Family Playcation

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Family Playcation DAY ONE

You've arrived! And the fun starts NOW! Check in then dive in to family fun while exploring the beauty of Charleston and getting your first taste of fresh seafood fare and BBQ bites.


Welcome to your waterfront abode away from home. Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront offers spectacular Lowcountry views, comfy quarters and easy access to the sights, sounds and flavors found only in Charleston.


Hop on Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront's complimentary shuttle and be transported to Charleston's historic district, the location of your lunch spot! Housed in a 1940s naval building overlooking the historic harbor, Fleet Landing offers a view of Fort Sumter and a menu featuring Southern-style seafood.


Just a stone's throw from Fleet Landing, Waterfront Park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, walking and jogging paths and a long pier with picnic tables and wooden swings. Stroll through the park toward The Battery and pass Rainbow Row for a photo op along the way!


A local favorite for genuine, Southern BBQ is Home Team BBQ. Enjoy your BBQ on a sandwich, in a burrito, or in tacos - you can't go wrong with any option.

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Family Playcation DAY TWO

Prepare for a day full of adventure! Wave hello to rescued sea turtles at the South Carolina Aquarium; climb aboard the USS Yorktown, a decommissioned aircraft carrier; explore a one-of-a-kind avian conservatory where owls, falcons and eagles are the star of the show.


Head down to the hotel lobby for breakfast at the Garden Grille, where Chef Matt Barclay, recently featured at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, leads the culinary team in serving up refreshing plates that can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco on the outdoor patio.


INSIDERS TIP! Experience three adventurous Charleston Harbor attractions with one convenient pass, the Charleston Waterfront Pass, available at the Charleston Visitors Center on Meeting Street! Begin your waterfront adventure at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum or the South Carolina Aquarium then take sail to the next attraction via the Charleston Water Taxi.


Following your adventures at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, enjoy a new perspective of the USS Yorktown alongside fresh seafood fare and waterfront views at Charleston Harbor Fish House.


Have you ever seen a bald eagle up close? Discover the life of raptors through guided walking tours, educational conservation programs and captivating flight demonstrations at the Center for Birds of Prey.

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Family Playcation DAY THREE

Begin with a Lowcountry brunch before diving into both Charleston history and cool waters on your final day in the Lowcountry.


Bananas: check! Caramel: check! Meringue: check! If Millers All Day's mouth-watering waffles aren't enough to get you through the door, their savory cocktails, orange glaze biscuit rolls or biscuits and gravy just might do the trick!


Embark on a Fort Sumter boat tour via the SpiritLine Cruises terminal adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium. Learn about Charleston's rich maritime history while underway to the island garrison that played a pivotal role in the Civil War's opening bombardment on April 12, 1861.


Grab a beach ball and your bathing suits and head to the outdoor hotel pool overlooking the water. Tote along your favorite magazine or current read to enjoy an afternoon of lounging while the kids splash away!


Enjoy a cocktail with a side of sunset and a cool breeze on your final evening in Charleston at 45 Waterside, Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront's outdoor rooftop lounge.

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