Things To Do in Charleston

What’s a Charleston vacation without seeing as much of Charleston as you can? You can start the day by taking a horse drawn carriage tour through the historic district and see home of the great sites that have shaped Charleston to be the place it is today. Feeling a little spooked? Take a walking tour through Charleston and see some of the most haunted sites. Don’t forget to walk along the Ashley River or tour the museums. They are full of information about Charleston! Tour some of Charleston’s homes and Rainbow Row to see how Charleston’s residents live. Charleston is full of great sites to see and these tours are a great way to see them. The charm of Charleston is sure to win you over. Looking for something else to do as well, here is a complete list of things to do in Charleston, check out our attractions section.

Catch the Charleston Water Taxi for all your transportation and sightseeing needs.

Join Charleston's most photographed guides and their parrots on walking tours in Charleston's historic district.

Will you find the hidden treasure? More than 80 years ago Robert Jamison joined the Double Key Treasure Hunt Society, hid a treasure, and wrote a clue letter

Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service concessioner. We provide the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. We offer many departure times daily from two convenient locations, Liberty Square, downtown Charleston, or Patriots Point, in Mt. Pleasant.

Isle of Palms County Park

This 7 mile long 1 mile wide island was the first city in the state of South Carolina to have been awarded the Blue Wave Designation from the Clean Beaches Council.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has garnished a reputation for being the mecca of golf in the United States. Featuring five challenging and visually appealing golf courses, Kiawah Island caters to all different variations of golfers.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Known as Charleston's only visual arts museum, Gibbes Museum of Art is a staple of the artistic presence in Charleston. The museum first opened to the public on April 11, 1905, and in 2005 it celebrated a century of exhibitions.

The Charleston Museum

Founded in 1773, this iconic museum is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston and is often referred to as "America's First Museum." An array of exhibits blend together to create the comprehensive display found in this museum, and the museum truly caters to each and every visitor.

Frankie's Fun Park

This amusement park has all the right ingredients for the perfect dosage of fun. Attractions include everything from a rock climbing wall and batting cages to miniature golf, a driving range and various go kart race tracks for all ages. The Drop Zone is a favorite for any adrenaline junkie, catapulting you high into the air and dropping you into a stomach-churning free fall.

Splash Island Waterpark

Get soaked at this park while taking full advantage of the idealistic weather. Located in Palmetto Islands County Park, Splash Island caters to a younger crowd with its activity pool and 16 ft otter slide for toddlers.

Magnolia Plantations & Gardens

Since its opening to the public in 1870, millions of visitors from all over the world have been able to enjoy everything that Magnolia has to offer. Thousands of exquisite flowers and plants make up the extensive gardens, and these gardens have been named the oldest public gardens in America.

Historic Charleston City Market

The market is a favorite for locals as well as visitors of Charleston. Individual vendors sell their products in open-aired buildings, and the whole aura of the market is centered around a very historic feel.