Charleston: Places to Explore

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  • Edisto Island

    On rural Edisto (pronounced ed-is-toh) Island, find magnificent stands of age-old oaks festooned with Spanish-moss borders, quiet streams, and side roads; wild turkeys may still be spotted on open grasslands... Read more

  • Moncks Corner

    This town is a gateway to a number of attractions in Santee Cooper Country. Named for the two rivers that form a 171,000-acre basin, the area brims with outdoor pleasures centered on the basin and nearby... Read more

  • Mount Pleasant and Vicinity

    East of Charleston, across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge—the longest cable-stay bridge in North America—is the town of Mount Pleasant, named not for a mountain but for a plantation founded there in the... Read more

  • North of Broad

    During the early 1800s, large tracts of land were available North of Broad—as it was outside the bounds of the original walled city—making it ideal for suburban plantations. A century later the peninsula... Read more

  • South of Broad

    Locals jokingly claim that just off the Battery (at Battery Street and Murray Boulevard), the Ashley and Cooper rivers join to form the Atlantic Ocean. Such a lofty proclamation speaks volumes about the... Read more

  • Walterboro

    "Welcome Back to Let's Remember." This sleepy Southern town makes Charleston look like Manhattan. Its main drag, East Washington Street, still looks like it did in the 1950s. While continuing to embrace... Read more

  • West of the Ashley River

    Ashley River Road, Route 61, begins a few miles northwest of downtown Charleston, over the Ashley River Bridge. Sights are spread out along the way, and those who love history, old homes, and gardens may... Read more

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