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Best things to do in Charleston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“Kids will love this great break from the heat here in Charleston. Good rainy day activity ”
54 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This famous place is in the middle of Charleston harbor so you get a harbor cruise and history lesson in one trip. Takes about 3 hours total and leaves at the end of Calhoun street. ”
72 locals recommend
Tree
“One of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen! It’s so unbelievable and serene! It also happens to be FREE!”
138 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“See the beautiful park filled with canons, low hanging oaks, historic Charleston homes. View Fort Moultrie from the water's edge. ”
71 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One island over, make your way to OD for a great dining experience. From the wood-fired pizzas to the custom cocktails, there are no bad choices here.”
62 locals recommend
History Museum
“Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN, and South Carolina’s most unique attraction. With fresh exhibits, educational programming and other one-of-a-kind events, Patriots Point is the only Charleston-area historic attraction that offers exciting new experiences all year long. ”
30 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outdoor mall with lots of stores and restaurants, and a movie theater on site too.”
26 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
7 locals recommend
Park
“As a kide this is where id go fishing before I had a boat. :) Still good fishing. And the wife loves the whole long walk on the beach feel.”
27 locals recommend
Plaza
“Check out the colorful restored grand row homes and stroll on down to the tip of the battery for great views of Charleston harbor. ”
37 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A large, mostly open-air market, full of local and non-local crafts, clothing, souvenirs.”
73 locals recommend
Park
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“This park contains 2200 feet of boardwalk over the marsh and out to Shem Creek. The historic creek is lined with restaurants & bars overlooking a fleet of shrimp boats. The creek is usually teaming with kayak, paddleboard and power boat activity. Great for a stroll before or after dinner at one of the many restaurants on Shem Creek. ”
40 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park in the heart of Charleston. A must visit on Saturdays for the farmers market. ”
61 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Enjoy a cup of coffee from The Daily coffee shop and walk through the museum”
27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“If you are a Wine connoisseur or just want to enjoy some wine I highly recommend Ardoa! Clement is happy to explain the different types of wine and explain the taste you should notice. Make sure you tell them Ryan and Audrey sent you! ”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Best suited for the Physically active. Walking the gardens in the evening is sure to make her smile. Bring something to drink and dress appropriate to the weather.”
109 locals recommend