Charleston Day Trip
For a fun day trip, travel south to Charleston, South Carolina. Click the link below and check out things to do in the holy city.
Charleston City Market
EXPLORE THE CHARLESTON CITY MARKET
Welcome to the Charleston City Market, the cultural heart of the City. As one of the nation’s oldest public markets, the historic Charleston City Market plays a leading role in the preservation time-treasured customs and vibrant American history. Throughout the year, the local community and visitors alike gather for authentic experiences and interaction with more than 300 vibrant entrepreneurs.
The Charleston City Market is a multi-faceted attraction.
CHARLESTON CITY DAY MARKET
Operates daily from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in three open air sheds as well as the Great Hall.
CHARLESTON CITY NIGHT MARKET (re-opens on March 18th)
Operates from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday from March through December; Sundays starting on May 15th. Thursday night March 24th, and 31st.
Fort Sumter Tours
Explore the Grounds of Fort Sumter
Stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began at Fort Sumter National Monument. The first shots were fired here, igniting a conflict that saw more than 700,000 casualties. Experience a feeling of patriotic pride while a National Park Ranger brings each feature to life, evoking images of mortar shells and cannon fire. Your one-hour visit to Fort Sumter allows ample time to explore well-preserved fort ruins and browse Museum Shop souvenirs.
South Carolina Aquarium
Be entertained by an intimate look at many of South Carolina’s native animals and plants as your journey through the Aquarium takes you from the mountains to the sea. You’ll encounter surprises around every corner and an experience straight from the island of Madagascar is closer than you imagine.
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
In 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. This spectacular approach to his home symbolizes southern heritage and will take root in your memory for many years to come. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is “a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C.”
Charleston Boat Tour
Climb aboard the Carolina Belle to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During the scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest!
Your professional USCG licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to United States history.
Haunted History Tour of Charleston
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston and has developed the greatest carriage experience in the city! Our Haunted History Tour is given with a historic perspective that gives us an edge over the numerous other ghost tours in Charleston. A Palmetto Carriage Haunted History Tour offers a unique way to tour the historic district and learn about local figures that lived, died, and now haunt our beautiful city. Some of the locations included are Poogans Porch and The Haunted Dungeon. This is more than just a ghost tour; our tour guides blend knowledge, wit, humor, folklore, and Charleston’s haunting history to make this an exciting way to learn about a part of Charleston omitted from the day time tours.