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If there’s anything we’ve learned in our decades in this business, it’s that our customers love a good excuse to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. South Carolina is a state with gorgeous landscapes everywhere you go, leaving us with hundreds of great options every time we take a step out the front door! We’ve put together three great ideas for a day trip that help you get to know how beautiful the landscape here in South Carolina can be — whether you’re in the Upstate, the Midlands, or the Lowcountry.
Taking a day out in the Upstate? Try Cedar Falls Park for views the whole family can enjoy. Located in southern Greenville County, Cedar Falls Park is a great all-ages destination. Its trails are non-strenuous, making it perfect for hiking with the very young (and the young-at-heart). There’s even a shelter available to rent for parties that includes electric power, a grill, a playground nearby, restrooms, and enough space to easily accomodate up to 32 people. It’s a great place to see beautiful views of the Reedy River, plan a birthday party, or host a family reunion without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Staying closer to Columbia? Immerse yourself in South Carolina’s history with visits to several historic homes located in and around the city. As the state’s capitol, Columbia has been home to state governors, notable politicians throughout our nation’s history, and is even the childhood home of President Woodrow Wilson. Visit the Historic Columbia site to see the many options available. Our favorites include the Robert Mills House and Gardens for a great look at 19th-century art and a beautiful walk through their outdoor gardens and the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, which give you a great view of the history of Columbia from the early 19th century onwards.
Looking for something a little different around Charleston? Sign up for a walking tour with native Charlestonians to get the real history of the gorgeous Holy City. Two Sisters Tours is run by Mary Helen Dantlzer and Therease Smythe, two sisters from a family that has been a part of Charleston since 1793. They’ll provide a two-hour tour that lets you spend your time outdoors while learning historic facts (and hearing a few hilarious stories) about the city the sisters call home. Find more information about the tours here and then head over to sign up for yours today.
At Garrett’s, we’ve built our business on the love of South Carolina citizens for enjoying the great outdoors. While we sell new and preowned E-Z-Go, Bad Boy, and Cushman golf carts designed to help support your outdoor lifestyle, provide service and repairs, and can even provide rentals for your next corporate event, wedding, or family get-together, we want to make sure our customers are making the most of what South Carolina’s beautiful statewide landscapes have to offer! If you’re interested in what a golf cart or specialty vehicle can do to help support your outdoor lifestyle, we’d be happy to hear from you! Reach us by phone at (843) 881 8894 (Charleston), (803) 407 2687 (Columbia), or (864) 862 7709 (Greenville) or contact us online at any time.