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Few places in the South have more mystique than South Carolina's Lowcountry. The name itself has an alluring ring to it, Generally, it's defined as four counties: Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton. However, some sources push it further up to include Charleston. 

The Lowcountry is identified as much by its character as a precise spot on the map. You'll know it when you see it: Saltwater and marshlands thick with cordgrass; live oaks and Spanish moss; sweetgrass baskets and rich Gullah culture; she-crab soup and shrimp-and-grits and all kinds of seafood deliciousness over rice; raised houses with deep porches and tall shuttered windows; pluff mud and palmettos.

Bounded by the Atlantic on one side and the Savannah River on the other, the Lowcountry is one watery place, and the marshlands and sea islands that buffer the mainland coast from the throes of the Atlantic make for the kind of vistas that will have you taking pictures of everything. On the other hand, there's plenty to do. Hilton Head is on every golfer's bucket list. And then there's Charleston. Enough said. Except for this: You should go.

Whether you're looking to tee off on a carpet of green, spot sea turtles, or chill in a rocking chair on a front porch with watery views to die for, South Carolina has your ideal spot.