There are so many things to do in Charleston, SC it’s hard to know where to begin to list them. As one of the most picturesque cities along the East Coast, Charleston offers nearby beaches to enjoy as well as natural beauty inland. With a rich history going back well before the American Revolution, there are many historical sites to visit.
Fort Sumter National Monument on Sullivan’s Island is a “must” for first-time visitors. Boone Hall is a working plantation and offers a glimpse into what life was like during the South’s agricultural days. Rainbow Row in the Historic District is one of the most photographed and painted scenes in Charleston. It’s a stretch of homes not normally open to the public, but it's still a sight not to miss.
From mid-March through mid-April, though, the Festival of Homes gives visitors the opportunity to visit some of these homes and private gardens. Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston’s historic district offered by the Old South Carriage Company and let the past come to life!
There are other seasonal activities and festivals to note. In late May and early June the Spoleto Festival, one of the country’s premier arts and culture festivals, takes place. In September, enjoy the Highland Gathering which features Scottish Games. Any time of the year is a good time to sample some of the unique Gullah cuisine as well as the sumptuous seafood dishes offered at the many restaurants.
There is an abundance of golfing opportunities for golfers of all levels. In Mount Pleasant, SC for example, you'll find the Charleston National Country Club, the Dunes West Golf Club, and the RiverTowne, which was designed by Arnold Palmer.
For more family fun, the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston offers spectacular views of the historic Charleston Harbor. Besides the aquatic information, examples of the rest of South Carolinas major geographic regions are also displayed, which include the Mountain Forest, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and the Atlantic Coast. Also on display are a variety of native birds, reptiles, and both salt- and fresh-water fish. Children can experience horseshoe crabs and starfish and peruse a two-story shark tank, too!
Once you’ve come to visit, you may fall in love with the area. Remember that Charleston SC real estate offers many options to satisfy your desires for your home in the Lowcountry.