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Often called America’s First Museum, the Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country. Explore its array of historic artifacts and exhibits on natural history from the ancient arts to its exhibit on the American armory of the past.
South Carolina Aquarium
Journey through the aquarium to spot all sorts of aquatic animals such as sea urchin, venus flytraps, and even alligators.
Splash Zone Water Park
Enjoy a hot day with your family speeding down waterslides, relaxing in a 500-foot lazy river, or reclining in a lounge soaking up the South Carolina sun.
Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
This family-friendly museum is a must-visit while in Charleston, offering plenty of hands-on, interactive exhibits designed to engage kids under 10. The museum also offers classes and programs for learning and entertainment.
College of Charleston
This local state college is home to a variety of educational programs in the arts and sciences, as well as business and education. Located in the heart of Charleston, just moments away from our hotel, this nationally recognized institution was founded in 1770.
Local Food + Drink
Our on-site rooftop taproom is a local’s favorite, featuring over 70 craft beers. Patrons are invited to pour their own beer and pay by the ounce while enjoying light bites like nachos and sandwiches.
Once a bank, this building dates back to the 1920s and now houses one of the most popular restaurants in Charleston. With dishes that focus on upscale seafood and a bar with handcrafted cocktails, its impressive architecture makes it a must-try.
This inviting eatery showcases locally sourced food and ingredients from regional farmers and fisherman. Its innovative menu changes seasonally to match the ingredients and also features craft beer and wine.
This restaurant and bar in Charleston showcases French food and offers small plates inspired by dishes in Paris. Enjoy creative handcrafted cocktails or choose a wine from the extensive wine list.
Bourbon 'N Bubbles
If you’re looking for the perfect pour, look no further. This upscale bar and restaurant serves up the best bourbon in the world, alongside champagne, and shareable plates crafted by an expert culinary team.
Rustic Italian cuisine, wood fired pizzas and hand crafted pastas fill the restaurants menu. Serviced family style or a la carte.
From its rooftop deck to its live music, Uptown Social is a lively hotspot for Charleston locals. Order up everything from thin crust pizza to sliders and more at this sports-centric pub.
Fuji Sushi Upper King
Finely crafted hand-rolled sushi pairs with classic Hibachi style entrees at this Asian fusion gem in Charleston. If you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese cuisine, this is the place to stop.
Located along vibrant Upper King, this fusion restaurant combines Mexican and Sushi into inspired dishes that will leave you wowed. With a prime location in the heart of downtown, it’s a local’s favorite.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
After a day spent exploring the best of Charleston, no visit is complete without a stop at OddFellows. From classic flavors to wild concoctions, it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with the best ice cream in the city.
This market and taperia located in the Cannonborough neighborhood of Charleston focuses on authentic Spanish cuisine. Savor canned seafood, charcuterie, and Spanish wine and cheese.
This beach is the closest to downtown Charleston, and offers a great place to unwind, surf, swim, or soak up the sun. Be sure to check out the Folly Beach Pier or great fishing or browse the souvenir shops that line Center Street.
Isle of Palms
Located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, the Isle of Palms is a pristine beach-goers paradise, just 10 minutes from downtown. Relax on the beach with a good book or explore the local eateries.
Sullivan’s Island Beach
Home to Fort Moultrie, which was the site of many important battles during the American Revolution and the Civil War, this beach offers all kinds of water activities. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lowcountry.
Tee off on this beautiful private golf resort and beach, backed by incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. Located 25 miles from Charleston, and the site of two previous PGA Championships, Kiawah Island is a must-visit for golfers of all skill levels.
Local Outdoor Attractions
This greenspace located in the heart of downtown is home to an array of seasonal events and festivals, including local farmers markets. Its proximity to the College of Charleston makes it a favorite hangout among students.
Charleston Waterfront Park
This beautiful park overlooks Charleston Harbor and offers 10 acres of stunning waterfront scenery. Stroll its walking paths, catch a glimpse of local wildlife, and unwind on one of the many park benches.
USS Yorktown State Park
Explore the USS Yorktown and learn more about the unique history of this time-honored United States aircraft carrier, among the first of its kind. Order passes and take a step back in time on this engineering marvel.
Mt Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
This expansive pier is a must-visit for families or couples, with bench swings, a café and gift shop, and incredible water views looking out over the harbor.
Holiday Festival of Lights
Come enjoy the 2023 Holiday Festival of Lights, just a short drive away on James Island. Visit with Santa, see local performances, listen to stories told by Mrs Claus, and more. There are events for the entire family.
Holiday Walking Tour
Explore Charleston with holiday walking tour offered by Bulldog Tours. Guests will learn about Charleston’s history, see private homes decorated for the holidays, and visit the Edmonston-Alston House.
December 1st and 2nd, enjoy a curated holiday market, cooking demonstrations, and special guests at Illumination Charleston in the heart of downtown Charleston.
Charleston Stage's beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns for an encore holiday run. Featuring a captivating score and stunning production, this performance is sure to bring the magic of Christmas to life. Secure your tickets early as this popular show sells out quickly.