South Carolina is known for its wealth of stunning scenery, blackwater rivers, golf resorts, and charming Lowcountry towns – all of these providing dreamy settings for holidaying couples. We’ve compiled a list of the top romantic experiences for your next visit to South Carolina.
Fall in Love with Charming Charleston
Charleston is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Take a 30-minute carriage ride for two around the historic city during the day or night – you can book this through Old South Carriage Co. Stay at one of the city’s most historic bed and breakfasts: John Rutledge House Inn.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to romantic restaurants for couples. Favourites include Muse, which has an intimate feel and delicious seafood as the star offering, FIG (Food is Good) offers strong neighbourhood vibes, Lowcountry cuisine and seafood. The restaurant’s lighting and ambience are perfect for a date with your loved one if you fancy taking to the water, book dinner with a romantic boat ride around the harbour with SpiritLine Cruises.
Harmony in Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is a stunning getaway destination built in harmony with nature – no billboards or skyscrapers here! Famous for its 19 kilometre stretch of glistening sands, world-class golf courses and tennis facilities, you can also enjoy a range of couple-friendly activities – everything from stand-up paddleboarding in a quiet salt marsh to dancing under the stars. With more than two dozen hotels and inns plus 6,000 rental villas and homes, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect stay with your love.
Love is Calling in Columbia
Columbia, the capital and 2nd largest city in South Carolina, is a perfect destination for your romantic getaway. If you like staying in the middle of the excitement, you may want to book your stay at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel. Located in the historic Palmetto Building (1913) right on Main Street, the hotel features cosy rooms and suites. Enjoy a cocktail up on the hotel’s Rooftop Lounge: a welcoming bar with stunning sunset views of the city. And for those truly hopeless romantics, the Hotel Trundle provides exclusive date night packages for guests looking to make it an extra special stay.
On Top of the World at Mountain Getaway
Escape to the mountains with your partner. Table Rock State Park offers 16 cosy, rustic log cabins (Table Rock Cabins), perfect for couples. Updated in recent years, all of the cabins come fully furnished with everything you need for a weekend of fun and adventure. While staying at Table Rock, hike the Pinnacle Mountain Trail – the views from there are spectacular. We highly recommend you also visit Carrick Creek Falls – don’t forget your swimmers!