Things To Do In Charleston


"Bus Stop" at The Footlight Players Theatre on February 27–March 15 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bus Stop"

Footlight Players Theatre

William Inge’s play explores the bus passengers stranded inside a Kansas restaurant during a blizzard

$30 $15

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Mega Mud Run Challenge Entry for One or a Four-Person Team at Legare Farms on Saturday, May 2 (Up to 54% Off)

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Johns Island

Obstacles such as tightropes, webs, and crawl nets impede racers’ progress as they dash through a muddy 5K course

$65 $32

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5KRunDead Zombie Race Entry for One or Two (Up to 61% Off)

5KRunDead

Legare Farms

Outrun and outwit zombies trying to steal your health flags along a 5K course; prizes awarded

$70 $29

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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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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

For The Love Of Art

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

Pivotal Fitness

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

Arts for Fitness International Taekwon-do Center

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-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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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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Charleston Paddleboard Excursion for Up to 2 or 4 People from Holy City Paddle Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Holy City Paddle Tours

Brittlebank Park

After instruction, guests experience the beautiful Charleston Harbor for 90 minutes, or a romantic sunset for 2 hours, on a paddleboard

$110 $55

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Nature, Sunset, or History Boat Tour for Two or Four from Sandlapper Water Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Sandlapper Water Tours

Charleston

Watch pelicans and herons soar overheard, float past a sunlit skyline and silhouetted steeples, or view historic sites such as Fort Sumter

$64 $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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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