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Trip Planning

South Carolina’s Lowcountry has a flavor, culture, and geography all its own. Our landscape and climate make it a region where folks slow down, and we’re happy to roll out the welcome mat. Everyone should get the chance to experience the uniqueness of our region. With that in mind, we’ve got some ideas on how to make the most of your Lowcountry vacation.

Engage in a Culinary Adventure

Get a real taste of the Lowcountry experience while visiting. Charleston Food Tours promotes South Carolina growers and producers who help preserve the state’s rich culinary heritage. They offer immersive food tours where guests experience the Lowcountry’s distinctive food and warm hospitality. Choose from a walking tour around Charleston, an exclusive look at a local culinary institution, or a dessert tour.

This top-rated tour will have you sipping sweet tea, and sampling stone-ground grits, benne wafers, southern pralines, collard greens, BBQ, chicken & dumplings, fried green tomatoes, house-made bruschetta and more. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. In addition, you get to go behind the scenes of some of the city’s restaurants, meet the chefs, and learn the restaurant industry’s rich history in Charleston.

Escape to Charleston Beaches

When you go on vacation, it’s to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, right? So leave it all behind and enjoy miles and miles of quiet beaches. Kiawah Island, for example, is a 10,000-acre barrier island with 10 miles of beach, 30 miles of marsh and preserved maritime forests.

Talk about a getaway! And then there’s the luxury of having coffee and breakfast on a deck that offers spectacular views. We offer ocean-front and ocean-view beach vacation rentals that give you breathing space and a place to exhale. Slowly.

Explore Charleston’s Unique Places

The beauty, architecture, historic sites, and ecosystems make the Lowcountry a favorite destination for travelers. Feel free to explore on your own. Rent a bike or golf cart to explore by land. If you prefer to explore by water, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and Jet Skis are also available for rent.

A guided tour is a great way to learn more about our history, culture, and ecosystems. Barrier Island Eco Tours takes the visitor to explore our salt marshes and islands.

History buffs can take a tour of the Hunley submarine at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. Tours take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. In 1864, the H.L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. But then the sub disappeared with her nine-man crew off Sullivan's Island. Her fate was a mystery until she was discovered in 1995. For information, call 843-744-2186.

Find vacation rentals near popular Charleston attractions or choose a secluded piece of paradise away from it all for your next Lowcountry vacation. Wherever you park your flip flops, enjoy all that makes the Lowcountry special for both locals and visitors.