask, airsoft rifle, and BBs; 10,000-square-foot facility designed by military and law-enforcement members

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Exchange Park

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Select Local Merchants

In The Loop is a yarn shop and knitting boutique that aims to keep the spirit of craftiness alive via specialty yarns, project patterns, and knitting classes. Owner Lara's classes offer instructions to beginning pattern pushers as well as intermediate and advanced yarn spinners. The beginner class introduces pupils to two basic stitches, and will prepare them to make a scarf. Beyond the Scarf takes intermediate knitters through the paces of other stitches and the creation of full-body socks and other woven goods. And the advanced project-based classes involve specific undertakings such as the chance to create a sweater, toy, or baby jacket. In order to prevent overloading the yarn-powered generators that fuel the shop, each class is intimately capped at eight participants. In The Loop also keeps a blog filled with further knitting notions.

2321 Devine St
Columbia,
SC
US

Captain John Ward Jr. presides over Affinity Charters’ trio of seaworthy vessels, which slice through Charleston Harbor’s surging whitecaps during boat tours, charters, and fishing trips. Ward Jr. holds a 100-ton Masters License from the U.S. Coast Guard, and his overarching goal is to provide guests with experiences that are safe, exciting, and productive.

During fishing trips, Captain Ward Jr. taps his more than 25 years of experience navigating Charleston's aquatic arteries to usher fisherpeople through the nutrient-rich ecosystem. Attendees cast their lines for numerous seasonal species, including sea bass, Spanish mackerel, and the increasingly rare leather boot.

Dolphin-encounters tours put seafarers face-to-bottlenose with an undulating army of slick-skinned mammals splashing through their natural habitat. Alternatively, information-hungry patrons can climb on board for an eco tour, where Captain Ward Jr. imparts facts about the harbor’s ecological ebb and flow, as well as its vibrant panoply of blacktip sharks, barracudas, and mer-senators. The harbor and sunset cruise allows drifting duos to observe the sun’s incandescent descent into a kaleidoscopic loch of rippling reds, oranges, and yellows, which glint off of downtown Charleston.

17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston,
SC
US

Art may be a subjective experience, but with more than 100 regional and national awards, Steven Jordan’s talent is indisputable. A master of watercolor, mixed media, and oils, Jordan’s creativity knows few bounds, and his paintings have appeared in nationally published art books, as well as on TV and film. Steven has even painted his own van to look like a giant bumblebee. Customers can also commission work from Steven at an additional cost. The South Carolina native now frequently judges art competitions, gives lectures to organizations and strangers in the grocery line, and teaches classes and workshops.

98 Church Street
Mount Pleasant,
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.

133 East Main Street
Rock Hill,
SC
US

Modeled after an Old World wine cellar, WineStyles's shelves are lined with rare bottles accrued by its staff of in-house experts hailing from quality vineyards across the globe. The shop's bounty includes handcrafted gift boxes and baskets and merchandise, such as guidebooks for translating secret codes etched in cork. If a specific bottle is missing from the selection, the quaff gurus place an order that often arrives within 24 hours. Along with retailing wine and imbibing gear, WineStyles's crew grants guests the opportunity to sample new pours at frequent events and two-hour tastings three nights a week. For dedicated aficionados, the chief wine taster chooses two bottles to send to wine-club members along with tasting notes that detail their origins, a winery description, and suggested food pairings.

3935 Pelham Rd
Greenville,
SC
US

Celebration Town helps kids to burn energy and exercise imaginations as they leap and bound across a sprawling landscape of bouncy castles and inflatable slides during open-jump sessions. Parents relax while kids engage with other fixtures including skee-ball cabinets, climbing stations, educational computer stations, and illiterate karaoke machines. Youngsters can also explore the limits of their mental and physical strength during structured after-school programs and summer camps.

975 Bacons Bridge Rd
Summerville,
SC
US