While South Carolina is a popular destination for summer vacationers seeking sun and beach fun, the Palmetto State is also popular for Valentine’s Day getaways. From a cozy sunset dinner cruise in Hilton Head to a romantic hot air balloon ride over Greenville, South Carolina offers plenty of opportunities to woo your valentine. Choose from Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and other popular spots for a romantic Valentine’s Day escape. Book a stay at a vacation rental in South Carolina and start planning your itinerary.

1. Greenville

Greenville affords you the opportunity to plan an exciting Valentine’s Day adventure for you and your sweetheart. The sky’s the limit when you book a hot air balloon ride with Skyscapes of America. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, take your date salsa dancing at On the Roxx. Go for a romantic horseback ride at Black Horse Run, or take a couples’ cooking class at Swamp Rabbit Cafe. If you’re wondering where to go in Greenville for dinner, try Bocca Pure Italian, Stella’s Southern Bistro, or The Peddler Steakhouse. Before you head back to your vacation rental, stop by Spill the Beans for an ice cream sundae for dessert.

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2. Hilton Head

Your Hilton Head vacation rental puts you right along the coast, so start your morning off with a stroll on the beach. Take your significant other on a lunchtime sail with Pau Hana & Flying Circus Sailing Charters, or rent a kayak from Outside Hilton Head, which hosts a Sunset Sweetheart Paddle trip. For an unforgettable night out, make reservations at Heyward’s Restaurant. The Valentine’s Special includes live jazz music, a champagne toast, roses, a delicious dinner with dessert, and a photo to commemorate your special evening. If you’re staying an extra day, head to Lawton Stables to take a horseback ride with your love.

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3. Charleston

Historical and charming Charleston, South Carolina, provides the perfect location for a relaxing getaway to spend plenty of quality time with your beloved. Start out with a private carriage tour through Charleston with Palmetto Carriage Works, then stop by Dacuba’s Fine Jewelry to let her pick out a special pendant or ring for Valentine’s Day. Surprise your sweetheart with a trip to the spa at Belmond Charleston Place for a couple’s Swedish, warm stone, or deep tissue massage. Once you’re sufficiently relaxed, have dinner at Edmund’s Oast. Enjoy dry-aged ribeye, poached shrimp, or roasted chicken, and choose from an extensive cocktail, wine, and beer menu.

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4. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach packs in a wide variety of activities and events to make your Valentine’s Day getaway unforgettable. Ripley’s Aquarium hosts Splash of Love. Your paid reservation includes admission to the aquarium, a four-course dinner, a drink from the bar, and a long-stem rose. If you’re a creative couple, sign up for a painting party with Wine & Design. For those who love to run together, enter the Neon Night 5K, which starts outside of Ripley’s Aquarium and circles Broadway on the Beach. The Barefoot Princess Riverboat hosts a Valentine’s Day dinner cruise, while Medieval Times offers a Couples Package on Valentine’s Day, complete with champagne and a light-up rose.

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5. Columbia

Book a vacation rental in Columbia to enjoy all the capital city has to offer. Start your day with a relaxing couple’s massage at Hand and Stone or Urban Nirvana. For a spooky take on the romantic holiday, visit the Deceased Farm haunted house attraction for the My Deceased Valentine event. This gives you the perfect opportunity to cuddle in close to your partner and prepare to be scared. Have an amazing dinner at Gervais & Vine, then stop by the Roof Top Lounge for drinks before retiring to your vacation rental. Have cocktails while you marvel at the incredible city views.

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6. Florence

A vacation rental in Florence, South Carolina, affords you romance and relaxation to ensure a memorable time with that special someone. If you’re up for a muddy adventure with your partner, start your day with a Valentine’s Trail Ride with River Neck Acres, an ATV park with over 1,000 acres. For dinner, wow her with reservations at Town Hall, one of the city’s high-end restaurants. Stop by Dolce Vita, a wine bar, for late-night drinks. Call up Mums the Word Florist to order a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to your vacation home.

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7. Rock Hill

Enjoy a traditional Southern meal at The Flipside Restaurant, or have lunch at Michael’s Rock Hill Grille. The Pump House is the best restaurant in the city in which to enjoy stunning views of the Catawba River as you dine, and it boasts Valentine’s Day specials. Catch a Valentine’s Day performance at the NarroWay Theater and Conference Center, or enjoy a paint and sip night at Wine and Canvas. Cindy’s Flower Shop sells gorgeous bouquets of long-stemmed red roses to make your Valentine’s Day extra special.

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