Best Charleston, SC Attractions

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    10. Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

    The perfect activity for a rainy day, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry can keep the little ones, from toddlers to age 10, occupied and fascinated at play for hours. Infants and toddlers even have their own...

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    9. Angel Oak

    This impressively massive live oak is believed to be more than 1500 years old, having survived many hurricanes earthquakes. The incredible heights stretch up 65 feet, with a trunk 25 feet in circumference, and...

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    8. Charleston Farmers Market

    The Charleston Farmers Market, held weekly each Saturday from 8am to 2pm April through December in Marion Square, is centrally located close to numerous restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and museums, as well as the...

    Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
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    7. Folly Beach

    Folly Beach, nicknamed the 'Edge of America', is located on Folly Island, just over 10 miles down the coast from the downtown Charleston peninsula, and adjacent to the popular James Island residential neighborhood of...

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    6. Charleston City Market

    The Historic Charleston City Market is perhaps the most visited destination in downtown Charleston. Always bustling with shoppers and sightseers, the City Market is open 365 days a year, and showcases local...

    Photo courtesy of Historic Charleston City Market
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    5. Boone Hall Plantation

    An iconic row of ancient live oak trees welcomes you to one of America's oldest living and working plantations, and one of the most famous plantations in the Southern states. The majestic Boone Hall Plantation, set...

    Photo courtesy of Boone Hall Plantation
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    3. Battery Park & White Point Gardens

    Battery Park is the quintessential image of Charleston for most Holy City locals. Walking along East Bay Street, with the famous Battery mansions to one side, the Charleston harbor to the other, you'll be able to...

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About Charleston, SC Attractions

Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina! We're happy to have you, and whether it's for the week or just the weekend, you'll find that Charleston appeals to every traveler, every mood, and every appetite. The soul of Charleston is defined by its welcoming nature, conveyed in the demeanor of its residents, the warmth of its sunny weather, and the ease in which you can dive into the hometown community, even just for the weekend. 

Charleston, South Carolina is the idyllic, historic city you've heard about, with an added bonus: a world-famous collection of entertaining attractions, activities, and culinary spoils that cater to families, couples, and travelers of all kinds. A visit to Charleston guarantees a fantastic vacation, with an unseen variety of options: catch some Carolina sun on Folly Beach, take the kids to the South Carolina Aquarium and Lowcountry Children's Museum, or stroll through time with a trip to Fort Sumter or a classic southern plantation at Boone Hall. Charleston's city parks, markets, and cobblestone streets give the opportunity for days spent exploring this classic lowcountry city. From historic sites to wide sandy shores and centuries old fauna, Charleston's attractions and activities are yours to explore! 

You can't help but be surrounded by Charleston’s rich history, emanating from the antebellum mansions, ancient live oak trees, and gentile local residents. Why not take a step back in time to learn more of Charleston’s story by visiting area museums, taking a carriage tour, or visiting a traditional Southern plantation? Don’t worry about seeing it all this time; we know we'll be seeing you again soon!


About Clare Sweeney

A South Carolina native and avid locavore, Clare also ventured abroad to Spain and north to Boston before returning to Charleston and her beloved Lowcountry. 

Clare works and plays in downtown Charleston, spending her days enjoying the city’s perpetually sunny weather, nearby beaches and ever-growing food and craft beer scene. Follow Clare on Twitter...  Read more »

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