Things To Do in South Carolina

60-Minute Guided Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Four at Stono River Riding Academy (Up to 50% Off)

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

$39 for $70 Groupon — Personal Training

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

Two-Hour Guided Paddleboard Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Charleston Paddler (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston Paddler

Mount Pleasant

$150 $75

Groups stand atop paddleboards for a scenic two-hour tour that departs from Shem Creek boat landing

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

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

$80 $40

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

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

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

$12 $6

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

An Evening with Fantasia & Very Special Guest Lyfe Jennings at Florence Civic Center on July 12 (Up to 41% Off)

An Evening with Fantasia & Very Special Guest Lyfe Jennings

Florence Civic Center

$84.80 $50

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Grammy- and American Idol-winner shares songs from her latest album, Side Effects of You

Horseback Riding or Polo Lessons at Overbrook Farms (Up to 60% Off)

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

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Myrtle Beach Speedway

$129.99 $64

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Myrtle Beach Speedway

Flyboarding Experience for One or Two on a Weekday or Any Day of the Week with WNC Flyboard (Up to 41% Off)

WNC-Flyboard

Wittenburg

$100 $59

Glide through air and water while a jet ski blasts water through your foot-mounted jet pack and an experienced instructor ensures safety

Inner-Tube or Inflatable Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Saluda River Rafting Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Saluda River Rafting Adventures

Easley East

$50 $25

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

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

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

$25 $12

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

Archery Package for Two or Four with Instruction and Practice at Saluda River Archery (Up to 57% Off)

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

All-Day-Paintball Packages for 2, 4, 8, or 12 at Adventure Beach Scenario Paintball (Up to 72% Off)

Adventure Beach Scenario Paintball

Tabor City

$130 $52

Sprint across a variety of fields, including woods, urban city, and swamp land, during paintball games

Shooting-Range Packages at Palmetto State Armory (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Palmetto State Armory

Ridgeland

$55 $29

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

3, 5, or 10 Horseback-Riding Lessons at Cedarhill Farm (Up to 57% Off)

Cedarhill Farm

Marvin

$255 $119

Instructors teach English Hunt Seat Equitation–riding techniques along with the skills to take care of a horse

Entry for One or a Four-Person Team to Mega Mud Run Challenge on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 58% Off)

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

One, Four, or Eight 2-Hour Art Lessons at Steven Jordan Art (Up to 58% Off)

Steven Jordan Art

Mount Pleasant

$200 $89

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

Tournament Show with Dinner for a Child or Adult with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times (Up to 42% Off)

Medieval Times

Conway East

$32.16 $25

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Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

Two- or Four-Hour Cruise for Up to Six from Living Large Party Barge (Up to 45% Off)

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

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Sometimes, you just need a fairy godmother to make your dreams come true. Wings & Whimsies has such a creature, and her name is Babbling Brooke. The magical Brooke flits about town with fairy friend Zephyr, bringing along all the games, decorations, and costumes necessary to create a fantasy-themed birthday party for young children. In the span of mere hours, Babbling Brooke and Zephyr transform backyards and local parks into fantastical worlds complete with knights and dragons, kings and castles, or auditors and tax evaders.

When they're not injecting a little magic into kids' lives with birthday parties, they're doing it with storytelling and music at library and school events. The two fairies have no trouble captivating their young audiences; after all, they are both members of storytelling guilds such as the National Storytelling Network.

From Home
Columbia,
SC
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Alfred Ray enthusiasm for Charleston's history is infectious. This passion carried him through the rough-going early days of his tour-guiding career, which started in 1980, he says, “with a pitchfork atop a pile of hose dung in a carriage barn on State Street.” Today, the Charleston native—whose forefathers arrived in the city in 1792—shares his deep knowledge during three themed tours through Charleston's walled landscape: the Old Walled City Walk, the Home and Garden Walk, and the Slavery and Freedom Walk.

Tours casually wind down the city's cobblestone streets, past precolonial and postcolonial buildings that display a confluence of architectural styles, from Georgian to Greek Revival. As tourists snap pictures of wrought-iron gates, classical columns, and carbonite-encased cotton gins, Ray shares stories about the people and events—such as the approximately 40% of slaves who entered the United States through Charleston—that transformed a 1670 pioneer settlement into a cultural hub of the South by the mid-1800s.

155 Meeting St
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
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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

A local cultural stalwart for more than 60 years, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra now proudly boasts world-class wand-wielder Edvard Tchivzhel as its conductor and music director. During the Grand Finale concert, Tchivzhel will lead skilled musicians through the melodic maze of Dvorak's Symphony no. 9 and Mussorgsky's engaging Pictures at an Exhibition, which synthesizes the aural and the visual better than a loud tropical shirt. Audience members in the upper balcony seats may check out free MP3 players proffering a wealth of concert information to additionally enliven listening.

200 S Main St
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