Charleston Car Rentals
Take a trip back in time by visiting the charming old city of Charleston, South Carolina. With houses and roads that date back to pre-Civil War times, and miles of oceanfront land, Charleston is a terrific place to relax and unwind. There's also plenty of history in the city, and big-time college sports are just a short drive away. So take a ride to Charleston, the largest, and oldest, city in South Carolina.
College football fans need to hop in their Charleston rental cars, and drive nearly 240 miles to Memorial Stadium, home of the Clemson University Tigers. The stadium, which is known as Death Valley, is located at 301 Centennial Blvd. Visitors must make sure to arrive early, because at Clemson, the pregame tradition is almost as exciting as the game itself.
Before games, every Tiger player rubs a special rock for good luck, then runs down a hill on the east side of the stadium. The event causes pandemonium among the 81,500 orange-clad fans in attendance and is sure to be an exciting scene for guests. Clemson is generally one of the top teams in all of college football, making the experience at Memorial Stadium one visitors won't soon forget.
The site where the Civil War began, Fort Sumter is now a museum and historical landmark that visitors to Charleston should be sure to check out. Located off the Charleston coast, the fort is only accessible by boat, with tours taking guests on an hourly basis.
Learn about the epic battle between the Union and Confederate Armies and why control of the fort was so important to both sides of the war. For those who wish to learn more about the fort and its significance in the Civil War, the Fort Sumter Visitor Center is located on the mainland, at 340 Concord St.
Magnolia Park and Gardens
Drive your Charleston rental cars to 3550 Ashley River Road to see Magnolia Park and Gardens. Built on the site of a former slave plantation, the gardens now are an open space of beauty. See all different types of plants and flowers, including some that have been in the soil for more than 300 years. See blooming azaleas and gorgeous camellias while watching birds fly overhead. There are also tours of the plantation house and slave quarters, mixing the wonders of the gardens with the harsh realities of the city's history.