When it comes to Charleston, South Carolina, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting things to do. Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for years, there’s sure to be something in Charleston for you. Here are some of our favorite Charleston activities for locals:
Charleston Activities for Locals
South Carolina Aquarium
Location: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC
Price: Adult (13+) $24.95 – $29.95; Child (3-12) $17.95 – $22.95; Child (2 and under) Free
Description: The South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston is considered by many to be one of the premier aquariums in the South. It is home to over 5,000 animals, and their tours include a “behind the scenes” look at their sea turtle rehabilitation center.
More Details: http://www.scaquarium.org/
Charleston City Market
Location: Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
Description: An awesome and fun way to support our local economy is through shopping at locations like the Charleston City Market. Peruse for your favorite handicrafts and enjoy the local cuisine. Many vendors at this market make their handicrafts 100% locally, including their very popular (and historic) sweetgrass baskets.
More Details: http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/
Location: E Battery St and Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC
Description: Battery Park is often regarded as one of the signature locations in all of Charleston. It’s full of history dating back to the Civil War and beyond, and some of the most picturesque views you’d ever see. Enjoy a picnic in the park and make a visit to the White Point Garden.
More Details: http://www.dreamcharleston.com/charleston-battery.html
Ashley River Blue Trail
Location: 4820 Ladson Road Extension, Summerville, SC (River Access)
Description: If you’re a nature lover, this is for you! The Ashley River Blue Trail is a gorgeous scenic trail that follow along the Ashley River. In addition to the trail, you can get out on the river and enjoy some kayaking/canoeing.
More Details: http://www.visitsummerville.com/index.asp?SEC=E246C984-8C84-42E9-A70D-FE113FF9AFB8&Type=B_PR
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Location: 71 Harry Hallman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC
Description: When it comes to historic attractions, it doesn’t get much better than the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The exhibits and activities include 3 vessels, 28 historic aircrafts, an Apollo 8 capsule, and helicopter rides just to name a few.
More Details: http://www.charlestoncvb.com/plan-your-trip/tours-attractions~204/museums~1148/patriots-point-naval-maritime-museum~9931.html
Location: 165 Village Green Ln, Kiawah Island, SC
Description: Kiawah Spirits offers a free spirit tasting event every Friday and Saturday night. Sip on old favorites, or discover new concoctions!
More Details: https://www.kiawahisland.com/events/spirit-tasting/
Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms County Park
Location: First Street and 14th Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC
Description: If you’re looking for some beach fun, it doesn’t get much better than the Isle of Palms County Park. Enjoy swimming, sailing, windsurfing in the ocean, and a stroll along the boardwalk.
More Details: http://ccprc.com/60/Isle-of-Palms-County-Park
Charleston KOA Campgrounds
Location: 9494 U.S. Highway 78, Ladson, SC
Description: Looking for a bit of an outdoor getaway? The Charleston KOA campgrounds are a great option. They offer RV camping sites, cabin accommodations, and tent camping sites. The grounds feature a number of amenities including a pool, wi-fi, basketball court, dog park and more.
More Details: http://koa.com/campgrounds/charleston/