Garden City of the South

  • Start: Charleston, SC
  • End: Edisto Island, SC
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:37
  • Total Mileage: 172 Miles
  • Number of stops: 11


Charleston, South Carolina, possesses an incomparable grace and beauty that help make it one of the southeast's most captivating travel destinations. Start your South Carolina vacation on the outskirts of town with a visit to the massive 500-acre Magnolia Plantation, where displays of azaleas and camellias steal the show. Nearby, at the Drayton Hall plantation, tours focus on African American life. Go south into the heart of Charleston and experience the city's serious brushes with America's history. Fort Sumter National Monument lies in the Charleston Harbor and is accessible by boat tour. On the Mount Pleasant side of the harbor at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum you can board the flight deck of a WWII aircraft carrier. Experience the tony side of downtown Charleston at Charleston Place Hotel. The hotel's elegant restaurant, Charleston Grill, features live jazz seven nights a week. A few blocks away you'll find the ultra-chic Mary Norton handbags store, a favorite of celebrities and A-list wannabes.

Stop #1:

Magnolia Plantation
Charleston, SC

Stop #2:

Drayton Hall
Charleston, SC

Stop #3:

Fort Sumter National Monument
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Stop #4:

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Mount Pleasant, SC

Stop #5:

Charleston Place Hotel - Charleston
Charleston, SC

Stop #6:

Charleston Grill
Charleston, SC

Stop #7:

Mary Norton
Charleston, SC

Stop #8:

Heyward Washington House
Charleston, SC

Stop #9:

Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant, SC

Stop #10:

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
McClellanville, SC

Stop #11:

Edisto Island Museum
Edisto Island, SC

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