There’s a lot to do here in the Lowcountry, and it’s all starting to open back up. Check with each of these places to make sure they’re ready for you to visit.
South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium features animals, marine life, and exhibits representing the mountains to the sea of our beautiful state. It’s also home to longtime Charleston Coffee Roasters beneficiary Sea Turtle Care Center, a non-profit initiative that helps sick and injured sea turtles in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
Fort Sumter Tours
See where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and learn about the events leading up to the war at this National Historical Park.
340 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401
This naval and maritime museum on Charleston Harbor features the World War II aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, as its centerpiece.
40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Home, Garden and Walking Tours
The Preservation Society of Charleston hosts a variety of programs, including home, garden and walking tours throughout the year which celebrate the unique architectural and horticultural history of the city.
147 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Mark your calendar for February 6, 2022, for this one-day celebration of the mighty mollusk. With live music, wine, beer, a children’s area and 80,000 pounds of oysters.
Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Located about 15 miles northwest of Charleston, Drayton Hall is America’s oldest unrestored plantation open to the public. Join us for a glimpse of 1738.
3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
SEWE is a celebration of the great outdoors through fine art, live entertainment and special events. It’s where artists, craftsmen, collectors and sporting enthusiasts come together to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and connect through a shared passion for wildlife.
211 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston Wine & Food Festival
The perfect combination of place, people and food results in an identity unlike any other in the world. Charleston Wine + Food infuses our homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March.
Held in Summerville’s Azalea Park each spring, the Flowertown Festival is all about taking in the hot pink azaleas, purple wisteria and dogwood trees. More than 200 artists display their work, and kids rides, and a farmer’s market make it a lovely outdoor celebration.
105 W 5th S. St., Summerville, SC 29485
Cooper River Bridge Run
The annual 10-K Cooper River Bridge Run offers world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction for the 40,000+ runners who traverse the Ravenel Bridge and streets of Historic Charleston each spring.
716 S Shelmore Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Spoleto Festival USA
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA (and its companion Piccolo Spoleto Festival) fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned and emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, music, and visual arts.
Volvo Car Open
Also known as the Charleston Open, this WTA Tour-affiliated professional tennis tournament for women has been held every year since 1973. It’s the oldest professional all-women’s tournament in America.
Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Dr., Charleston, SC 29492
An affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Charleston Riverdogs are home to zany promotions, a great family atmosphere and one of minor league baseball’s most beautiful settings. Catch a game (or two) at The Joe on the Ashley River and you just might run into franchise co-owner and baseball fan extraordinaire Bill Murray.
360 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC 29403