Things to Do in Charleston

It's our city and we love it.

In fact, it can be difficult to tell where the campus ends and the city begins. (Hint: If you're on the bricks, you're probably on campus!)

Whether you're a history buff, beach lover, eclectic foodie, outdoor enthusiast, sports fan or art aficionado, Charleston has something for everyone.

It's our city. And it's just a step off the bricks away.

History, Heritage & Museums

We're a city of innovation and change, but getting here hasn't been easy. Step into the captivating — and complex— stories and rich history of Charleston. Explore and reflect on the pivotal moments that helped shape our country's heritage.

Sports & Recreation

College and pro sports or health and fitness programs, you're part of the action with Charleston's fan-friendly teams and recreation opportunities.

On the Beach & On the Water

Go ahead. Get your feet wet. Whether you're seeking the serenity of crashing waves on the shoreline or thrilling adventures on the surf, your visit to Charleston is not complete without an escape to one of our nearby beaches.
  • Charleston Area Beaches

    The surf at Folly Beach, sandcastles at Isle of Palms and the natural beauty of Sullivan's Island, the shores near Charleston offer an oasis of relaxation and adventure.

    Head to the Beach
  • The J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex

    Home of the College of Charleston's sailing team, the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex offers youth, adult and private sailing lessons. Members receive all-access to the College's fleet of FJs, z420s, Lasers and J-22s.

    The Complex is located just across from the Charleston Peninsula at the Patriots Point Marina in nearby Mt. Pleasant.

    Set Sail at the Sailing Complex

Shopping & Dinning

Tasty eats and trendy looks. We're the perfect fusion of flavors and fashion.
  • Shopping Charleston

    You'll find it here.

    Indulge in a shopping experience of Southern hospitality and coastal flare through our charming array of shops, galleries, and artisanal studios. Discover one-of-a-kind fashion finds, regional crafts, exquisite jewelry and captivating art pieces while enjoying the picturesque backdrop of historic downtown Charleston.

    Shop Downtown Charleston
  • Dining in Charleston

    Savor the bold flavors of Charleston's renowned food culture.

    Discover our hidden gems and trendy eateries serving up Southern classics, Lowcountry delicacies, international favorites, and fresh-from-the-dock seafood.

    Dining in Charleston