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WE HAVE SOME GREAT
PUBLIC COURSES IN
SOUTH CAROLINA.
DISCOVER A LOCAL BREW
South Carolina is happy to make its mark on the nation’s
craft beer craze. Because the number of local breweries
is constantly growing, the state’s beer lovers—including
Rucker—often find it difficult to nail down a single favorite.
“The last time I was in Columbia,” he says, “I had a beer
called ‘CottonTown Rose Lager.’ It’s so good!”
Brewed by CottonTown Brew Lab, this lager has hints of
hibiscus and strawberries. Fans of lighter beer will find it
refreshing, especially when the temps start creeping upward.
Discover breweries across the state by downloading the Satisfy Your Thirst
map at SatisfyYourThirstSC.com.
HIT UP A FESTIVAL
Whether participating as a main act or just for fun, Rucker
loves the idea of a day of revelry at a local festival. “One of my
personal favorites is the Carolina Country Music Festival
in Myrtle Beach,” he says. “The last time I played it, it was
awesome. It’s shocking when you hit the stage and see 30,000
people in a field across the street from the beach.”
The three-day festival features some of the biggest names in
country music. It’s also a must for Rucker fans who, luckily,
will get to see their idol when the fest kicks off this June.
EXPLORE A HISTORIC TOWN
When Rucker’s travel schedule takes him through rural
South Carolina, it’s a reminder that life is best-lived when
you slow down. “We’ll stop and get gas,” he says, “and find
ourselves in places like Ninety Six, a great little town with
old houses and barns.” Rucker recommends a visit to the
childhood home of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, an influential
figure in the civil rights movement.
Another favorite of Rucker’s is Cheraw, the birthplace of
the jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, whom the town honors annually at the South Carolina Jazz Festival. “You see
people who have lived there all their lives and who love
everything about their town,” he says. “You can tell they
are proud of it in the way they care for their community
and treat each other.”
Inspired? Then, let yourself go. Come on, follow that
feeling. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the
15th, let Rucker’s spirit of discovery be your guide to making your own great South Carolina memories.
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