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Top Things to Do in Charleston

posted by Marissa May 28, 2016 0 comments

Known for its cobblestone streets and rich history, Charleston, South Carolina has an endless supply of fun-filled things to do for all ages while visiting. It would take months to visit every great venue, so we decided to list our top 7 must visits for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live right down the road.

Angel Oak Tree

While it may seem silly to visit a tree, we promise that it won’t disappoint. Said to be one of the oldest living things in the country, the Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be about 400 years old with a circumference of 28 feet. This majestic tree is located on Johns Island and is free, so why not check it out?

3688 Angel Oak Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Charleston is rich with history and what better way to see the sites than from a horse-drawn carriage? Plus, most of the carriage companies offer free downtown parking so you can enjoy some shopping at the market while you are there.

14 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Farmers Market

If you’re looking for some homemade food or jewelry, this is the place to be. Located in the historic Marion Square, the Charleston Farmers Market is one of the greatest farmers markets in the nation and is loved by tourists and locals alike. Between the local produce and unique gift items, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. South Carolina is known for their peaches, so if there’s only one thing you buy, make it peaches!

Every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

329 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

King Street Shopping

Farmers Market not your kind of shopping? King Street has you covered. As one of the nation’s top 10 shopping streets, King Street has three unique areas:

  1. Upper King Street – Design District
  2. Middle King Street – Fashion District
  3. Lower King Street – Antiques District

235 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Middleton Place Plantation

Home to American’s oldest landscaped gardens, Middleton Place is a national historic landmark sitting on 65 acres of lush grounds. Between the stable yards, house museum and gardens, you could spend all day at this venue.
Located just 30 minutes outside of downtown Charleston.

4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

The Battery

The Battery/White Point Gardens is easily one of downtown Charleston’s most adored spots thanks to its scenic promenade and historic park. Lined with gorgeous antebellum homes, the mansions themselves are worth the trip. Plus, you can check out Rainbow Row on your way there (on East Bay Street)!

At Murray Blvd and East Battery
Charleston, SC 29401

Best Beaches Near Charleston

Folly Beach – Otherwise known as the “Edge of America,” is a popular destination spot for both tourists and locals. With a gorgeous pier and fun for every age, Folly Beach is a must see!

Sullivan’s Island – With little development and a more family-friendly environment, Sullivan’s Island is a local hot spot for beach bums. At just under three-and-a-half miles, the beach is filled with charm and history that is too great to pass up.

Isle of Palms – Damaged after Hurricane Hugo, the newly designed beachfront area is home to music and surfboards enjoyed by all ages. Known for its soft beaches and resorts, Isle of Palms provides non-stop gratification and entertainment.

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