Healthcare jobs abound throughout the nation leading to exciting opportunities for those interested in checking out new places. South Carolina, offering subtropical beaches, majestic plantations, historical landmarks, and a touch of the weird (if you’re into the roadside attraction kind of thin), could be your next new place! Here are some intriguing attractions you can enjoy on a daytrip when working in the Palmetto State.
As one of the original 13 states and the site of the first shots of the Civil War, South Carolina presents a rich history of colonial America. Charming Charleston, located on the coast, is jam-packed with military sites, antebellum architecture, museums of all sorts, and plenty of sun and sand. Must-see stops for a history buff include Fort Moultrie and its contributions to safeguarding the nations shores from the Revolution through World War II, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon where American Patriots were held prisoner during the American Revolution and, later, South Carolinian leaders ratified the Constitution, and the Aiken-Rhett House to soak in the experience of urban life in the pre-Civil War South.
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Walk among the Spanish moss-draped trees and expansive grounds of any one of the more than 2000 plantations and you’ll take in more splendor than should be legal. Most plantations are museums where you can hear stories about the lifestyle of the rich plantation owner and his reliance on the slave trade, but some have been converted to Bed and Breakfasts. Find one of these for a relaxing weekend of rest. For more active and adventurous explorers, see the twisted, massive Angel Oak tree, thought to be one of the oldest living things east of the Mississippi, or hike the trails at Caesars Head State Park to check out the spectacular view from Caesars Head Overlook. After working up a sweat, take a dip in the many swimming holes and waterfalls throughout the park.
South Carolina also has some less-than-ordinary things that are worth a stop. In Gaffney you can see the Peachoid, a peach-shaped water tower designed as a declaration that South Carolina produced more peaches than the neighboring Peach State, Georgia. In Bowman you can visit the UFO Welcome Center, a flying saucer equipped with a bed, satellite TV, air conditioning, and bathroom facilities created as a place for aliens to rest after a long journey. You can visit but you can’t stay. Aliens only. Ever wonder how a kazoo is made? Travel to Beaufort to visit the Kazoo Factory and Museum for a tour and once-in-a-lifetime chance to purchase a kazoo fresh off the production line.
The state of South Carolina has something to offer to everyone and pretty much everything can be reached in a short car trip. You can even check out Savanna, Augusta, and Athens just across the southern border in Georgia without investing too much time in travel. If your interest is piqued, get nursing licensure information at the South Carolina Board of Nursing website and check out all of the available jobs on our job board.