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What to Do When in Charleston, SC

Looking for houses for sale in Charleston, SC? If you’re in town for a home viewing, why not explore the rest of the city?

Here are some things to do on your next Charleston visit.

Visit the museums and galleries

Learn about the city’s storied past at the Charleston Museum, a modern museum that presents a timeline of the city’s history along with immersive and artfully designed exhibits that delve into the culture and heritage of the area.

Some of the artifacts on display include Native American pottery, 18th century stoneware, French fans, and taxidermy.

With tall ceilings, wooden benches, and an ADA-accessible layout, the museum is perfect for a family outing or a solo excursion.

There’s also the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, with rotating juried exhibits that showcase local and national talent, and the Gibbes Museum of Art, which champions the works of American and British artists.

Visit the aquariums

Meet the sea creatures who call the South Carolina Aquarium home. With more than 5,000 aquatic residents, the aquarium takes pride in SC’s natural bounty, from its salt marshes and lagoons to the Atlantic and Morris Island.

Highlights include colorful exhibits, the sea turtle recovery center, and a magnificent two-story water tank that counts a 220-pound loggerhead turtle among its inhabitants.

Go to the farmers market

The Charleston Farmers Market comes to Marion Square each year from April to December, bringing the best seasonal produce and artisanal goods to shoppers who want to live a healthier lifestyle and support their local farmers.

Here you’ll find juicy heirloom tomatoes, sprigs of asparagus, homemade strawberry jam, cold-smoked honey, and other goodies with which to stock your pantry.

The stalls also sell handmade goods like sweetgrass baskets and home décor.

And don’t miss the food trucks, which serve biscuits, crepes, tacos, ginger tea, and cappuccinos to keep you sated while you shop.

Play golf

What’s Charleston without Golf? Nestled in scenic Mt. Pleasant, you’ll find the Charleston National Golf Club, which harbors the best non-resort golf course in South Carolina, by Golf Digest standards.

The 18-hole, Rees Jones-designed golf course meanders through a dream-like landscape of the Intercoastal Waterway, where you’ll find lagoons, wetlands and lush pine forests.

But don’t let the beauty of this coastal golf course fool you – the rolling greens present a challenge to even the most experienced players.

So call up your closest golf buddies and get ready for the match of a lifetime.

Go on a boat tour

Going on a boat tour is one of the most exciting ways to explore Charleston – enjoy views of the city skyline, the Atlantic, and historic Battery on board a fine vessel like the Schooner Pride or the Carolina Belle.

Head over to Morris Island to hunt for seashells and watch the sunset while sipping wine and cuddling with your loved one.

The great thing about Charleston boat tours is that they’re highly customizable – just inquire about a private charter and see how the operator can accommodate your itinerary. Day trips, sunset cruises, and whole day tours are just some of your options.

They can also accommodate private events on their watercrafts. The city’s boat tour operators have hosted more than their fair share of weddings, dinner rehearsals, anniversaries, and birthdays.

If you’re looking for the perfect home in Charleston, SC, send your real estate questions to Robert Taylor Luxury Properties here. You can also reach out at 949.338.8885 and RobertJSTaylor(at)gmail(dotted)com. From waterfront properties to luxury condos, our agents offer access to the city’s most coveted listings.