South Carolina Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Is nicknamed the Palmetto State
- Is the tenth smallest state in the whole of the USA bu area
- Columbia is both the largest and capital city
- Unsurprisingly, is bordered by North Carolina to the north
- Has a number of large lakes that total 683 square miles in total
South Carolina Mini Guide
Like its neighbour North Carolina, South Carolina also has borders with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The seafront area known as the Grand Strand in South Carolina is not only a good place to take a vacation, but many people buy property in this desirable location. Popular parts of the Grand Strand are Myrtle Beach
which is known for having fantastic golfing facilities, while the nearby Little River is a good place to do water sports and fishing. Barbecuing is one of great South Carolina pastimes and the French Creole food they serve is extremely tasty.
Other coastal districts of North Carolina are the Barrier islands and the Santee River Delta. There is more to South Carolina than just seafront and inland you can find an area of lakes and rivers where there are water falls to walk to and white water rafting opportunities. Within the state and national parks inland you can see animals such as wild turkeys and white tailed deer. Some of the lakes in South Carolina which are worth visiting are Lake Strom Thurmond, Lake Marion and Russell Lake.
The southern state of South Carolina is accessible by driving from Charlotte
in North Carolina along the Interstate 85, while the interstates 20, 26, 77 and 95 also enter South Carolina. South Carolina is only bordered by North Carolina to the north and Georgia
to the south and is one of the smaller American states. One of South Carolina’s main airports is at the seaside city of Charleston and this major port welcomes many tourists every year. The state capital of South Carolina is Columbia and car rental Columbia is the best way to see what is the largest of South Carolina's cities. Within Columbia there is a zoo, a museum and a national park which all draw visitors.