Saturday, June 24, 2017

Charleston Fun

There's no lack of things to do in the Charleston area, we spent six action packed days in and around the city!  I had done a lot of research prior to leaving via Tripadvisor and some local blogs that were very helpful in planning the fun! 

Wonder's Way is a 12' wide pedestrian/cycling lane over the Ravenel Bridge.  It spans 2.5 miles each way and provides some beautiful views of Charleston and Mount Pleasant, not too mention a fantastic breeze on a warm day!
Palmetto Carriage Works is a unique way to tour the historic district. Book a group or private one hour tour, it was well worth it to learn about Charleston's history!
Confederate Museum at Market Hall has an amazing collection of Confederate memorabilia.  Located at Charleston's Historic Market, you can do some shopping before or after!
Rainbow Row is a series of thirteen colorfully painted homes along East Bay Street.  The window boxes are exquisite...
The College of Charleston, located in the historic district, is also worth a stop...
If you're a Southern Charm fan, check out the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House home of Patricia Altschul, Whitney's mother.  I may have done an early morning run by the house.  Sadly there were no cast sightings...
Battery and White Point Gardens sits on the tip of the Charleston peninsula along the water.  It's a nice shady place to stroll! 
Folly Beach sits just south of Charleston and is a lively beach town with lots of shops and restaurants.
Charleston Outdoor Adventures Dolphin Eco-tour was a family favorite!  We had a great trip with Captain Luke spotting dolphins and learning about their environment!  They offer other experiences as well...
Sullivan's Island is due west of Charleston and is a really quaint beach town, the beaches are pristine and undisturbed.  There are several cute restaurants from which to choose!
It looks a lot different now than it did in 1861, but Fort Sumter is still a must see when in Charleston.  Ferries are available from downtown or Mount Pleasant.
South Carolina Aquarium is just beautiful and well worth a visit especially to see their Sea Turtle Care Center!  Don't miss their albino alligator either...
I checked out CHS Revolution one morning to give my knees and feet a break from running.  I usually cycle at my local YMCA so I had never been to a private cycling studio before.  I was thrilled that they had shoes and a towel waiting for me.  It was a high energy class that also incorporated upper body and arm work!
Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back with more of our visit to Charleston next week!


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