Top 10 Things to Do on Vacation

Top 10 Things to Do in Charleston

Deep Sea Fishing

Google Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Summary: Our #1 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is enjoy a fishing adventure of a lifetime on a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Jack and the Charleston Reel Adventures Team. Choose from a number of different deep sea fishing experiences. Charleston Reel Adventures offers the most economical and sometimes, cheapest saltwater fishing trips in the Charleston area.

Pricing: $200 – $1200 (we also have some great specials!!)

Phone: 267-421-1883

Location 1: Shem Creek Boardwalk, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Location 2: Remley’s Public Boat Landing


Beaches (Isle of Palms, Folly Beach , Kiawah )

Kiawah Public Beach

Summary: Our #2 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is enjoy the beaches. Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s, and Folly beach are all public; however, if you really want to get that white sand blue water feel than Kiawah is your destination. There is only public section of Kiawah so be sure to get there early as parking fills up fast here. Upon parking there is a short walk to get to beach.


Location: 8 beachwalker dr, kiawah island, SC 29455-5652


Isle Of Palms

Summary: Our #2.1 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is Isle of Palms. This is your southern style beach with a few good local establishment along its sandy shore. When walking down to the beach from the County parking lot, make aright and walk down the beach to set up shop in front of Coconut Joes Beach Grill or Windjammer Rollicking Beach Bar to ensure some good food and cold drinks are close by in case you don’t feel like bringing the cooler.

Location: 1 14th Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451


Folly Beach

Summary: Our #2.2 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is Folly Beach. This is your laid back beach town. Good Eats and local dive bars line the street of this beach town.

Location: Folly Beach


South Carolina Aquarium

Google Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Summary: Our #3 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is visiting the Chalreston Aquarium. Charleston is built around the water with a network of bridges and canals. The wildlife here is evasive at time and you might not catch them all on an eco tour. The center piece of the aquarium is the 385,000 gallon tank. This is a three story tank with a wide of variety of fish from the surrounding low country. The aquarium also part of the National Sea Turtle Care Center. They rescue, care, and release these turtles as part of annual events and conservation. This is just a short walk down the road to one of our Top 10 Restaurants (Fleet Landing).

Pricing: Approx. $30 for adults and $23 for children as of 1/2019.

Phone: 843-577-3474

Location: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401


Fort Sumter National Monument

Google Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Summary: Our #4 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is visiting the historical national monument Fort Sumter where the first shot of the civil war rang out. Don’t try to drive here, Fort Sumter is only accessible by boat. Below are the tour boats to take you to the island. Be sure to visit there website to check tour times. Click HERE for website. This is a great tour offering a chance to view one of the most historical monuments in Charleston, but you will also get a chance to see Charleston from the water while on one of the ferry.

Pricing: $14 – 22

Phone: 843-722-2628

Location: South Carolina 29412

Tour Boats

Patriots Point (Home of the USS Yorktown, CV-10, Aircraft Carrier)

For Direction to Patriots Point Departure Point click HERE

Downtown Charleston – (Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center, 340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401)

For Direction to Downtown Departure Point click HERE

USS Yorktown, CV-10, Aircraft Carrier

Google Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Summary: Our #5 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is visiting the USS Yorktown a CV-10 Aircraft Carrier. Walk around a WWII Aircraft Carrier on display. It’s pretty awesome!

Pricing: $24 for Adults and $16 for Children as of 1/2019

Phone: (843) 884-2727

Location: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464


Charleston Zipline Adventures

Google Rating: 4.9 out of 5

Summary: Our #6 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is Zipline Adventures. While the low country tends to be flat, Charleston Zipline gives you an opportunity to get up in the Canopy. This is an exciting exhilarating experience for the whole family. Zip from tree to tree and cool off from this birds eye view.

Pricing: $39-$79 as of 1/2019

Phone: 843-928-3947

Location: 1152 Guerins Bridge Road, Awendaw, SC 29429


Holy City Helicopters

Google Rating: 5 out of 5

Summary: Our #7  pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is take a helicopter ride and view Charleston not just from the water and ground but from the air. While we hope to see you on our Charleston harbor cruise or one of our charters where you will get to see Charleston from the water, taking this trip is a once in a lifetime experience. Viewing all of Charleston from a helicopter allows you to see all beauty Charleston has to offer.

Pricing: $110-300 as of 1/2019

Phone: 843-822-4356(

Location: 5875 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406


Charleston RiverDogs Baseball

Google Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Summary: Our #8  pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is the Charleston RiverDogs Baseball. If you’ve never been to a Minor League baseball game, you’re missing out on a true long standing american tradition. This is a load of fun for the whole family and very reasonably priced for the entertainment value it provides. I recommend taking a game in on a hot summers night and having a dog or two and a cold one. (This won’t break your budget!) If you lucky, you will see owner Bill Murray who is known to attend games frequently.

Pricing: $5-25

Phone:  843-723-7241

Address: 360 Fishburne St, Charleston, SC 29403


FireFly Distillery

Google Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Summary: Our #9 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is the FireFly Distillery. While this may not be for the whole family, this is great for the adults. Located on Wadmalaw Isalnd this is the largest distillery in the state. Learn about the distilling process and get to taste a wide variety of liquor, wine, and beer. Local Food trucks are always on site, and live music during the summer is a frequent occurrence. Must be 21 or older.

Pricing: $6 per tasting

Phone: 843-557-1405

Location: 6812, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487


Fort Moultrie

Google Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Summary: Our #10 pick on our Top 10 things to do in Charleston is Fort Moultrie. This historic fort is a great summer time walk. It was formerly built of Palmettos logs which gave way to the carolinas being called “the palmetto state”.

Pricing: $7-$10

Phone:  (843) 883-3123 x 221 or x 248

Address: 1214 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482


H.L Hunley Submarine

Google Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Summary: Our honorable mention.

Pricing: Tours – Adults $16, Children $8

Phone: 843-743-4865

Address: 1250 Supply St, North Charleston, SC 29405


October 2020