Sightseeing in Charleston, SC


$99 for 2-Hour Dolphin Eco Tour for Up to 3 from All Around Charleston Fishing and Charters ($180 Value)

All Around Charleston Fishing and Charters

Wappoo Cut Boat Ramp

Two-hour tour visits scenic Charleston Harbor sites in search of dolphins and other majestic wildlife

$180 $99

Dolphin Watching/Harbor Tour, Shelling Expedition, or Sunset Tour for 2 from Harborview Charters (Up to 21% Off)

Harborview Charters

Harborview Charters

Tour-goers enjoy the sunset or watch for dolphins, while shelling trips head to a remote island beach rich with shells and shark teeth

$70 $55

Historic Town Tour for Two or Four from Ashley on t he Cooper Walking Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tour

Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tour

Skilled guides reveal Charleston’s hidden past during walking tours; topics include centuries-old ghost tales and wartime histories

$50 $25

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

Quest-Completion Adventure for Two or Four from Wacky Walks (50% Off)

Wacky Walks

Multiple Locations

Spend approximately two hours working together to complete quests, follow the captain’s orders, and vie for the throne

$39.95 $20

$12 for $25 Worth of Yearly Museum Pass at The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine

Charleston Historic District

From the merchant: You ( + 4 guests) will have a one-year pass to The Powder Magazine Museum and receive 10% off each gift shop purchase.

$25 $12

Urban Scavenger Race for Two or Four from 3Quest Challenge (50% Off)

3Quest Challenge - Charleston

Multiple Locations

Racing against the clock, players progress through three quests where they find checkpoints, seize clues, and solve the final puzzle

$39.95 $20

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

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

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

$39.95 $20

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 46% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

$30 $19

Admission on Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise from Myrtle Beach Pirate Cruise (Up to 25% Off)

Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise

Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise

One-hour pirate cruise with games, treasure hunt, party favors, and scurvy buccaneers

$25 $20

Visit for Two or Up to Two Adults and Four Kids to the Children's Museum of South Carolina (Up to 44% Off)

Children's Museum of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

Interactive exhibits encourage learning through imaginative play and hands-on exploration

$48 $29

Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two or Four from Captains Source (Up to 55% Off)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

$150 $69

Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

$40 $20

Citywide Scavenger Hunt for One Team from Urban Adventure Quest (29% Off)

Urban Adventure Quest

Online Deal

On a citywide, smartphone-based scavenger hunt, racers decode clues and complete challenges while brushing up on local history

$49 $35

Boat Cruise for Up to Six from Captain Dan's Water Tours (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Captain Dan's Water Tours

Mt. Pleasant

A USCG-licensed captain charters customized cruises that provide a chance to spot local wildlife and historic sites

$300 $159

Historic Treasure-Hunt Package from Double Key Treasure Hunts (Up to 44% Off)

Double Key Treasure Hunts

Online Deal

Package containing a letter ‘written’ in 1929 launches a historic scavenger hunt to decipher rhyming clues and uncover a hidden treasure

$147.95 $89

$119 for One-Year Ownership of Two Vines at Carneros Della Notte ($198 Value)

Own a Napa Vineyard

Carneros Della Notte

Learn how to tend and harvest grapes, access special vineyard events, and make your own wine from grapes that grow on your vines

$198 $119

Near-Shore Boating Trip for Four or In-Shore Boating Trip for Two at Angle Pursuit Charters (Up to 32% Off)

Angle Pursuit Charters

Edger Glen Landing

Explore inland bays or tranquil rivers on boating charter for fishing, sightseeing, or swimming

$550 $375

Select Local Merchants

  • Redux Contemporary Art Center
    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.
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    136 Saint Philip Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • The Charleston Museum
    When the Charleston Museum was founded in 1773, South Carolina was still a British colony. Today, the museum is itself a historical gem, surviving both the American Revolution and Civil War and acquiring an astounding collection of South Carolinian artifacts along the way. Nine permanent exhibits include the Armory, brimming with antique weaponry, and the Lowcountry History Hall, which chronicles the land's metamorphosis from a tribal society into an agricultural empire, telling the story with early trading goods, slave badges, and pottery. Temporary exhibits change regularly, keeping visitors on their toes in the same way changing cell phone numbers every 24 hours does. The museum extends its history-preserving mission to two area homes: the 19th-century Joseph Manigault House, once home to a wealthy rice plantation owner, and the Heyward-Washington House, where George Washington once stayed during a weeklong visit to the city. Restored rooms, period pieces, and loudly snoring grandfather clocks await guests during scheduled tours.
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    360 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • Old Charleston Walking Tours
    Tour guides Mike Brown and Dennis Stiles have a lot of credentials to back up their narrated tours. Mike has done extensive research on pirates in the Carolinas, and Dennis is a past president of The Poetry Society and a senior docent at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Despite all their historical cred, the duo thinks their love of Charleston is the biggest asset they have in leading daily tours around the city. Multiple tours run each day, and during each the guides shed light on historical facts and spin tales of all the spooky haunts in the area as tour groups follow along at a mild walking pace. Whether entering historic homes, visiting haunted gravesites, or descending into the eerie depths of the Exchange Building & Provost Dungeon, the guides keep guests as educated and entertained as a dinner party with the many impressions of Robin Williams.
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    80 Broad St.
    Charleston, SC US
  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
    The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is an adventurous outpost for the developing population demographic. The museum currently hosts eight different exhibits, giving kids who are sick of increasingly hallucinatory children's TV programming an exciting educational outlet. The medieval creativity castle brings the Middle Ages to life through storytelling, monthly puppet theater, and passageways for hands-on exploring. The 700-square-foot TREEscape makes a playground out of an Angel Oak and a conversational partner for young tree whisperers. In addition to the exhibit octad, the museum holds free programming with topics that change monthly. Science, history, culture, and more are covered by the programs, putting young museum goers on the path to becoming the 21st century's first true renaissance men and women, not withstanding Renaissance Faire workers.
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    25 Ann Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • For the Love of Art
    For the Love of Art owner Carri Miles grew up in different parts of the country, but discovered her love of art early on—winning contests and showing pieces in galleries as early as middle school. Once landing in Charleston, she decided to share her passion with the world. She bought a charming, red-trimmed house and transformed it into a studio open to the public. For the Love of Art hosts regular painting classes, in which their students put brush to canvas while sipping wine or beer brought from home and listening to music. Instructors lead classes through each pre-chosen art piece step-by-step, leaving room for individual expression and eschewing difficult instructions such as "use broad brushstrokes to achieve a sfumato aesthetic" or "go steal a Picasso and say it's yours."
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    2317 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC US
  • Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tour
    Ashley on the Cooper Walking Tour gives locals and out-of-towners alike a fresh glimpse of Charleston from a native's point of view. Year-round tours include Historic Walking Tours, which reveal the port city's long, textured history through notable landmarks, mansions belonging to prominent citizens, and even places that figured heavily in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. When the temperatures drop, chills rise, and the town's ghosts return from summer vacation, Ashley and her team of guides also conduct tours of a spookier sort. These include the Murder Walk and Macabre Ghost Tours, which shed light on the bloodiness and betrayals of city's more sinister side.
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    1528 Seacroft Rd
    Charleston, SC US

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