Both visitors and locals alike enjoy Charleston's top attractions
With all of the things to do and see in the Holy City, deciding how to plan your time can be challenging. 10Best has narrowed down Charleston's popular attractions down to the most appealing and enjoyable, so that you can fully experience Charleston surrounding lowcountry areas the way locals do every day.
Local Charleston college students are often the first to take advantage, (read: skip class), to enjoy the city’s warm sunny weather. Follow their example by getting outdoors, and heading to one of Charleston’s many parks or three area beaches. Take a short drive to visit Charleston's favorite tree on John's Island, or plan... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "During your short ferry ride to Fort Sumter, keep an eye out for the many dolphins that call the Charleston harbor home!"
Local Expert Tip: "Book your carriage ahead of time, as tours often sell out! Call for reservations, or purchase tickets on the Carriage Works website."
Local Expert Tip: "Overnight camping aboard the USS Yorktown is very popular with boy and girl scout troops, and can be booked in advance for smaller groups and families."
Local Expert Tip: "Pick up fresh baguette sandwiches for picnic supplies from Fast & French on nearby Broad Street, and slow down to Southern time under Battery Park's shady oaks. "
- Type: Beaches
- Neighborhood: Sullivan's Island
Local Expert Tip: "Head toward the higher numbered stations for the giant sandbar and tidal pool, a favorite spot for local kids. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you are visiting Charleston in January, be sure to attend the annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation! "
Local Expert Tip: "DO NOT attempt to climb on the Angel Oak's limbs or branches. You will be asked to leave the park, not to mention risk harm to Charleston's favorite tree."
Local Expert Tip: "Visit the Sea Turtle Hospital on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to see the rescued and recovering SC sea turtles!"
Local Expert Tip: "Charleston's City Market finished multimillion dollar renovations in 2011, and now features air conditioning and revolving fans, so stop by the market for a cool break during the summer months."
Local Expert Tip: "When your child is in the Pirate Room, aboard the Pirate Ship, you can create a stormy environment - look for the buttons under the steering wheel!"
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