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Below is a small sample of all the wonderful things to do.
Wild Dunes (for those staying on property)
The Wild Dunes Links Golf Course
The Harbor Golf Course
Golf lessons and clinics
Tennis lessons and clinics
Sand and Sea Spa
Playground (by the Dunes Deli on Backcourt Drive)
Miles of bike/walking trails
Grand Pavilion Boardwalk (After 6pm)
Beach chair rentals
Crabbing Dock (located behind Lagoon Villa)
Marina (formally known as Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor)
Evening entertainment at Grand Pavilion and Village Amphitheater (seasonal events)
Isle of Palms
Numerous homages to Edgar Allen Poe exist, as he served in the military and lived on the island.
Dining options are great in this quaint, picturesque town.
This series of fortifications was built to protect the city of Charleston. The first fort
formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as
"The Palmetto State."
The Goldbug Tree
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse - Also commonly known as "Charleston Light" this lighthouse holds a unique
title in Carolina Lighthouse lore as one of the most modern lighthouses in the country.
The Aiken-Rhett House Museum
Tours of this historic home of an influential 1800s family. It remained in the hands of family descendants for 142 years until it was sold to The Charleston Museum and opened as a museum house in 1975.
Angel Oak Tree
The Angel Oak Tree is thought to be one of the oldest living things in the country. The land where the Angel Oak Tree stands was part of Abraham Waight’s 1717 land grant. The City of Charleston now owns the property.
This lovely spot on the waterfront features southern mansions, cannons, cannon balls, oak trees, palmettos, statues, a gazebo, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse.
Enjoy historic, culinary, and ghost tours.
Charleston Outdoor Adventure Tours
Enjoy history, dolphins, waterfowl via kayak, SUP, and boat.
This tour has been featured in Southern Living, the New York Times, and AAA and provides an incredible overview of the history, culture, homes, architecture, and gardens.
Local, contemporary fine art of museum quality.
Culinary Tours of Charleston
Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston,” these tours go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, culinary experts, and specialty shops.
Dock Street Theatre
Enjoy a show in America’s first theatre.
Founded in 1738 this is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that’s still open to the public. Through two wars, devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, and the impact of seven generations of family life, the main house has survived the centuries in near original condition and its grounds have been hailed as “the most significant, undisturbed historic landscape in America.
Fort Sumter National Monument and Tour
Travel to the site where the Civil War began.
Grand Bohemian Gallery
This gallery showcases one of the most eclectic art galleries in the country.
Haunted Jail Tour
As seen on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures,” this tour explores the haunted
Old City Jail. Reservations are required.
H.L. Hunley Submarine
This became the first successful submarine in world history in 1864 when it sunk the USS Housatonic. However, minutes after this, the Hunley and all hands on board disappeared. The Hunley Commission was created by the State of South Carolina to acquire, recover, and preserve the H.L. Hunley submarine for public display.
Magnolia Plantations and Gardens
Experience the history, beauty, enchantment and alluring fragrance of America’s last large-scale romantic-style garden where nature controls the garden’s design. Established in the 1670s, Magnolia is the ancestral home of the Drayton family. As the oldest plantation site on the Ashley River, Magnolia has earned the distinction as the oldest public garden in the United States.
Marion Square Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is open each Saturday, from April 9th through November 26th, 8 AM to 2 PM with additional Sunday markets during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June as well as Saturdays and Sundays in December during Holiday Magic for our Holiday Market. It offers a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans.
Middleton Place House Museum
Middleton Place House Museum: Built in 1755, the House Museum collection interprets generations of
the rice planters who helped shape the United States prior to and through the Civil War.
The Nathaniel Russell House Museum
Tour this historic house built by wealthy shipping merchant Nathaniel Russell in 1808. It is recognized as one of America's most important Neoclassical houses.
Old City Market
As one of the nation's oldest public markets, this historic Market plays a leading role in
the preservation time-treasured customs and American history. Throughout the year, visitors gather for
authentic experiences and interaction with more than 300 vibrant entrepreneurs.
Old South Carriage Company
Licensed guides team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history
and charm of Charleston.
Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, the park is adjacent to the historic
homes once occupied by Naval officers who were stationed on the Charleston Naval Base, surrounded
by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. Also, it is home to the Greater Charleston Naval
Enjoy a sail on the tall ship, Schooner Pride. One of the top rated things to do in
Charleston and a top 10 sunset sail in the US. See the "Holy City" from the water with us.
Charleston has amazing shopping.
Charleston has an amazing restaurant scene!
Charleston Fun Park
Enjoy mini golf, go karts, bumper cars, and the like.
Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Exhibits from each major war exist as do stories of some of
the heroes who won the CMH.
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Pitt Street Bridge
Mount Pleasant Pier
Splash Island Waterpark
This waterpark is great for smaller kids
Sit outdoors and watch the dolphins swim by. The area includes waterfront Dining such as
Water's Edge, Vickery's, Tavern & Table, and Red's. The boardwalk is a great spot, and various locations
from the hit show Outer Banks will be recognized.
Boone Hall Plantation
Growing and producing crops for over three centuries, this is one of the country’s
oldest working, living plantations. U-Pick fields are open seasonally. http://boonehallplantation.com/
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