Things To Do in South Carolina

Up to 76% Off at Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

Up to 76% Off at Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

50% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Mount Pleasant

$30 $15

Clients of all skill levels explore local surf atop rental standup paddleboards; customers can also purchase paddleboards or surfboards

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

Up to 50% Off Two-Hour Segway Tour

Downtown Greenville

$130 $67.99

Segway tours glide through the city's historic West End and Falls Park

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

55% Off

Shaw AFB-Horatio

$110 $49

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50% Off Mini Golf at Legendary Golf

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Players can traverse three courses and challenge their skills as they encounter curved tracks, water hazards, trees, and other obstacles

39% Off Summer Camp at Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

Spartanburg

$325 $199

Kids climb a rock wall, mountain bike, hike, swim, kayak, create crafts, and tackle the High and Low Challenge Course

Up to 50% Off Bowling at Royal Lanes

Goose Creek

$58 $29

36-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring, more than 20 TVs, a sports bar, an arcade, and billiards

Up to 60% Off Horseback Riding or Polo Lessons

Overbrook Farms

$140 $69

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

42% Off at MagiQuest

Myrtle Beach

$47.99 $28

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After selecting a magic wand, patrons roam the castle in a live-action adventure game

50% Off Airsoft Outing

Anderson

$50 $25

Players suit up with a rented mask, airsoft rifle, and BBs for games in a 10,000-square-foot facility designed by military & law-enforcement

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Up to 58% Off Historical Walking Tour

Greenville

$24 $12

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

Up to 85% Off at 4Balance Fitness

Mauldin

$150 $29

Group workouts supply kettlebells, jump ropes, and sledgehammers for functional training exercises; body-composition test tracks progress

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

61% Off Women's Fit Camp

Multiple Locations

$200 $79

All-female outdoor bootcamp gives participants a jump-start on New Year's resolutions in a supportive environment

South Carolina State Museum - 50% Off

The Congaree Vista

$28 $14

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Museum details South Carolina’s culture, technology, and history with exhibits and artifacts ranging from ancient peoples to the civil war

57% Off Aquatic Memberships at Charleston JCC

Charleston

$250 $109

Individuals and families can splash around in the pool, play tennis and basketball, and work out in group classes at the renovated center

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

North Charleston

$65 $29

Members shed calories and build muscle through group classes, a fully stocked cardio center, free weights, and functional training

Bikram Yoga Charleston – Up to 71% Off

Multiple Locations

$120 $35

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Physically challenging yoga classes meet in 105-degree practice spaces with 40% humidity, promoting healthy bodies and focused minds

76% Off One-Month Full-Access Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Well-stocked gym with name-brand gear, childcare house, personal-training sessions, and group classes such as BodyPump, Zumba, and spin

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

75% Off CrossFit

Summerville

$125 $31

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49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Sumter

$45 $23

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Up to 52% Off Kayak Rental for One or Two

Hilton Head Island

$30 $15

Paddle through calm waters of Pinckney Island while keeping an eye out for dolphins, manatees, and shorebirds

Up to 55% Off Rock Climbing at Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

$32 $16

All-day access and a full suite of equipment support climbers across an indoor cave with a 40 ft. roof and a 45-degree bouldering wall

Up to 59% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Aiken

$40 $19

ASFA-certified personal trainer Tom Clements incorporates yoga, plyometric, and strength-training exercises into boot camps

Up to 60% Off Family Fun Center Visit or Party

Myrtle Beach

$49.98 $20

The 18,000-square foot center boasts a 24-foot rock wall and a multi-level laser tag arena; private party includes games, food, and drinks

Up to 52% Off at Foothills CrossFit

Anderson

$115 $57

Recently opened 4,800-square-foot gym offers varied high-intensity workouts for beginners, athletes, and everyone in between

Up to 45% Off Golf at Greer Country Club

Highland

$62 $37

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Hilly, tree-lined course presents relatively narrow, bermuda-grass fairways and small, bent-grass greens

Up to 76% Off CrossFit at Upstate CrossFit

Mauldin

$175 $49

Instructors change up classes on a daily basis to help engage participants and push them to become faster and more powerful

Up to 73% Off a Gym Membership or Classes

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$70 $30

One-month memberships allow exercisers to attend unlimited fitness classes and open gym; boxing, kickboxing, and Zumba classes are held

Up to 63% Off at The Yoga House of Charleston

Charleston

$90 $40

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"Internationally trained yoga instructors lead beginner classes, gentle yoga, flow sessions, and hot yoga in heated rooms

50% Off Flight-Simulator Flying Lesson

Charleston International Airport

$125 $62

Take to imitation skies inside a full-motion flight simulator that features wrap-around visuals and a realistic motion platform

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Mount Pleasant

$240 $84

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Up to missing id b007f64e-6c9e-11e2-9cec-00259060b644 Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

46% Off Martial Arts

Greenville

$90 $49

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Up to 57% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Summerville

$80 $39

Students can work out as a group in boot-camp classes, or meet one-on-one with a personal trainer for in-depth coaching

45% Off One-Hour Flight Tour for Three at Fidelis Aviation

Multiple Locations

$290 $159

Experienced commercial pilots take up to three guests soaring through the air over sea islands, marshlands, and Atlantic coastline

Up to 51% Off Yoga Boot Camp at Yoga A Gogo

Spartanburg

$50 $25

Yoga boot-camp classes challenge students of all fitness levels with power-flow postures that focus on building core strength

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing or Martial Arts

Aiken

$75 $15

Instructors lead students of all ages and levels through martial-arts classes, and students 14 and older through fitness kickboxing

Half Off Ziplining in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach

$58 $29

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Zipliners fly at up to 40 miles per hour down a 600-foot track that ends with a 60-foot free fall.

Up to 55% Off Crystal-Digging Adventure

Lake Secession

$50 $24

Explore 5-plus acres of dumps and spoil piles while unearthing quartz crystals and pieces of amethyst

Up to 63% Off Personal-Training Packages

Powerhouse Gym

$79 $29

Personal-training sessions build strength, burn fat, and rely on intense intervals designed to speed up the metabolism

55% Off Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Theatre Rowe at Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres

$44 $19.99

Local talent acts out a murder mystery scenario and tries to solve the crime with help from the audience

50% Off a Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour

Charleston

$64 $32

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Watch pelicans and herons soar overheard, float past a sunlit skyline and silhouetted steeples, or view the rich, colorful maritime history

55% Off Boot Camp

North Charleston

$119 $54

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Up to 69% Off at Capital Karate

Mount Pleasant

$174 $69.99

Classes teach American freestyle karate with elements of other martial-arts styles

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

East Town

$12 $6

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

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Classes for adults and children include ballet, clogging, tap, and jazz

58% Off Gym Access and Personal Training

Aiken

$188 $79

Receive access to strength-training and cardio equipment, a saltwater pool, locker rooms, and four personal-training sessions

50% Off at Let's Dance Studio

Myrtle Beach

$120 $60

Instructors teach dance styles including West and East Coast swing, Argentine tango, salsa, bachata, merengue, and line dancing

Half Off a Fishing Trip

Anderson

$400 $199

Experienced anglers help groups reel in stripers, largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish

Half Off Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Strength and cardio equipment fill a gym open 24/7; personal-training sessions guide clients toward better fitness

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Mt. Pleasant Paintball

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages includes admission to area field and all necessary equipment

Up to 52% Off Group Fitness Classes

North Charleston

$60 $29

Passionate, licensed fitness trainer uses her own experience at weight loss to lead people of all fitness levels in entertaining classes

Up to 55% Off Sailing Lesson

Mount Pleasant

$95 $47

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Afternoon or sunset lessons sail through the harbor year-round as US Sailing–certified instructors teach sailing basics to students

55% Off Yoga

Flat Rock

$100 $45

In a unique studio located on tranquil grounds, students can practice yoga styles to attain health and well-being

70% Off Classes at It's Yoga! Studio Inc.

Halton Business Park

$130 $39

Classes are scheduled Monday–Friday and include Vinyasa flow, Amrit yoga, and beginner courses

69% Off at CrossFit Aiken

Aiken

$80 $25

CrossFit trainers teach safe workout form in an introductory session; regular classes incorporate weightlifting, cardio, and gymnastics

53% Off Gymnastics Lessons

Surfside Beach

$105 $49

Experienced coaches safely guide children ages two and older through impressive gymnastic feats through four one-hour lessons

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp at Chiseled Fitness

Anderson

$150 $39

Boot camps challenge groups of up to 15 exercisers to get in shape during 60-minute sessions

Up to 85% Off Combat-Fitness Classes

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$150 $29

Certified instructors draw on years of fight experience to lead students of all levels through boxing or conditioning classes

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

50% Off Music Lessons

Mount Pleasant

$120 $60

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Up to 53% Off Bowling in Rock Hill

Rock Hill

$25.30 $14

Groups lace up included rental shoes and roll through two games on laser-lit lanes adjacent to onsite snack bar

75% Off Boot Camp at KD Workout

Greenville

$160 $40

Boot camp made up of customizable, fundamental bodyweight exercises

Up to 66% Round at Heron Point Golf Club

Myrtle Beach

$110 $40

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18-hole course showcases challenging terrain in the form of elevation changes, thick clusters of pines, and water that comes into play

Up to 63% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Columbia

$55 $25

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

50% Off Flyboard Lesson

Beaches

$299 $149

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

50% Off Music Equipment

Mount Pleasant

$20 $10

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Up to 60% Off Morgan Ridge Vineyards Tour

Morgan

$40 $18

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

50% Off Bootcamp Classes

Falls Park

$10 $5

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50% Off

Conway East

$105 $53

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Half Off Private Session at Gyrotonic Columbia

Forest Acres

$70 $35

Gyrotonic is an exercise-machine-based routine that uses fluid circular motions to increase core strength, stamina, and flexibility

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 Tennis Lesson for Two or Four

Mount Pleasant

$75 $35

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

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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

Trees draped in spanish moss catch the wind along the edges of the fairways at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, where designer Russell Breeden sculpted a 6,701-yard course into the verdant grounds of a former plantation. Throughout the par-72 layout, ponds and streams ripple on the borders of nearly every hole, often forcing golfers to choose from taking a conservative line, challenging the hazard with a big swing, or releasing their golf ball to a family of catfish. Breeden's artful use of waterways is most noticeable at the par-5 eighth hole, where a stream splits to cut across the center of the fairway and wraps two watery prongs around both sides of the hole to add pressure as golfers contemplate their approach to the green. Bermuda-grass fairways and greens await golf balls that steer clear of the course's water hazards and the various sand traps occasionally populated by disoriented sunbathers.

Before taking to the first tee, clubbers can warm up their swings and rehearse their putter-twirling routine at a practice complex that includes a driving range and a putting green. To keep golfers fresh during rounds, the club offers on-course beverage service and a full-service snack bar and lounge.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Length of 6,701 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
  • Five tee options
  • Scorecard

20 Dunvegan Dr
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

When it came time to design The Coastal Cupboard’s demo kitchen, owner Brad Pitner shied away from industrial-grade appliances, opting instead for the kind of layout you’d find in your average home kitchen. That decision reflects the Cupboard’s mission to make gourmet cooking accessible to all.

To that end, Mr. Pitner and his staff of gourmands stock a vast selection of cooking gadgets, bakeware, and cutlery by top-tier brands such as Zwilling, J.A. Henckels, and Kuhn Rikon. Staff members are happy to walk customers through each product’s function and share their own favorite gadgets and dish towels with sentimental value. They also stock gourmet foods such as small-batch wines, baking mixes, sauces, and rubs.

Customers have a chance to see those tools and ingredients in action during the store’s weekly cooking classes. Most are led by in-house chef Stephen Harman, who tailors his class offerings to suit the interests of customers. “He’s ridiculously talented—he’s just fearless,” says owner Brad Pitner of the inveterate chef. That fearlessness has motivated Chef Harman to master dishes from paella to pad thai. But his true passion is for Lowcountry farm-to-table items. “He’s obsessed with local agriculture,” says Mr. Pitner. “If he can get it local, he’ll get it local.”

644 Long Point Rd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
US

Silence fills the forest as a masked paintball player creeps over logs and leaves, unable to find the opposing team he knows is there. Suddenly, a shower of colored paint spews from behind a nearby tree, and the battle begins. Such moments unfold daily at PBC Paintball Park's facilities during the regular season. Their staff, all of whom are paintball players themselves, have designed both wooded and concept fields at Greensboro, Charlotte, and Greenville. At Greensboro, wooded landscapes transform into a battlefield with bunkers, creeks, and large forts. Felled trees and dense foliage give players ample cover amid the undeveloped woods of Greenville's fields, while tournaments unfold across PBC Charlotte's level terrain. Additionally, PBC Paintball Parks are affiliated with Paintball Central, which runs two stores in North Carolina and one store in South Carolina where players can stock up on enough paintball gear to ready themselves for the inevitable cartoon-character rebellion.

1680 E Main St
Rock Hill,
SC
US

Greenville Adventure Boot Camp's exercise-hardened boot-camp trainer, Heather Coley, buffs up bodies with a shifting whirlwind of activities to prevent boredom and steady doses of encouragement to keep her sweat donors motivated. During a precamp evaluation, she'll take a few baseline measurements of your physical stats to compare with your end results, review your medical history, patiently listen to your hand puppet's complaints, and discuss your fitness goals. The 60-minute boot camp’s intensity level is flexible, with newbies and hardbodies alike aiming to max out their own physical threshold rather than someone else's. Each class, Heather dishes out a rotating mix of exercises, which might involve sprints, weight training, core blasts, obstacle courses, rope jumping, livestock hoisting, barrel sledgehammering, and spinning. Boot campers should bring their own mats, water, and towels.

490 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville,
SC
US

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