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Whether you’re in town on business or vacation it’s easy to find time for popular South Carolina sports venues. Charleston offers convenient access to world-class golf and tennis facilities and there are ample opportunities for biking, boating, and bowling. For a fun night out take in a Charleston Riverdogs game. The Minor League affiliate of the New York Yankees often features fun theme nights at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. TD Arena, located on the College of Charleston campus, is home court for the Charleston Cougars basketball and volleyball teams. Open since 2008, the multi-use venue hosts the ESPN Charleston Classic and offers easy access to dining in downtown Charleston. North Charleston Coliseum is a multi-use venue located just east of I-526. See sports events, pro wrestling, concerts, and other special programs.

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View tennis pros in action at the Family Circle Cup WTA Event on Daniel Island. The annual Charleston event has featured names like Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graff, and Venus and Serena Williams in prior competitions. The tennis center hosts junior and adult USTA championships during the year and lessons are taught by pros.

Kiawah Ocean Course is a must-see for golf enthusiasts. The scenic course with stunning views of the Atlantic and barrier islands has hosted the Ryder Cup and PGA championships. Kiawah also offers four other courses open to the public, and you’ll find dozens of other golf courses around Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Summerville.

Washout at Folly Beach offers some of the best surfing in South Carolina and Beachwalker Park is perfect for strolling, jogging, or a beachside fitness workout. Biking around Charleston is a great way to tour the city. You’ll find an abundance of bike rental shops downtown and near parks and beaches.

Williams Bryce Stadium in Columbia hosts the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Tailgating before football games is popular in the fall. See basketball games at Colonial Life Arena. The award-winning team has collected a trove of NCAA championship trophies. Founders Park features Gamecocks baseball games from February-May. The ballpark seats 8,600 and is situated along the Congaree River.

The Clemson Tigers football team delights fans with exciting home games at Memorial Stadium in Clemson. The landmark stadium opened in 1942 and seats over 80,000. See Tigers baseball at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and men’s and women’s basketball at Littlejohn Coliseum. Travel to Orangeburg in central South Carolina for South Caroline State University football games at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. Located off Whittaker Parkway, it seats 22,000. The season begins in late August.

Watch the Columbia Fireflies light up the night at Spirit Communications Park. The minor league affiliate of the New York Mets was named for the fireflies that are frequently spotted on the Congaree Swamp. The Lexington Blowfish is a summer league team comprised of college players. They play at Lexington County Baseball Stadium, just a short drive from Columbia. If diving into an Olympic-sized public pool is your idea of perfection on a hot day, head over to Maxcy Gregg Park in Columbia. Lake Murray is a popular spot for watersports.

Fluor Field in Greenville is modeled after famous Fenway Park in Boston. The Greenville Drive is the minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Grab tickets to a baseball game at the mini-Fenway and savor a tasty hot dog and cold beer with close-up views of all the action. The Greenville Swamp Rabbits play hockey for the East Coast Hockey League at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The popular team is the affiliate of the New York Rangers. Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium in Greenville hosts the Furman University Paladins in soccer matches on the Furman campus. Nearby Latham Baseball Stadium was built in 1956 and seats 2,000 fans. Timmons Arena hosts Furman University basketball games and can accommodate up to 6,000 for concerts and other events.

Myrtle Beach is home to the Pelicans, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. TicketReturn.com Field attracts up to 6,500 baseball fans to cheer on the team. If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, you’ll find it in abundance. The city offers several recreation centers, tennis courts, indoor gyms, basketball courts and ball fields. Take a spin on the roller hockey rink or test your skills at the skate park. Grand Park Athletic Complex offers soccer, baseball, lacrosse, frisbee, and pickle ball. The Myrtle Beach Sports Center features gymnastics facilities, 16 volleyball courts, and eight basketball courts.

Hilton Head Island also offers a wide range of outdoor recreation including beach volleyball, and disc golf with incredible views. The island boasts more than 350 tennis courts and there are plenty of pros available to help you improve your game. The Island Recreation Center offers indoor basketball courts and a lap pool. A new sport on the island, foot golf, combines golf and soccer. The holes are large enough to hold a soccer ball and players hit the ball with their feet instead of a golf club. Port Royal Golf Club features a large golf facility open Thursday-Sunday afternoon.