Things to do in Charleston

Charleston is one of the most historic cities in the U.S

Located in South Carolina, Charleston is one of the most charming cities in the U.S. Part of its popularity has to do with the fact that Charleston has plenty of buildings and areas that made it through the civil war undamaged, allowing it to share a unique part of the U.S.’s history that isn’t always visible in other places. The downtown is glittered with old churches and adorned with the famous cable-stay bridge built in 2005, making Charleston feel less commercialized than other big cities in the nation.


Things to do in Charleston

Charleston attracts visitors from all over the world every year, and once you visit the city, you will realize what keeps them coming back. Truly, Charleston has its own charm and quaintness that makes it feel different from its neighboring cities.


Beaches and islands

The beaches just outside the city are gorgeous and not far from several offshore islands that you can visit and explore. The Waterfront Park is an excellent place to sit and appreciate the beautiful attractions of the city, including the huge Ravenal Bridge and the city’s cruise ports.



Plantations, museums and carriage tours

You can also visit vast and beautiful plantations where you’ll learn more about the city’s history. There are several museums as well, and a good one to begin with is the Charleston Museum where you can see how the city has developed over the years. If you want to get that authentic feeling of the city, one of the best things to do in Charleston is to take a picturesque carriage tours around the city, something that is very popular among the cities visitors.


When to go to Charleston

Charleston is the perfect place to spend your holiday in because it generally has warm weather and plenty of sunshine.



There are festivals all year round, including a spectacular Christmas festival in winter and an Oyster festival in summer that both draw massive crowds of national and international tourists. Just make sure to look up the events that will take place during your visit to make the most of your time in Charleston.


Things to do in Charleston

Charleston Facts

Population125 583
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS dollar
AirportCharleston Afb Intl, United States (CHS)

Charleston average temperatures

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Charleston Marathon

The Charleston Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the oldest city in the state of South Carolina in the USA. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 5k and a race for kids. For the people who want to take part but forgot their running shoes home, there is also a bike ride on the same course. The race will take you from the Harmon Field down to the south most point of the coast, then up north through the city center and finishes at the North Charleston High School. When you are visiting the most friendly city in America, this marathon race is not only a great way of experiencing the city but it is also a great opportunity to bond with the locals.

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Golf in Charleston

There are a couple of really nice public courses in Charleston. Patriots Point Links is one of the most centrally located as it is situated on the edge of Charlston Harbor, giving you a great view of the ocean as the ships from all over the world arrive and depart. Other great centrally located courses include Charleston Municipal Golf Course, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club and RiverTowne Country Club.

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