A few weekends ago we decided to have an impromptu day-cation to Charleston, SC. Charleston has always been a favorite day spot for my husband and me, and we love visiting as much as we can with the kids. I didn’t get to take a ton of photos, (my camera card was full), but I did get some. You can view them here on my Instagram. Keep reading to find out what our favorite family friendly spots are!
The iconic Rainbow Row can be found on East Bay Street. It features 13 of the most beautifully colored homes and also makes the perfect spot to take photos.
This is always a highlight of our trip to downtown Charleston. The markets date back to 1840 and encompasses most of the center downtown area. Here you can find almost anything, from sweet grass baskets to jewelry and other handmade trinkets along with art.
If you have ever visited Charleston on at least one occasion, then you are very familiar with the Pineapple Fountain. We didn’t stop for pictures at the fountain this trip since it was very crowded, but on days when the weather is 80+ degrees like it was this past weekend, the fountain is a must see!
EAST BATTERY STREET
If you absolutely love looking at mansions (which is honestly a strange hobby for my husband and me), then East Battery is one street you will want to visit. The street runs parallel to the battery, so the view of the water is one of the most breathtaking sights in downtown Charleston. Not only do you get views of gorgeous homes, but there are also cobblestone streets nearby and plenty of horse drawn carriages, making you feel as if you have to step back in time (but not too far back!).
THE DOCK STREET THEATER
The Dock Street Theater has been around since 1736, and one of the first places you could see stage performances in America. If you get a chance to go, just taking a walk around the grounds is amazing.
ANGEL OAK TREE
South Carolinians are very familiar with the iconic tree in the Holy City. Estimated to be over 1,500 years old, this tree can be found on Johns Island. It is one of many beautiful spots for photos or to just rest.
These are just a few of our favorite spots in Charleston to visit. There are so many that there is no way I could fit them all into one post! If you have visited Charleston, what are some of your favorite spots? Drop me a line below, and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and follow us on social media!