Regional Quality Of Life

Not only does Dillon County provide residents with outstanding quality of life opportunities, there are also several great places to visit within just a short drive of the County. 

Florence, South Carolina

Located less than 30 minutes from Dillon County is the City of Florence.  This mid-sized Southern city is large enough to boast a performance theater, symphony orchestra, many ballet companies, museums, festivals, and the world-class recreation complex Freedom Florence. Still, the City is small enough to preserve a small-town feeling with a number of tree-lined streets and parks, all of which add to the pleasant lifestyle that citizens enjoy. Residents exude a strong sense of community pride and Southern hospitality. 

For more information about attractions, news, or events please visit the City of Florence Website.

The Myrtle Beach Grand Strand, South Carolina

Hundreds of thousands of vacationers travel through Dillon County each year to get to the Atlantic Coast and the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand.  Dillon County residents are approximately one hour from this vacation mecca.

As one of the premier family and beach vacation destinations in the United States, Myrtle Beach offers an endless array of lodging options including resorts, hotels, beach homes, vacation rentals and campground. With endless attractions, events and dining options, Myrtle Beach is a perfect destination for family vacations, getaways for couples of all ages, group and business travel.

And if you love to play golf, there are more than 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area to choose from. Visit their website for more information about what to see and do in Myrtle Beach.

Wilmington, North Carolina

The City of Wilmington, NC is within 2 hours of Dillon County via I-95 and U.S. Highway 74. If you’re looking for a great family fun spot with lots of things to do, look no further than Wilmington, North Carolina. Located on the Cape Fear Coast, on the bluffs overlooking the Cape Fear River, and just ten miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington is a year-round playground for anyone interested in history, attractions, beaches and shopping.

Today you can visit many historic homes and buildings in downtown Wilmington, climb aboard a World War II battleship, explore a Civil War era fort and tour a real movie studio. Museums, gardens, shopping are plentiful, and then, of course, there’s the beach!

Click here for more information regarding Wilmington, NC

Charleston, South Carolina

One of the East Coast's most picturesque cities and a short two hour drive from Dillon via I-95 and I-26, Charleston is known for its antebellum row homes, its Civil War history, beautiful waterfront, nearby beaches and scrumptious Low Country cooking. In addition to being a top travel destination, Charleston is home to several universities and boasts awesome college-town appeal.

An old city that pulses with new energy, Charleston is a rare find and is annually named one of the Friendliest Cities in America. To learn more click Visit Charleston

South Carolina State Parks and Other South Carolina Destinations

Steeped in romance and history; a land of scenic beauty and adventure - the Pee Dee area was originally home to the Pee Dee Indians who lived and hunted in its broad valley. Avid sportsmen are still drawn to the area's fields and streams, where wildlife is plentiful and various species of fish thrive.

There are several state parks within an easy driving distance of Dillon County. 

  • Little Pee Dee State Park
  • Cheraw State Park
  • H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area
  • Lee State Natural Area
  • Little Pee Dee State Park

Information about these parks and other South Carolina parks can be found at South Carolina Parks. Pictured is Lake Jocasee which is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just about every community and county in South Carolina has interesting history and things to see and do, to learn more about what South Carolina has to offer, visit the state’s tourism Website.