Charleston Activities & Things to Do: Outdoor Attractions, Harbor Cruises & City Tours

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Downtown Charleston
This historic part of the city is perhaps the most popular. Just a few of the most notable attractions that you may want to see during your trip include places such as the historical Fort Sumter and The Battery. Visitors will also be able to picnic at Waterfront Park or grab a bite to eat at the Historic Charleston City Market or the farmers market after visiting all the marine life at the South Carolina Aquarium or another interesting Charleston museum. The downtown area of Charleston is brimming with an array of activities and fun attractions. Be sure to also see the beauty along the Charleston Harbor in this historic district.

Historic Tours
For history buffs, there really is no better place to visit than Charletson, SC. Here, visitors can explore the Civil War era through real historic sites. Visit places such as the Magnolia Plantation, Fort Moultrie, Boone Hall Plantation, and the French Quarter. There are also famous homes located throughout the city including those of North Charleston and places such as the Nathaniel Russell House, Edmondston-Alston House, Joseph Manigault House, Heyward-Washington House, Aiken-Rhett House, and various plantation mansions including that of a Charleston Tea Plantation.

Sightseeing Tours
There are also many awesome ways to see the city. Explore the cobblestone streets on a horse-drawn carriage tour such as Charleston Carriage Tour of Antebellum Mansions, Churches & Gardens, which showcases the best of the best in this holy city. Guests can even embark upon fun culinary endeavors such as Charleston Culinary Tours to explore the unique flavors and cuisine of the city or embark upon the Charleston Old Walled City Walking Tour to enjoy some amazing fun and sightseeing opportunities.

Attractions
There are so many awesome things to see and do in Charleston, SC! The South Carolina Aquarium allows visitors of all ages to get to know marine life in a brand new way. Educate yourself about these creatures through various exhibits including hands-on interactive displays. Guests will also have a blast visiting places such as the Children’s Museum, or even go shopping at one of the amazing shopping malls and venues located within the city and along historic district areas such as King Street or the beautiful Mount Pleasant or White Point Gardens.

The things to do in Charleston, SC are practically unlimited! Experience a historic adventure at one of the many historic homes, plantations or Fort Sumter National Monument, visit the cobblestone street landscape and explore some of the lowcountry areas. Visit Charleston for an amazing time during your next vacation. There is so much fun to be had in this gorgeous and entertaining Southern city!  

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Gorgeous Homes with the Magnolia Plantation Bus Tour
Embark on a historical tour with the Magnolia Plantation Bus Tour. This fun 4.5-hour tour takes you to the beautiful Magnolia Plantation to learn about all the history of the 600-acre plantation and see the local wildlife during your Charleston vacation.
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Bus for the Historic Charleston Tour
This tour begins aboard a mini bus that maneuvers through the streets with a tour guide who will keep everyone informed and entertained with interesting tidbits, historical trivia, and fun facts. You will learn many interesting facts about the history of Charleston.
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Horse with Charleston Carriage Tour of Antebellum Mansions, Churches and Gardens
The whole family can enjoy this informative and entertaining Carriage Tour of Charleston; with easy ramp boarding, the group listens to a well-informed tour guide while traveling over city streets past various points of interest: Southern mansions, gardens, and churches.
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Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour
Explore the beautiful sights and history of the Boone Hall Plantation with this amazing and fun bus tour. This 4-hour tour will be the perfect addition to your family vacation.
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Charleston has a variety of different food options. With the Charleston Culinary Tours, you can taste fresh and local cuisine with a South Carolina taste.
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This tour is a fascinating way to learn about this history and culture of Charleston, South Carolina. You'll see some of the oldest and most historically significant locations within the Old Walled City while learning about its interesting past.
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Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise
Morris Island Lighthouse Cruise is a great experience for all people that want to see what it is like to be up close and personal with a lighthouse from the perspective of the ship where they can learn the history of the area and see the beautiful sights of Charleston.
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Boat for the Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor
Whether you are looking to vacation with the family together or couples are looking for a romantic getaway, the sunset cruise on the Charleston Harbor is a great way to leave all your problems behind and enjoy the cruise together.
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