South Carolina is famous for its beach getaways, the Grand Strand in particular. These 60 miles of sand and family fun now include the Hard Rock Park, the first rock-n’-roll theme park in the world. But you can also explore new cultures in the Gullah-influenced Lowcountry, or unwind at legendary resort islands including Hilton Head. For when you’re not canoeing, hiking or sampling the classic Southern cuisine, the Palmetto State is also known for golf, and not just at the 100-plus courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Many parks Hickory Knob or Cheraw State Parks are wonderlands of serene links.

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