Charleston, South Carolina is known for its exciting culinary scene, friendly people, and of course, its many historic sites. It's not just one part of Charleston's culture and environment that makes this coast city great, but rather, the whole picture, including its beaches, parks, gardens and outdoor venues. Thankfully, Charleston's climate is warm and temperate year-round, allowing both locals and visitors to enjoy all of the area's outdoor activities and attractions in any season.
What's more, there's an outdoor activity (or two) for everyone who finds themselves here. Family-friendly outdoor activities abound, including James Island County Park, complete with water park and rock climbing wall, and the Charleston River Dogs, a minor league baseball team managed in part by its Director of Fun, Bill Murray.
Explore the natural side of Charleston's history with a visit to Charles Towne Landing across the Ashley River, a picnic at White Point Gardens and the Battery, or a boat tour to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began.
Beaches are naturally a crowd favorite among Charleston's outdoor activities, with Sullivan's Island and Folly Beach located just a short drive off the downtown peninsula. Get active outside with a run or walk across the Ravenel Bridge, a paddle through the tranquil Cypress Gardens swamp, or a kayak trip down Shem Creek with Nature Adventures Outfitters in Mount Pleasant.