Charleston is one of the oldest cities in South Carolina, but has become one of the most popular vacation hotspots. Vacationers flock to Charleston from Charlotte, Atlanta, and from all over the world. Popular things to do in the area include historic attractions, harbor tours and boat trips, romantic inns, great seafood, and shopping at the Charleston City Market. This is also a reason why Charleston has become such a popular backdrop for destination weddings.
Why Vacation in Charleston?
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
One of the oldest plantations in the south, the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is now operated as a house museum and tourist attraction. Attractions include a marsh boat tours, a nature train, a wildlife area, and a petting zoo. Other plantations include Boone Hall Plantation and Drayton Hall.
Wild Dunes Resort
Located on the Isle of Palms, The Wild Dunes Resort is a family-friendly vacation destination and full service resort with two hotels, dozens of restaurants, full spa, fitness center, and golf course. Book your Wild Dunes Resort car service with GCT.
Part of downtown Charleston, the French Quarter is named after the area’s history of French merchants and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Historic buildings in the area include the Pink House, Dock Street Theatre, and the French Huguenot Church, and the French Quarter is also now known for its art galleries, restaurants, and Charleston’s Waterfront Park. For a French Quarter Inn car services and more, contact us today!
Charleston City Market
The Historic Charleston City Market (or Centre Market) was created in the 1790s as a market for the areas farms. The market is still in use today with local products marked with a Certified Authentic Handmade in Charleston seal. Other markets in the area include Johns Island Farmers Market and Pacific Box & Crate Farmers Market.
While only 3 square miles, Sullivan’s Island is a beachfront town that proves that good things come in small packages. Sullivan’s Island boasts beaches, great restaurants and unique shops. It’s a also a popular spot for vacation rental properties.
There are several great ghost tours in Charleston. Haunted highlights include the Unitarian Church Graveyard and the Old Charleston Jail. Put a spooky twist on a history tour with a Charleston ghost tour!
South Carolina Aquarium
Located in the historic Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Aquarium is Charleston’s top-rated family attraction. The Aquarium features over 5000 amazing sea creatures, including tiger sharks and stingrays. The aquarium also has interactive dive shows, animals programs and conservation workshops, and interactive Touch Tank.
If you need help getting to any of the major landmarks or vacation destinations in Charleston, a GCT car service is ready to help. Book a ride and enjoy your vacation in Charleston!