Planning a Trip to Charleston? Check Out These 5 Things to Do

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Planning a Trip to Charleston? Check Out These 5 Things to Do

It is not surprising that Charleston, South Carolina is known as “America’s friendliest city” as it oozes southern charm and hospitality. From the stunning and well-persevered buildings to the amazing restaurants with incredible service, Charleston has the feel of being caught in time. During your next visit to Charleston, take time to experience this time capsule of a city and check out these five things to do, all of which make Charleston, Charleston. 

Fort Sumter National Monument

When you walk around Charleston, South Carolina, it is hard to imagine there was a time when this picturesque town was torn apart by the war. It is even harder to imagine that this is the place where the Civil War started.Fort Sumter National Monument is the site where the Confederate army opened fire. Today, visitors can visit the monument that is full of things to see and read all of which will entrance any history buff for hours.

Charleston Waterfront Park

There are many beautiful sites in Charleston, but some visitors believe the Charleston Waterfront Park is the prettiest of them all. With over 12 acres of park area, this is a wonderful place to come, relax, take a walk, or just enjoy the waterfront. There are park benches for sitting, two fountains for splashing around, and several family size swings for swinging; all perfect for the visitor wanting to relax.

Ghost of Charleston Tour

The South is full of wild ghost stories, and Charleston is famous for many of those stories. There are several ghost tours available in Charleston, but the Ghost of Charleston Tour is a favorite primarily because of its exclusive privileges to the Unitarian Church Cemetery. Even if you are not a believer in ghost stories, the history that you will learn along the way is fascinating and makes this tour worth your time and money.

Upper King Street Tour

Are you looking to experience some southern cuisine? Then you will want to take the Upper King Street Tour. Upper King Street is an up and coming area that is rapidly expanding into an area filled with culinary greatness. The Upper King Street Tour will take you through the area, showing you a fabulous culinary side of Charleston. This tour is a must-do for all you foodies.

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

As you wander the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, you will see how well this city has maintained its historic charm and beauty. There is no better place to see this historic beauty than in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Not only is the architecture of this building stunning, but there are gorgeous stain-glass windows that detail the story of the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist. Even if religion is not part of your life, it is still worth a quick stop to admire the beauty and fantastic preservation of this southern beauty.

Charleston, South Carolina is a fantastic city to visit. Make sure you take the time to experience these suggested ideas along with all the other wonderful things the city has to offer.

Have you been to Charleston? What things would you suggest that others do there on their next vacation?

 

 

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