Summer Fun in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina has consistently been rated No. 1 City in America by national travel publications for more than a decade.

What makes the Lowcountry so special? The list of places, events and culture is long, especially during the warm summer months.

Whether you are a current law student in Charleston for the season or a prospective student on tour, we encourage you to spend some time exploring our rich history, gorgeous beaches and amazing food. To help get you started, we have complied a list of 10 of the best summertime events and activities:

  1. There are few sights more beautiful and relaxing than watching the sunset on one of Charleston’s many chartered cruises. As the sun meets the water, enjoy a cocktail and live music while observing the entire city of Charleston from the harbor.
  2. Fun in the Sun: Charleston has several beautiful beaches. Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms are signature locations for a day of sunshine and fun on the golden sand.
  3. Farmers Market: Charleston’s farmers markets are packed with fresh produce and local crafts from Charleston vendors. Drop by and pick up some special gifts for family and friends and enjoy one of Charleston’s finest traditions.
  4. History at its finest: History is the No. 1 attraction that draws people to the Holy City. You’ll find history everywhere you look in the Lowcountry. Some of the top historical locations include: Charleston historic house tours, Charleston Art Tours, The Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the oldest public gardens in America.
  5. Are you a foodie? Well then, you’ve hit the jackpot. From classic Lowcountry cuisine like savory shrimp and grits or sweet, brown sugar pecan pie or exquisite dishes you won’t find anywhere else in the world, Charleston has tasty options for any palette.
  6. Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Charleston, South Carolina is the home of the Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliate. Charleston RiverDogs baseball is a summer staple in the Lowcountry.
  7. Fort Sumter National Monument and Patriots Point: The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter. Patriots Point is home to a naval and maritime museum with exhibits including the Yorktown aircraft carrier, the USS Laffey Destroyer, and the Vietnam Experience.
  8. Charleston Carriage Rides: Experience Charleston on a guided horse-and-carriage ride through historic downtown Charleston. Choose from a personal ride with just your party or join in the larger tours as your guide takes you around the quaint Charleston streets.
  9. Interactive Museums and Aquarium: Charleston offers several activities to explore the South Carolina Aquarium, which is home to a diverse range of marine life, including sea turtles, sharks, and playful river otters. The interactive exhibits and touch tanks provide a hands-on experience that will leave your children captivated.
  10. Water Adventures: Charleston’s waterways provide ample opportunities for exciting family adventures. Book a dolphin-watching cruise or a kayak tour and discover the region’s coastal wildlife up close or take a ferry to explore the nearby barrier islands. There are also several cool options including Charleston County Parks, Pirates of Charleston, SkyZone Charleston, Charleston Aqua Park, Charleston Adventure Forest and more.

If you are planning to visit Charleston School of Law this summer for a campus tour, we encourage you to make the most of your stay. With its rich history, beautiful beaches, and tons activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Charleston. 

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