Sightseeing in South Carolina


Sandlapper Water Tours: Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour for Two or Four from Sandlapper Water Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour for Two or Four from Sandlapper Water Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Sandlapper Water Tours

Charleston

Watch pelicans and herons soar overheard, float past a sunlit skyline and silhouetted steeples, or view historic sites such as Fort Sumter

$64 $35

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Captain Dan's Water Tours: Boat Cruise for Up to Six from Captain Dan's Water Tours (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Boat Cruise for Up to Six from Captain Dan's Water Tours (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Captain Dan's Water Tours

Mt. Pleasant

A USCG-licensed captain charters customized cruises that provide a chance to spot local wildlife and historic sites

$300 $112

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Morgan Ridge Vineyards: Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 52% 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 $14

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Greenville Glides: $84 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($140 Value)

$84 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($140 Value)

Greenville Glides

Downtown

Segway tours glide through downtown Greenville, the city’s historic West End, Falls Park, and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

$140 $84

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Sumter County Museum: One-Year Family Membership to Sumter County Museum (50% Off)

One-Year Family Membership to Sumter County Museum (50% Off)

Sumter County Museum

Sumter

Includes an Edwardian mansion of Sumter county historic exhibits, elegant Southern gardens, and a recreated 19th-century settlement

$50 $25

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Adventure Cruises: $9 for a Dolphin Watch Nature Cruise from Adventure Cruises on Hilton Head Island (Up to $16 Value)

$9 for a Dolphin Watch Nature Cruise from Adventure Cruises on Hilton Head Island (Up to $16 Value)

Adventure Cruises

Hilton Head Island

U.S. Coast Guard–inspected and licensed ship ferries guests past 45 points of interest including bottlenose dolphins and historic buildings.

$16 $9

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

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

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 many animals that have appeared in movies and commercials

$24 $15

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

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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Brookgreen Gardens: Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

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

$30 $15

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

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

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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Copperhead Mountain Distillery: Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Travelers Rest

Tour facility that produces small copper stills of whiskey, spiced rum, and moonshine before sampling 11-15 types of the finished product

$20 $12

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Six and Twenty Distillery: Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% 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 $11

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Heyward House Historic Center: Walking Tour for Two or Four at Heyward House Historic Center (Up to 50% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four at Heyward House Historic Center (Up to 50% Off)

Heyward House Historic Center

Bluffton

90- to 120-minute tour includes not only Heyward House, but also historic Bluffton, a preserved Southern coastal village

$36 $18

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Adventure Carolina: Saluda River Kayak Tour or Tube Trip for Two from Adventure Carolina (Up to 57% Off)

Saluda River Kayak Tour or Tube Trip for Two from Adventure Carolina (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Carolina

West Columbia

Navigate rapids in a kayak, or float down the river in a tube

$100 $43

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

Walking History 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

$40 $19

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

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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Sail South Carolina: Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 46% Off)

Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 46% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

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

$350 $189

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Captains Source: Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two or Four from Captains Source (Up to 55% Off)

Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two or Four from Captains Source (Up to 55% Off)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

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

$150 $69

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Grandfather Mountain: $25 for a Visit to Grandfather Mountain for Two (Up to $40 Value)

$25 for a Visit to Grandfather Mountain for Two (Up to $40 Value)

Grandfather Mountain

Linville

One of the world’s most diverse preserves, Grandfather Mountain encompasses scenic hiking trails, animal habitats, and a nature museum

$40 $25

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

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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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: Admission and Tours at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Up to 24% Off). Five Options Available.

Admission and Tours at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Up to 24% Off). Five Options Available.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Charleston

Visit the splendid gardens of a plantation founded more than 300 years ago, then see local wildlife on a self-guided swamp tour

$30 $24

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Charleston Water Taxi: Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Two or Four All-Day Water-Taxi Passes from Charleston Water Taxi (Up to 40% Off)

Charleston Water Taxi

Multiple Locations

Riders can cruise to their destinations on a fleet of water taxis while catching glimpses of dolphins, the cityscape, and gorgeous sunsets

$20 $12

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Scavenger-Hunt Walking Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (56% Off)

Scavenger-Hunt Walking Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (56% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Greenville

All you need is a smartphone to participate in this scavenger-hunt walking adventure

$39.95 $18

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Charleston In a Nutshell: Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston In a Nutshell

Multiple Locations

Walking tours of Charleston explore the city’s architecture, history, and personal stories

$44 $22

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Walks in History: $19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

$19 for a Supernatural Charleston Ghost for Two from Walks in History (Up to $40 Value)

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

Authors of historical books guide tours past haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

$40 $19

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Civil War Walking Tours: Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Charleston

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

$40 $21

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

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

Multiple Locations

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

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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  • South Carolina State Museum Foundation
    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.
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    301 Gervais St.
    Columbia, SC US
  • Charleston Pirate Tours
    Eric Lavender is one of very few men in the world who can show up for work each day in a pirate costume and expect to keep his job. The licensed guide and professional storyteller, who has been featured on networks such as the Travel Channel and SCETV, also has an unconventional coworker?Captain Bob, a chatty blue and gold macaw who perches on his arm. Sometimes aided by other guides in pirate and colonial garb, he introduces visitors to lesser-known aspects of Charleston's more than 300-year history on walking tours to National Historic Landmark buildings. During his signature pirate tour, Eric divulges stories of buccaneer revelry and crimes, such as Blackbeard's harbor blockade, or unveils local spooky legends and pieces of Gullah lore on his ghost and pirate tour. Eric also leads custom walking tours and teaches children about pirate lore and city history through his educational programs. Sabrina Lavender and companion Doozer, a yellow-naped Amazon, are also on hand to guide travellers around Charleston, learning about local landmarks and history.
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    79 Cumberland St.
    Charleston, SC US
  • H. L. Hunley
    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.
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    1250 Supply St.
    North Charleston, SC US
  • Wine and Design Charleston
    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.
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    424 Broadway St
    Mount Pleasant, SC US
  • Culture and Heritage Museums
    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.
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    4621 Mount Gallant Rd
    Rock Hill, SC US
  • Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
    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.
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    25 Heritage Green Place
    Greenville, SC US

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