School is almost out, so that means it's time to plan for those summer vacations.
By vacation, we don't mean you have to travel hours away to have fun.
In this week's Readers' Choice contest, we're looking for the "best staycation" in the Midlands.
Are you always looking for new ways to spend quality time with the family without spending too much money and time traveling to your destination?
A staycation just might be in order for this year's trip. Staycations are easy, one day trips that can save you money on food, hotels and driving time.
Here are some popular spots in the Midlands:
- Columbia Museum of Art
- Congaree National Park
- Dreher Island State Park
- EdVenture Children's Museum
- Harbison State Forest
- Lake Murray
- Lake Marion
- Lexington County Museum
- Palmetto Falls Water Park (Ft. Jackson)
- Peachtree Rock Natural Reserve
- Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
- Saluda Shoals Park
- Santee State Park
- Sesquicentennial State Park
- South Carolina State Museum
Vote in our poll and don't forget to tell us why your choice is the best in the comments section below.
To ensure more accurate results, we have instituted a new way to determine winners, by using a voting system that awards points not only for straight poll votes, but also extra points for comments, and reviews and ratings in the Directory. Reviews and ratings can be done by clicking on your favorite spot above.
Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.
DISCLAIMER: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, and reviews and ratings on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. SEE NEW ATTACHED RULES.