Area Attractions

Charleston is bursting with history, stunning architecture, incredible food, and, of course, Southern charm. Nestled in the heart of Charleston’s Upper King Historic District between the Restaurant District and Museum Row, Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District offers a rooftop bar, restaurants, and exceptional service close to some of the most popular things to do in Charleston, S.C.

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District

560 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403



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Local Attractions

Charleston Museum

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.

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

The Ordinary

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.

Uptown Social

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.

Local Beaches

Folly Beach

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.

Kiawah Island

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

Marion Square

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 Attractions

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.

Illumination Charleston

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

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.