When my relocation clients visit Charleston for the first time, they want to experience the area as well as see homes. Here’s my list of things to do. There’s something for everyone.
1. Relax on the beach. The beaches of Isle of Palms, Sullivans and Folly are within a 15-minute drive.
2. Visit a plantation. Magnolia Plantation is a good choice for kids. There’s a swamp tour with gators at a safe distance and a small petting zoo.
3. Take a Harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
4. Experience a walking history or ghost tour with the always entertaining Ed Macy
5. Chow down at Fleet Landing. Try the trigger fish, shrimp-n-grits and hush puppies.
6. Stop by Belgium Gelato for a cold and creamy treat.
7. Stroll down East Bay, past Rainbow Row, to White Point Garden on the Battery. Then, walk back up Church St. make a left on Queen to Lower King Street for window shopping.
8. Enjoy dinner and drinks on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant and then walk it off on the wharf, where you’re sure to see dolphins and pelicans.
9. Take in an oyster roast or concert at Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant.
10. Kayak with Coastal Expeditions.
If it’s raining, you’ll still have a blast here in Charleston. Splash on over to The South Carolina Aquarium or head to the Hunley exhibit. It’s the world’s first combat submarine. Grown ups will even have fun at this kid heaven – Charleston Fun Park in Mt. Pleasant.
Susan Matthews is a Realtor serving the greater Charleston area with Coldwell Banker Carolinas. Contact her for more info on selling your home.