Packing Up and Heading Out For Memorial Day
Memorial Day is everyone’s favorite spring holiday, and there’s no shortage of things to do around South Carolina over that weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend Activities in South Carolina
Isle of Palms
Serene and breezy, Isle of Palms is rich with beaches, playgrounds, restaurants and vacation rentals. On Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy a city-hosted BBQ at the Isle of Palms County Park, and rent jet skis or kayaks for some fun in the water.
Ever been to Scottish Games? You can check ‘em out in Greenville over Memorial Day weekend, right after the parade that runs through downtown. You can also take the kids to the Greenville Zoo, with 14 acres and 80 species of animals, or do some fun shopping in the West End District. If you’re feeling outdoorsy, take a nice stroll through Falls Park and then maybe stop by Henry’s Smokehouse for some BBQ.
Hilton Head Island
Memorial Day is especially important for Hilton Head folks, as it marks the kickoff of summer on the island. Choose from the Hilton Head Art Festival or golf at the island’s world-famous courses, or just enjoy the island’s 12 miles of beaches. While you’re there, don’t forget the Shelter Cove Memorial Day Ceremony to honor fallen heroes.
Small and off the beaten track, Georgetown is a lovely coastal community that offers some small-town peace and quiet. It’s full of South Carolina history, with the Rice Museum and Maritime Museum and plenty of historic neighborhoods. Thinking about doing some fishing? There are plenty of charter services that can take you where the fish are biting.
This historic SC city hosts the Soleto Festival for 17 days every year, including Memorial Day weekend, filling the streets with music and art and festivities. Take home a masterpiece form a local artist, stop at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens or take a horse-and-carriage ride on the cobblestone streets of Charleston. While you’re there, you can take the kids to the South Carolina Aquarium for the afternoon!