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Hoist a sail or hear a ghost tale. Barrier island recreation or tour a plantation? The number of activities unique to the Charleston area is incredible. Your guests will be thanking you for such a fun, authentic and memorable meeting, so go ahead-take a bow.

Things to Do

May 25 to June 10, 2018. Filling Charleston's theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music, Spoleto Festival USA offers special savings for groups of 10 or more.
When temperatures start rising, visitors of all ages will enjoy this favorite summer playground located within James Island County Park. Splash Zone provides hours of fun for the entire family. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and operating schedule.
The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers a full-service retreat in the heart of Charleston. Renew your spirit and rejuvenate your body with our range of indulgent treatments including massages, body wraps, facials, pedicures, and more. Fitness programming available, as well.
The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts.
Folly Beach County Park is located on the west end of Folly Island. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Visit our website for park amenities, gate fees, and hours of operation.
Charleston Strolls is the leader in educational & group tour planning services. Offering step-on guides, walking tours, plantation tours, special events, private homes & garden tours, specialty tours, and scavenger hunts. Charleston’s premier tour service company since 1979.
The park provides your group with a variety of recreational opportunities, facilities, and services. Meeting venues range from a small conference center to a large, fully-equipped meeting space. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and hours of operation.
Enjoy your tour of Charleston's rich history from the comfort of our fleet of specially designed, air-conditioned buses. Every tour is led by one of our licensed, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Special group tours and rates are available. Just be sure to ask!
The city's most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved and stabilized. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased. $10.
Rich in natural, cultural, and historical resources, Caw Caw offers miles of trails, with trailside exhibits, and elevated boardwalks through wetlands. It’s a favored habitat for rare wildlife. Arrange natural and historical tours and programs for your group.
Cool down during the hot summer months. Tucked deep within the tropical vegetation of Palmetto Islands County Park, Splash Island provides hours of fun for toddlers to pre-teen children. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and operating schedule.
This nature-oriented park, designed for group and family use, provides guests with a variety of recreational opportunities. Located within the park are covered shelters and a meeting/reception facility. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and hours of operation.
Featuring two world-renowned Fazio courses with dramatic finishing holes on the Atlantic Ocean. The Links Course is ranked among the world’s best and The Harbor Course will test your skills with water coming into play on nearly every hole. Located minutes from downtown Charleston.
Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean are just some of the possibilities at this 1,045-ft landmark pier. Visit our website for pier amenities, fees, and hours of operation.
Have your group walk, talk and taste their way through Charleston! Custom tours and events available including private tours of the Lowcountry’s gourmet restaurants, step-on guides and tasting tours. Voted "Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston" by Southern Living.
Freshfields Village is a true town-center offering a unique mix of shopping, dining, service, and lodging establishments all shaped by Lowcountry tradition and high style.
Charleston's top rated harbor tour. Enjoy over 75 points of interest including The Battery and Fort Sumter. Dolphin sightings are quite common and fun for everyone! Full bar and snacks on board too! Operates Feb - December.
Enjoy the beautiful views of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and Charleston Harbor from bench swings and shade structures located on the 1,250-ft Mount Pleasant Pier. Visit our website for pier amenities, fishing fees, and hours of operation.
Charleston's premier carriage company, since 1983. One hour tours of Charleston's historic residential district, fully narrated by city licensed guides in the red sash. Specializing in group tours, corporate events and large party transportation. Our professionalism and hospitality ensure a memorable Charleston experience.
The mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation today was built in 1936 as part of the Second Wave Of Reconstruction. This Georgian designed home blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter's family and his guests.
Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior with elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city’s elite. $12.
SpiritLine Cruises, locally grown and owned since 1961, offers the only tour of Charleston's harbor that features a licensed tour guide. Step aboard for our 90 minute tour cruising past landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the Battery and Castle Pinckney. Charleston is a city with a rich maritime history-what better way to explore her than from the water!
Come and see why Magnolia is South Carolina's "Most Visited Plantation" and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’' Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel & Leisure, 2014. We welcome you! "If you have one plantation to see, don’t miss Magnolia!"
Conveniently located at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector. Enjoy 600 ft of ocean-frontage; with lifeguards on duty seasonally along a designated swimming area. Visit our website for park amenities, gate fees, and hours of operation.
Experience coastal sailing in Charleston’'s historical harbor. The 84-foot, three-masted schooner is USCG certified to carry up to 49 passengers for a two hour harbor sail. Hands on participation welcomed. Private charters and public harbor sails are available for afternoon or sunset cruises.
Voted "Charleston's Best Tour Company" for five years running, Bulldog Tours is Charleston’s premier group tour planning company offering historical, culinary, and ghost tours. We have exclusive access to the Pre-Revolutionary Dungeon, the Old City Jail, and Charleston’s oldest graveyard.
Beachwalker Park offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Voted a Top Ten Beach in America, it's a spot not to be missed. Lifeguards on duty seasonally. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and hours of operation.
This 943-acre park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including crabbing and fishing along tidal creeks and lagoons, biking, paddle boats, and picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and hours of operation.
Drayton Hall, c. 1738, is America's oldest unrestored plantation house open to the public. Surrounded by live oaks and bordered by the historic Ashley River, this architectural masterpiece offers focused tours on architecture, African American history, preservation, women’s history, and the American Revolution and Civil War.
Fort Sumter Tours, the official concessionaire for the National Park Service, offers the only tour to stop at historic Fort Sumter. Enjoy a narrated tour of the harbor on your way to the island fort where the Civil War began. Step back in time as your walk the in the footsteps of Confederate and Union soldiers.
Whirlin’ Waters offers gallons of fun for all ages. Enjoy over 15 acres of island-style water play. Relax on a lazy river or experience the excitement of a 27,000-gallon wave pool. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and operating schedule.
Let Charleston Harbor Tours plan the perfect event for you! Choose from one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels to host your group. With capacities from 49-300, we can provide an unforgettable experience on harbor!
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage company in Charleston, SC. Still family owned and operated, the company offers guided horse and mule-drawn tours of Charleston's historic district for visitors hoping to take in the charm and history of the city in a more authentic way.
A National Historic Landmark, encompassing 65 acres of America's oldest landscaped gardens. Tours of the House Museum highlight family collections and the role of the Middleton family in American history. Artisans in the Plantation Stableyards demonstrate the skills once performed by enslaved Africans.
Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, the Medal of Honor Museum, the Vietnam Experience and more.
As Charleston's #1 family destination, the South Carolina Aquarium is home to playful river otters, North America's tallest tank and the state's only Sea Turtle Care Center. The Aquarium's unique location on Charleston Harbor provides the perfect backdrop for corporate and private functions.
Challenge Course – James Island County ParkDiscover. Inspire. Grow. There is no boardroom, classroom, or conference room that so aptly and intensely energizes groups to explore the depths of their capabilities as the Challenge Course at James Island County Park.
Reach new heights at the Lowcountry’s tallest outdoor climbing facility. Our 50-foot wall, with 4,500 sq. ft. of climbing space, 14 top ropes, and 2 lead climbing walls, will challenge climbers of all skill levels. Visit our website for fees and hours of operation.
Our team of licensed guides represent the most knowledgeable and experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Contact our friendly staff today for step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs, or customized packages. Bilingual guides available; Member NTA & ABA
The 36-acre McLeod Plantation located on James Island was established in 1851. It is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of the generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance in American history.
Corporate gifts from Croghan's Jewel Box – we make your job easy by providing traditional, personalized Charleston gifts with stories about the lowcountry. Enhance your clients visit to this wonderful city! We'll help you select gifts that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Offering daily city tours, combination tours, plantation tours, specialty tours and private transportation. Let our 30+ years of experience work for you to plan the perfect itinerary or group activity. Roll through Charleston with the best, Adventure Sightseeing!
Experience the beauty and charm of America's only tea garden...View acres of breathtaking tea plants, learn how tea is made during an informative factory tour, take a trolley ride through the tea fields and drink American Classic Tea as you browse the unique Shoppe.
Take your group into pristine Cape Romain & Bulls Island for unmatched wildlife opportunities- alligators, dolphins, 293 bird species, sea turtles and more. Estuary cruises, shelling, birding and Boneyard Beach with experienced naturalist guides. Customized tours for groups of 2-100.
All aboard Sandlapper Tours' 45ft motorized catamaran. History tours! Nature tours! Sunset cruises! Personalized tours scheduled daily with group rates! Beach parties! Lowcountry Boil! Customized private charters! Experience Charleston! Hear about her rich history! Discover her tideland treasures! Delight in her sunset-silhouetted steeples! Haunted harbor ghost tours.
With 4 on-water locations throughout the Lowcountry, Charleston's original outfitter is the perfect fit for corporate and private events. Sunset cruises, dolphin tours, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more with the local ecotour company recommended by Southern Living.
A one-stop shop challenging individuals to change on a SOULular level, OPA customizes experiential team building, scavenger hunts, keynotes, and workshops for each organization, including over 15 Fortune 150 Companies. “Standout highlight of our Corporate Conference” - Manager, Cisco Systems
Experience the beauty of local waterways with the #1 area tour on TripAdvisor. With kayak and paddleboard rentals and lessons, tours guided by biologists and naturalists, and team building accommodating groups of 100+, we'll be “the highlight of your stay.”
America's first museum showcases a variety of fascinating artifacts that tell the story of Lowcountry cultural and natural history. Whether you have an interest in early Southern furniture, historic textiles or the Civil War, the Charleston Museum has something for everyone in your group!
Charleston's Only zip line canopy adventure - Experience a thrilling 2.5 hour treetop adventure-featuring 7 zip lines, three swinging bridges, and a 750 foot grande finale zip! Kids Zip and Climbing Wall too-great for groups, family & friends, or teambuilding.
The Sound of Charleston offers an ongoing series of musical concerts in historic Circular Congregational Church. Each concert of approximately 75 minutes features a range of music that is evocative of Charleston's rich musical heritage.
From walking tours to all-day, motorized excursions, we customize tours to cover your interests. Appearances: Travel Channel, A&E, Lifetime, Syfy, Fox Network, NPR, and PBS. Group clients say: "Solid historical information with great fun" "Best tour guides I have ever had."
Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting -- clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation and a la carte appetizers, drinks, and desserts – great for group entertainment and team-building. Featuring Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery, Sherlock Holmes & the Charleston History Mystery, The Kris Kross: The Night Inspector NoClue Almost Saved Christmas, and more!
Charleston’s premier charter agency since 1987, AquaSafaris has the largest quality fleet for all your fishing, sailing and power adventures. PALMETTO BREEZE Catamaran: 100 guests, corporate, wedding, public, dolphin and pirate sails. All vessels are insured and exceed U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations. We pride ourselves on professional service.
Do you art party? Make history with family & friends. Order up a round, paint this town's most alluring locations, and create a unique memento! No experience needed. Sip, paint, relax--you're in Charleston!
In 1864 the Hunley became the world’s first successful combat sub and then vanished. Found over a century later, you can see this amazing artifact during weekend tours.
Ready to see Charleston like a local? Download the HOBA App and hire a boat captain right from your phone. Get picked up from Shem Creek or other popular spots with a few clicks! Visit hobarides.com to learn more.
We represent local, contemporary fine art with presence and a future of museum quality. Works are available for all budgets and discerning collectors. Second market Charleston Renaissance works are also handled. 28 years of experience is behind the gallery.
Original live theater in the heart of Charleston! Whether it's our award-winning comedies and musicals or cheerful holiday show, we invite you to unwind and laugh with friends. Fun drinks and savory bites are standing by. "Completely enchanting" - NYtheatre.com
Built on a historic Lexington Plantation, Dunes West is an Arthur Hills masterpiece, and one of the best you will ever play. A beautiful antebellum clubhouse, set amid Bermuda-covered dunes and 200 year old oaks blends an historically rich environment with great hospitality.
Let our local experts take the hassle out of planning your group's golf outing. We can help you select the best course for your group's specific needs and ensure that no detail is overlooked – all at no cost to you.
As 11th generation Charlestonians, we specialize in Charleston tours and event planning for corporate groups, team-building activities, and all your private group tour needs. We specialize in culinary and craft beer tours, pub tours, brewery/distillery tours, ghost tours, French Quarter walks, and more.
This 28 acre remnant of historic Snee Farm interprets the contributions of Founding Fathers Charles Pinckney, s SC delegate to the Constitutional Convention and life on a Lowcountry plantation.
Site of the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina. Walk in the footsteps of the first settlers and experience history up-close. Park experiences include a museum, the History Trail with audio tour, a replica of a 17th-century trading vessel, the Animal Forest zoo, settlement-era house, breathtaking vistas and gardens, picnic areas and more. Scheduled group tours are available.
Susan C. Lee is offering private, escorted, totally customized tours of Charleston and plantations, in her personal car, that will accommodate from 1-4 passengers. 1 hour minimum. Full day and corporate packages available. Advance reservations strongly recommended.
Steve Bailey, a licensed and registered tour guide and native Charlestonian, gives a two-hour walking tour of America's most historic city! From the "Four Corners of Law" to the four corners of the original wall, explore historic Charleston with someone who was born and raised here! 843.364.4134

History Tours, Brewery & Distillery Tours, Pub Crawls, Patriotic Points, Concierge Services
The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the first dwellings built on Charleston's High Battery. Enjoy views of Charleston Harbor from the same piazzas where General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter. Family furniture, books, silver and paintings adorn the high-ceiling rooms.
At Fort Moultrie you can experience 171 years of coastal military history. The fort defended Charleston's harbor from the Revolutionary War through World War II.
Ruins of historic Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Hours vary throughout the year. Please call Fort Sumter National Monument for departure times, location and ticket prices. 843-883-3123
This state-of-the-art facility is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter, serving as an interpretive education center for the National Park Service to communicate the significance of Fort Sumter and its history. Exhibits provide an overview of the events leading up to the Civil War.
The Gibbes Museum preserves and promotes the art of Charleston and the American South by collecting, researching, maintaining and publicizing its collections, creating innovative exhibitions, and developing interpretive and educational programs. The museum reopened May 2016 after completion of building and garden renovations.
Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.
Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.
Connoisseur Tours are custom-designed, exclusive tours of Charleston and the Lowcountry for small, private groups. Itineraries are tailored to reflect special interests and needs of any small group, i.e.: architecture, antiques, history, gardens. Contact Connoisseur Tours Coordinator : 843.720.1182
Luxurious clothing, jewelry, and home decor hand-crafted by global women artisans. New King Street showroom, workroom, and rooftop terrace celebrating global glamour, and the women who create it.
Charleston's only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included). Charleston's only 1600 sq ft showroom kitchen is the perfect setting for intimate private dinners, corporate or social events. www.chefbobwaggoner.com
Selected as the host site for the 2012 PGA Championship, The Ocean Course is one of Pete Dye’s most superb designs. It first received worldwide attention as the host of the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup Matches. In 2007, it hosted the Senior PGA Championship.
Tom Fazio has left his mark on Kiawah. At Osprey Point, Fazio blended a par-72 layout with a superb natural canvas. Features of the course include four natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias.
This early Jack Nicklaus design has hosted several championships, including the Carolina 1987, 1992 & 2006 Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches, the club professionals' version of the Ryder Cup. Its low-profile design blends fairways and green settings into the natural landscape.
Laughing Gull Tours. Sophisticated history walks - none better!
No parking fee. Boasting the longest fishing pier in the southeast, the park also features a snack and gift shop, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, War Memorial and Visitors Center. Visit www.ComeOnOverMP.com to view the calendar of events.
Overlooking the Cooper River, featuring performance pavilion, expansive lawn, picnic shelter, acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, dog park, and play fountain.
Explore Charleston's Black history and Gullah/Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands tours. Group rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.
Bargain hunting is always in style at Tanger Outlets. Shop and save at brand name stores including Ann Taylor, Allen Edmonds, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico's, J Crew/Crewcuts, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and more!
The Alley offers an entertainment experience unlike anything in Charleston! In addition to 8 retro bowling lanes and arcade games, the venue features private event spaces, 150-seat restaurant, 10+ television screens including 2 projectors, classic American menu, and outdoor seating. The Alley has everything for a fun afternoon or evening under one roof!
Longest running theater (86 yrs) in the City of Charleston. This year: The Wedding Singer, An Act of God, The Addams Family, Annie, Vanya and Sonia and Singin’ In The Rain.
Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play, Stono Ferry offers 18 incredible holes nestled along Charleston’s Intracoastal waters. This Ron Garl design will test every shot in the bag including the short iron approach to the island green 18th!
The North Charleston Fire Museum, conveniently located minutes from Charleston International Airport and adjacent to Tanger Outlet Mall, blends history with hands-on, interactive learning to form an unforgettable destination the entire family will love and remember for years.
No Scripts! All Improv! SC's only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestions, making every show different from the last. There are shows every Wed, Fri and Sat nights. Reservations suggested.