There is a place where fairytales still live. Where good witches, elves, and fairies can still roam amongst the dark woods and garden ponds, just out of sight when you turn the bend. You’re in Sumter, South Carolina at its famous Swan Lake Iris Garden. There’s something nearly eerie about the skinny trees that huddle close together, protecting the magic of the scenery. So lean in. Look close. And explore the magic in the woods that have managed to stay hidden for centuries. You may even want to choose one of those Sumter, SC hotels near the woods so you’re never far from catching a glance of the wonder behind the tall grass.
The thicket is only half of what makes Sumter its own zip code of wonderment. As you roam down the amiable streets in our rental cars in Sumter, stop in front of the opera house. Built in the late 19th century, the Sumter Opera House exudes decades-worth of music, art, and glamor. Step inside to feel the years of majestic creativity, and maybe even feel a little inspired to create your own works of self-expression. Check the playbills to see if there’s a play, musical, or performance during your trip, and sit back in the plush seats in delight. You may even see ballet shoes twinkling in your dreams at night when you slumber upon the pillows of our Sumter hotels.
In that space between fairy wings and opera notes lives a world you can only experience in South Carolina. With our hotels in Sumter, SC as a front row seat, you can feel the magic and inspiration thick the Southern air. And if in the breeze you hear the call of neighboring Charleston, answer proudly. With our cheap hotels in Charleston, you can visit everything that South Carolina has to offer, with arms stretched wide.