Things To Do In Charleston


Two-Hour Pirate-History Walking Tour for One or Two from Charleston Pirate Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Charleston Pirate Tours

Charleston Historic District

Pirate-garbed guide leads tours to historic buildings, telling tales of the crimes and exploits of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, and Anne Bonny

$19.50 $11

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Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or 90-Minute Private Charter Cruise from Charleston Sailing Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Prevailing Winds

Charleston

USCG certified captains deliver unfettered views of the sunset, or set sail on customizable private charter journeys; all trips are BYOB

$120 $69

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Five Dance Classes from C3 Cheer and Dance (65% Off)

C3 Cheer And Dance

Charleston

From the merchant: Instructions provided in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and modern/lyrical. C3 provides shoes for dance classes.

$85 $30

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Paintball for Two, Four, or Six at Mount Pleasant Paintball (Up to 50% Off)

Mount Pleasant Paintball

Wando

Armed with all the gear and ammo they need, paintballers put their tactical skills to the test on an outdoor field

$64 $32

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$99 for a Two-Hour Trail Ride for Two from Middleton Equestrian Center ($200 Value)

Middleton Stables

Summerville

The two-hour trail ride explores 65 acres of gardens, woods, riverbanks, and rice fields at Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark

$200 $99

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Two or Four Admissions to the Save the Rhino Party from Project Rhino Charleston (Up to 52% Off)

Project Rhino Charleston

Johns Island

The party helps support efforts to save rhinos from poaching in South Africa

$30 $15

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Admission and Tours at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Up to 24% Off). Five Options Available.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Charleston

Visit the splendid gardens of a plantation founded more than 300 years ago, then see local wildlife on a self-guided swamp tour

$30 $24

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One Month of Gymnastics Classes for One, Two, or Three Children at East Cooper Gymnastics (Up to 59% Off)

East Cooper Gymnastics

Wando

Instructors guide small groups of children through gymnastics exercises, helping them to develop physical ability and confidence

$60 $27

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$5 for $15 Worth of Zumba — The Mall

The Mall

Charleston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $5

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BYOB Painting Class for 1, 2, or 4, or Private Painting Party for Up to 10 People (Up to 64% Off)

For the Love of Art

Charleston

Two- to three-hour instructor-lead classes include supplies; you may bring wine, beer, and snacks from home

$45 $19

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes and Two Personal Training Sessions at Pivotal Fitness ($177 Value)

Pivotal Fitness

Charleston

Unlimited small-group training classes such as Synergy 360, TRX, barre, boxing and boot camp, plus two 30-minute personal training sessions

$177 $49

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Charleston (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Charleston

Charleston

CrossFit classes emphasize functional, intense movements; workouts change six days a week

$165 $59

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$9.99 for All-Day Disc Golf Plus Disc Rental for Four at Trophy Lakes ($20 Value)

Trophy Lakes

Charleston

Players toss rental disc on 18-hole course with two tee boxes per hole

$20 $9.99

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Arts For Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Arts For Fitness

Charleston

Students of all levels improve their balance, strength, and flexibility in a serene, supportive environment

$55 $28

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$25 for Five Yoga or Barre Classes at Chucktown Fitness ($100 Value)

Chucktown Fitness

Charleston

Stretch and strengthen muscles in barre classes, based on ballet workouts, or yoga, which aims to increase fitness and body awareness

$100 $25

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One or Three Tickets to Spikeasy Presents By Snyder Event Rentals from Spike Bar Service (up to 53% Off)

Spike Bar Service

South Carolina Aquarium

Event hosted by Greg Tavares includes open bar, food, and DJ music

$95 $45

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Two or Four Tickets to a Guided Walking Tour of Your Choice from Charleston in a Nutshell (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston In a Nutshell

Multiple Locations

Walking tours of Charleston explore the city’s architecture, history, and personal stories

$44 $22

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Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

$37 $17

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Four-Class Intro Package for One or Two at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston (Up to 51% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors lead individuals or pairs through private, personalized lessons and group practice sessions designed for beginners

$70 $35

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Captain John Ward Jr. presides over Affinity Charters’ trio of seaworthy vessels, which slice through Charleston Harbor’s surging whitecaps during boat tours, charters, and fishing trips. Ward Jr. holds a 100-ton Masters License from the U.S. Coast Guard, and his overarching goal is to provide guests with experiences that are safe, exciting, and productive.

During fishing trips, Captain Ward Jr. taps his more than 25 years of experience navigating Charleston's aquatic arteries to usher fisherpeople through the nutrient-rich ecosystem. Attendees cast their lines for numerous seasonal species, including sea bass, Spanish mackerel, and the increasingly rare leather boot.

Dolphin-encounters tours put seafarers face-to-bottlenose with an undulating army of slick-skinned mammals splashing through their natural habitat. Alternatively, information-hungry patrons can climb on board for an eco tour, where Captain Ward Jr. imparts facts about the harbor’s ecological ebb and flow, as well as its vibrant panoply of blacktip sharks, barracudas, and mer-senators. The harbor and sunset cruise allows drifting duos to observe the sun’s incandescent descent into a kaleidoscopic loch of rippling reds, oranges, and yellows, which glint off of downtown Charleston.

1771 Clarks Hill Cir
John's Island,
SC
US

Though built only in 2011, the nonprofit Redux Contemporary Art Center’s new 12,000-square-foot facility stays bustling all year, hosting six to eight free exhibitions in two galleries. After taking in the artwork, visitors can attend numerous free events, such as artist talks, film screenings, panels, and concerts. More than 100 classes foster artistic inclinations throughout the year as local qualified instructors help students master disciplines such as painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Redux's galleries stay full thanks in part to its 22 private artist studios, which accommodate emerging and mid-career artists with up to 240 square feet of creative space. Twenty-four-hour studio passes grant access to Redux’s darkroom, print studio, and woodshop. To encourage a sense of community, artists can participate in quarterly critiques, attend visiting-artist lectures, and debate their studio neighbors on artistic controversies such as whether Michelangelo’s David is as good as the earlier one he sculpted from Play-Doh.

136 Saint Philip St
Charleston,
SC
US

The mixologists at ABC Bartending School divulge saloon secrets during certification-based and recreational bartending classes. During two-week certification courses, burgeoning bartenders mix classic and popular drinks while learning about alcohol laws, responsible liquor service, and stocking and inventory. Alternatively, an entertaining mixology course lets amateurs shake up drinks and take cover from projectile champagne corks behind an ornate bar with mirrors and gold trim. Once finished imparting their knowledge, the instructors set students up with ABC’s job-placement program, which puts certified graduates to work everywhere from restaurants and nightclubs to the zero-G sports bar where astronauts celebrate successful trips to the moon.

2487 Ashley River Road
Charleston,
SC
US

As a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, the Charleston RiverDogs aim to enchant fans with shapely curveballs and winning line drives. The club takes the field at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, where fans can take in views of the Ashley River as they watch the next crop of MLB stars sprout from the nutrient-rich soil stored within their cleats. Between innings, fans can snack on the Riley Park's concession stands' pickle dogs, brat cheesesteaks, and old-fashioned boiled peanuts—just some of the delicacies that have lured ballpark-cuisine fans from the Travel Channel to The Joe.

360 Fishburne St
Charleston,
SC
US

A Snappy Event brings Charleston residents together for fun and food-centric events held throughout the year. The party-planning machinations started with the Mac Off, a no-holds-barred mac 'n' cheese cook off, and have spread to other cuisine-themed bashes such as sushi festivals, oyster roasts, and ground-beef food fights. The annual food truck hoedown beats back the February chill with satisfying food and a raging bonfire, while the Top Gun '80s party is held from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.

100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston,
SC
US

Barcrawls.com and joonbug.com team up to throw themed parties at locations from New York to Los Angeles. Events are typically held at hip nightlife spots such as clubs, lounges, and restaurants. Each year's get-togethers typically include parties for holidays—including Thanksgiving Eve—and viewing parties for baseball's beloved home-run derby as well as the sport's lesser-known "Is It a Balk?" contest.

549 King Street
Charleston,
SC
US