Frequently Asked Questions About South Carolina
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What time of year do the azaleas bloom in South Carolina?
Azaleas usually bloom during the last few weeks of March and the first few weeks of April in South Carolina. The exact time depends upon the weather in the state. Cooler than usual temperatures usually postpone the blooming of the azaleas, while warmer than usual temperatures usually speed up the blooming process. It is recommended that you contact the visitor's center of the area that you plan on visiting for more detailed information.
What is the best time of year to buy fresh peaches?
Peach season usually runs from the end of May through August in South Carolina. The peak months for peach season are June and July.
Are there any areas for Whitewater Rafting in South Carolina?
A favorite place for whitewater rafting in South Carolina is the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River. For guided rafting tours contact one of the following outfitters: Wildwater Ltd. 1-800-451-9972; Nantahala Outdoor Center 1-800-232-7238; National Forest Service 1-803-561-4000.
Are pets allowed on South Carolina beaches?
Pets are allowed on some South Carolina beaches. There are local ordinances governing whether or not pets are allowed on the beach. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce or local government office of the area or beach in question.
When is hurricane season in South Carolina?
Hurricane season runs from June through November each year. The peak months for hurricane activity are August and September.
Where is Gullah Island located in South Carolina?
There is no island in South Carolina named Gullah Island. Gullah is a culture that is associated with the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. The Gullah people of the Lowcountry and coastal areas of South Carolina are culturally the most distinctive African American population in the United States. The Gullah language, spoken by some of the Lowcountry African Americans, is a combination of King's English, American English, and an African dialect. The Gullah culture is most prevalent in the Lowcountry area of South Carolina around Charleston, Beaufort, and the surrounding islands and towns.
What movies and TV shows have been filmed in South Carolina?
The South Carolina Film Office, an office in the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, is responsible for recruiting and assisting production crews. Click here to view a list of movies and television shows
that have been filmed in South Carolina.