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The Charleston Bucket List

March 27, 2013

I adore Charleston, SC. The history, the food, the culture, the nice people, the overall feel of the place. I just love it. It is an easy day trip to make from where I am, just a few hours away and I generally make it down there several times each year either for a day trip or a weekend. Without fail, I ALWAYS take my exchange students there. I mean if you want someone to truly get a taste of Southern culture, there is no better place to take them. I took a group down this past weekend and I wasn’t super excited about going. Mainly because I have been traveling like crazy for the past month, but a small part of me was thinking… AGAIN. I need to give a tour of Charleston again? How many times can I go to Fort Sumter? So, I decided to make a list of things I haven’t done yet in Charleston and I am going to try and cross a new one off each time I go. I will still be sure to make sure my students see the Market and get a carriage ride, but why not add in some new things to the mix? So, we toured a house this past weekend and when I go down next month for my cousin’s wedding I am going to cross something else on the list. So… below are two lists. One- things I have already done in Charleston. Two- things I want to do still. For those who are from there or have been before… what am I missing off of list two?

The Old City Market

The Old City Market


  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Drayton Hall*
  • The Market*
  • Carriage Rides*
  • Fort Sumter Tours*
  • Harbor Tours
  • Patriots Point and the Navy ships
  • Angel Oak*
  • Sullivan’s Island*
  • Folly Beach
  • Morris Island Lighthouse
  • Kiawah Island
  • Seabrook Island
  • James Island Christmas Lights at the Park
  • Battery Park and White Point Gardens*
  • Shem Creek*
  • Fort Moultrie
  • Edmondston- Alston House
  • Shop on King Street*
  • The College of Charleston

* denotes I will do this or want to do this again

Things To Cross Off the List

  • See the Hunley Exhibit
  • Visit the Charleston Aquarium
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Distillery
  • Take a Ghost Tour
  • Visit the area during the Christmas holiday season
  • Tour Middleton Place House
  • Tour the Nathaniel Russell House
  • The Charleston Museum
  • Visit the Aiken-Rhett House
  • Tour the Heyward- Washington House
  • Tour the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • The Charleston Tea Plantation
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Gibbes Museum of Art

Now, I should mention I have intentionally left off restaurants/bars. Coming from a foodie family and loving good food, I could probably do several blogs on the places I love to eat in Charleston or are on my need to eat at still list! So, when it comes to things to DO in the Holy City, what am I forgetting?

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 9, 2013 8:31 pm

    You’ve never done a ghost tour there???

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