Outdoors

Let’s Play

Hook up with chest-high waves. Perfect your fairway drive. Paddle the creek at sunset. Take your pick. Here, the outdoors is everything.

Best Enjoyed Outside
Recreation & Relaxation

Miles of white sand beaches, an ocean, tidal creeks, paths to bike and walk, and adventure everywhere you look. See what the world’s talking about.

The World’s 21 Top Luxury Beach Destinations

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No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S.

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20 Best Places to Live on the Coast

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Kiawah Golf
5 Championship Courses

Luxurious accommodations, award-winning golf, tennis, spa services, and a seemingly endless array of activities for the whole family.

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Sandlapper Water Tours
History, Nature, and Sunset Tours of the Charleston Harbor

From sunset and dinner cruises to ghost tours, skiff excursions, and custom charters, we’ll help you discover Charleston by land and sea.

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James Island County Park
Endless Acres of Fun

Relax in open meadows. Go fishing and crabbing. Play in the water park. Walk, bike, or skate through miles of paved paths. Play volleyball or horseshoes. It’s all here!

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Coastal Expeditions
Make Welcome The Wild

Get to know – and love – the Lowcountry coast through storytelling, world-class eco-tours, empowering instruction from experienced guides, gear, and merchandise.

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Palmetto Carriage
Step Back In Time

Public and private carriage tours, friendly guides, amazing landmarks, and tales from Charleston’s illustrious history.

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What sets Charleston apart – the real secret to the city’s centries-spanning allure – is not just that it keeps offering more to visitors or that there’s always something new to discover here. It’s that there’s always something new for everyone to discover regardless of what you’re interested in, where you’re coming from, or what you’re looking to find."

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itineraries

Featured Itinerary
Island Hopping Adventure

Explore five of our beautiful and unique beach towns over an unforgettable five-day adventure.

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Featured Itinerary
Folly Beach in 3 Days

Catch a wave, dine like a local and savor sun-soaked days at the “Edge of America.” Spend 72 hours discovering an eclectic beach town like no other.

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