These Unique Things to Do in Charleston, SC, Are a Must!

DON’T MISS THE LOWCOUNTRY’S LOCAL HOTSPOTS

To experience the most unique things to do in Charleston, SC, you need to know where the locals like to go. Begin with a stroll down the Holy City’s iconic King Street on a gorgeous, sunny afternoon. As you make your way from the popular Upper King District, one of the very first stops you encounter is Pour Taproom. Enter through the sleek double doors, walk down the marble hallway,  then ride the elevator to the rooftop bar with sweeping views of the city. What’s so unique about this establishment? You can fill your glass straight from the taps with wine or ice-cold craft beer. It’s the perfect way to begin a local’s walking tour of the city.


When you continue your stroll down King Street, you see shoppers carrying colorful bags filled with purchases from one-of-a-kind boutiques, people reading menus displayed in restaurant windows, and bicycle taxis carting people through this charming city. Soon, you’ll arrive at Calhoun Street where, if it happens to be a Saturday in April-November, vendors set up for the Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square. Take a moment to peruse all of the beautiful locally made crafts for a souvenir that commemorates your vacation in Charleston, SC.


Finally, continue down Lower King Street, and in just a few blocks, take a left on Queen Street. Follow this iconic road as it meanders through the French Quarter all the way out to the breathtaking Waterfront Park. At its entrance, steps lead up to a majestic fountain where people gather and unwind. Rows of covered swings on a large pier invite you to rest while taking in unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor. As you sit back in the shade looking out at sparkling, deep blue waters, you’ll never want to leave Charleston, SC.

 

HOT SPOTS FOR HISTORY BUFFS

 


 

Perhaps you’re dying to know more about the history of downtown Charleston. Luckily, there’s an abundance of sites you can visit in the Holy City that offer a glimpse into Charleston’s past. Set up a guided walking tour to see and learn more about attractions like the Nathaniel Russell House, a mansion and National Historic Landmark built in 1808. Your knowledgeable tour guide is sure to take you by the Fireproof Building, which is yet another National Landmark and believed to be the oldest fireproof building in all of the United States.

If you love mystery and enjoy a good ghost story, Charleston doesn’t disappoint. There are several tours in town that expose you to a different side of this beautiful city. Don’t miss the chance to visit the haunted City Jail on Queen Street which housed prisoners from the Civil War. Visiting this site is easily one of the most unique things to do in Charleston, SC.

While downtown Charleston has a near-endless list of things to do and see, a trip outside the city limits is well worth your time. Experience history, beauty, and intrigue when you visit the area’s historic plantations. One of our favorites is Drayton Hall. Tour this gorgeous property complete with lush, green gardens, intricate Palladian architecture, and so many exhibits for you to explore.

 

 

OCEANFRONT HOME WITH WIDE, RELAXING PORCHES?

 


 

Yep, that too. Charleston is the sandy, sun-kissed vacation of your childhood. Starfish and sandcastles, bocce and volleyball, and miles of laid back beaches await on Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach. Create new memories with family and friends in our luxury vacation rentals that come complete with concierge services, upscale amenities, and prime, oceanfront locations. When you stay with Luxury Simplified Retreats, you get nothing but the best in all of the Holy City.