Many people consider a trip abroad the only way to truly enjoy a vacation. There are many places in the United States, however, that are rich in history and experiences—and Charleston, South Carolina is one such a place.
This quiet town is at the center of many critical events in America history, and there are many adventures one can have in this town, especially around its harbor area.
Here are three adventures you can look forward to in this historic city:
One of the most exciting things that you can do is the Charleston ghost tours. With the city rich in history— and most of it, tragic and violent—tales of the supernatural are rife and tours of the most frightening and haunting areas are very popular. These diverse tours cover everything from homes, forts, and even ships, and are usually accompanied by thrilling and creepy stories that are sure to make your hairs stand on end.
Unsurprisingly, nature is rife in Charleston where much of its history is preserved in the face of developments across the United States. These tours offer a beautiful glimpse of the unspoiled nature in the area and incorporate an experience of Charleston’s abundant wildlife, from herons to terns to even dolphins. You also get to walk down the preserved barrier islands near Charleston to fully commune and relax in all that nature has to offer.
Charleston is home to Fort Sumter, where the American Civil War began. Since that memorable day on April 12, 1861, the area has been notable for many key points of that conflict. Those who take this particular tour will be able to witness and experience everything from the USS Yorktown and other wrecks to stately and beautiful period homes.
Next time you need an affordable but still exciting vacation, consider Charleston and all it has to offer.