Things to Do in South Carolina

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Much of Charleston's charm lies in waterways and barrier islands inaccessible by car or foot. Adventure Harbor Tours provides access to natural wonders... Read More

Okay, this is my hands-down favorite old house in Charleston. It’s mostly unfurnished, letting your imagination take over when you walk through the tall... Read More

Every time locals bring first-time visitors to see the Angel Oak, it’s the same story. The newcomers have no idea the tree is going to be so big.... Read More

Charleston resident Ann Long scours the globe in search of skilled realists, many of them graduates of a renowned classical atelier program in Florence,... Read More

For classical portraits, landscape works, and sculpture by living artists, this is Charleston’s go-to gallery. Hung in gorgeous frames on tall walls,... Read More

Ever since the bike/pedestrian lane opened with this new bridge in 2005, families made it an instant tradition to walk on the span together. You can... Read More

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is just 2.7 miles long, but you’ll get an incredible above-the-water view of the harbor and the city while pedaling over it.... Read More

Now part of the College of Charleston, the handsome brick building on Bull Street was originally the Avery Normal School from 1865-1954: the first grade... Read More

I remember talk that this was a wacky idea when it was founded in 2007 by editors of the local Charleston magazine, but the fest was an instant hit, and... Read More

This recommendation is for shellfish lovers. Barrier Island Eco Tours also leave from the Isle of Palms Marina, and their naturalist-led outings go to... Read More

It feels like a homecoming at this annual whirl of good eats (and drinks) for locals, chefs, and visiting food-lovers of all stripes. At Marion Square,... Read More

About 70 miles south of Charleston on the tidal river, Beaufort’s downtown shelters a marina in walking distance of everything. On shore, the “point”... Read More

Classic, cool, and laid-back, this upper King Street bar pours a beautiful drink. One specialty is its sourcing of rare, small-batch whiskeys and herbal... Read More

Photographer Ben Ham put down his roots just down the coast and captures Lowcountry landscapes in arresting, ethereal black-and-white images. Take a... Read More

Known for its impeccably tailored suits, waistcoats, and blazers—and a gorgeous assortment of elegant silk ties—this classic King Street haberdashery... Read More

The civic-minded Berlin family has created a Charleston institution over the generations with this high-service store. And they’ve helped establish... Read More

The designs of Billy Reid—whose boutique empire stretches from Charleston to Dallas—would have looked just as dashing on your great... Read More

The Alabama designer opened his Charleston store back in 2008, and we immediately liked that you could have a sip of whiskey while shopping. Nicely... Read More

The literary line-up in the Lowcountry is impressive, from Pat Conroy to Dorothea Benton Frank, but we don’t have many bookstores—anymore. A holdout is... Read More

This daily, year-round Mount Pleasant market is best known in recent years for its U-pick fields of strawberries, pumpkins and other vegetables. You can... Read More

I first visited the bronze horses and wildcats here when I was a little kid, and I’m still amazed that the Huntingtons of New York bought about 6,000... Read More

What looks like a modern apothecary shop turns out to be a library of fragrances (more than 100 in all) with which to customize your own take-home... Read More

It is well worth the 18 mile drive up Highway 17 to reach this bucolic refuge for injured birds of prey. More than 500 bald eagles, falcons, hawks,... Read More

You’ll get a dose of history and nature on a visit to this over-600-acre park on the site of the original Charleston settlement, where English explorers... Read More

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