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Flights to South Carolina

There’s something about visiting South Carolina that invites an entire change of attitude and outlook. Travel into the mystery of the Deep South, where the scent of magnolia blossoms and gardenias fill the air, time slows down, and a more gracious way of life seems to cling to every corner.

 

Flights to South Carolina
When you’re planning your flights to South Carolina, you have three main airports to choose from. Charleston International Airport (CHS) is the largest and busiest in the state, and serves almost 3 million passengers a year.

Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located upstate, and sees about 1.8 million, while Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR) comes in a close third with around 1.7 million commercial passengers annually. All three major airports underwent major renovations in recent years, and are pleasant, comfortable, and easy to navigate.

 

What to Do in South Carolina
The beaches here get the most attention, and for good reason. Simply put, they are irresistible. Myrtle Beach is the most famous spot on South Carolina’s coastline, and its “Grand Strand” offers old-fashioned family fun, incredible golf courses, and thrilling roller coasters and racetracks.

Charleston, the capital, wears its heritage proudly, with gorgeous mansions set in Spanish moss-strewn treelines, and the flicker of gas-lit lamps lining the avenues. A trip to Charleston is an enchanting journey into a complex past, but its antique gentility is enlivened by a vibrant contemporary culture of art, commerce, and innovation.

 

These two main attractions barely scratch the surface. The variety of natural beauty and unforgettable experiences open to you in South Carolina is astounding. From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the north to the vast wilderness of the in-state swamps and forest parks, there’s more to explore here than you might think. One of the eerier landscapes in the state is the Sandhills region, where ancient dunes were left behind when the ocean retreated some 20 million years ago.

 

Advice to Tourists Visiting South Carolina
The weather in South Carolina is officially sub-tropical, but varies quite a bit between the cooler mountain towns and the blazing sun of a silver-sanded beach. If you’re headed for the coast, like most people, you’ll get gorgeous warm weather in the 70s and 80s in the early autumn while missing the worst humidity. The same goes for Charleston, though spring has the same temperatures and is the best time to see the city in full bloom.

 

Besides the dead of winter, there isn’t really an off-season in South Carolina, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find reasonable accommodation, especially if you book in advance. Skyscanner offers a free hotel price comparison tool that’s helpful for getting the best deal. Our car rental tool works the same way. It’s also totally free to use, and can come in handy if you’d like to do a bit of exploring for yourself.  

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