• Myrtle Beach

The Carolinas Holidays

Experience the southern charm and old world elegance of North and South Carolina. From the sandy barrier islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the ancient mountains in the west, we love North Carolina for its individual communities and variety of soulful cultures where Old and New South collide. Take an unforgettable road trip on the legendary scenic routes along the coastline, through the Appalachian Mountains and along the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway, then if you can squeeze it in, head to Wilmington and discover why North Carolina is known as ‘basketball country’.

Step back in time in South Carolina. Home to age-old traditions, colonial heritage and historical, laidback towns. Thanks to its vibrant culture and breathtaking natural beauty, South Carolina has become the crown jewel of the Deep South’s crown. Explore old plantations that date back as far as the 1700’s; laze about on one of the many sandy beaches and wander through Charleston to soak up the charming atmosphere.

Tour more of the USA’s East Coast in one trip: from South Carolina, head to Washington DC to marvel at historic monuments, or visit New York for a spot of retail therapy and an evening on Broadway.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit Fort Sumter in Charleston where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Stroll down the Myrtle Beach oceanfront Boardwalk
  • Step back in time with a visit to an antebellum mansion
  • Capture a photo of the Wright Brothers Monument in Kill Devil Hills

Time Zone

GMT - 5 hours

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Irish passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Memphis. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to the Carolinas. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Explore the beautiful Carolinas from the charming historic sites in cities like Charleston and Asheville and scenic roads like the Blue Ridge Parkway to beautiful coastal region stretching from Hilton Head and lively Myrtle beach to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where wild horse run free on the beaches and lighthouse stand watch over the shores. There is so much to see and experience here.

  • Sky Wheel

    Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach is known worldwide as a great golf destination but there is so much more to this family friendly resort. Visit Broadway at the Beach with its wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment or enjoy the tranquillity of the Conway Riverwalk.

  • Wright Brother Monument

    Wright Brothers Monument

    Commemorating Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first powered flight, the monument stands 60 feet tall on top of one of the four hills that bordered the brothers’ camp and among the same dunes where the self-taught engineers launched the world’s first airplane flight. Take a walk to the visitor centre close by to reveal the full story behind the 12 second flight on 17 December 1903 and see a reproduction of the 1903 flyer.

  • Boone Hall

    Visit historic homes

    Middleton Place - Explore the oldest plantation gardens in the USA at Middleton Place. Venture through the bewitching grounds, a mix of romantic woodland and classically formal French gardens, bounded by fields full of rare breed farm animals and real flood rice paddies. Magnolia Plantation - Owned by the Drayton family since 1676, the 500-acre Magnolia Plantation isn't just enjoyable for history buffs but for those who love a theme park too. Complete with a tram tour of the estate's flora and fauna, romantic boat tours, swamp gardens, a zoo and nature centre, there's definitely something for everyone. Biltmore - Discover America’s largest private home in Asheville, North Carolina. Take a tour of the 250 room Biltmore House, explore the stunning 8000 acre century-old gardens and stop by the winery for a tour and tasting.

Our Carolinas destinations

Boone Hall

Carolinas

Charleston

Charleston
Hammocks Beach State Park

Carolinas

The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks

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