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Charleston Area

Things to do in Charleston, SCCharleston is a historical gem on the Carolina Coast with endless things to do for every vacationer.  Steeped in history, Charleston offers guided walking tours, horse drawn carriage tours and ghostly walking tours of its beautiful streets, alleys and cemeteries.  Carriage rides and walking tours offer enthralling narratives of the antebellum architecture, historical families that built the city, as well as the cities role in America’s history.  And evening ghost tours invite visitors into the seedier history of Charleston, with tales of infamous pirates and spirits both friendly and not, who call Charleston home. And Charleston van and bus tours are a great option for those looking to explore downtown Charleston as well as plantations in nearby towns like James Island and West Ashley.

As a port city, Charleston also has a rich maritime history which visitors can see first hand on scenic tours of the Charleston Harbor and nearby Fort Sumter.  Bicycle rentals in Charleston is another way to get around the city, setting your own pace and allowing easy access to the whole peninsula.  And Segway tours in nearby Mount Pleasant, are a unique way to explore Mount Pleasant and nearby Shem Creek.

And as a peninsula, Charleston is conveniently located near many beaches and watersports outfitters, which offer SUP and kayak rentals, nature tours and jet ski rentals.  Explore creeks and rivers on a guided SUP or kayak tour in nearby Mount Pleasant, or paddle on your own with a kayak or SUP rental.  And jet ski rentals at nearby Folly Beach and Isle of Palms offer the adventurous a chance to crash the waves of the Atlantic, and explore the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.  And with such a long mariners history, its no wonder that Charleston offers charter fishing trips both inshore/ near shore, fly fishing and offshore fishing launching in nearby Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach.

So whether you’re a history buff, explorer, or angler extraordinaire you won’t be disappointed.  With so many things to do in Charleston, SC it’s no wonder that it has become a premiere vacation destination.

 

Below are a Few Things to do in Charleston

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Charleston Local Businesses

Addam's Relic Hunting Adventures:

Addam's Relic Hunting Relic Hunting near Charleston, SC

If you love history then this is for you! The lowcountry of South Carolina has seen hundreds of years of history on its soil. From the early days of colonization, through the Revolutionary War and up to the American Civil War, artifacts have been left behind by our ancestors. We at Addam's Relic Hunting Adventures LLC. can help you find them. We supply all the necessary tools, including a top-of-the-line metal detector, to find the relics and once you have recovered that piece of history it is yours to keep and cherish. We also, give a history of the site that you are hunting and provide identification of the relics and tips on preserving your finds. Great for birthday parties, small gatherings, and other social occasions. Call today to set up an adventure!


Folly Beach Adventures:

Folly Beach Adventures Bike, Kayak and SUP Rentals on Folly Beach, SC

Welcome to Folly Beach Adventures! We offer personalized attention to the beach traveler and will do our best to tend to your needs. We specialize in Renting outdoor equipment to make your beach stay more fun. Offering Bike & Trike rentals including child carriers, Kayak rentals, rental Scooters & Golf Carts and now offering Stand Up Paddleboard rentals, we are Folly Beach's premiere rental operation and here at Folly Beach Adventures we rent all things fun. We strive to provide our clients with some of the best deals on the market. FREE Delivery on Folly Beach or come on down to our convenient location on Indian Ave. next to the post office. Also offering guided kayaking and bike tours and surf kayak instruction. Begin your adventure today!


Absolute Reel Screamer Charters:

Absolute Reel Screamer Charters Dolphin Watching Nature Tours and Fishing Charters in Folly Beach, SC

Join us for a Private, 2 or 4 hour cruise through calm rivers lined with oyster beds and exotic birds, encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and explore Morris Island. Enjoy the dolphins as they swim next to the boat or feeding in the shallows, it's spectacular! Explore a barrier island to look for shells where Civil War soldiers fought, died and are still buried. You'll enjoy all this beauty and history as the 6th oldest lighthouse in the nation, the Morris Island Lighthouse, serves as your backdrop. We have something for everybody on this trip. We also offer Inshore and Near Shore fishing charters and a trip specifically targeting Shark! The dolphins are always here, the beach is always covered in shells. So come on and join us! You never know what washed up the night before...


Old South Carriage Company:

Old South Carriage Company Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Take a tour of Charleston the best way, with The Old South Carriage Company and our Charleston SC Carriage Tours. Charleston is notably the most historic city in America and has many historic areas and attractions, which are best visited by carriage ride. Clippity clop your way back to Colonial times where a horse-drawn carriage tour will reveal 300 + years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets. An Old South Carriage Tour Guide in Confederate uniform will inform and entertain you with historical facts, lore, and humor. Enjoy your visit to Charleston SC and tour with Old South Carriage Company. Look for the Red Sash, our symbol of quality and your assurance of a great tour. We guarantee it!


Old Exchange Building:

Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon Historical Building and Museum in Charleston, SC

The Old Exchange is a ‘must-see’ for all Charleston visitors. During your visit, you will discover this building's integral role in our country’s quest for independence and its important service to our young nation. History comes alive as Colonial dressed guides talk about extraordinary events of Charles Town. In 1718 an associate of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet “The Gentleman Pirate” and his crew were imprisoned at this location. Completed in 1771, the Old Exchange Building is recognized today as South Carolina's most historic building. Where the US Constitution was ratified and George Washington was entertained. While many of the historic buildings in Charleston are residences and focus on prominent families of the city, the Old Exchange began its existence as a public building and remains so today.


Charleston SUP Safaris:

Charleston SUP Safaris Stand Up Paddleboarding in Folly Beach, SC

Voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in Charleston for two years running, Come experience paddleboarding on Folly Beach's relaxed creeks, where our professional guides will help you find dolphins and local wildlife. We offer Stand-Up Paddleboard eco-safari tours, river and surf lessons, rentals, SUP yoga, fitness, paddle board sales, summer camps, and wedding parties. Our passion and sole focus is paddleboarding. Before your trip, our professional guides conduct proper ground school instruction and in-water paddle training, ensuring safe, fun, and exciting trips. Whether you're looking for an invigorating flat water paddle through our estuaries or are interested in catching ocean waves, our professionally certified guides have got you covered. All levels and group sizes welcome. Life is better on the water!