I don't know about "nice," but I'll repeat what the jurist James L Petigru said about his home state when it seceded in 1860: "South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum."
I will also mention, however, that my late best friend and colleague, who was also my son's godfather, was a Clemson grad and fan. His brother owned the Esso Club, for those familiar with their campus party scene.
Granson is living there....at Parris Island...becomng a US Marine....preparing for defending our country....
And Mrytle Beach...and Hobcaw Barony (clemson forestry outdoor camp..for us Foresters)....an Clemson U (forestry again)....Charleston and history...the Atlantic O..
Worse bbq ever....not the best bikini looking beach ever....
Mountains in upper west part of state....with nice rivers and great rafting...
Not true, Rickey. Vice Principals, a HBO series, is based in Charleston and filmed at a school a few miles from me. American Gothic is set here. Trial and Error, Army Wives, and a few others. Several mini-series as well.
15 minute walk, maybe a five minute drive from my office.
Let me tell ya, when I'm on King Street and thinking about eating the last thing I'm thinking about is BBQ.
A few swear by Scott's BBQ. Personally, it's just not the type of place that suits my fancy (though you can't beat the aroma.) It has less seating than Dreamland...maybe a 1/3rd of the size. Maybe. It's the type of place you'd find in the West Haven area of Tuscaloosa.