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12 Activities You Can Only Do in Charleston

12 Activities You Can Only Do in Charleston

The Holy City’s warm hospitality, secret alleyways, hidden gardens and undeniable charm are just a few things that set Charleston apart from any other destination. Scroll on to discover 12 activities you can only do in Charleston, from unique culinary experiences to one-of-a-kind tours and more.

  1. Step into the dreamy swan scene in the blockbuster hit The Notebook at Cypress Gardens

    Cypress Gardens
  2. Sip tea at the only tea garden in North America

    Charleston Tea Garden
  3. Sail to the site of the first shots of the Civil War

    Fort Sumter National Monument
  4. Walk the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

    Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  5. Step aboard the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the US Navy at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

    Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
  6. Attend a Sunday Gospel Brunch at Halls Chophouse

    Halls Chophouse
  7. Visit the oldest living oak east of the Mississippi

    Angel Oak
  8. Embark on the Charleston Gateway Walk

    Charleston Gateway Walk
  9. Visit the oldest landscaped gardens in America and America’s oldest public gardens

    Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Middleton Place
  10. Explore the site where English settlers landed in 1670 and established the birthplace of the Carolina colony

    Charles Towne Landing
  11. Learn all about the Gullah language and culture at Boone Hall

    Boone Hall
  12. Visit a larger-than-life sized pineapple at Joe Riley Waterfront Park

    Joe Riley Waterfront Park

Ready to plan your visit? Explore our First-Timer’s Guide to Charleston to get started!