Things To Do

If you’re planning a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, then you’re already on track to enjoy some remarkable experiences. We’re here to help you along that path. Charleston Coast Vacations is the company you can trust to provide beautiful vacation rentals as well as local expertise. We know all of the popular spots and hidden gems throughout the area, and we’d love to share our knowledge with you! It doesn’t matter if you’re a history buff, foodie, or outdoor enthusiast — you’re sure to have an incredible time with this list of the best things to do in Charleston, SC. Read on and see what awaits you here!


Did you know that we also have a free Destination Guide to further simplify your planning process? This complimentary resource includes everything you need to know about the Charleston area, including activities and attractions that aren’t on this list. It’s your key to the ultimate getaway — take a look and unlock the possibilities!

Folly Beach

Whether you’re looking for excitement or relaxation, you can find it in Folly Beach. This bustling beach area is home to eclectic eateries, popular bars, and a beautiful shoreline. That means you can enjoy a delicious lunch, head to the beach for some fun in the sun, and then complete the perfect day with dinner and drinks at a local restaurant. Of course, the best part is getting to unwind in one of our gorgeous Folly Beach rental properties as you rest up for another fun-filled day! Plus, you won’t have to worry about finding parking, which can be challenging in this area. Here’s an overview of what you can enjoy:

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is home to another one of the most stunning and FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACHES on the coast. We highly recommend this peaceful community for those of you who are traveling with family and bringing children along. Isle of Palms is typically less crowded than Folly Beach, which makes it ideal for seclusion and serenity with your loved ones. Don’t worry, though — there are still plenty of fun things to do here and the surrounding area. You can spend a lovely afternoon strolling along the pristine beach and building sandcastles, then indulge in fresh, tasty seafood at nearby restaurants.

Sullivan's Island

Don’t let the size of the Sullivan’s Island beach fool you. Although it only spans about 3.3 miles, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect spot to relax and unwind. It’s a popular spot for locals yet doesn’t attract the crowds that you might find at Folly Beach. As an added benefit, the beach access points are clearly marked so that you can always find your way to the shoreline. There’s also a charming central area of town where you can grab a bite or take a stroll through a lovely park. We highly recommend checking out POE’S TAVERN for burgers and beer or HOME TEAM BBQ for some of the area’s best barbecue!

Downtown Charleston

There are simply so many fun things to do in Downtown Charleston, SC! This lively area has everything you could ever want, including top-notch restaurants, rows of fantastic shops, and plenty of bars for nightlife. You won’t have time to be bored for a single minute here with all of the possibilities. It’s even home to several exciting things to do in Charleston, SC, with kids. When in doubt, all you have to do is take a walk down King Street where several eateries and boutiques await. You can also enjoy a carriage ride to learn about the fascinating history of Charleston and get a feel for the area.

Experience Charleston to the Fullest!

Now that you know all about the most fun and unique things to do in Charleston, SC, it’s time to book your vacation rental. Luckily for you, Charleston Coast Vacations has an excellent selection of properties to choose from in Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, and beyond. All you need to do is browse our impressive collection of villas and townhomes and reserve your own piece of paradise on the coastline. Many of our rentals offer convenient beach access in addition to luxurious accommodations. So, what are you waiting for? 


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