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Charleston, South Carolina

Mar 25, 2010  Recently back from South Carolina
3.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

Seeing the sights in Charleston in 2-3 days

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Sullivan's Island, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Fort Sumter National Monument
    Fort Sumter National Monument, Sullivan's Island

    Take the boat to the fort that was the scene of a bombardment that marked the beginning of the Civil War.

  • 2. Charleston Waterfront Park
    Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston

    Pineapple shaped fountain, swinging benches; watch the cargo and cruise ships dock, and maybe see some dolphins passing by

  • 3. Confederate Museum
    Confederate Museum, Charleston

    On Meeting Street and open at 11am weekdays, an authentic historical experience that includes the flag of truce used to surrender Charleston to Union forces in 1865, as well as the original pens used to sign the state Ordinance of Secession that led to the formation of the Confederacy.

  • 4. The Calhoun Mansion
    The Calhoun Mansion, Charleston

    A stunning place, with beautiful gardens outside and room after room of ornate antiques inside. A must see on lower Meeting Street.

  • 5. The Battery

    Walk from the Calhoun Mansion down to this famous promenade with antebellum homes stretching along the shores of the Charleston Peninsula.

  • 6. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
    Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston

    Amazing gardens with many points of interest, plus the Audubon Swamp Garden, where you can see herons, lizards, turtles, and if you are lucky, gators

  • 7. The Citadel
    The Citadel, Charleston

    A military college..walk around the grounds and absorb a very different kind of college experience, including a parade ground, barracks, and various tanks, planes, and other military items.

  • 8. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
    Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant

    Roam the interior and flight deck of an aircraft carrier in Charleston Harbor, and also explore the inside of a submarine, the USS Clamagore.

  • 9. Isle of Palms
    Isle of Palms

    An upscale beach area about 25-30 minutes from downtown Charleston, worth the trip for a refreshing walk and a look at the para sailors.