Charleston is not only a beautiful city, it has so much rich history that you can spend several days to fully digest. We have created with the best itinerary to explore this wonderful city in only four days, enough time to see it all at a relaxed pace.
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What to See and Do in Three Days in Charleston:
Day 1: Explore downtown Charleston
Stroll around downtown, take photos in rainbow row and The Battery. Visit the American Theater. Next walk through the open air city market, where you can buy the famous palmetto rose. If you are lucky, the Confederate Museum, at the end of the market, will be open, which is run and filled with artifacts from the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Day 2: Visiting the Plantations in South Carolina
Visit Magnolia Plantation or/and Middleton Place. Magnolia Plantation has extensive gardens, a petting zoo, nature tram tour, house tour and a boat tour. They are also the location of the Audubon Swamp Garden where you can catch a glimpse of a wild alligators and plenty of nesting birds! Middletown on the other hand offers 65 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, a tour to the house and a plantation Stable yards. The general admission includes the following walking guides: Garden overview, Meet the Breeds, and the beyond the fields walking tour where you can learn more about the lives of the enslaved and freedmen.
Day 3: Visiting the Important Houses in Charleston
Visit the Old Slave Mart and learn the history of Charlestown as one of the main centers for the slave trade into the United States. Walking through the downtown, visit one of the many historic houses open to the public. We took tours of the Nathaniel Russell House and the Joseph Manigault House and loved the rich history we learned.
Day 4: Go beyond the downtown to the outside neighborhoods
Outside of town, take a tour through the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only working tea plantation in North America. Just a short drive away is the Angel Oak tree, a legendary 400+ year old oak tree, which makes for some beautiful photographs., Finish your day tasting some local moonshine at the Firefly distillery, or wine at the neighboring Deep Water Vineyard.
Day 5: Relax and go to the beach
Enjoy a day at the beach at the Isles of Palms or Sullivan’s beach. End your visit to Charlestown with a stop at the Boone Hall Plantation, the filming location for Jazmin’s favorite film, the Notebook!
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