From Camden and Aiken to Florence and Newberry, the small towns in the Midlands of South Carolina are treasure troves for antique hunters, history buffs and foodies in search of great barbecue and farm fresh Southern cuisine. From the historic battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the cozy and comfortable bed and breakfasts that dot the countryside, the Midlands offer a unique glimpse into South Carolina’s authentic Southern heritage.
Many people are surprised to find out that South Carolina has such a thriving equestrian scene. Every year, Camden plays host to some of horse racing’s finest at the Camden Cup and the elegant, yet fun-filled Carolina Cup. Aiken is another equestrian town, home to the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame as well as many steeplechases and other exciting events.