100 Fun Things To Do In Charleston

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Charleston is an amazing city! There’s a reason why it’s been called “America’s most friendly city”. Known for it’s well preserved architecture and rich history, Charleston is the oldest city within the state of South Carolina. Be sure to check out our top fun things to do in the state of South Carolina!

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Charleston Waterfront Park

Plan a picninc at Charleston Waterfront Park – a bright green public space overlooking the coast

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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Enjoy an intense walk along the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

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Middleton Place

Check out the rice mill pond at Americas most important garden – Middleton Place

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Battery & White Point Gardens

Wander through the greens at Battery & White Point Gardens

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Fort Sumter National Monument

Only accesible by boat the Fort Sumter National Monument is a must visit

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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

Join the vibrant family at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and spend some time away to worship…

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Charleston Museum

Visit the armory at Charleston Museum dating back hundred of years

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Break Out Escape Game

Discover what lies beyond your wildest imagination and escape from a locked room at Break Out Escape Game

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South Carolina Aquarium

Watch the adorable ALIVE Mermaids at South Carolina Aquarium

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Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

Discover stunning architecture, glorious gardens, War sites, cobblestone streets, and the local flavor of the fabled “Holy City” with Charleston Footprints Walking Tours

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Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

Experience Charleston’s premier High Climbing Ropes & Challenge Course Adventure, featuring 72 suspended obstacles, up to 35 ft. in the air at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

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Market Square

Browse, eat, drink and be merry at Market Square

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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Witness the history of the nation through beautiful gardens at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Drayton Hall

Vist the preserved and original condition of Drayton Hall

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Marsh Maven Fishing Charters

Join Marsh Maven Fishing Charters to catch redfish, sea trout and flounder

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Adventure Harbor Tours

Embark on a 3 hour shell and sharks tooth hunting & history trips out to beautiful and secluded Morris Island with Adventure Harbor Tours

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Visit Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site – a historic village recreating the life and times of America’s early settlers

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Escape in 60

Take a break from all the Charleston history with an hour of interactive mystery at Escape in 60

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Aiken-Rhett House

Reach out and understand the details of one mans amazing life at Aiken-Rhett House

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Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours

Experience historic downtown Charleston with one of a licensed guides at Oyster Point Historic Walking Tours

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Old Slave Mart Museum

Put yourself in the shoes of a slave at Old Slave Mart Museum

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Morris Island Lighthouse

Embark on a boat tour to explore Morris Island, on your way you’ll come across Morris Island Lighthouse & also encounter Bottlenose Dolphins

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Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park

Enjoy events year-round at Joe Riley Park, including festivals, concerts, oyster roasts, employee outings and more

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Charleston Culinary Tours

Take Your Taste Buds For A Stroll with Charleston Culinary Tours

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Ghostwalk

Join Ghostwalk on an eerie journey into Charles Towne’s haunted past as you stroll 18th and 19th century neighborhoods of the historic district

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Robert Lange Studios

Get lost in a world of amazing art at Robert Lange Studios

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Charleston Kayak Company

Paddle the tidal waters of the Historic Ashley River with Charleston Kayak Company

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The History of Charleston Walking Tour

Walk with a local who grew up romping the streets of the downtown peninsula at The History of Charleston Walking Tour

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Charleston Sailing Private Day Charters

Sail for a few hours or spend the weekend on Charleston’s most advanced and luxurious 50ft sailing yacht “Fate” with Charleston Sailing Private Day Charters

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Charleston Music Hall

Purchase your ticket for the next christmas concert at Charleston Music Hall

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Charleston Distilling Company

Enjoy a taste (or two) of the spirits, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery, or book your next private event with Charleston Distilling Company

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Sound of Charleston

Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s musical history…from gospel to Gershwin with Sound of Charleston

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Bulldog Ghost Tours

Walk inside the gates of one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark & Explore the dark corners and step across the graves, if you dare – with Bulldog Ghost Tours

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Ghosts of The South

Visit sites that have been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and Ghost Adventures, with Ghosts of The South

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Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Explore environments and experiences that spark imagination and stimulate curiosity through the power of PLAY at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

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Charleston Farmers Market

Enjoy everything fresh from fruit to art at Charleston Farmers Market

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The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

Volunteer to play a character or choose to stay out of the spotlight and enjoy some tasty appetizers or something from the beer/wine/dessert bar at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

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235 King Street

Walk along the busy and buzzing 235 King Street

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Charleston Photography Tours

Explore the lesser known secrets of Charleston and capture the beauty of the Lowcountry with Charleston Photography Tours

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Daniel Island

Live, learn, work and play at the coastal community of Daniel Island

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Philadelphia Alley

Take a tour of the harrowing and haunted Philadelphia Alley

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Tattooed Moose

Drop by the Tattooed Moose for some tasty food.

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Charleston Helicopter Tours

Soar in style in a helicopter over the city with Charleston Helicopter Tours

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Theatre 99

Visit the home for improvised comedy at Theatre 99

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Old City Jail

Walk within the walls of the Old City Jail

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Audubon Swamp Garden

Promenade through Audubon Swamp Garden – a 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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Charleston Brews Cruise

Experience a taste of Charleston’s flourishing craft beer scene with an exclusive tour of the local craft breweries with Charleston Brews Cruise

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Chow Down Charleston Food Tours

Explore historic downtown Charleston in a whole new way as you step off the beaten path and indulge in six different local tastings with Chow Down Charleston Food Tours

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Low Country Inshore Expeditions

Let Low Country Inshore Expeditions bring the outdoors to you with fun expeditions

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Splash Zone Waterpark

Twist, turn and make a splash down thrilling waterslides at Splash Zone Waterpark

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Hampton Park

Take a snapshot of the rose park or play a game of ball at Hampton Park

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Boneyard Beach

Walk through the forest that has been stranded by the surf at Boneyard Beach

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Family Circle Tennis Center

If you want to take up tennis then book a course with Family Circle Tennis Center

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Hydrofly Watersports

Try “Flyboard” at Hydrofly Watersports, a revolutionary new water sport that allows users to swim like a dolphin and hover up to 20 feet in the air

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Carolina Salt Surf Lessons

Join Carolina Salt Surf Lessons and have the best surf experience possible!!

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Spoleto Festival

Take part in something quirky and unique – Spoleto Festival

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Antiques District

Plan a trip and discover something special with Antiques district

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Adventure Sightseeing

Ride along “Adventure Sightseeing” in a passenger coach, that combines music, comedy, and narration to create a unique adventure tour of the city

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Coastal Pedals and Paddles

Join Coastal Pedals and Paddles for a 2 hour tour through some of the most beautiful scenery the Lowcountry has to offer

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Mace Brown Museum of Natural History

Check out over 3000 fossil specimens at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History

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Washington Square

Relax in the shade on a bench at Washington Square

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Colonial Lake

Go to Colonial Lake for jogging, exercising, walking or just out for a nice stroll

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Fort Lamar Historic Preserve

Be a part of the wonderful Fort Lamar Historic Preserve

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Terrace Oaks Antique Mall

Find something for everyone at Terrace Oaks Antique Mall

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Charleston Artist Guild

Be a part of the team made up of artists, teachers and lovers of art at Charleston Artist Guild

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Cashunt Charleston - Private Games

Book a team to make your event extra fun – Cashunt Charleston – Private Games

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Charleston Scuba

Take part in some underwater fun with scuba diving specialists – Charleston Scuba

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Hydrobikes Charleston LLC

Get crusing on the water bikes with Hydrobikes Charleston LLC

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Middleton Place Equestrian Center

Enjoy both horse riding and horse shows at Middleton Place Equestrian Center

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Henry's

For music, food and good fun drop by to Henry’s

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Velocity Aqua Sports

Get out on the water with Velocity Aqua Sports Rentals, Charleston’s most unique and exciting Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

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Wine and Canvas

Get guided you step-by-step by talented instructors & be amazed at your very own work of ART at Wine and Canvas

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Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

For an enjoyable round of golf or some pro advice drop by the Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

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Que d'Keys Dueling Piano Bar

Order a glass of fine wine and let the music take over at Que d’Keys Dueling Piano Bar

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Charleston Flight Services

Soar over Charleston & Johns Island and take in all the splendid views you can with Charleston Flight Services

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Art Place Studio

Paint your own Pottery, Canvas Painting, Fused Glass, Wine Glass Painting, Clay Building and Make & Take Crafts at Art Place Studio

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Charleston Steeplechase Tours

Join Charleston Steeplechase Tours (Charleston’s only running tour) for a history tour with 10 to 12 stops through historic, downtown Charleston

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The Best Friend Train Museum

Ponder over the beautiful trains at The Best Friend Train Museum

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Charleston Tea Party Tours

Experience old Charleston as a guest not a tourist with Charleston Tea Party Tours

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The Commodore

For a touch of class wiggle onto the dancefloor at The Commodore

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H. L. Hunley

See history unfolding and solve the mystery at H. L. Hunley

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Riverfront Park

For a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and meadow drop by Riverfront Park

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Wannamaker County Park

Walk the miles of paved trails at Wannamaker County Park

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Whirlin' Waters Adventure Park

Have some whirling wet fun at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park

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Frankie's Fun Park

Pop in for a round of mini-golf, thrilling go kar rides or Play over a hundred arcade games at Frankie’s Fun Park

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Monkey Joe's

Book a high energy bouncing party at Monkey Joe’s

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Carolina Ice Palace

Strap on a pair of ice skates and enjoy premier ice skating at Carolina Ice Palace

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Velocity Air Sports

SWOOSH! You got Skills? Try AirSlam Basketball at Velocity Air Sports & show Off your Air Moves at their Dunk-able Goals

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Charleston Rush

Get a true RUSH of adrenaline at Charleston Rush, riding fastest Indoor Electric Karts or trying the 5000sqft Lazer Tag Maze

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Folly Beach Public Beach

Vist and discover what’s on offer at Folly Beach Public Beach

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Folly Beach Adventures

Start your beach adventure by renting Bikes, Kayaks, SUP, Surf, Golf Carts, and Scooters from Folly Beach Adventures

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Shem Creek Park

Revel in glorious sunsets over Charleston Harbor as you enjoy a stroll on the docks at Shem Creek Park

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Sandpiper Lanes

Challenge a friend at Sandpiper Lanes

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Segway of Charleston

Take a 1 or 2 hour tour of most of Mount Pleasant’s c.1680 historic district with Segway of Charleston

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Folly Beach Fishing Pier

Walk, Fish and get the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the “Edge of America” at Folly Beach Fishing Pier – a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Book a hands on history lesson at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Mount Pleasant Pier

Take in the beautiful views of the bridge and harbor from the pier’s bench swings and shade structures at Mount Pleasant Pier

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Folly Beach County Park

Walk along the boardwalk at Folly Beach County Park

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Laurel Hill County Park

Walk or bike through large open meadows at Laurel Hill County Park

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Charleston National Golf Club

Enjoy traditional golf with a specialised staff at Charleston National Golf Club

Charleston is a great place to visit. Whether you live there or just visiting as a tourist, from Drayton Hall, to Daniel Island, there’s always something interesting to do in Charleston! Be sure to contact us if you have any additional fun activities or feedback that you’d like to include!