Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. See something crafty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $6 for one-day festival admission for two people on September 28, 29, or 30 (a $12 value)
- $10 for full-weekend festival admission for two people (a $20 value)<p>
On September 28–30, more than 100 basketweavers, jewelers, fabric workers, glassblowers, photographers, and other artisans convene beneath the cloud-dappled skies of Huntington Beach State Park to celebrate the 37th annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival. Food and live music accompany the feast for the eyes, which includes complimentary admission to the park itself. Park Passport Plus holders and three guests are admitted free, as are children aged 15 years and younger.<p>
South Carolina State Parks
Inside South Carolina’s 47 state-registered parks, visitors explore secluded forest trails, sweeping cerulean lakes, roiling saltwater surfs crashing on white beaches, and streams and rivers overgrown with thick canopies of trees. The protected areas, many of which were assembled nearly a century ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps, encompass more than 80,000 acres and span turf from the rambling Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy Atlantic-coast beaches. Abundant activities for guests include canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and accidentally startling long-forgotten lumberjacks wearing headphones.
Visitors experience colonial history up close at some parks, where registered historic homes, plantations, and landmark buildings stand preserved or in their natural state. These structures grant a glimpse into the lives of European settlers, Native Americans, and African Americans through building tours, archaeological collections, and live history demonstrations. Overnight camping is available at many parks, ranging from primitive campsites to cabins, villas, and tent sites that offer running water. Much like a scientist designing a soda-can-powered robot, park administrators follow a rigorous recycling program to ensure the preservation of the wilderness.