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    For its Southern charms and seaside setting its hard to surpass Charleston, home to a historic downtown, a thriving arts scene and an abundance of lively pubs and clubs.

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South Carolina Scenic Drives

Byways, Backways, Historic Routes,...

Scenic drives to consider in South Carolina are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • 25 minutes to drive the Byway or two days to visit places along the way.
  • 11 miles (17.7 km)

Cruising through 11 miles of weeping Spanish moss, radiant azaleas, and magnolia plantations, the Ashley River Road rewinds the hands of time to a more genteel era. Magnificent mansions stand proudly along the roadside, reminiscent of their day in the sun.Ashley River Road begins in Church Creek and...

  • 3 hours to drive the byway
  • 112 miles (180.2 km)

Following an ancient Cherokee path, this beautiful two-lane road leaves I-85 at Gaffney, makes a 130-mile arc through peach orchards and villages, past Cowpens Battlefield, past several state parks, and over Lake Keowee to meet I-85 again.

  • 3 hours to drive the Byway.
  • 112 miles (180 km)

The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway forges its way into rugged territory where the Blue Ridge Mountains make their presence known throughout the area. And, there is no end to the outdoor activities in store for the adventurous at heart.The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway offers a thrilling ride ...

  • 20 minutes
  • 8 miles (12 km)

A small and winding roadway through Crowders Mountain State Park, this Byway offers the traveler adventures in rock climbing and hiking along numerous mountain trails. Cresting above the surrounding hills is Pinnacle, a monadnock that refuses to be worn down by years of erosion. With a head of solid...

  • Allow 25 minutes
  • 14.5 miles (23 km)

Sweeping through the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains and cutting into the hardwoods of Sumter National Forest, the Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway is especially thrilling in the autumn when the mountains are painted in red and gold and the scenic turnoffs are particularly inviting.Oscar Wigington Sce...

  • 3 hours to enjoy the Byway
  • 110 miles (177 km)

Wiggling along the western border of South Carolina, the Savannah River Scenic Byway takes an easy ride through farmlands, forests, and antiquated townships teeming with character. On its way, it passes through McCormick and Willington, offering a charming stopover for history buffs and antique hunt...

Winding along three major lakes, this road crosses four counties. Spring and fall colors are especially beautiful along this easy-travelling river route. Many recreation areas are along the way.

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