Whether you’re new parents with small toddlers, seasoned parents with grown children, or have kids of varying ages, Charleston is perfect for entertaining everyone in the family. We know it’s hard to find an activity that each person will enjoy—that’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 10 family things to do in Charleston, SC. These activities are sure to provide a fun outing for every member!
Check out the best family-friendly things to do in town, and book a tour with us at Classic Carriage Works to start your Charleston expedition off right!
Ride with Classic Carriage Works
Consider taking your family on an exciting tour with Classic Carriage Works. Climb aboard the spacious carriage and enjoy being carted around by our majestic Percheron horses. You and your family will make memories that last a lifetime as you ride through the cobblestone streets on a perfectly sunny day.
Visit the Beach
You can’t go wrong with a visit to Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Folly Beach. Pack up a beach ball, chairs, drinks, and some snacks, then set up in the soft sand for a fantastic afternoon.
Attend a Riverdogs Game
The Riverdogs are a local minor league baseball team that provide plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family. With great concessions, a lively atmosphere, and fireworks every Friday, you’re sure to impress the group with this activity!
Catch a Show at the Dock Street Theatre
The Dock Street Theatre is located in the historic district, and it’s known to be the very first theatre in America. Catch show for a chance to view an awesome performance and the beautiful structure itself.
Take a Walking Ghost Tour
If you and your family love to learn about the paranormal, you have to take a walking ghost tour. Prepare to learn some of the Holy City’s spookiest tales, and beware of the spirits that haunt the cobblestone streets!
Learn at the Charleston Museum
The Charleston Museum is the perfect place for you to learn more about how the city came to be and view antique artifacts. Plus, younger children will enjoy the interactive, kid-friendly exhibits that provide them with a fun educational experience.
Go to the Charleston Aquarium
The Charleston Aquarium is truly a sight to see. With a floor-to-ceiling tank filled with all sorts of marine life, an aquarium-wide scavenger hunt, and a touch-tank that allows you pet live stingray, you’re sure to have a blast.
Walk Through Shem Creek Park
You’ll have the chance to see plenty of wildlife at Shem Creek Park. This long boardwalk weaves through the marshes and gives you an amazing view of local shrimp boats bringing in the latest catch.
The USS York Town
For a chance to explore a decommissioned aircraft carrier, climb aboard the USS York Town at Patriots Point. Here, you can also view a collection of decommissioned planes, walk across the expansive landing pad, and explore the engine room where WWII technicians worked.
Take the Water Taxi
To view some of the best destinations in Charleston, hop aboard the Water Taxi. If your family loves being out on the water and wants to view the city from an amazing vantage point, you have to take a ride.
Come Back For More!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of the top 10 family things to do in Charleston, SC! Keep in mind that Classic Carriage Works takes different routes through the city with each trip, so each tour is unique. When you come back for another ride, you’ll experience a whole new side of the city. We hope to see you soon!