Top 10 Things To Do in Charleston

1. Waterfront Park

Nestled on 8 acres along the Cooper River, Waterfront Park is a must-see. Overlooking the coast and boasting beautiful fountains, Waterfront Park is absolutely stunning. It is beautiful at all times but as the sun starts to set, it truly is magical.

Waterfront Park

2. The Battery

Known as Charleston’s most beloved spot, The Battery shows off some of Charleston’s best. With its scenic promenade, historic park and fortified seawall you will get the perfect mix of all Charleston’s best features.

The Battery

3. Adventure Hunt Charleston

A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Charleston and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before!  It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!

 

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4. The City Market

This is the place to find local souvenirs, cuisine and so much more! Known as one of Charleston’s most visited attractions and being one of the nation’s oldest public markets, you will be able to enjoy it all! With over 300 entrepreneurs setting up shop here, there is something for everyone!

The City Market

5. Fort Sumter National Monument

Home to the historic beginning of the American Civil War on April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter National Monument is a sea fort that hosted two of the American Civil War battles. The history can practically be felt here and you can see the fort where it all began.  

Fort Sumter National Monument

6. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

This beautiful, historic house has gardens, bridges, tree tunnels and many other amazing features. Located on the Ashley River, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will take your breath away! Built in 1676, it is the ideal setting for tours, weddings and events!

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

7. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

With over 120 cables and 2.5 miles long, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge majestically sits over Cooper River connecting Mount Pleasant and Downtown Charleston. At night, all the cables are lit up and make it quite the sight. You can drive, run or bike on it and definitely need to see it from both sides to appreciate all of its beauty.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

8. Angel Oak

Standing at 60 feet tall and shading 17,200 square feet, this tree is shocking to see. It is located on John’s Island, right outside of Charleston and is 400-500 years old!

Angel Oak

9. Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum

With over 270,000 visitors each year and developed around the World War 2 aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, this war museum pays tribute to the history of some of the nation’s bravest men and women.

Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum

10. Rainbow Row

Boasting the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the US, Rainbow Row is a beautiful representation of what old Charleston looked like. There are 13 houses painted different colors making it a fun spot to see and take pictures!

Rainbow Row


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