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2019 National Park Week

I grew up taking family hikes on the Appalachian Trail and long Saturday drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Parks have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. That is exactly why National Park Week is my favorite week all year. National Park Week is an annual celebration hosted by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. During the special week each April the national park sites across the country host special events, offer entrance fee-free days, and encourage people to visit a site. This year I am starting a

Lower Boardwalk at Congaree National Park

US Highway 378 Road Trip Collection

This road trip collection includes a small piece of Georgia before crossing all of South Carolina past Congaree National Park, the state capital, leading to The Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach.

5 Reasons to Visit Sumter This Summer

An historic opera house playing $1 movies, a free music concert series the fourth Friday of each month, and lots of great places to eat and shop make Sumter, South Carolina a place to visit this summer. Halfway between the beach and the state capital along a scenic route through the state, Sumter is easy to reach and unforgettable once you arrive. Once you take a tour around the Swan Lake Iris Gardens you’ll have a hard time leaving, and you’ll be sure to return.

Exploring the Original Waterworks Building in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia has a lot to offer: the only national park in the state is just thirty minutes away, the downtown area has lots of shopping, restaurants, and a vibrant night life, and the rivers provide a few ways to get out on the water. But one of the more interesting things to explore in Columbia is the original waterworks building at Riverfront Park. This historic building is freely open for exploration and offers some beautiful views of the Congaree River and Columbia Canal right in the heart of downtown.