Charleston’s activities are centered around the outdoors and the amazing architecture. We’ve put together a list of the “Must Do’s” for your visit.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is – according to TripAdvisor – the #1 thing to do in Charleston. They couldn’t be more right. Whether you decide to walk, bike, or drive the length of the bridge, you get its famous breathtaking, gorgeous views that just can’t be beaten. Are you the type that likes to take a walk or jog in the morning or at another time in your exercise routine? The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is perfect for you. Speaking of gorgeous, the bridge itself is quite the looker. Beautifully crafted and cable-stayed, you could say it’s a work of modern art. The bridge takes you through Drum Island, and to a peninsula in North Charleston, which has much in the way of dining and entertainment.
Middleton Place is a jaw-dropping plantation across from the Ashley River. Its expansive green field features a beautiful 65-acre garden, which has been called “the most important and most interesting garden in America”. The building which now houses the House Museum was built in 1755 as guest quarters. Here, you can learn the history of the estate, the family which has lived on the plantation for many generations, and the slave trade. You will see artifacts, such as portraits and furniture, silver, china, documents, and other belongings of the family. Tours are offered daily.
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 :: (800) 782-3608
Charleston Waterfront Park
Perfect place for an afternoon picnic or a relaxing evening stroll. This 12-acre park offers a great view of the harbor, floral gardens, and two large fountains. If you have young children, you might want to bring them. They would love to come and play in these fountains! If you like to go fishing, there is plenty of that too. Nearby is the Old City Market and other experiences.
1 Vendue, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 :: (843) 724-7321