Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
If there's one word that can describe the ethereal beauty and warm ambiance of the South, it's charming. And what better way to celebrate this corner of the United States than by reveling in a little bit of history during your visit? These mansions -- most of them dating back to the 1800s -- represent the epitome of Southern charm. So pack your bags and head for the Mason-Dixon Line: It's time for some proper front porch sittin'. The River House on this sprawling estate offers a classic Southern mansion setting, complete with a two story porch, gabled roof, and off-white wood siding. Sitting in front of this gorgeous building are the ruins of an actual, historic mansion -- the Wilson Plantation House -- which was built around 1910 but burnt to the ground in 1929. The whole property, tucked into the hauntingly beautiful Carolina Lowcountry, feels stuck in a time when life was paced wonderfully slow.