South Carolina, USA

South Carolina, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 20,454 vacation rentals near South Carolina. From 8,444 condos to 6,804 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Carolina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Civil War history in South Carolina

With long stretches of sandy coast and clear seas, South Carolina is a great spot for relaxing and enjoying the year-round sunshine. Many South Carolina vacation rentals are close to the beach, with family-friendly rides and amusements on the promenade providing a lively atmosphere. South Carolina has a rich history, with many towns involved in the Civil War. Many surviving forts and monuments can be explored, bringing the state's heritage to life.

Explore the South Carolina coast for fun beach days

From secluded to family-friendly, South Carolina has a huge choice of beaches, with a 60-mile stretch known as the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach is the site of many South Carolina vacation rentals, and is a lively area, with a promenade full of amusement parks and souvenir shops. There's a long sandy shore, with gentle waves that are ideal for swimming. For a quieter day at the beach, head to the island of Hilton Head, accessed by bridge, which has calm waters and swaying palm trees, making it a peaceful vacation spot.

Discover South Carolina's role in the Civil War

Charleston is full of historic sites for Civil War enthusiasts. Visit grand antebellum properties such as Aiken-Rhett House, where you'll see the contrast between the rooms where the family of the governor lived, with oil paintings and huge chandeliers, and the quarters for enslaved Africans. Fort Sumter is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and inside this imposing seaport there's a museum full of artifacts, plus well-preserved cannons. Arrive at the fort in style on a restored paddle steamer, and enjoy a guided tour of the harbor, where you might spot playful dolphins.

Intense summers and mild winters in South Carolina

From mid-June to Labor Day, South Carolina is hot and sunny. It's a great time to sit on the beach and cool off in the sea, but the humidity can be uncomfortable for some. Spring is a great time to visit, with warm weather that doesn't feel oppressive, and the fall months still see vacationers flocking to the state, with temperatures reaching the high 70s. Winters are mild, although the nights can be very cold, and this is a great time to explore without the crowds, although some of the beachfront attractions are closed.

Islands, forests and beaches in South Carolina

Francis Marion National Forest covers a large area of the state, with many South Carolina vacation rentals nearby. With dense forest that's used for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, it's a popular outdoor spot full of sights such as wetlands and waterfalls. South Carolina has a large number of islands off the coast, such as Hunting Island State Park, which has tropical forest trails leading to secluded sandy beaches, or Kiawah Island, which is famous for its golf courses and long stretches of flat beach and shallow waters.