Okay, so you’re a little bummed that you’re not jet setting somewhere else for vacation this year. Not to worry.  People flock to Charleston for their vacations—so why not plan your very own staycation? The Holy City has so much to offer. From the history and culture of Lowcountry to the beaches and restaurants, there are plenty of activities and fun to experience right here in town! Here are  6 to-do’s on your Charleston staycation:

Step away from the housework

Drop the broom right this very second! Not leaving for vacation does not mean you should fill it with your to-do list. You’ve earned this time off. It’s time to relax and rejuvenate!

Go back in time

Who says you can’t be a tourist in your own town? Take a historical tour and learn more about the fascinating city we live in! Take a two-hour walking tour of Charleston’s Historic District(opens in a new tab) with experienced guides. Tours depart from The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation.

Catch up on reading

You know that list of books you’ve been meaning to read? Curl up with a cup of tea and read your heart out! Or stake out a live oak tree covered in Spanish moss to read under. Heck, read from sunup to sundown—it’s vacation after all!

Try a new activity

Experience our beautiful city from a new perspective! Sign up for a Stand Up Paddleboarding or kayak tour(opens in a new tab) and enjoy the outdoors. Trying new activities and exploring new areas is a great way to spend your staycation.

Catch a tour

The Charleston Tea Plantation(opens in a new tab) is one of the few places in America to grow its own tea. Take a tour of the tea factory and learn about the history behind the 127 acres on Wadmalaw Island and taste different teas. The plantation also offers an educational trolley tour so guests can explore the scenic grounds. Also on site is the Irvin House Vineyards, which produces wine and firefly vodka. Stop in for a tasting!

Beach day

We are lucky enough to have 5 beautiful beaches, aren’t we? Make a day of it with your family or friends! Get out early before the crowds, pack a cooler, set up the umbrella, and make sure to drop by Poe’s on Sullivan’s Island to take a break from the sun!

Are you a local? Share how you’d like to spend your Charleston staycation on our Facebook page(opens in a new tab)!