Day Trips to Charleston

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  • Boone Hall Plantation: Admission & Day Trip from Charleston

    1. Boone Hall Plantation: Admission & Day Trip from Charleston

    Tour the historic Boone Hall Plantation, a beautiful gem nestled in the town of Mount Pleasant, just across the harbor from Charleston. Enter through the Avenue of Oaks and take a guided tour of the historic mansion. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the original slave cabins and learn about the experience of enslaved people with a presentation by a knowledgeable guide. Learn the history of the area, tour the grounds and homes with expert storytellers and guides.

    The oak trees are amazing and worth the trip because you are not going to see them anywhere else. The performance by Jackie the Gullah was also amazing and informative. If you take the tour definitely see it. And the tractor ride because it gives you an overview of the plantation and it’s history. The food in the snack bar is pretty good too, especially the pulled pork.

  • From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    2. From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    Leave from Myrtle Beach in an air-conditioned motorcoach. Once in Charleston, your all-day itinerary includes Palmetto Carriage Works Tour, Hop on a mule driven carriage for a historic old city tour. Learn about Charleston’s rich history from your knowledgable guide. Relish the sight of magnificent homes and gardens. See the historical sites of the old city on a mule-driven carriage ride. Visit the Charleston harbor. Board the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute tour of the harbor, narrated by your captain. See 75 points of interest including the USS Yorktown and the Battery while enjoying in a delicious deli-style boxed lunch. Explore the Boone Hall Plantation, a 738-acre plantation. See the historic brick slave cabins, a smokehouse, and a cotton gin. Receive a guided tour from a costumed hostess and learn about Southern elegance, strife, and charm. Time permitting, you'll be able to brows...

    Just wish there was a lil more time at the shops and plantation other then that it was great and loved it

  • Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

    3. Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

    Learn the basics of stand up paddleboard surfing on this 2-hour introductory lesson as you explore the peaceful Folly River. Glide alongside beautiful flora and fauna while keeping an eye out for bottlenose dolphins. Following the tides and wind direction, your expert instructor will help you go with the flow for a great beginning paddle. Your instructor will point out all the amazing sights in this truly unique landscape. You can commemorate your experience with a group photo at the end of the tour. Choose your perfect experience with the morning, afternoon, and sunset tour options. Paddleboard, paddle, and a personal floatation device will be provided. Just bring your water shoes or flip flops, swim trunks, and a positive attitude and enjoy two amazing hours on the water.

    It was a fantastic time! We had fun learning about the ecosystem, seeing a mother dolphin and her baby and learning how to SUP! Our guides were funny and knowledgeable!

  • Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    4. Charleston: 3-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your adventure begins at the Four Corners of Law and takes you on a well-designed course through historic squares and cobblestone streets, among ancient gravestones and down through the beautiful neighborhoods of this true Southern gem. You’ll visit famous civil war defense installations and experience the beauty of the Charleston Bay. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the free trolley at two points during the adventure. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop to enjoy a historic monument, take in the ocean views or grab an ice cream… why not, it’s your schedule right? Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per...

    My team bailed on me so I did the scavenger hunt on my own and actually had fun! Saw lots of cool things and walked a LOT! I suggest bringing paper and pencil for a few of the questions…they didn’t translate well to notes on the phone. Took me about four hours to complete, partially because I got sidetracked a few times. It was fun! I would definitely do it again in another location. It is, however, a bit expensive, I think.

  • Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard 2-hour Rental

    5. Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard 2-hour Rental

    Experience stand up paddleboarding in Folly Beach and enjoy the incredible aquatic landscape with astonishing views of local flora and fauna. It will feel like you're standing on the water while you glide along the Folly River and get a full-body workout. Paddle past beautiful waterside homes and you might even have the opportunity to see dolphins on the way. Renting a paddleboard in Folly Beach is an incredible experience that you will remember for a lifetime – you'll never get closer to the incredible biodiversity of this unique landscape.  Just bring your water shoes or flip flops, swim trunks and a positive attitude and enjoy two amazing hours on the water with a paddleboard, paddle and personal floatation device provided.

    We had an awesome time paddleboarding and even got to see a bunch of dolphins! The instructors were super helpful and friendly too!

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My team bailed on me so I did the scavenger hunt on my own and actually had fun! Saw lots of cool things and walked a LOT! I suggest bringing paper and pencil for a few of the questions…they didn’t translate well to notes on the phone. Took me about four hours to complete, partially because I got sidetracked a few times. It was fun! I would definitely do it again in another location. It is, however, a bit expensive, I think.

The oak trees are amazing and worth the trip because you are not going to see them anywhere else. The performance by Jackie the Gullah was also amazing and informative. If you take the tour definitely see it. And the tractor ride because it gives you an overview of the plantation and it’s history. The food in the snack bar is pretty good too, especially the pulled pork.

We had an awesome time paddleboarding and even got to see a bunch of dolphins! The instructors were super helpful and friendly too!

Boone Hall plantation was gorgeous. Tour guides were friendly and we loved the Gullah presentation.

The Gullah-Geechee performance was absolutely amazing!