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Planning a girlfriend getaway? Come to Greenwood SC in the Old 96 Tourism District for pampering and places to stay with friendly, local character. Scoot over to Historic Abbeville, SC for an afternoon of small-town charm, and shop our unique...

Happy July! For many of us it’s a month full of BBQ, family gatherings, and general summer fun. Still, South Carolina isn’t exactly known for its temperate warm season. Many days it’s hot and humid. We’re not letting that stop...

If there’s one thing certain about this time of year, it’s that we’re as peachy as can be! So peachy that our social media has been taken over by #FeelinPeachy96. What does it all mean, though? Especially during the Summer, Old 96...

Fat Daddy’s BBQ and Hash House is already a legend around the Upstate of South Carolina. Fat Daddy’s is a family-run restaurant with locations in Greenwood and Cross Hill, SC. Fat Daddy’s continuously delivers the best BBQ in SC. 15-H Hampton...

Small Town Spotlight: The Edgefield General Store Edgefield, South Carolina is a modern-day Mayberry. Its town square is a natural setting for leisurely Southern strolls, shop-browsing, and community gatherings. And as the “Town of Ten Governors” of South Carolina—with ten governors...

Many of the Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in South Carolina's Old 96 District region are filled with history, southern charm and warm, friendly inn keepers who make the trip to our five county region worth the drive. There are...

Moonshine and craft beer. It seems those are common words today! When we think of the best of South Carolina and Old 96 District, a lot of images come to mind. Football, hiking Cedar Bluff Trail at Calhoun Falls State...

Masters Week - We Have a Master Plan So, you’ve scored tickets to the Masters in Augusta. Unless you’re local, you’ll need to make hotel reservations. Here’s an idea: Check out the South Carolina town of Edgefield, about 30 minutes from...

Looking for great South Carolina Golf packages, look no further. We have several to choose from in the SC Old 96 District. Hickory Knob State Resort golf course offers golfers of all ages and abilities the option to choose from a variety of golf...

Whether it is summer, fall, winter or spring, you can always find a time to enjoy  ice-cold craft beer, cocktail, or ‘shine from South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast 2 'spirits'  establishments. Experience the charm and hospitality of  South Carolina's Old 96 District...

Dr. Mays was born in Greenwood County in 1895 and died in 1984 He served as president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940-1967. He was considered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of the most influential...

Justin Guy, resident potter, continues the two-hundred year tradition of making and firing quality pottery made straight from the clays of Edgefield, S.C. Watch the resident potter as he revives the tradition of making Edgefield pottery. Items are available for...

Spring is always the time we look forward to the Masters golf tournament just across the state line! The first Major tournament of the golf season is upon us. The Masters, slated  during April at the Augusta National, is in...

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year “So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to...

Looking for a Gem? Find one of the finest “gems” in South Carolina-the Inn on the Square in Greenwood, SC. The Inn is a distinctive boutique hotel located in Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina. The Inn has a rich history spanning...

Come and visit Ireland in the heart of South Carolina conveniently located in the college town of Clinton, 5 minutes from I-26 and I-385. You will immediately relax when you encounter rolling green farmland, friendly alpacas, stone walls, lovely gardens...

Fall is officially here. South Carolina’s Old 96 District features some of the most accessible, enjoyable beginner friendly trails in our state. It’s time to get back outside, and the trails are calling.. Our trails are the reason why casual...

Need a relaxing weekend away from it all? The Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina is the place for you! A restored historic inn/hotel with a B&B feel, the Belmont Inn is located on the Square in the heart of...

Located within the Sumter National Forest where Little River and Lake Thurmond converge in Northern McCormick County, South Carolina’s Little River Blueway offers outdoor adventure and vacation options for everyone. Featuring diverse hiking and biking trails, paddling and canoeing, camping...

Our trip to Greenwood was filled with many good food stories. I should mention that over the course of the weekend, we ended up eating at The Mill House restaurant not once, but two times. We loved our pizzas so...

We all have different ideas of what a vacation is. Some picture sun bathing on white sandy beaches, sipping on a fruity drink with an umbrella. I think of a bed so soft that even Sleeping Beauty’s prince could not...

[caption id="attachment_3057" align="alignright" width="300"] Modoc[/caption] State parks in the Old 96 District keep us entertained throughout the year. Hiking, biking, canoeing and camping can keep even the most active person busy. With all that the Old 96 District has to offer,...

We have a good variety of unique and exceptional restaurants in Old 96 District- let’s do a taste tour of a few. Abbeville County, SC The Village Grill uses no sulfites, preservatives, or MSG in the preparation of meals. They also support local farmers...

When planning for an outdoor adventure, it's sometimes hard to make a decision sight unseen. So, let's start here by exploring Baker Creek State Park. Stay tuned for the other parks in South Carolina's Old 96 District. The Details Baker Creek State Park is...

Welcome to Hickory Knob State Resort Park Golf Course, a fantastic South Carolina golf experience nestled along the shores of Lake Thurmond in South Carolina’s Old 96 District. The South Carolina golf community is among the best on the planet,...

Historically, archery was used for hunting and combat. Today it is mostly a competitive sport and a recreational activity. A person who takes part in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman. At the only resort state park in...

The Billiard Parlor in downtown Edgefield is known for its delicious food and fun atmosphere. Known to the locals as simply “the pool hall”, this establishment specializes in burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries & onion rings. It is family...

Visit the town built over a gold mine! McCormick, SC is named for Cyrus McCormick who bought the property to build the town but never set foot in it! McCormick County is built over gold mines developed by Billy Dorn. Although the...

Just north of Augusta, GA, on the South Carolina border, is beautiful Lake Strom Thurmond. This 71,000 acre lake, renamed in 1988 to honor Senator Strom Thurmond, was once known as Clarks Hill Lake. The lake was formed...

Visit South Carolina’s Old 96 District and you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. Eight Bed & Breakfast establishments offer charm and comfort along with Southern hospitality! Grand Southern antebellum homes, quaint downtowns with renovated buildings...

Make this delicious peach cocktail recipe inspired by South Carolina ingredients! Quite possibly, a most anticipated fruit each year is the annual bounty of peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The peaches are juicy, sweet-tart, freestone and simply great. With plenty of peaches...

Three beautiful lakes provide year-round fishing in the Old 96 District. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, these lakes are great for beginners as well as expert fishermen. Lake Greenwood Beautiful rolling hills and tall forests await your arrival on Lake Greenwood’s...

Kayaking in the Old 96 District is an exciting experience, especially for the young ones! The lakes and rivers in our region provide a beautiful avenue to explore our waterways. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, Lakes Greenwood, Russell and...

With miles and miles of woodlands, forests and freshwater shoreline, Old 96 District is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Pristine lakes, trails ready for exploration and an abundance of wildlife, beckon folks to South Carolina’s great outdoors. ...

In the heart of Old 96 District, in the quaint town of Greenwood, there’s a little restaurant that is truly one-of-a-kind. Locals flock to Kickers Restaurant Greenwood SC for the sumptuous-and creative-fare prepared by chef Abdel Dimiati. Each...