Things To Do In Charleston

Entry for One or a Four-Person Team to Mega Mud Run Challenge on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 58% Off)

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Johns Island

$65 $29

More than 30 obstacles, including tightropes, webs, and crawl nets, impede racers' progress as they dash through a muddy 5K course

Wona Womalan West African Drum & Dance Ensemble for Two on Saturday, September 13, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Wona Womalan West African Drum & Dance Ensemble

Burke Auditorium in Burke High School

$30 $15

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Guinean rhythms, traditional clothes, vibrant choreography, and complicated percussion get feet tapping

60-Minute Guided Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Four at Stono River Riding Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Stono River Riding Academy

Johns Island

$130 $69

Explore 360 acres of trails and nature preserves from a horseback perch while a local guide narrates the trip

Paintball Package for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Paintball Promos (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball Promos

Mt. Pleasant Paintball

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages includes admission to area field and all necessary equipment

$5 for $15 Worth of Zumba — The Mall

The Mall

Charleston

$15 $5

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

$149 for a Flyboard Lesson with Equipment Rental and Delivery from We Deliver Watersports ($299 Value)

We Deliver Water Sports

Beaches

$299 $149

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

2 or 4 BYOB Painting Classes, or Private Painting Party for Up to 10 People at For the Love of Art (Up to 62% Off)

For the Love of Art

Charleston

$90 $39

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

Flyboarding Experience for One, Two, or Four with Photo and Video Package from Hydrofly Watersports (39% Off)

Hydrofly Watersports

Bristol Marina

$140 $85

Customers take a boat out to a floating tiki hut, where a certified flyboarding instructor teaches how to hover up to 20 ft above water

One Month of Gymnastics Classes for One, Two, or Three Children at East Cooper Gymnastics (Up to 54% Off)

East Cooper Gymnastics

Wando

$60 $30

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

One or Two Months of Boot Camp at Pura Vida Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Pura Vida Fitness

Multiple Locations

$80 $33

Exercisers sweat through combinations of cardio, interval, and CrossFit techniques to boost metabolism, tone muscle, and burn fat

Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp for One or Two from J Nichols Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

J Nichols Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Outdoor boot camps focus on subjects like flexibility training, strength training, aerobic conditioning, and core work

Admission for Two or Four to the South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival on Sunday, August 24 (Up to 53% Off)

South Carolina Reggae Jerk Festival

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

$80 $39

Wine tastings and live reggae music complement bites of jerk chicken during outdoor festival stationed in blooming gardens

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Unlimited Kickboxing-Gym Membership at 9Round (Up to 57% Off)

9Round

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Nine-station 30-minute circuit-training sessions using heavy bags, speed bags, kettlebells, and free weights

VIP Ticket to Solust Summer Solstice Music Festival on Saturday, June 21, at 12 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Solust Summer Solstice Music Festival

Legare Farms

$200 $99

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The Dirty Guv'nahs, Huey Mack, Robby Hunter Band, and other local and national acts fill a sun-loving festival

Super Hero Bar Crawl for One, Two, or Four on Saturday, June 28, from Carolina Nightlife (Up to 47% Off)

Carolina Night Life

Charleston

$15 $8

Drinkers outfit themselves as their favorite superhero or villain and enjoy drink specials and costume contest

$15 for Three Barre-Fitness Classes from Raising the Barre ($30 Value)

Raising the Barre

Charleston

$10 $5

Classes combine Pilates, ballet, and resistance-training techniques to build lean muscles, strengthen cores, and boost flexibility

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Pivotal Fitness ($188 Value)

Pivotal Fitness

Charleston

$188 $49

Unlimited small-group training classes such as Synergy 360, TRX, barre, boxing, and boot camp

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

One-Month Membership with Gym & Yoga or 10 Day Fitness Passes at Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga (Up to 48% Off)

Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $39

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Yogis lead classes in a range of traditions, including restorative hot yoga; studio also offers group fitness, cycling, and barre classes

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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.

17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston,
SC
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During the day, the Charleston Charter and Yacht fleet can be seen navigating the Atlantic ocean, racing to sites like Klawah Island, Fripp Island, Hilton Head Island, McClellanville, or Georgetown. But during the evening, the boats rock gently in the harbor, while inside their cabins, guests enjoy the amenities of staying in these unique, on-the-water suites. Beds, showers, living rooms, and entertainment centers can all be found in the galleys of the luxury boats, providing guests with an alternative to staying in land-bound hotels or learning how to sleep-float.

95 Ripley Point Drive
Charleston,
SC
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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
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Charleston Sailing School provides sailing instruction helmed by experienced and certified captains and conducted within newly minted sea vessels. An Intro to Sailing class tours Charleston Harbor from within 25-foot Catalina sailing boats and teaches students the basics of sail rigging, steering, and waterway etiquette, imparting that words such as "luff" and "spinnaker" are more than just comic-book sound effects. Led by a salty crew of ASA-certified instructors, each with at least five years experience sailing the briny deep, Charleston’s classes are limited to four junior mariners apiece to allow for speedy headcounts after suspicious splashes and to ensure that everyone gets personalized instruction and enough time at the mast.

818 Dills Bluff Rd
Charleston,
SC
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The ninth generation to cultivate the 300-acre farm, Helen Legare Floyd, Linda Legare Berry, and Thomas S. Legare continue the agricultural legacy started by their ancestor Solomon Legare in 1725. The kin raise hormone- and antibiotic-free Black Angus and hereford cattle, hormone-free chickens, and fine-heritage pigs such as yorkshire and hampshire. Concerning the plant kingdom, their fields yield chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables. They round out their output with homemade jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas, making their food available through a co-op program, whose proceeds help fund seed, fertilizer, and water for the next season. Beef, pork, and eggs are also offered for sale.

Food aside, the family shares its farm's resources by inviting visitors onto the grounds for numerous events throughout the year. A fall festival in October includes a 10-acre hedge maze, horse rides, and a scarecrow factory where guests can create a scarecrow. The farm hosts historical reenactments of the Battle of Charleston in March, three-hour hayride and bonfire excursions in November through March, and educational programs for youngsters including chick rentals for the classroom. Other agritourism offerings include summer camp, bonfires, birthday parties, and field trips.

2620 Hanscombe Point Road
Johns Island,
SC
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Jesse Nelson looks forward to summer weather—it means the sharks are coming to town. The Coast Guard–certified captain relishes the charters he takes with clients to hook and wrestle the oceanic predators that flock to the coast as the climate warms. Having navigated the Lowcountry's angling spots for his entire life, Jesse knows how to hunt down the toothy specimens as well as most other native fish. He pursues barracuda and king mackerel on nearshore reefs, and steers through salt marshes to land flounder, sheepshead, and red drum, always abiding by catch-and-release rules.

Guests needn't be fishers to board his 23-foot Polar Bay boat, however. Jesse also plans recreational river retreats that include ecological tours, shelling expeditions, and dolphin-watching voyages. He customizes each trip based on the crew's desired sights, whether they hope to snap wildlife photos or simply make fun of waterbirds for walking so goofily.

Hwy 171 Folly Rd
Charleston,
South Carolina
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