June 5, 2020
Things to do in Charleston
Whether you are exploring the city’s rich history, or making some of your own, it's not difficult to fill up your schedule with things to do in Charleston. And a new home from Hunter Quinn Homes will set you right in the heart of this popular coastal city.
For the history buff
See a few of the nation’s firsts including the site where the American Civil War started with a visit to the Fort Sumter National Monument. Or take in a show at The Historic Dock Street Theater which is known as “America’s First Theater.”
Continue on your military history tour with a stop at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum where you can sit through a flight motion simulator or even take a helicopter tour for a unique perspective of the city.
For a less action-packed afternoon, head to the Charleston Museum Mile where you will find historic houses, scenic parks, houses of worship and public buildings like City Hall.
For the adventurer
With gorgeous weather and quick access to the water, outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice at the many options to stay active in Charleston.
The Wannamaker County Park in nearby North Charleston and James Island County Park are ideal locations for camping, biking, boating and exploring the trails.
Charleston is also one of the world’s most acclaimed destinations for golf and tennis with breathtaking coastal scenery surrounding your play. Look to the award-winning Links Course and 2021 PGA Championship host Kiawah Island Golf Resort to start your tour.
Keep an eye on the Charleston County Parks site for seasonal events to keep the whole family active and engaged throughout the year.
For the whole family
Though the historical attractions may elicit a groan, there are plenty of places to entertain the kids this summer in Charleston.
If weather permits, the Folly Beach Pier and Splash Island Waterpark make the most of your new coastal hometown. Take the dog with you and visit the Palmetto Islands County Park with picnic sites, walking trails and an off-leash dog park.
If the weather forces you to stay inside, kids will love the South Carolina Aquarium and you may even be able to trick them into learning something at the Lowcountry Children’s Museum or Cypress Gardens in nearby Moncks Corner.