Located in the heart of South Carolina, Sumter is an easy drive from some of the southeast's most exciting attractions. The short drive from Sumter to four interstate highways makes it convenient to travel to Charlotte, Charleston or Atlanta. Metropolitan airports in Florence, Charleston and Columbia offer flights to all points on the globe. Sumter has a municipal airport perfect for small private planes --just the ticket for the weekend pilot. If staying closer to home is more your style, there are plenty of opportunities for exciting day trips. Ninety minutes east of Sumter, Myrtle Beach is home to miles of emerald-green ocean and powdery white beaches, Broadway style shows, nightlife and some of the best golfing on the East Coast. Ninety minutes to the south is the historic port city of Charleston, featuring the very best in fine dining, shopping and splendid historic sites. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, numerous galleries, museums and theatres and the spectacular Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
Even closer is Camden, the state's oldest inland city and home to Revolutionary War Days, the Carolina and Colonial Cup Races, and a wealth of antique shopping -- all just 30 minutes down the road.
Outdoor sports enthusiasts will be thrilled with the short drive to the Santee Cooper Lakes, more than 100,000 acres teeming with bass, catfish and crappie. World-class fishing, boating, water-skiing, golf and more make the lakes a popular weekend destination.
Other major attractions within a two-hour drive all around Sumter include:
• South Carolina Aquarium
• Dinner theatre & stage shows at Myrtle Beach
• Historic homes and plantations
• Brookgreen Gardens
• Fort Sumter
• SC State Museum
Major sporting events close by include Nascar, professional football, hockey and basketball.
A world of pleasures awaits you when you make your home in Sumter, South Carolina--"In the Middle of Everything!"