The first day of summer is just around the corner, and we are excited to spend ours in the #1 City in the U.S. From golfing at Dunes West in Mount Pleasant to shopping on King Street downtown, there are endless possibilities for fun summer activities in Charleston.
Grab a Bite at Charleston’s Best Eateries. Charleston is famous for its culinary scene, offering everything from southern soul food to award-winning barbecue to sophisticated rooftop bars. Check out Condé Nast Traveler’s list of “28 Best Restaurants in Charleston.”
Walk the Ravenel Bridge. Soaring above the Cooper River, the Ravenel Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Charleston. Walk or bike up the pedestrian path and enjoy the best sunrise view in the city.
Visit the Angel Oak. Nestled in the heart of Johns Island, this magnificent oak tree is estimated to be over 400 years old. It is truly a sight to see!
Shop at the Charleston Farmer’s Market. Local growers, artisans, and culinary masters come together to offer produce, handmade gifts, food, and more in Marion Square every Saturday morning throughout the summer.
Kayak at Shem Creek. This shrimping creek in Mount Pleasant is a great place to enjoy marine life – don’t be surprised if you encounter a pod of dolphins on your kayaking or paddle-boarding venture.
Ferry to Fort Sumter. The Fort Sumter National Monument is one of the most-visited historic destinations in Charleston. Take the ferry out to this historic site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
Watch Fireworks at Patriot’s Point. Grab your American flag gear and head out to one of the Lowcountry’s most impressive Fourth of July fireworks show at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant. Learn more here.
Bike Around the Battery. Take a leisurely bike ride and enjoy stunning views of South of Broad and the harbor on The Battery. You can rent bicycles at a variety of locations downtown.
Head to the Beach. Plan a beach day and visit Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms, which offer some of the loveliest beachfronts in the Lowcountry.
Tour a Historic Home. Charleston boasts some of the most well-preserved historic homes in the nation, many of which are open for tours. The Middleton Place House Museum, Edmondston-Alston House, and the Heyward-Washington House are a few to consider.
Find a Home in Charleston. Thinking of buying a home in Charleston? A great first step is contacting a knowledgeable William Means agent, who will help you find a neighborhood and home that best meets your needs. Or start your home search today at www.charlestonrealestate.com, which offers advanced search criteria and a “Saved Search” feature.