Travel Itineraries Through South Carolina’s Old 96 District

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.

 You can view the full list of itineraries and trails here, or check out the Old 96 District’s travel deals and packages to save as you visit!

Flock to the Rock

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Illinois’ Starved Rock Country is a winter wonderland, create lifelong memories with amazing views. Just 90 minutes from Chicago. Find out more and plan your visit:

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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center
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Oglesby, IL 61348

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Explore the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia on a Scenic Road Trip

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Explore the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia with a scenic road trip through the heart of Virginia’s Mountain Region. There are numerous ways to enjoy all that the Alleghany Highlands has to offer! Many visitors choose to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback on our hundreds of miles of trails. In addition, the unique perspective of paddling in a canoe or kayak on the Alleghany Highlands Blueway is very popular. Others choose to wander the beautiful back roads of a scenic drive, enjoying beautiful mountain vistas, National Historic Monuments and much more along the way. Plan your trip at: Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

Exploring Ohio’s Amish Country Byway

Take a tour along the 160-mile Amish Country Byway, to experience a timeless way of life. Scenic views of gorgeous vistas along winding curves and over rolling hills take you to a bygone, filled with cultural and historic treasures. Be sure to browse the handmade delights, try specialty foods and enjoy the slower pace. Learn more at:  Amish Country Byway

An Escape You’ll Fall for Awaits You Here

Find peace and relaxation in the breathtaking naturescapes that Cape County has to offer. You’ll truly be at one with nature in one of our many lovely hiking & biking trails or historic outdoor locations. Get here for your fall escape.

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Visit Pocatello, Idaho for Great Outdoor & Indoor Fun!

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Besides the Museum of Clean, Pocatello, Idaho has easy access to the outdoors all year! For fun indoor or outdoor events, you’ll want to plan a visit to Pocatello!  Amazing outdoor recreation, scenic beauty, and a rich history grace the area. Challenging rock-climbing, world-class mountain bike trails, traditional and disc golf courses and an active Greenway are some of the outdoor offerings located right in Pocatello.

Learn to squeegee at the world’s only Museum of Clean; stand in awe of saber tooth cats and giant prehistoric bison at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, or see Native American and pioneer history come alive at the life-size Fort Hall Replica and Bannock County Historical Museum. Float the lazy river at the aquatic center; enjoy strolling through the historic architecture in Old Town Pocatello; or see Grizzlies, Cougars, Bison and the other native species of Yellowstone up-close at Zoo Idaho.

Pocatello is adjacent to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation where learning about Native American culture at the Sho-Ban Museum is interesting for all ages. Gaming is a popular form of entertainment at the Shone-Bannock Casino Hotel. The dramatic Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival draws thousands of dancers from throughout North America during the 2nd weekend in August and spectators are encouraged to attend.

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Flock to the Rock

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Flock to the Rock to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Starved Rock State Park area.  The park was voted the number 1 attraction in Illinois, and is surrounded with great stores, amazing dining, and even majestic wildlife.
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