While looking at Charleston houses for sale you’ll notice an undeniable charm: cobblestone streets, colorful homes, beautiful scenery.
The South Carolina city is filled with history and entertainment that highlights the past while looking toward the future. Check out one of these things to do while you’re in town visiting.
Explore on Foot
Charleston is often referred to as a living museum, where the past is beautifully preserved and observed at almost every turn. One of the best ways to experience this is to go on a walking tour of the city.
You can embark on a general historic tour or choose a niche foray on foot.
Foodies will love Charleston Food Tours, which offers a chance to see and taste the most delicious and authentic eats in town.
Lowcountry Walking Tours take groups through the city’s hidden passages, there are architecture tours dedicated to the beauty of buildings, and those in the mood for a scare can embark on a ghost tour.
You can also take in the sights from the water, as Charleston is a port city that sits on the Atlantic Ocean and has rivers running throughout.
Most tours offer information about the city’s maritime history, and some include food and drink. From the water you’ll see The Battery, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the USS Yorktown, Waterfront Park, and Fort Sumter.
Make new friends by booking a public tour, or charter a private one with your own small group.
The Carolina Belle is one of the most noted dinner cruises.
Stroll The Market
The Charleston City Market has been a shopping hub since the 1800s, making it one of the country’s oldest city markets.
It’s a well-known tourist attraction, but you’ll find locals visiting the stalls as well.
You can find almost anything here: toys, clothes, art, food, and souvenirs. Take notes of “Certified Authentic: Handmade in Charleston” signs, as these indicate a local vendor who makes their wares in the city.
Step Into History
One of the biggest pieces of the city’s history is the six plantations available for visitation. These sprawling residences serve as a reminder of the past and an education of how things once were. There is plenty to experience at each site.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is full of wildlife like herons, turtles, and alligators as well as local birds through its Audubon Swamp Garden. The house itself is a less ornate version of other area plantation homes.
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens is known for its Avenue of the Oaks, a passage of oak trees that form a canopy over the path that leads to the mansion.
The McLeod Plantation Historic Site focuses on Gullah and Geechee heritage, and is often hailed for its accuracy surrounding the history of the enslaved people in the South.
Get Wild at an Adventure Park
Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park is full of outdoor rope adventure courses that offers a challenge for visitors of all ages and experience levels.
There’s a high ropes challenge course that features 65 elevated obstacles, or an Explorers Gateway that’s filled with low ropes perfect for beginners who are looking to push the boundaries of their comfort.