Charleston is a vibrant city filled with attractions and fun things to do. Whether you’re into live music, comedy, fashion, history or nature, Insider Guide: Things to Do and Attractions in Charleston - Angel Oakthere’s no excuse to ever be bored here. When in doubt, you can always try out a new restaurant!

(Insider tips:  Keep an eye out around town for the Charleston City Paper for weekly tips on fun events and restaurant openings. And, always chec Holy City Sinner’s Events page for a full listing of events.)

Theatre, Music & Nightlife

Charleston has an active Theatre, Live Music and Nightlife scene.  Hooty and the Blowfish got their start in Charleston and with venues like the Music Hall bands and performers still flock to Charleston.


Theatre 99


Dockstreet Theatre

Pure Theatre

Footlight Players

Charleston Music Hall

Royal American

Art, Culture & History Attractions

Our City is History and our love of Art and Culture is found everywhere throughout the area.  Charleston is one of those unique locations where you can visit Colonial treasures and learn about our heritage as a country.  In 2020, we will welcome the doors to the International African American Museum recognizing the history of  African’s who came to the US via Charleston and the influence they had on South Carolina, the United States and the world.

Museums and Cultural locations:

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston Tea Plantation

Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Middleton Place

Charleston Museum

USS Yorktown

Charles Town Landing

Festivals and Annual Attractions

Our city knows how to have Festivals.  Throughout the year we have a number of events that are special and uniquely Charleston.  No matter what time of the year you visit there is sure to be an event going on nearby.


Lowcountry Oyster Festival (January)

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (February)

Charleston Wine + Food Festival (February/March)

Charleston Fashion Week (March)

Flowertown Festival (April)

Cooper River Bridge Run (April)

DIG South (April)

High Water (April)

Spoleto Festival USA (May/June)


Moja Arts Festival (September/October)


If you are visiting with your family there are many attractions that are family and kid friendly around Charleston.

South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston RiverDogs Baseball

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Outdoor Attractions

We have amazing beaches and parks in Charleston. Combined with sunshine, warm weather and amazing activities outdoors you won’t have to worry about getting fresh air in town.

Folly Beach

Isle of Palms

The Battery and White Point Gardens

Waterfront Park

Angel Oak Tree

James Island County Park

And More

If all of that wasn’t enough there are some other activities and attractions including:

Deep Water Vineyard (Wadmalaw Island)

Firefly Spirits (Wadmalaw Island (and soon North Charleston/Park Circle)

Breweries and more breweries

That’s right, Charleston is a micro-brew boomtown.  Thanks to some key legislative changes a few years ago and patrons who love quality beer our City is in a renaissance of brewing.  The New York Times just did a spotlight piece on the growth of The Neck and the breweries that call it home.

Westbrook Brewery (Mount Pleasant)

Munkle Brewing (The Neck – Charleston)

Reverly Brewing (The Neck – Charleston)

Holy City Brewing (North Charleston)

Palmetto Brewing (Charleston)

and so many, many more…we recommend checking out Crafted Charleston for potential Tour options.


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