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JUL-AUG 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E crafts, art, jewelry and furniture offered by dozens of vendors. And Gay Dolphin Gift Cove has been in business since 1946; it offers a variety of quirky beach mementos and other souvenirs. C O LU M B I A Columbia, in the center of South Carolina, is the state's capital and has a number of marquee attractions, including the Riverbanks Zoo and the South Carolina Statehouse. But there are also some hidden gems that are well worth a visit. The South Carolina governor's mansion sits in the center of downtown but is surrounded by gardens, which give it a peaceful, secluded air. The gardens are open to the public every day, and groups can also schedule tours of the mansion. Just outside the city, Congaree National Park is one of the least-visited national parks in the country. But this blackwater swamp holds some fascinating sights for intrepid travelers. "It's a hidden gem that has record-size trees," said Jayne Baker, vice president of marketing for the Capital City/Lake Murray County Regional Tourism Board. "It sits on the river, so you can go canoeing there and see the park from a different angle. There's a new event there in May and June that we're really encouraging groups to attend. The Firefly Festival features fireflies that come out at dusk, and we're far enough outside of the city that it attracts a lot of fireflies." W E M A K E G R O U P T R A V E L A N O C E A N B R E E Z E • O N - S I T E R E S T A U R A N T S A N D L O U N G E S • F R E E M O T O R C O A C H P A R K I N G • D A I L Y B R E A K F A S T A V A I L A B L E • B A G G A G E H A N D L I N G A V A I L A B L E • C O R P O R A T E M E E T I N G S A N D G R O U P P A R T I E S • O N - S I T E E V E N T C O O R D I N A T O R T O A S S I S T Y O U F R O M S T A R T T O F I N I S H • T H R E E S T U N N I N G O C E A N F R O N T P R O P E R T I E S W I T H P R O P E R T I E S S P R E A D O U T O V E R 3 0 M I L E S O F P R I S T I N E S O U T H E R N C O A S T L I N E , Y O U R G R O U P I S C O V E R E D N O M A T T E R W H A T I S O N T H E T R A V E L A G E N D A . W E A R E C E N T R A L L Y L O C A T E D N E A R A T T R A C T I O N S , R E S T A U R A N T S , A N D S H O P P I N G . RESORT C A L L N O W T O S P E A K W I T H O U R G R O U P T R A V E L S P E C I A L I S T S 1 . 8 5 5 . 4 4 1 . 2 5 1 6 m b s e a s i d e r e s o r t s . c o m

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