Scenic Driving South Carolina (Scenic Routes & Byways)

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South Carolina packs delightful scenic variety into a relatively small area. Understandably, the state's tourism industry is huge, hosting over 30 million visitors annually. However, most tourists come for the superb beaches, golf, tennis, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and fine weather of the coastal areas. These destinations offer tremendous attractions, but the rest of the state of South Carolina offers the same seductive weather and much more. The Palmetto State presents charming small towns, quaint bed-and-breakfast accommodations, numerous historic sites (the state's recorded history dates to 1526), beautiful rural countryside, a variety of recreational opportunities, and outstanding natural attractions. Authors John F. Clark and Patricia A. Pierce are marvelous companions on each of this guide's 21 drives, showing travelers both where to go, and when to stop.

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Pack up the car and enjoy twenty-one separate drives through the mountains, rolling hills, and coastal plains of South Carolina. This indispensable mile-by-mile highway companion maps out day trips that explore the Palmetto State. Discover South Carolina's long and vibrant history, myriad outdoor recreational activities, and breathtaking scenery along highways and back roads, from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway to Santee National Wildlife Refuge and Fort Moultrie. Along the way stop and explore antebellum mansions, enchanting harbor towns, charming beaches, and Historic Charleston, South Carolina's splendid crown jewel.
Inside you'll find: Individual itineraries from 20 miles to 115 miles in length; in-depth descriptions of attractions along the way; detailed maps for each drive; optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks.

About the Author:

John F. Clark lives in Columbia, South Carolina. His professional background includes public policy, public administration, public relations, college teaching, and writing. Co-author of Hiking South Carolina (Falcon, 1998), he is active in environmental affairs and race relations. He has studied at the University of Paris, France, and the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and holds degrees from Davidson College and Syracuse University.

Patricia A. Pierce is currently teaching English in Japan. She previously served as
research director for the South Carolina Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee and is an avid tennis player and runner. She has taught
writing at the University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, and
Tallahassee Community College. She holds degrees from Erskine College,
Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina.

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