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South Carolina borders the Atlantic Ocean between North Carolina and Georgia in the southeastern U.S. The capital of Columbia is in the center of the state, while the state’s largest city of Charleston sits on the coast in the area called the Low Country due to its low elevation and characteristic terrain of marshes, beaches, and waterways. The scenery also includes picturesque oak trees draped with Spanish moss and Palmetto or cabbage palms which are the state’s official tree. Paramount Business Jets can whisk you to your desired destination in South Carolina with ease and efficiency with its luxury private jet rental services, whether your business needs take you to Columbia or Greenville or you’re off to explore the charms of beautiful Charleston.
The English founded the first European settlement here in 1680 at Charles Town near present-day Charleston. Several battles of the American Revolution were fought in South Carolina, and the Civil War began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in 1861. The state is a leader in textile manufacturing and its important crops include cotton, tobacco, and soybeans. The state’s eastern seaboard is a magnet for visitors, from the beaches and attractions of Myrtle Beach to the antebellum charm of historic Charleston, and the golf courses and picturesque scenery of Hilton Head Island.
The capital of Columbia is the state’s second-largest city and contains the University of South Carolina and notable sights such as the State Capitol building, South Carolina State Museum, Riverbanks Zoo, and the forests of nearby Congaree National Park. The western part of the state has beautiful scenery with the Blue Ridge Mountains near the vibrant city of Greenville in locations such as Table Rock State Park, plus is the home of Clemson University.
Along the Atlantic Coast, Charleston is the oldest city and combines beautiful scenery and architecture with history and delicious food, while Myrtle Beach attracts crowds with its beaches, golf courses, family amusements along the boardwalk, and cultural attractions such as Brookgreen Gardens. Whether your travel to South Carolina is taking you to the annual Spoleto Festival in Charleston, the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach, golfing on Hilton Head Island, or heading to a Clemson Tiger football game, Paramount Business Jets can provide you with the private jet charter you desire to get you there with top service and comfort.
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Charleston is one of the most visited cities in the south. With its picturesque setting on Charleston Harbor and its stunning collection of antebellum mansions, top restaurants, rich history, and celebrated area gardens and plantation mansions, Charleston has much to offer its visitors. Here is where the Civil War started with the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861. A darker side of the city’s past is shown at the Old Slave Mart Museum, while the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier from WWII sits proudly in the harbor. Walk through the historic core from Waterfront Park with its Pineapple Fountain past the colorful houses of Rainbow Row, admiring the spires of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and St. Phillips Church and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and on to White Point Gardens at the Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor. Horse-drawn carriages provide another way to explore the historic district of this lovely city.
Charleston’s stunning collection of antebellum mansions includes many open to the public for tours to see their antique-filled rooms and learn of their rich history. The best homes to see include the 1876 Calhoun Mansion, the 1808 Nathaniel Russell House with its free-standing staircase, the waterfront 1825 Edmonston-Alston House, the 1772 Heyward-Washington House, and the 1820 Aiken-Rhett House. Other museums of note include the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Charleston Museum with its historical collections.
The area around Charleston was noted for its rice plantations, including Middleton Place with America’s oldest landscaped gardens, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Or row a boat through the atmospheric blackwater swamp of Cypress Gardens. The original settlement at Charles Towne Landing can be visited to learn about the earliest colonists. Beautiful area plantation houses include Boone Hall with its famed Avenue of Oaks and Drayton Hall, the country’s oldest unrestored plantation house. Charleston also sits near a host of barrier islands with inviting beaches and challenging golf resorts, including Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, Kiawah Island, and the Isle of Palms. The Spring Spoleto Arts Festival, named after Charleston’s sister city in Umbria, is a great time to visit for its music, theater, and dance performances.
Named after Christopher Columbus, the capital city of Columbia is the state’s center of government and commerce. The city is located three miles from the exact geographical center of the state. Much of Columbia was burned to the ground during the Civil War, and the walls of the South Carolina State House still bear scars from where Union cannonballs struck it.
Today the city is home to the University of South Carolina and such cultural sights as the Columbia Museum of Art with European and American paintings, the South Carolina State Museum, housed in a 19th-century mill, and the Museum of the Reconstruction Era at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is another key point of interest, as well as a collection of historic house museums such as the 1825 Robert Mills House and the 1818 Hampton-Preston Mansion. Eighteen miles outside of the city is Congaree National Park, home to the largest old-growth hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern U.S.
Greenville has evolved into the cultural and business center of northern South Carolina, sitting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville is surrounded by natural beauty and incorporates urban greenspace into its attractive downtown area, including Falls Park on the Reedy with its gardens, picnic areas, and walking trails, and the nearly 20-mile-long Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail for biking from Greenville to the town of Traveler’s Rest. Cultural attractions include the Greenville County Museum of Art with the largest collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors, and the Bob Jones University Museum of Art with its collection of old master paintings.
The coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach is at the heart of the 60-mile stretch of beach area in northeastern South Carolina known as the Grand Strand. In addition to its abundance of golf courses, Myrtle Beach is known for its family-friendly amusements such as the SkyWheel, games, and rides along the 1.4-mile-long Boardwalk and the Broadway at the Beach district, with the Ripley Aquarium, as well as musical performances, mini-golf, a water park, and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Other attractions include cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway on the Barefoot Queen riverboat and admiring the classic cars at the Wheels of Yesteryear Vintage Automobile Museum.
Cultural points of interest include the outdoor sculpture of Anna Hyatt Huntington and other famous artists like Daniel Chester French at Brookgreen Gardens in nearby Murrells Inlet plus the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum which has a permanent collection of Southern art. Beach lovers will want to head to the sands at Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park with its 3-mile-long beach, salt marsh for birdwatchers, and Moorish-style Atalaya Castle, former home of Archer Huntington and his sculptress wife Anna Hyatt Huntington.
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Charleston's Historic District
The Historic District of Charleston is full of elegant houses, museums, and churches picturesquely set on a peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet at Charleston Harbor. Here you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Old South. It’s a very walkable area, with colorful sights such as Rainbow Row with its pastel-colored houses, the spire of St. Phillips Church, and the White Point Gardens with their live oaks and Civil War monuments at the Battery, lined with antebellum mansions and looking towards Ft. Sumter in the harbor.
Antique-filled historic homes open for tours include the 1808 Nathaniel Russell House, the Heyward-Washington House built in 1772, and the Aiken-Rhett House from 1820. Watch the basket ladies weave sweetgrass baskets at the Charleston City Market and learn more about the city’s past in the Old Exchange Building and Old Slave Mart Museum.
Congaree National Park, Hopkins
Some 18 miles south of Columbia, Congaree National Park contains the oldest hardwood forest in the southeastern U.S. There are more than 25 miles of hiking trails, plus a 2.4-mile-long boardwalk that winds over the floodplain of the Congaree River. In addition, there is a marked canoe trail along Cedar Creek. The Park’s trees are some of the tallest east of the Mississippi River. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Park is filled with untouched nature and gives visitors the chance to see its multitude of flora and fauna in their natural surroundings.
Myrtle Beach is known for its long stretches of beach, part of the 60-mile Grand Strand, along with its over 90 golf courses. It’s a family-friendly destination, with numerous attractions along its 1.4-mile Boardwalk, a SkyWheel, Ripley’s Aquarium in the Broadway at the Beach venue, and riverboat cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Musical entertainment is offered at such locales as the Carolina Opry. Beachgoers flock to Myrtle Beach State Park while cultural offerings include the Southern art collection at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum and tours of the Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park.
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Brookgreen Gardens is the first public sculpture garden in the U.S. Created by Archer Huntington and his sculptress wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, the garden is set in over 9,000 acres of former rice plantations south of Myrtle Beach and features over 1,400 sculptures by Anna Huntington and other artists. Paths lead through themed gardens and outdoor landscapes in which the statuary is placed. The Gardens also feature the Lowcountry Zoo.
Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston
The area around Charleston was fertile territory for rice plantations, and two of the most famous former plantations and gardens are Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Middleton Place contains a house museum and 65 acres of landscaped gardens inspired by Versailles and dating back to 1741. There were also slave quarters on the property, and the house museum presents the story of those who worked on the property and lived in the plantation’s mansion itself. The magnificent romantic-style gardens at Magnolia Plantation are the oldest public gardens in America, having opened in 1870.
Stately Plantation Homes, Charleston
The Old South comes alive with visits to two of the Charleston area’s stately plantation homes, Boone Hall and Drayton Hall. Boone Hall is famous for its three-quarter-mile Avenue of Oaks, while Drayton Hall is the country’s oldest unrestored plantation house that’s open for tours. Boone Hall also features a presentation on the unique Gullah Lowcountry culture that was handed down by slaves who were imported from Africa. Drayton Hall enables visitors to see unchanged architectural details from when the house was built beginning in 1738.
Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston
The Civil War began with the firing of shots by Confederate troops in April of 1861 on the Federal garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Visitors go by boat to the Fort from either the Fort Sumter Visitor Center in Charleston or from Patriot’s Point, in the U.S.S. Yorktown State Park. Park rangers and an onsite museum tell the story of the Fort and its role in the War.
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia
The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia recounts the cultural and natural history of South Carolina as well as art and science in its exhibits. The exhibitions in the state’s largest museum cover topics ranging from the Civil War to the Black experience in the state. There are prehistoric fossils on display and an exhibition on the Apollo 16 lunar mission, during which South Carolina astronaut Charles Duke became the youngest person to walk on the moon. Part of the museum is housed in the former Columbia Mills Buildings, the world’s first electric textile mill.
Blue Ridge Mountains of Western South Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mountains run through the western part of South Carolina, where mountain and lake scenery join with waterfalls to create memorable natural settings. State Parks such as Table Rock and Caesars Head feature these mountainous landscapes, and there are hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities to get out into nature. Waterfalls to look for include Carrick Creek Falls at Table Rock State Park, and Raven Cliff Falls, the state’s tallest, at Caesars Head. The state’s highest point is on Sassafras Mountain, about 25 miles northwest of Greenville.
Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is a popular resort in South Carolina’s Low Country, close to the Georgia border. The Sea Pines Resort on the Island’s south end has upscale lodging, and Harbour Town with its marina and famed red and white lighthouse. The Island offers visitors beautiful sandy beaches along with biking trails and wonderful scenery. Other sports activities include horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing.
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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island is located 21 miles southwest of Charleston and offers one of the top lodging choices in South Carolina, particularly for golfers. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers five championship golf courses. The hotel has a state-of-the-art spa and fine dining at multiple restaurants including the Ocean Room steakhouse and the Jasmine Porch for Lowcountry cooking. The resort looks out over a 10-mile stretch of beach and provides tennis courts an outdoor pool with a fountain and deck and an indoor pool great for swimming laps. Over 30 miles of bike trails wend their way past salt marshes and forests.
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton
Situated along the coast near Hilton Head, the Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton provides luxury accommodations along the May River. The hotel is in the heart of Wilson Village, one of three on Palmetto Bluff. There’s a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course here, plus tennis courts, a spa, two pools, a gym, hotel bikes, and a choice of several fine dining restaurants including the River House and Octagon Porch and Bar. Fishing gear and kayaks are also available for guests, who can also rent boats and horses on the property.
Wentworth Mansion, Charleston
Former private residence turned posh boutique hotel, the Wentworth Mansion in the heart of Charleston’s historic district is an elegant choice for downtown accommodations. The interior dazzles with wood fireplaces, Italian crystal chandeliers and Tiffany-stained glass windows. The Circa 1886 restaurant situated in the carriage house near the formal gardens serves up Lowcountry-inspired cooking, and the Mansion also has a luxurious spa that was converted from the Mansion’s stables.
Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head
The elegant Inn & Club at Harbour Town is on the grounds of the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. A short five-minute walk from the Harbour Town Lighthouse, the Inn has luxurious rooms with Lowcountry décor, and multiple dining choices including Harbourside, serving American fare overlooking the yacht basin. The Club’s amenities include golf courses, tennis courts, a gym and outdoor serenity pool, and complimentary resort bikes plus access to the Sea Pines Beach Club.
Hotel Bennett, Charleston
The five-star Hotel Bennett overlooks Marion Square and bustling King Street in downtown Charleston. Rooms have built-in bookcases filled with reading material, bathroom soaking tubs, and walls lined with local artwork. The rooftop pool offers sun loungers or private cabanas with flat-screen TVs and sofas. There is also a spa and fitness center. The two-story Gabrielle’s Restaurant serves elegant southern fare and offers an al fresco patio, while Fiat Lux offers Mediterranean cuisine and city views from its rooftop setting.
Grand Bohemian Lodge, Greenville
Greenville’s Grand Bohemian Lodge has a park setting along the Reedy River. The stunning entrance lobby has a grand piano, a beautiful stone fireplace, a library, and Native American artifacts from New Mexico on display. The hotel also offers its guests the full-service Poseidon Spa and a 24-hour fitness center. Fine dining is available at Between the Trees, the hotel’s restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining options. Drinks and small plates are served up at the Spirit & Bower Bar in an elegant setting of leather chairs and cozy fireplaces.
The Dewberry, Charleston
The Dewberry is a striking mid-20th-century boutique hotel in the Mendell Rivers Federal Building overlooking Marion Square in Charleston. It offers a French brasserie-style restaurant and 360-degree views from Citrus Club, the rooftop craft cocktail bar. There’s an inviting Library on the ground floor and a James Beard-nominated brass bar. There’s also an elegant spa and a fitness center.
The Anchorage 1770, Beaufort
Former townhouse turned boutique hotel, the riverside Anchorage 1770 in the beautiful historic city of Beaufort has 15 individually styled rooms with luxurious features like 4-poster beds and bay windows. The Anchorage 1770 has the popular Ribaut Social Club Lowcountry restaurant, an elegant garden, quiet verandahs, a bar, and complimentary bikes, plus a rooftop deck with one of the best views in town.
The Planters Inn, Charleston
The historic Planters Inn, built in the 19th century, is centrally positioned at Market & Meeting Streets in the heart of Charleston and is the city’s only Relais & Chateaux property. Its elegant Peninsula Grill restaurant with terrace and bar beckons diners. Rooms contain four-poster beds and private sitting rooms.
The Charleston Place, Charleston
The Charleston Place Hotel is centrally located in Charleston, near the College of Charleston. The hotel has a wealth of dining choices, with 3 restaurants and 4 bars. Amenities include an indoor and outdoor saltwater pool, a fitness center, a spa, and bikes to use to reach prime picnicking spots in the city’s parks. The rooftop Clocktower Terrace is at the pool deck for hotel guests. The Charleston Grill features live jazz and modern Southern cuisine, while the casual Palmetto Cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and drinks and tapas are served in the Thoroughbred Club.
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