Things To Do in the Charleston Area

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As Charleston offers endless exploration, ease your trip planning by taking advantage of our “Things to Do” list. Our filtered categories will help you find the perfect activities for your vacation! Location specific dining, as well as rental, entertainment, and tour recommendations can be accessed a click away. Let Island Realty guide you to the best the Lowcountry has to offer during your stay!

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Lightning Bug Golf Cart Rentals
(843) 609-8776

Have fun in a Bug! Providing affordable, eco-friendly Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs) to vacationers and commercial businesses, we take the hassle out of getting around your destination.

A Charleston native who has returned to her Lowcountry roots after studying at California Culinary Academy, Madeline Lytton offers custom menu planning, weekly meals, event catering, and in-home cooking classes. Special diets can be accommodated. 

    Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

    Mex1 Coastal Cantina aims to serve locals, tourists, surfers, and wanderers with quesadillas, Baja rice bowls, tacos, and fresh salads! Convenient locations are in Mount Pleasant and Sullivan's Island.

    Middle Street Market Sullivans Island

    Located in the heart of Sullivan's Island, the Middle Street Market is your perfect destination for local goods. This quaint little shop has select groceries like farm-fresh eggs and meats, ice cream, local craft beer, and more.

    Natures Adventures
    (843) 568-3222

    Nature Adventures offers kayaking or paddleboarding tours and rentals on Historic Shem Creek. Upon requrest, they can provide tours to barrier islands, blackwater swamps, and rivers from the edge of the Francis Marion forest to the ACE Basin south of Charleston. 

    Patriots Point

    Patriot's Point is home to the USS Yorktown, the Patriots Point Museum, a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, the Cold War Memorial, the only Vietnam Experience Exhibit in the U.S., and more.

    (843) 410-0704

    Voted the #1 Charleston Harbor Tour Company in Charleston! Locally owned and operated, Sandlapper Tours offers history, nature, sunset, and ghost tours of the Charleston Harbor aboard the 45-ft catamaran "Palmetto."


    Our mission is to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 

    Boathouse at Breach Inlet
    (843) 886-8000

    The Boathouse at Breach Inlet in Isle of Palms has been named one of the best dining views in the Lowcountry by the Charleston City Paper! They offer a diverse local seafood menu and a rooftop bar for pre-dinner cocktails.