Top Adventures in Charleston

  • Explore the White Point Garden

    As soon as you walk into the park you are immediately surrounded by the absolute beauty of the area. The twisting and intertwining trees provide the right amount of shade and a beautiful backdrop for taking pictures. The gravel paths throughout th...

  • Visit Fort Sumter National Monument

    Fort Sumter is a sea fort out on an island in the middle of Charleston Harbor and is a great place to visit if you like history and/or exploring ruins.  The National Park Service collaborates with Fort Sumter Tours, so you will have to book a boat...

  • Take a Stroll Down the Charleston Battery

    This rustic concrete path overlooks the ocean views. As you walk on this path you will come across camera-toting tourists, horse drawn carriages and incredible Charleston architecture. Whether you are running this path just as the sun sets or watc...

  • Photograph Angel Oak

    Angel Oak Park is located just 12 miles from downtown Charleston, so it makes for a great mini trip if you're already visiting the beautiful area. The tree is half a mile down Angel Oak Road, off of Maybank Highway on Johns Island. The Park is fre...

  • Explore Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    There are several different things you can do here. Tour the gardens, boat tour, tram tour, Audubon tour, plantation tour, etc. There is a lot to see and it's a very enchanting place during the spring through summer. View birds nesting and flowers...

  • Walk around Audubon Swamp

    If visiting Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for the day, consider paying the extra $8 admission to walk around the Audubon Swamp Garden.  Parking for these gardens is on the way out of Magnolia Plantation on the left side.  The trail begins to the...

    1.3 miles 0 ft gain

  • Kayak Camp on Capers Island

    Enjoy a relaxing adventure by paddling to Capers Island for a day trip or overnight. Located across the Copahee Sound just North of Charleston, South Carolina, Capers Island is located on the Atlantic Ocean next to Dewees Island. If you don't ha...

    8 miles

  • Explore Botany Bay

    Located approximately 45 miles south of historic Charleston, SC, this 4,600-acre Plantation Heritage Preserve is on Edisto Island. Already when approaching the Botany Bay Plantation, you are astonished by the magnificent avenue of oaks which promp...

    0.5 miles

  • Explore Bulls Island

    Bulls Island is located just 20 miles away from America's #1 small city - Charleston, South Carolina. However, Bulls Island isn't just for anyone, but those who want the chance to get away to an uninhabited island and a Class 1 Wilderness Area. Th...

    8 miles

  • Backpack the Swamp Fox Passage from Witherby to Rt. 17

    The Swamp Fox Passage is a portion of the larger Palmetto Trail, which travels from the Western mountains of South Carolina, Eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. This adventure hikes along a 29 mile section of the Swamp Fox through the Francis Marion ...

    29 miles

  • Kayak to Otter Islands

    If you're looking for your own personal kayak adventure to do without a tour guide, this is the trip for you...as long as you plan wisely! Where the South Edisto river spills into the Atlantic off the coast of Edisto Beach, South Carolina, there i...

  • Hike the South Tibwin Trail

    The trailhead is located at the South Tibwin parking lot on the east side of Highway 17, about 12.5 miles north of McClellanville. You will see a large metal gate and hikers bulletin board. This is a lollipop loop trail that is on an old forest ro...

    2.4 miles

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