Charleston’s most exciting shopping and dining district is King Street, the most unique Main Street in the world. Now on the Second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, King Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to celebrate Southern Sunday afternoons by welcoming everyone to stroll, shop, dine and enjoy Charleston at its finest.
3,363 acre Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area is a state preserve on Edisto Island, adjacent to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the largest remaining relatively undeveloped marine and estuarine wetland ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast. The area is used for nesting by endangered loggerhead sea turtles.
Bull Island, also known as “Bulls Island”, is a breathtaking estuary housing loggerhead sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, 293 bird species including bald eagles, Alligator Alley and Boneyard Beach – a forest stranded in the surf. The result of surf that is steadily moving sand away from this end of the island, there’s hundreds of oaks, cedars and pines that are left behind that, weathered by the salt and sun, create a skeletonized forest in the sand.
Capers Island is a state-owned barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston County, South Carolina about 15 miles north of the city of Charleston.
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina’s Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County.
Rich in Native American history, Edisto Beach is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina and features trails for hiking and biking and an environmental education center with exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin.
Referred to by locals as the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach offers beautiful sunrises and sunsets, a rich history, good food and expansive beaches.
Hampton Park is one of Charleston’s largest parks and is known for its extensive floral displays including an old rose collection and seasonal displays.
This barrier island is a little oasis. From wooded uplands to the beaches, animals thrive in the rich natural environment of Kiawah Island. Deer, bobcats, gray foxes, raccoons, river otters, and ospreys are just a few of the many animals that can be found here.
Shem Creek offers boardwalks with beautiful views of the creek and surrounding wetlands. Enjoy the many trails, seafood restaurants, boats, fishing and more.
Nestled at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor and neighbor to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island is an inviting mix of wide beaches and watersports, history and folklore, local restaurants and shops, peace and perfect – just minutes from Charleston.
Historical island known in more recent times for its tea production including, The Lipton Tea Company who operated here from 1960 until 1987. It was then converted into The Charleston Tea Plantation. It’s American Classic Tea has been the official tea of the White House since 1987. In 2003, Bigelow Tea Company purchased the Charleston Tea Plantation and is one of the last remaining working tea farm’s in America. Wadmalaw now also produces Firefly, a sweet tea flavored vodka.
Waterfront Park is a twelve-acre park along the Charleston Harbor known for its many fountains, including the Charleston Pineapple Fountain (pictured) where many people make a wish.
Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, this prominent landmark provides a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and the Charleston Harbor. It was first used as a public garden in 1837. With the outbreak of the Civil War, it became a fortification for the city. Many of the historic mortars and cannons from the Civil War used to shell as well as defend the city can be found here.
“It’s right by the house we used to live on Ashley Ave (Our EP is named after Ashley Avenue.) It’s got free wifi and is our favorite afternoon getaway. Walking around the lake is an unusual experience in an urban metro.” — SondorBlue
“Close to where we lived when recording our recent E.P. Lots of dogs and an overall great hangout. The giant pillars in the middle of the park were once part of a museum.” — SondorBlue
“East Bay Street lines the water and there is a lot of history, cobble stone roads, and restaurants.” — SondorBlue