Created by local writers and photographers, "Compass American Guides" are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of American's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do, as well as the best places to stay and eat, these gorgeous full-colour guides are perfect for anyone looking for a real understanding of the region. Fully updated, this is the essential guide to South Carolina, with its rich history and wealth of Civil and Revolutionary War sites and Deep South cultures and cuisine, the inspiration for books and movies. Unmissable places to visit include Myrtle Beach with its 60 miles of white sand, the beautiful coastal lowland plains and the mountains of upstate, as well as Charleston, with a history dating back to 1670. Charleston is also very much a town of today - here you can soak up modern and classical arts, feast at leading Southern nouveau restaurants and shop for everything from paintings to fashions. Before you leave for South Carolina, be sure to pack your "Fodor's" guide to make sure you don't miss a thing.
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