Top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Charleston

  • By Jim K
  • Resorts
  • 01.03.2016

In order to take advantage of all Charleston has to offer to its visitors, you should consider what is most appealing and enjoyable for you.  To enjoy the city’s sunny weather you certainly should consider spending more time outdoors in the parks or on the beach.  The city is also very rich in American history that is transpiring in its buildings, market places and cobblestone streets.  However, the place every visitor of Charleston must see is the Fort Sumter National Monument that is rising on the site, where were heard the first shots of the Civil War.  The fort is only accessible by water and is a beautiful and educational monument to visit.  The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum should be the next stop on your Charleston tour with its several World War II watercrafts.  Here you will be able to experience life at sea and learn about the history and past missions.  The public park of the city apart from beautiful shaded alleys and relaxing walks has to offer another attraction – the impressive 1500 years old live oak, which has survived numerous hurricanes and earthquakes.  This gigantic tree, called the Angel Oak, is 65 feet high and 25 feet in circumference and is situated on the John’s Island.
If you wonder what else to do while in Charleston, take time to explore the local museums, sign up for a carriage tour or visit a traditional Southern plantation.  The Boone Hall Plantation is American’s oldest still working plantation, established in 1681.  Here you will see its historic buildings and still intact slave cabins.  A carriage tour of Charleston, on the other hand, will take you through the Historic District, the Old City Market and a number of beautiful and significant landmarks and views.  However, every visitor of Charleston should spend time on its beaches and enjoy its warm sunny weather.  Sullivan’s Island Beach, for example, is a quiet spot, where you can relax on the smooth sand, taste the local cuisine and explore its market.