Road trips are an amazing way to make memories, but all of the prep work can feel exhausting. Deciding the best places to visit, eat, shop, and stay along the way is a daunting task that can easily overwhelm. When travelers want to get out of the house but don’t want the extra stress beforehand, pre-planned itineraries are a saving grace.
South Carolina’s Old 96 District– featuring the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick– has built a number of travel itineraries showcasing the “unexpected wonders” the region has to offer. The Old 96 District boasts an abundant outdoor scene away from the city crowds, plenty of small-town charm, and a plethora of activities in the form of local farms, shops, historic sites, and more. With travel itineraries curated for a number of different travelers, it’s easy to find a plan that matches your interests without hours of research. For those who like more of a loose plan, there are also plenty of themed trails to explore at your own pace.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite themed trails and itineraries from the Old 96 District. These are just a few of many, so be sure to check out the full list and discover your favorite or explore the rest of the website to curate your own plan!
Everyone loves to satisfy their sweet tooth! Treat yourself along this trail featuring locally-owned bakeries, fine desserts, and other snack spots. Many of these sweets are located in the heart of historic small towns or inside local shops with one-of-a-kind offerings beyond food. What’s not to love?
This historic piece of South Carolina has historic gems dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Some highlights of the trip
include two different Revolutionary War battlefields, authentic vintage train cars, and the birthplace of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a prominent Civil Rights Leader.
Spend less time focusing on the logistics and more time focusing on each other. This three-day itinerary is built with couples in mind, focusing on the best experiences, classic and unique, to enjoy with a loved one. Grab your person and enjoy picking strawberries, cozy bed & breakfasts, and learning new activities like archery or clay shooting.