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Charleston the oldest city in the state of South Carolina is a fun destination for everyone from those interested in the city's rich history to people looking to enjoy some of Charleston's exciting attractions. It can be hard to pick which things to do in Charleston

or Chucktown simply because of the variety of famous sites which call the city home.

There are however a few local spots that you'll not want to miss the next time you head to this charming historic city.

One of the top tourist attractions in Charleston has to be Charleston tours of various historic homes. Many of these homes like the must see Aiken-Rhett House have been transformed into museums that transport visitors back to Charleston's lovely past. If you are interested in learning more about the industries that first put Charleston on the map you'll want to take Charleston excursions to Drayton Hall America's oldest plantation or visit Middleton Place a former rice plantation. Military history lovers will want to be sure to visit places like The Citadel and those who want to experience what it was like to live in Charleston as an early settler should stop by Charles Towne Landing.

There are many fine Charleston activities for families visiting the area as well. You could head to the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry so your children will have a hands on learning experience. Splash Zone Waterpark is the best place to stop for families with active children staying in Charleston. The South Carolina Aquarium is a great place to visit if your little ones are interested in learning more about sea creatures. After a busy day of checking out Charleston's many sites you can head to Charleston Waterfront Park for a relaxing picnic dinner or go to Marion Square to check out one of the area's fine dining establishments.

From the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist one of the sites that helped earn Charleston its nickname of Holy City to the stunning Morris Island Lighthouse there are endless delights to be found on your next visit to Charleston SC.


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Historic Charleston

Appreciate the authentic antebellum ambiance as you move between historical homes, museums, markets and waterfront parks on foot or by horse-drawn carriage tours.


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