Famous for its historic mansions and antebellum plantations, South Carolina is also home to subtropical beaches, excellent golf courses and mouthwatering Southern cuisine. Uncover the many layers of this southeastern state with a private jet charter from Air Charter Service.
Coastal Charleston oozes old-world charm with its classical architecture, cobblestoned streets and horse-drawn carriages. It was here that the first Civil War shots rang out and visitors can uncover the city’s fascinating past at a number of historic landmarks. Though arguably most famous for its Old South plantations and pastel-coloured antebellum mansions, this isn’t a city bound by tradition – there’s also a thriving foodie scene of craft eateries, artisanal bakeries, creative cocktail bars and modern takes on finger-licking southern barbecue.
A two-hour drive from Charleston is state capital Columbia, a great base from which to get outdoors and explore the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers. Urbanites preferring to stay in the city can visit the architecturally beautiful State Capitol building and peruse works of art by Botticelli and Monet at the striking Columbia Museum of Art. Downtown you’ll find the historic Congaree Vista, once an industrial hub and now an upscale shopping and entertainment district.
Cities aside, South Carolina is home to some beautiful national parks bursting with natural beauty. In the Midlands, active types can explore stunning landscapes while hiking through over 25 miles of hiking trails in Congaree National Park; while in the Mountains region, Kings Mountain National Military Park memorialises an important American victory in the 18th-century Revolutionary War. Table Rock State Park sits next to the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to the state’s tallest peak, Pinnacle Mountain; a scenic hiking area where anglers can head out on well-stocked lakes to fish for bass, bream and catfish.
The Palmetto State’s sprawling coastline boasts 187 miles of wide, unspoilt beaches. At Hilton Head, unwind on the tranquil shores of Fish Haul Creek Beach and Mitchelville Beach. Further south, soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the Isle of Palms, a vacation hotspot scattered with holiday homes and upscale hotels where you might be lucky enough to spot turtles nesting on the beach.
Columbia is served by several large airports, including Charleston International Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Whether you’re travelling to South Carolina for business or pleasure, contact our team to arrange a private jet charter.