One City, Three Ways: Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is lovely, made even lovelier with an effort to see the bigger picture. Here are three ways to approach your next visit, themed around Black history, top dining spots, and architectural highlights.

Where to stop along Columbia’s Main Street district

The South Carolina capital’s downtown streets are a hub of eclectic eateries, chic bars, and cultural institutions that crackle with character.

Author Terry McDonell reminisces about a winter retreat at Folly Beach

An author and editor escapes New York for a month of milder temps, bird spotting, and long walks along the South Carolina coast.

Right on Trend: The Pinch Hotel stands tall among Charleston’s best

The 24-room boutique hotel is an eclectic respite from the bustling shopping and business district.

Road Trip Guide to the South Carolina Upcountry

Discover bustling small towns, a pair of postcard-perfect bridges, and plenty of historic sites along the state’s ”freshwater coast."

Up to Bat: Five Southern baseball teams that are in a league of their own

Governed by the maxim “we make baseball fun,” the Savannah Bananas have sold out every game since their founding in 2016. Following their own eccentric brand of play, dubbed “Banana Ball,” the team eschews anything that could make the sport feel sluggish.

Hangin’ Around: A closer look at the Pawleys Island rope hammock

The Pawleys Island rope hammock has long been a symbol of Southern relaxation, and its latticed, heavy-cotton design was groundbreaking for its time. Before 1889, hammocks were made from canvas or low-quality hemp—hot, rough materials that did not accommodate muggy climates like that of South Carolina.

By Design: 36 of the South’s architectural wonders

As much as we love the South's quintessential clapboard churches and stately mansions, our appreciation of Southern architecture extends beyond the classics. We‘ve combed the region for noteworthy structures, from historical masterpieces like Thomas Jefferson‘s Palladian Monticello to modern marvels like the breezy, zero-energy McDonald‘s Florida flagship (yes, McDonald’s).

Greenville restaurant Soby’s serves up a favorite throwback menu item

 Twenty-five years ago, Carl Sobocinski took a chance and opened Soby’s New South Cuisine in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, where buildings were largely shuttered. Today, the city’s center is bustling with nationally acclaimed eateries,...

Lowcountry Flavor: Take a seat at the elegant River House

Driving four miles down an oak-shaded road to the entrance of Montage Palmetto Bluff, the world feels as sweet and slow-moving as a Southern drawl.

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