Explore Charleston

“One of America’s most delightful cities.” – Condé Nast Traveler

Things to Do

Plan your visit to take advantage of some of the area’s unique offerings: Step inside an exquisitely preserved historic home. Join a tour of the storied remains of Fort Sumter. Explore the pristine beaches of the South Carolina coast. Play golf among palm trees and pelicans. Encounter alligators on an adventure cypress swamp tour. Sample Charleston’s signature Lowcountry cuisine in one of the city’s many award-winning eateries. Whether you are a visitor or a local, there is no better time of year to experience beautiful Charleston.

Getting Around

Downtown Charleston is a walking city, with short distances between notable attractions including some of the most beautiful architecture, public squares, and gardens found in the US. Park your car in one of the city’s many garages, head out with your camera, and explore.

Conveniently, CARTA operates a FREE downtown shuttle service (DASH) that connects major sites including the South Carolina Aquarium, Waterfront Park, the Battery, Marion Square, and the Visitor Center.

Uber and a number of taxi services are available, too.

U.S. Women's Open

The 74th U.S. Women’s Open is coming to Charleston May 30 – June 2, 2019. Come out and see the world’s best female players compete in the ultimate test in women’s golf at the Country Club of Charleston.