Founded in 1670, Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the US. If you love a laid back atmosphere mixed with Southern charm, and Spanish moss dripping from oak trees hundreds of years old, then you’ll love Charleston.
Charleston lies on a peninsula, and is part of South Carolina’s Low Country. True to it’s name, the Low Country is completely flat as far as you can see inland. If you only have one day to spend there, make sure you visit the Old City Market. Try taking a guided carriage tour to learn about all the wonderful old buildings that Charleston has so lovingly maintained.
There are boat tours out to Fort Sumter for nice days, or go inside at Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston Harbor. You can also see the Hunley Submarine at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center at the Charleston Naval Center in North Charleston. Built in 1863, this was the first submarine to ever engage and sink a battleship.
Outside the city is Boone Hall Plantation, one of the most photographed plantation sites in the South. Lastly, don’t forget to spend a few hours at the beach! Charleston has some of the best in the south.
Cie McCullough Buschle | Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.