Why Old 96 District Makes a Fantastic Road Trip

Why Old 96 District Makes a Fantastic Road Trip

The world is slowly waking up again, and many of us are feeling a little stir-crazy. We want new surroundings, fresh air, somewhere to go and do things. Many people aren’t looking to pile into crowded airports just yet, but a family road trip feels just right. When the time comes and you’re ready to explore again, South Carolina’s Old 96 District perfectly blends all the elements for a safe and fulfilling excursion. 

Not Too Close, Not Too Far

Old 96 District is home to 5 South Carolina counties (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick.) By car, we’re only 2 hours away from Charlotte, NC, 3 hours from Charleston, SC, and Atlanta, GA, and less than 1 hour from Greenville, SC! It’s a bearable road trip while still scratching the itch for travel, making it a convenient and satisfying choice. 

Small Town Charm 


The painted buildings of Abbeville, South Carolina on a sunny day.

A road trip is made by the stops along the way! Many towns in Old 96 District make for must-sees. From locally owned, one-of-a-kind shops to museums to painted buildings, each location offers a unique experience. Wander the painted streets of Abbeville, SC, with a hot dog in hand, see an art exhibit at the Arts Center of Greenwood, SC, or learn about the pottery legacy of Edgefield, SC (and its many thrilling historic murders.) There’s a reason we like to showcase our “Unexpected Wonders!”



Sara's Peach Stand in Edgefield County, South CarolinaStaying Safe

Now more than ever, it’s important to feel safe and secure in our travels. Our towns feel the same way, and are doing everything they can to limit risks and remain accessible. Here are links to each county’s updates on their response to the pandemic so your road trip can be a safe and informed one.

Not ready to travel just yet? That’s fine!  In the meantime, take a virtual tour and visit some online shops for local businesses in the area. Whenever you are ready for that road trip, we’ll be ready too!