Charleston SC Events
Happenings in the Charleston South Carolina Area

Charleston Attractions
Fun things to do and places to visit in Charleston, South Carolina

Explore the very best local hot spots and favorite attractions in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful beaches South Carolina has to offer. Join us at Isle of Palms and Folly Beach SC to swim, kayak, and sunbathe. Want to spend a day out on the open sea? Plan a boating and fishing excursion with a Charleston South Carolina fishing company!

Further inland, Charleston invites you to take a step back in time as you explore downtown Charleston and the beautiful South Carolina plantations. Charleston tours offer a unique view of the city and friendly guides share Charleston’s rich history and best kept secrets. Take an old fashion horse and buggy ride with a horse drawn carriage tour group to visit Charleston historic district and the well known Charleston Market Street. Downtown is filled with some of the best art galleries, performing arts centers and shopping facilities that Charleston, South Carolina has to offer.

Between Charleston golf courses, water tours, boat tours, dinner cruises and Charleston fishing and boating excursions, Charleston SC attractions provide entertainment for people of all ages and interests!

Charleston Beaches
Visit Charleston South Carolina beaches including Folly Beach Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Mount Pleasant to see and experience top Charleston sights. Favorite Charleston tourist attractions and entertaining things to do in Charleston can be found along the beautiful beaches of the South Carolina coast. Escape from reality on exciting cruises from Charleston port or relax and enjoy some fun in the sun at favorite Charleston beaches.
Isle of Palms is the perfect family vacation destination along the South Carolina Coast. Visitors will enjoy seven miles of seashore that are perfect for bodysurfing and crabbing! Lifeguards are on duty seasonally. A variety of sports and recreational activities await visitors including golf, tennis, boating, fishing and more. Be sure to check out the beach volleyball scene on Isle of Palms. Join a team and play on the court or cheer on your favorite team while enjoying a cocktail at a nearby restaurant. Isle of Palms is just twelve miles from historic downtown and an ideal location for family reunions, couples retreats, or a weekend away. Beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and delicious restaurants keep visitors coming back year after year to enjoy everything that Isle of Palms has to offer.

Folly Beach, also known as ‘The Edge of America’, is the closest beach to historic downtown Charleston. This seven mile long, barrier reef is the perfect place to stroll along the beach and collect seashells. Visitors will enjoy various outdoor activities and especially enjoy surfing on this South Carolina Island. This public beach offers outdoor showers, restrooms and excellent picnic areas. Folly Beach offers some of the very best Charleston scenery. The Folly Beach fishing pier is a beautiful landmark and makes for a picturesque view along the South Carolina coast. Folly Beach is also the home of the Morris Island Lighthouse. Considered to be one of the most popular beaches along the South Carolina coast, this is one attraction you will not want to miss during your time in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Kiawah Island offers an escape from reality just twenty-one miles from historic downtown Charleston. Here you can enjoy ten miles of the beautiful Atlantic Coast, outdoor recreational activities, magnificent shopping, and a public beach. If you enjoy the outdoors, this is the place for you. With 5 world-renowned golf courses, tennis courts, canoeing, kayaking and more, there are activities available for all ages and interests! Beachwalker County Park offers a public beach access with dressing areas, outdoor showers, restrooms, picnic area with grills, and more. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally. As you enjoy your time at the beach, take in the beauty of the sand dunes that protect the upland areas and provide habitat for a variety of plants and animals. As you explore the island, keep an eye out for fascinating wildlife including deer, bobcats, American alligators, raccoons, river otters and more. 

Seabrook Island is just a short drive away from historic downtown Charleston and is well known for its’ salt marshes and pristine beaches. Visitors will enjoy a lush forest, several miles of private beach along the Atlantic coast, and soft sand along the North Edisto River. Visitors can take in the beautiful island scenery on a horseback tour and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, boating, biking, fishing, kayaking and more. After a day full of fun in the sun, visitors can dine at award winning restaurants with amazing water views. And for those that love to shop, there are clothing stores, jewelry stores, gift shops, book stores, toy shops and more. There are activities and entertainment for people of all ages and interests on the beautiful Seabrook Island.

Charleston Museums
Explore Charleston's Museum Mile located in historic downtown. Museum Mile includes fifteen museums & historic sites, twelve historic places of worship, and many other points of interest in this beautiful South Carolina coastal city.
Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-2706
Charleston art brings the history of Charleston alive at the Gibbes Art Museum. 

The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843-722-2996
America's first museum, the Charleston Museum and its two Charleston historic homes interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843-853-8962
The Charleston Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is Charleston's premier museum for children. Make wonderful memories as you learn basic science, environmental, and artistic concepts at the best children's museum Charleston has to offer!

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 | 864-884-2727
The Charleston maritime museum, Patriots Point, is home to the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, Uss Laffey, a Cold War Memorial, and more. Tours and exhibits at this Charleston naval museum allow visitors to explore the decks of the USS Yorktown and vintage airplanes are in the hangar bays. 
Charleston Fire Museum: The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum
4975 Center Pointe Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418 | 843-740-5550
The North Charleston Fire Museum features one of a kind fire vehicles and antique fire equipment that give visitors a glimpse into the lie of a firefighter. Get as close to the fire as possible without getting burned at the most fascinating fire museum Charleston SC has to offer. 

Old Slave Mart Museum
6 Chalmers Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-958-6467
This Charleston Slave Museum tells the story of Charleston's role in the inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of the Old Slave Mart and the slave sales that occurred there. Slave auctions ended at the Old Slave Mart in Nove of 1863. Today the mart is filled with shops and vendors for Charleston's visitors to enjoy. Visitors will also find the local craft favorite sweetgrass baskets and roses being sold along the streets of downtown. 

Powder Magazine Museum
79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-9350
This National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of South Carolina. Tour the Museum on your own or make reservations with a local tour company. 
Charleston Tours
Tours of Charleston South Carolina introduce visitors to the Charleston SC houses, museums, gardens, and churches that have molded Charleston into the magnificent city that it is today. Explore the cobblestone streets of historic downtown, beautiful rivers, and breathtaking South Carolina plantations to learn more about Charleston SC and this Holy City’s rich history.

There are lots to explore, check out one of Charleston's amazing tour companies below.
 Black Cat Walking Tours
Market Hall - 188 Meeting St. (Corner of Market & Meeting Streets) | 843-568-2285
Charleston occupies a special place in American History. For 200 years, it was America’s most affluent and aristocratic city, draped in mystery, tragedy, the horror of slavery, war and scandal. Black Cat Tours is uniquely qualified to show you that rich and disturbing heritage. Evening tours specialize in Charleston’s paranormal history and scandalous past. Daytime tours are always free!

Charleston Adventures
The guided sightseeing bus tour includes a stop at a historic Charleston Plantation, a Charleston Harbor Tour, a Charleston Carriage Tour and shopping opportunities. Experience the best things to do in Charleston in one all-inclusive package. Special day trips are available from Myrtle Beach to Charleston.

Charleston Harbor Tours
285 E Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-1112
Tour Charleston Harbor's breezy waters aboard the Carolina Belle as you relax in comfort on the observation deck of this premier sightseeing vessel. Our professional USCG licensed captain explains Charleston’s history & provides interesting facts about the Charleston Harbor. 90-minute, non-stop, fully-narrated tours capture the history of the Holy City from a unique perspective. Sign up for a daily tour or private group charter today. Learn more at .
Charleston Pirate Tours
79 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29451 | 843-442-7299
Use the tour guide that A&E, Lifetime, and ETV use. Dressed in authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot, Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne. Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more! Learn more at .
Free Tours by Foot
498 Albemarle Rd. Unit 505, Charleston, SC 29407 | 843-580-4019
Free Tours by Foot presents the only free, name-your-own-price sightseeing tours of Charleston. Licensed, professional, freelance tour guides lead tours at no upfront cost, so that you may enjoy a quality sightseeing experience no matter what your budget. Take a guided tour for a price that you feel is worth it – even free! Learn more at

Charleston SC Events is proudly sponsored by:
  1. Tru by Hilton Charleston Ashley Phosphate
    Tru by Hilton Charleston Ashley Phosphate
    2475 Prospect Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406 Ph: 843-990-7950
  2. Hyatt Place Charleston Airport Convention Center
    Hyatt Place Charleston Airport Convention Center
    3234 West Montague Avenue N. Charleston, South Carolina 29418 Ph: 843-302-8600
  3. Staybridge Suites North Charleston
    Staybridge Suites North Charleston
    7329 Mazyck Road N. Charleston, South Carolina 29406 Ph: 843-377-4600
  4. Tru by Hilton Mt Pleasant
    Tru by Hilton Mt Pleasant
    1651 Midtown Avenue Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Ph: 843-936-5900