Best Attractions

Attraction

SC Aquarium

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Spend an afternoon staycation, birthday party or weekend excursion at this water world of exotic fish, plants, turtles, otters, snakes and more at this downtown waterfront facility. Patrons of all ages will marvel over the 5,000-plus resident animals, stemming from the seas to the mountains of the Palmetto State. As you discover the facility’s endless array of species and ecosystems, and the one-of-a-kind Sea Turtle Care Center, you’ll expand your mind and make countless memories.

Bowling

The Alley

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Entertain the family or round up the gang for a weekend afternoon or celebratory event at this epic downtown Charleston bowling alley, where the focus is simple: Eat. Drink. Bowl. The facility features eight lanes, three bars, gourmet burgers, retro arcade games, two 160-inch projection screens and multiple TVs. Amp up the good times by ensuring you plan your getaway here on a special night: cosmic bowling, trivia Wednesdays or free arcade days until 8 p.m. on Wednesday to name a few. 

Golf course

Links at Stono Ferry

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Nestled in Charleston’s neighborly small-town of Hollywood lies a well-manicured, semi-private golf course where the emphasis on laid-back, outdoor recreation draws golfers from near and far. This green, hilly haven decorated with centuries-old live-oaks and near the Intracoastal Waterway, is the perfect place to escape for a competitive round of golf. Enjoy carts equipped with high-tech technology. 

Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel

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Locals and tourists alike flock to the historic Francis Marion Hotel. Located on King Street, it’s situated in the heart of downtown Charleston and just a hop, skip and a jump from endless shopping and dining options. Also, enjoy the nearby farmer’s market on Saturdays. You’ll feel right at home and marvel at the beauty of the facility’s architecture with an overnight stay here. 

Local TV Station

Live5 News

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Stay up-to-date on the latest local news and happenings across the Lowcountry with Emmy award-winning journalists who are trusted voices. They report only the news and information you need to know from hard-hitting investigative pieces to light-hearted headlines about local people, places and events. When you want to be “in-the-know,” there’s only one station to turn your TV dial to every morning, afternoon, evening and night.

Mall/Shopping Center

Mt Pleasant Town Center

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Plan some all-day retail therapy for you and the girl squad and find quality deals on apparel, gifts, décor and much more. Shop among dozens of high-end brands for shoes, clothing, accessories and more. It’s a one-stop destination that also accommodates day dates with your pup. With a dog-friendly atmosphere, there’s no reason to leave the pooch at home on your next shopping trip to this outdoor mall.

Marina

Charleston City Marina

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Your maritime community is calling. Spend time at this respite along the Intracoastal Waterway off Route 30 and Lockwood Drive downtown before traveling the high seas or simply stroll and shop along the shore. Dubbed “Mega Marina” for its designation as one of the Southeast’s largest marinas, this destination offers views of historic downtown Charleston, the local harbor and Ashley River. Take time before or after your waterway venture to grab some grab at a nearby eatery or visit a marina shop for all your boating needs. 

New Neighborhood

Nexton

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This nationally-acclaimed and family-friendly Summerville-area community has set a successful precedent across the Lowcountry for a modern neighborhood model. Its close-knit design is perfect for anyone seeking to live, work and play all in the same space. Enjoy retail, restaurants, schools, homes, parks and entertainment, all within walking distance or a short golf cart drive from your front door. 

Wedding Reception 

Alhambra Hall

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Nestled in the Old Village section of Mount Pleasant and overlooking the Charleston Harbor, this former Ferry Terminal features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and breezy southern porches that wrap three sides of the building. Their main rental space can comfortably seat 200 people and they only host one event per day to make your event the number one priority.

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