Some of our favorite spots in Charleston to stroll, picnic, shop, relax or people-watch.
A landmark defensive seawall named for a Civil War coastal defense artillery, The Battery stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, which meet here to form Charleston Harbor.
East Bay at South Battery Streets, Charleston, SC 29401
An eight-acre, award-winning park along the Cooper River, Waterfront Park is home to the iconic pineapple fountain and pristine views of Charleston Harbor.
Vendue Range, Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401
Nothing defines Southern charm quite like King Street. Stroll through its historic shopping and residential districts where Charleston’s past and present meet.
Constructed in 1857 to help control flooding and provide water for fighting fires, the Cistern was later covered and sodded. Today, it is a favorite studying spot for College of Charleston students.
66 George St., Charleston, SC 29401
Founded in 1807, it’s one of the nation’s oldest public markets – and the cultural heart of Charleston. Charleston Market is home to more than 300 entrepreneurs, and is open every day of the year except December 25th.
188 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
Mount Pleasant’s popular waterfront and dining district features a park, a boardwalk, and breathtaking views of Charleston Harbor. Water taxi service is available from downtown Charleston.
Shrimp Boat Ln., Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Charleston has five beautiful beach towns, each with its own personality: world-class Kiawah Island Resort, the quiet, private shores of Seabrook Island, family friendly Folly Beach, historic Sullivan’s Island and the golf and resort community of Isle of Palms. Bring your sunscreen and a sense of adventure.