Eco-Friendly Travel Guide to Charleston

Kiawah River

Paddle through a salt marsh at sunrise and catch sight of pelicans soaring; build a sandcastle after lunch and listen to the roar of ocean waves; set sail at sunset and spot dolphins breaching. Charleston’s soul-stirring landscapes lure everyone outdoors. Home to more than 90 miles of pristine beaches, several of the oldest gardens in America and serene wildlife sanctuaries, there is much to love and much to protect in the Lowcountry.

If you’re passionate about sustainable travel, supporting local artisans, purveyors, entrepreneurs and businesses, and making conscious decisions that will leave a positive impact while traveling, this guide is for you!

Scroll on to discover just a few of the Charleston area accommodations, attractions, restaurants and retailers that are implementing eco-friendly initiatives in an effort to protect our beautiful destination and unique, treasured wildlife that call the Lowcountry home!

Did we miss anyone? Let us know so we can share their exemplary efforts!

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Planters Inn: Three-Day Getaway

Looking for an authentic Charleston cultural immersion? Book a sophisticated three-day getaway at Planters Inn, voted the #3 Best U.S.

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