Summer Vacation in the Slow Lane

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A perfect place to unwind and enjoy a slow summer vacation is the Low Country of South Carolina, the coastal region along the shore where Atlantic Ocean channels weave through barrier islands. It has everything you could possible want in a relaxing, laid-back environment.

Reliving the Past

For those who are history buffs, this is the prefect place to vacation. You can immerse yourself in the stories of the past and see the places of a lifestyle long gone.  Take the Historical Walking Tour in Bluffton or  wander through downtown Walterboro.

More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than any other colony and many of them were in the seven counties (Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York) known as the Olde English District.

Reconnecting with Nature 

This beautiful area includes expansive marshes and maritime forests found on the sea islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Fripp, St. Helena, Hunting and Edisto Islands. It’s the perfect place for swimming, kayaking, fishing and exploring the winding tidal creeks to find diverse wildlife living in this salt marsh environment.

Luxury Seekers

The Low Country has no shortage of excellent places to stay.  North of Charleston, halfway to Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island is home to the cotton rope hammock. The Pelican Inn, a family-friendly, 1800s clapboard mansion-turned vacation escape, has several sun-soaked hammocks: one near the crab trap on the marsh, two on the breezy wrap-around porch and one in a wooden dock, overlooking the sands of a private beach.

Beaufort is an historical and architectural gem best explored by bicycle or on foot. Stay at The Rhett House Inn, just a block from the marina.  Guests get complimentary champagne upon arrival, a daily gourmet breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and access to the private Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Resort located in Bluffton, South Carolina was named the best hotel in America in 2012. Set amid the lush forests and rivers of the Carolina Lowcountry, this resort is a haven of natural beauty.

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