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10 Reasons to Visit Charleston

Have you ever visited Charleston, South Carolina? A few weeks ago we drove over for the weekend and fell in love with the city. The one thing we learned is that Charleston has way too much to do in one weekend. We definitely have to go back again soon! If you are planning your next road trip, here are 10 reasons to visit Charleston!

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10 Reasons to Visit Charleston

10 Reasons to Visit Charleston

1. Carriage Rides

Park the car and take a carriage ride through the streets and learn about the history of the city.

Palmetto Carriage Works Tours in Charleston South Carolina

2. Swings

Take some time to sit and swing down at Waterfront Park. Make sure you look for dolphins while you are there! We saw several right before sunset!

3. Naval History

Spend some time exploring the USS Yorktown and other ships at Patriots Point!Patriots Point USS Yorktown


4. Local Shopping

Spend some time at the local Charleston City Market and buy a sweetgrass basket!

Sweetgrass baskets on sale at the Charleseton City Market

5. Bike Rides

Cycle around the historic streets and see the city from a new perspective

6. Star Wars Fun

Pretend you are visiting Tatooine and have a light saber duel like Luke Skywalker at this Hurricane safe home!

Star Wars House

7. Beach Time

Walk on the beach at Isle of Palms. *There is plenty of parking right across from the beach!

Isle of Palms Charleston South Carolina

8. Fort Sumter

Take a boat ride out to Fort Sumter and learn about history!Fort Sumter National Monument Tours

9. Colorful Buildings

Take the time to walk around and enjoy the colorful buildings and homes in Charleston.

Charleston South Carolina

10. Palmetto Trees

Make sure you take your camera or phone with you because there are beautiful views at every turn!

Charleston South Carolina

Have you visited Charleston? What is your favorite thing to see and do? I’d love to hear!


Looking for other city guides? Check out the free things to do in Roanoke, Virginia!

Looking for your next road trip destination?  Here are 10 Reasons to Visit Charleston, South Carolina:  Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, Patriots Point, Beautiful palmetto trees, carriage rides and more family friendly ideas!  #Charleston #SouthCarolina #Vacation

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