Charleston SC Attractions, Fun Activities, Things To Do, and Places to Visit



Charleston South Carolina is blessed to have many fun things to do, attractions and activities to choose from when visiting the area. Below are a list of the area’s most well known, and loved fun festivals, gatherings, and outdoor tourist destinations in Charleston area.

There are essentially 4 beaches in the Charleston area: Folly beach is the more “crazy” youthful and less family oriented of them. The Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes beaches, which vary between quiet and good for families to the fun “party” block near the Windjammer. Sullivan’s Island which connects to Isle of Palms, is a little more laid back and even more quiet and offers a slightly more private less touristy feel.

Lastly is the beaches of Kiawah and Seabrook which are most reserved for those that live on Kiawah or Seabrook or are staying in one of the resort’s homes. These beaches are very private, quiet and pristine.If you love to be outdoors then come visit our wonderful city and have some fun.

If you have children here are some fun ideas to tire them out:

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark -(NORTH CHARLESTON)


2018 Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends Only: May 3-25 and August 16 – Labor Day.
  • Daily: May 26-August 15

Admission – Save more with Extra Value Days or a Super Splash Pass

  • General Admission: $19.99 per person
  • Under 48”: $14.99 per person
  • Seniors 60 : $9.99 per person
  • Children 2 & under: Free
  • After 3:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri): $10.99




  • 200-foot tube slide
  • 200-foot open slide
  • Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays
  • 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall
  • Leisure pool
  • Concessions
  • Restrooms
  • Showers/changing areas
  • Lockers
  • Lounge chairs





  • Awesome 200-foot body flume
  • 16-foot otter slide
  • Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls
  • The Cyclone, a swirling water ride
  • Activity pool
  • Lifeguards
  • Concessions
  • Restrooms
  • Showers/changing areas
  • Locker rentals
  • Lounge chairs
  • Birthday party packages
  • Private rentals


  • General Admission: $7.99 per person
  • Charleston County Resident: $6.99
  • Under 48”: $5.99 per person
  • Seniors 60 : $3.99 per person
  • Children 2 & under: Free
  • After 3:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri): $4.99



Spoleto USA Nation’s Largest Arts Festival.

Piccolo Spoleto –  Piccolo Spoleto (smaller version of Spoleto which is 2 weeks) is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival and its 700 events in 17 days, transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition A 3-day celebration of nature that has earned a reputation for excellence, SEWE now hosts the world’s foremost experts in wildlife and nature art, as well as conservation research and environmental education.

Charleston Boat Show The biggest boat show and sale in the Charleston Area, returns to the Convention Center, with hundreds of boats from the area’s top retailers on display.

Low Country Oyster Festival – Every year our waters bloom with some of the best, most succulent oysters in the United States and we like to celebrate how blessed we are have them right in our back yard.

Charleston Food and Wine Festival – A festival showcasing the best that Charleston has to offer in restaurants, chefs, and dining for the foodie in all of us.

Charleston Garden Festival-


Interesting Places to Visit:

Charlestown Landing – The first place settled in Charleston SC

Patriots Point – One of the largest Naval museums of its kind in the world The USS Yorktown with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury class Coast Guard cutter Ingham would join the Patriots Point battle group along with the Balao class submarine Clamagore.

Boone Hall Plantation – Boone Hall is also one of America’s oldest working, living plantations. We have been continuously growing and producing crops for over 320 years.

Fort Sumter – Fort Sumter was built following the War of 1812 , as one of a series of fortifications on the southern U.S. coast. Construction began in 1827, and the structure was still unfinished in 1860, when the conflict began.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens – Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond.

Middleton Place – National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake

Cypress Gardens – Outdoor kayaking through native cypress swamp and trees with alligators, wildlife, flowers and more.

Angel OakThe Angel Oak Tree – is a Live Oak that is a native species found throughout the Lowcountry (Coastal Carolina). This tree on Johns Island is believed to be in excess of 1500 years old. Is a national landmark here in Charleston, SC.


Charleston, SC Theaters, PLAYS and Musicals Stage shows


Charleston Stage – At the Historic Dock Street Theatre, Charleston Stage has presented over 150 productions and played to a collective audience of over one million strong.

Footlight Players – Shows and Plays in Charleston SC – The Footlight Players presents six plays in a regular season, stage productions which mark them as one of the leading community theatres in the South. Generations of plays presented by and for the community have consolidated the aims of the Footlight Players:

Theatre 99 – As “Charleston’s Home For Improv Comedy”, improv is our thang, but we also offer sketch and stand up, cabaret, music, and other raucous entertainment for people who groove to something saltier than the mainstream.

South Of Broad Theatre Company – Charleston SC’s local version of Broadway

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