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Things to do in Charleston, SC

Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horsedrawn

carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery

districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort

Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.

Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and has become a very popular tourist spot.

Shopping

Tanger Outlets

Mt Pleasant Town Centre

Northwoods Mall

Iconic shopping along historic King Street

Beaches

Folly Beach (excellent pier & surf fishing, an enticing variety of restaurants and bars, live music, and some of the best surfing on the east coast)

Sullivan’s Island (an inviting mix of wide beaches & waterspouts, history, local restaurants &

shops)

Isle of Palms (known for its beaches backed by condos and eateries)

Kiawah Island (A sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast. Located 25 miles southwest

of Charleston; a private beach and golf resort)

Entertainment

Escape in 60 (escape room - Downtown)

Breakout Charleston (escape room - West Ashley)

Cashunt Charleston (ultimate scavenger hunt experience)

Big City Hunt (touring scavenger hunt of the city)

King Street Dining & Nightlife

For the Kids

South Carolina Aquarium

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (Hands-on exhibits for under-10 kids)

Splash Zone Waterpark

Charleston Fun Park (Indoor/outdoor center with paintball, a climbing wall, go-karts, mini-golf,

a jump house & arcade)

Historic Sites

Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Founded in 1816, Emanuel AME is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the Southern US; the first independent black denomination in the US)

Historic Charleston City Market (cultural art, food and souvenirs)

Charles Towne Landing

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (one of the oldest plantations in the South)
 

Tours & Cruises

Historic bus tour, horse carriage tours, walking tours, etc. — Click here for tour information

Charleston Day Cruises - Click here for list of cruises