You probably know that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Charleston and its horse-drawn carriages, Antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets, and wrought iron gates. Want to know the cheap things to do in Charleston so you can fall in love too without breaking the bank? Cool, because it’s the question I get most …”What are cheap or free things to do in Charleston, SC?” So today, I’m going to be your quick Charleston travel guide for all things cheap and fun for families, because of course these are all things to do in Charleston SC with kids. Let’s go!
CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON
I’d heard about Charleston, South Carolina my whole life, and even though I wasn’t too far away in Georgia, I’d never been. Suddenly, my husband had to work a seven-month stint in the Holy City. We lived partly in South Carolina and partly in Georgia. Although it was a lot to keep up with, I was thrilled to get to know this southern charmer of a city.
Whether you are a first-timer or you’ve been to the Holy City before, you’ve got to add these family friendly Charleston SC attractions to your list that also happen to be cheap things to do in Charleston. They are completely free or at least very cheap!
PICNIC AT THE ANGEL OAK
CRUISE THE CITY
THE TEA PLANTATION
THE SWEET CITY MARKET
CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN CHARLESTON FAQS
What is there to do in Charleston at night on the cheap?
Of course one of our favorite parts of visiting any new travel destination is to eat our way through the city. The best places to eat in Charleston are numerous but a couple that I would suggest for families are the Charleston Grill and the Brown Dog Deli. After dinner, stroll through the historic streets on a self-guided walking tour or let one of the five Charleston Carriage companies escort you my moonlight (they are all priced about the same).
What is there to do in Downtown Charleston on the cheap?
As mentioned above, the Charleston City Market is a must-see. One of my very favorite things to do in Downtown Charleston is to visit the unique vendors and chat with the super sweet Gullah ladies about their handmade sweetgrass creations and their culture. Visit the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon that over the last 250 years has been a commercial exchange, custom house, post office, city hall, military headquarters (jail for pirates), and now a museum.
YOU MAY NEED
If you are going anywhere near the beach or outdoors, these travel shoe bags keep the dirt, sand, and germs away from your other packed items like clothes. These are waterproof and have a zipper so that the yuck is trapped inside!
Want to share any cheap things to do in Charleston ideas for families with us? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!