Charleston, South Carolina Things to Do and See

Take your pick of unique, fun things to do in Charleston, SC. Historic Charleston offers an array of exciting attractions and things to do with historic mansions like stately Drayton Hall Plantation, which is among the greatest surviving examples of Georgian-Palladian style of architecture homes in the United States, plus museums, stunning natural parks and lovely beaches. Whether you’re looking for things to do with children in Charleston to things going on in Charleston for a romantic weekend getaway-you’ll find a wealth of entertaining activities and the Staybridge Suites North Charleston provides the ideal location to see and do it all.
Charleston, SC Attractions include

Kiawah Island. Kiawah Island is a pristine retreat located just off the coast of South Carolina and offers world-class golf and fabulous tennis and beach recreation. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, and Pete Dye, Kiawah Island is home to five championship golf courses and stunning ocean views. For more details on things to do and information on visiting beautiful Kiawah Island, go to www.kiawahresort.com.

Drayton Hall Plantation. Drayton Hall Plantation was built by John Drayton in 1742 and today ranks as one of the most stunning examples of Georgian-Palladian style of architecture in the United States. The Drayton Hall Plantation is listed as a National Trust Historic Site and is an elegant events center for parties and weddings. To learn more about visiting Drayton Hall Plantation, one of the best attractions and things to do in Charleston, South Carolina, go to www.draytonhall.org.  [Top]
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site offers an intriguing look into the past. Trace the history of the first English settlers who landed in Charleston in 1670 and gave birth to the Carolinas colony. The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site includes a self-guided walking tour, working archaeological site, natural habitat zoo and 80 acres of gardens. For more details about one of the best things to do in Charleston, SC, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com.

North Charleston, South Carolina Aquarium South Carolina Aquarium. The South Carolina Aquarium offers an impressive display of aquatic plants and animals including sharks, eels and fish. Taking kids to the aquarium is one of the best things to do in Charleston. Visit the Great Hall to see a 15,000-gallon aquarium and impressive two-story window with spectacular views of Charleston Harbor. For more details about visiting one of the best things to do in Charleston, South Carolina with children, go to www.scaquarium.org.   [Top]
H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine. The H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine was discovered by a crew led by famed writer Clive Cussler, after a lengthy search devoted to finding the submarine. The H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine occupies a special place in history, as it was the first submarine to sink another boat in battle. For more details, visit www.hunley.org.

Charleston Naval Weapons Station. The Charleston Naval Weapons Station (Charleston Naval Base) was founded in 1941 as a site for ammunitions distribution, and today serves as a training facility and home to nearly 4,000 military personnel who live on the base. The South Carolina naval base sprawls across more than 17,000 acres on the Cooper River, just north of Charleston and includes more than 38 miles of railroad, plus forests and wetlands. For more information on the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/charleston/index.htm.  [Top]
North Charleston, South Carolina - Air Force Base Charleston Air Force Base. The history of Charleston Air Force Base (Charleston AFB) can be traced to its beginnings in 1931 when the city of Charleston purchased the land intended for the construction of a new airfield to serve the Charleston area. During World War II, the Army Air Corps took control of the field in December 1941. Today, both the Air Force and the city of Charleston use the runways of Charleston Air Force Base. To learn more about Charleston AFB, visit www.charleston.af.mil.

Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter was built as part of the fortifications designed to protect the United States after the War of 1812, but Fort Sumter will forever be remembered as the site of the conflict which opened the Civil War. Fort Sumter was built as a five-sided fortification with five-foot thick walls and was designed to house up to 650 fighters. For more information about one of the most important historical attractions in South Carolina, visit www.nps.gov/fosu.   [Top]
The Charleston Museum. Founded in 1773, the Charleston Museum has the distinction of being America's first museum. The Charleston Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural and natural history of the landmark city of Charleston and the entire Lowcountry and rest of the state of South Carolina. Two National Historic Landmark houses are part of the museum, which is located in downtown Charleston. For more details on visiting the Charleston Museum, go to www.charlestonmuseum.org.

Aiken-Rhett House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Aiken-Rhett House was the home of South Carolina Governor William Aiken, Jr. Governor Aiken had inherited the house from his railroad-magnate father, William Aiken, Sr. The splendid mansion house, which was his home was built in 1820, and is located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The Aiken-Rhett House features an audio tour of the mansion. For more details about visiting one of the top things to see and do in Charleston, SC, go to www.historiccharleston.org/experience/arh   [Top]
Staybridge Suites North Charleston - North Charleston, South Carolina (SC)
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