8 Amazing Outdoor Activities in Charleston

Beach days and pool hangs are a given in Charleston, but you may be seeking a more action-packed adventure. From kayaking alongside flippered friends to exploring a one-of-a-kind avian conservatory, there are endless ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors in Charleston. Scroll on for 8 of our favorites!

1. SAILING

Feel the wind in your sails. Climb aboard a catamaran and learn the ropes for yourself or rewind on an 18th century modeled schooner. Discover our favorite sailing adventures in Charleston.

2. FISHING

Go fish! Cast your line, but hold on tight; we have many fish in our waters ready to bite! Check out the top fishing charters in Charleston.

3. GOLFING

Tee it up in Charleston! World-class courses situated on breathtaking coastal terrain range from true links style to tight wooded Lowcountry layouts. Discover 15 great golf courses in the Lowcountry.

4. BIKING

#ExploreCharleston like a local. Sign up for a bike tour to learn your way around the historic streets or rent a bike to explore on your own. Check out these bike rentals and tours.

5. KAYAKING & PADDLEBOARDING

Pick up a paddle and weave through blackwater swamps, rice plantations, creeks and rivers. You just may come face to face with dolphins, alligators, herons and all of the wildlife that hang around the Lowcountry’s wetlands. Discover our favorite kayak rentals in Charleston.

6. BIRDING

At the Center for Birds of Prey, a one-of-a-kind avian conservatory, the owls, hawks, falcons and eagles are the stars of the show. Don’t miss the flight demonstrations, an awe-inspiring sight, with the birds’ precision moves and soaring wingspans casting long shadows across the grounds of this tranquil place. Learn more about the Center for Birds of Prey.

7. CLIMBING

Gain a new perspective as you climb Charleston’s tallest outdoor climbing facility. Test your balance and reach new heights on a ropes course. Check out our favorite adventure activities in the Lowcountry.

8. TENNIS

Lowcountry residents and locals – both young and old, professional and amateur – are hitting the courts in Charleston, awarded “America’s Best Tennis Town” in 2010. Pack your racket for your next visit to Charleston to see what all the tennis talk is about! Discover where we’re hitting the courts.

Ready to plan your action-packed adventure in Charleston? Explore our curated itineraries to get you started!

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