Nature—as any outdoor enthusiast can attest—is Instagram gold. Any time you find yourself in the great outdoors, you can’t help but showcase the picturesque sights from your adventure. So here’s a little known fact: South Carolina is basically an Instagram playground. And if you want to capture the most Instagrammable spots it has to offer, be sure to head to these places below--
Instagram Worthy Spot #1: Sullivan's Island Beach
If you ever find yourself longing for the quiet tranquility of the ocean, head to Sullivan’s Island. At low tide, there are a lot of shallow pools that form, allowing for safe swimming out of the waves. This is our founders, Julie and Stacey’s, go-to beach.
The site has long been a go-to for locals and tourists alike, and for good reason. Sullivan’s features a beautiful stretch of fine white sand and clear cobalt waters.
And whether you’re up for a leisurely day under the sun by the water’s edge; or are gearing up for a more daring day out in the ocean, there’s definitely something that will pique your interest.
Plus, Sullivan’s Island boasts a strip of excellent outdoor seating restaurants that make the perfect ending to your beach day, including Poe’s Tavern, where you can get a cold beer, mouth-watering burger and hand cut fries, or Mex 1 Coastal Cantina that serves up bottomless chips and salsa and spicy margaritas to your heart’s content.
Top picks for Instagram-worthy images include the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse, dolphins jumping through the surf, kite surfer alley, or huge cargo ships coming in and out of the Charleston Harbor.
Instagram Worthy Spot #2: The Angel Oak
The Angel Oak is the oldest tree located on John’s Island and is one of the most spectacular natural sights in the area. It’s estimated to be 400 to 500 years old, standing 65 feet (around six stories) tall, with a circumference of about 28 feet.
Grand and intricate in equal measure, it’s easy to see why so many people marvel at its beauty and size. In fact, the Angel Oak is often included in the top must-see destinations for tourists. And it serves as a remarkable reminder of just how beautiful nature is. Check it out yourself and swipe through #angeloaktree on Instagram to see just how impressive it is.
Instagram Worthy Spot #3: Hampton Park
For a laid-back day amid greenery and gardens, Hampton Park offers scenic walking trails and colorful foliage, especially during fall.
If you ever find yourself out for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants in downtown Charleston, take the time to walk towards the lush, 60-acre sprawl of Hampton Park. Or better yet, pack a picnic basket for a day out in the park with family and friends. Remember to stop for a photo underneath the wisteria trees, surrounded by peonies to frame the perfect Instagram shot.
Instagram Worthy Spot #4: Magnolia Plantation
Magnolia Plantation, being one of the oldest plantations in the country, is steeped in history and is recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in America.
It’s hard to pick just one spot that’s Instagram-worthy here—on account of how beautifully landscaped the gardens are, and the natural romantic vibe of the site. From the stunning front gates to the bridges, ponds, and perfectly manicured flower beds, the entire estate is definitely worth a spot on your feed.
Instagram Worthy Spot #5: Folly Beach
Charleston during warmer months is an excellent spot for surfing. And by far, one of the most famous stretches of white sand and waves worth riding can be found in Folly Beach. The beach town is busier than other seaside destinations in the area, but that’s part of the draw of this place. Enjoying a day at the beach is more of a social experience than a quiet escape, but rest assured—with seven miles of beach—it will never feel too crowded.
Panoramic images of the sunrise and sunset or GoPro shots of your latest wave aside, the charming bustle around the water’s edge should always be captured for posterity; as well as the fresh plates of seafood served by the restaurants in the area using the coast as the perfect backdrop.
One last thing...
Discovering the outdoors should always be enjoyable. But we know all adventures require a little bit of planning--especially when it comes to packing, and even if it’s just for a day trip. After all, what is the point of heading out to all these Instagram-worthy spots when you’re too busy being the designated pack mule or when you can’t even relax long enough to enjoy the view?
Our solution comes in the form of The Wanderr--a first-of-its-kind, 5 in 1 outdoor product that can easily cart 250 pounds of gear and transforms from a cart to a reclinable lounger, a low beach chair, a higher field/ camping chair, and a comfy cot.
As a cart, you can make sure your hands are actually free to capture that perfect photo for your feed. As a chair, you can sit back under the canopy of The Angel Oak’s majestic branches; or switch to a higher field chair as you comfortably take a panoramic snapshot of Hampton Park.
Turn it into a reclinable lounger so you can sunbathe in comfort along the shores of Folly Beach; or transform The Wanderr™ to a low beach chair so you can dig your toes in the soft sand of Sullivan’s as you wait to snap a picture of the sunset.
Trust us, choosing your gear wisely means you’ll never have to rough it outdoors.
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