Things To Do In North Charleston

Up to 51% Off Laser Tag and Mini Golf at GloZone

GloZone

North Charleston

$24 $12

Laser beams zap the fiber-optic vests of opponents during games of laser tag; fun package includes mini golf and arcade tokens

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

Select Fitness

North Charleston

$65 $29

Members shed calories and build muscle through group classes, a fully stocked cardio center, free weights, and functional training

Up to 76% Off at Masters Studios

Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at Charleston Rush Speedway

Charleston Rush Speedway

North Charleston

$52 $25

Race 12 laps in a junior cart, or 16 laps (2.5 miles) in an adult cart, and gain membership privileges for one year

Up to 52% Off Group Fitness Classes

4Ever Fit Studio

North Charleston

$60 $29

Passionate, licensed fitness trainer uses her own experience at weight loss to lead people of all fitness levels in entertaining classes

44% Off Personal Trainer Services

Performance Nutrition

North Charleston

$70 $39

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

Up to 45% Off Helicopter Tour or Aviation Lesson

Holy City Helicopters

North Charleston

$325 $225

Take to the skies for an hour-long lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter, or sit back for a picturesque cruise above regional landmarks

"Sesame Street Live!" – Up to 46% Off

Sesame Street Live!: "Make A New Friend"

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

$27.90 $15

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

"50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody" – Up to 32% Off

"50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody"

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

$50.05 $34

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Parody of the bestselling "Fifty Shades of Grey" sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

Up to 40% Off Anthony Hamilton R & B Concert

Anthony Hamilton

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

$67.15 $40

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Grammy-winning soul singer of Nappy Roots brings his musical friends along for an evening of crooning

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At CRAFT, both rookie and veteran pilots take to the skies without ever leaving the ground inside the realistic, full-motion Redbird FMX flight simulator. Approved by the FAA as an Advanced Aviation Training Device, the simulator tricks future pilots with wrap-around visuals, an enclosed cockpit, and quick-change configurations. Its electric motion platform pitches, rolls, and yaws like a real airplane, and scenario-based programs let pilots choose different challenges, such as navigating through inclement weather or dodging runaway reindeer. Throughout visits, certified flight instructors offer advice, ensuring experienced pilots can advance their training, and new pilots are properly prepared when they transition to the real thing.

6060 South Aviation Avenue
North Charleston,
SC
US

The Dirty Girl Mud Run—a women-only 5K for all ages and athletic abilities—traverses an obstacle course plotted across mud-soaked terrain. Eschewing the pressure of a traditional 5K, the noncompetitive, un-timed event focuses on camaraderie—women are encouraged to form teams and help each other to the finish line. The course pushes participants to endeavor beyond their comfort zone by tackling hills, puddles, and runaway speed bumps. Music and adult beverages liven the party, and Dirty Girl supports women fighting breast cancer by donating a portion of each entry fee to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

123 Main Road
Johns Island,
SC
US

It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue magnesium light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact.

Today, the leaders of the nonprofit H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details. Guides walk guests through features such as the manual-propulsion system and automatic moon roof, and illuminate exhibits such as a lifesize model from the TNT movie The Hunley.

1250 Supply St
North Charleston,
SC
US

Designed to look like an island retreat, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is more than just a place to beat the heat. It’s a fun-filled playground complete with slides, squirt guns, and a wave pool. The Big Splash Tree House is outfitted with 66 interactive features, including a giant bucket that drenches visitors with more than 1,000 gallons of water. The Tubular Twister sends riders shooting down a trio of 300-foot slides, while the Big Kahuna recreates the ocean’s waves in a 27,000-square foot pool. Little ones can play in gentler areas such as Lily Pad Lagoon and Otter Bay, which has a six-lane racer slide. In between aquatic activities, you can relax in the lazy river or stop by the concession stands for a quick bite.

8888 University Blvd
North Charleston,
SC
US

With their fleet of Robinson R22 utility helicopters, the aviators at Charleston Helicopters take joy in breaking the laws of gravity. They whisk passengers high above Charleston for flight lessons and photo tours, and while passing over the harbor, guests can snap shots of the Battery, Shem Creek, and various forts. Viewers may also zoom over the Charleston skyline to admire buildings soaked in red-and-orange sunsets and the flickering lights of surrounding towns. Many of Charleston Helicopters's tours invite guests to toast airborne triumphs upon landing with champagne, instilling an extra sense of victory without having to drag race passing geese.

5875 S Aviation Ave
North Charleston,
SC
US

Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the Charleston outpost of Paul Mitchell the School features stylish confines staffed by a squad of student coiffure-carvers and professional instructors. While all services performed by students are under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell students style a wide array of hair and nail treatments, creating cute cuts ($10–$15) and up-styles ($20–$25+) or applying chemical relaxers to tame tendrils ($35–$40+). A natural manicure ($10–$15) clips, trims, and buffs nails to a polished sheen, and a pedicure ($20–$25) ensures that toes stay fashionable while trotting in summer sandals or high-stepping across hot coals at backyard luaus.

4952 Centre Pointe Dr
North Charleston,
SC
US