Top Recommendations on Things To Do When Visiting Charleston

The last time we were in Charleston, South Carolina was the end of summer in 2017. Jack wasn’t even born yet but the four of us thoroughly enjoyed it! Although, we only visited once, I will always remember the delicious food, charm and Southern hospitality. We will be visiting again as a family so I asked my Instagram audience their top recommendations on things to do when visiting Charleston. I’ve broken them down into three categories: restaurants, activities and leisure. We will be using this as our guide.

If you’re ever considering visiting my city of Minneapolis, you can read my guide of Things to Do in and Around the Twin Cities.

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Photo I took of Husk Restaurant from our last trip.

Top Recommendations on Things to Do When Visiting Charleston

Where to Eat – Restaurants with Great Reviews


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Photo Via Post House Inn Website

Fun Activities to Try


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So much charm! A photo I captured from our last trip.

Enjoy Some Leisure Time

  • Stroll on Rainbow Row or do a Guided Tour
  • Hampton Park
  • Sullivan’s Island Beach
  • Shems Creek Boardwalk
  • Stroll Old Town Mt. Pleasant
  • Walk Through College of Charleston Campus
  • James Island County Park
  • Walk Around Waterfront Park
Local Showcase: Why We Love Charleston, South Carolina
Photo via HHHunt

*Indicates recommendations by multiple people


There were also suggestions to take a look at these guides from other bloggers.

Julia Berolzheimer Charleston Guide

Jean Wang (from Extra Petite) Charleston Guide

There are so many fun recommendations!  Thank you to every one who chimed in. I will report back after we return from our Charleston trip and share our very own experience and recommendations.

Sweetest Regards, Patti