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
1. Carriage Rides
Park the car and take a carriage ride through the streets and learn about the history of the city.
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!
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3. Naval History
Spend some time exploring the USS Yorktown and other ships at Patriots Point!
4. Local Shopping
Spend some time at the local Charleston City Market and buy a sweetgrass basket!
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!
7. Beach Time
Walk on the beach at Isle of Palms. *There is plenty of parking right across from the beach!
8. Fort Sumter
Take a boat ride out to Fort Sumter and learn about history!
9. Colorful Buildings
Take the time to walk around and enjoy the colorful buildings and homes in Charleston.
10. Palmetto Trees
Make sure you take your camera or phone with you because there are beautiful views at every turn!
Have you visited Charleston? What is your favorite thing to see and do? I’d love to hear!
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