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Old 11-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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We visited Charleston last April and loved it. Plan to return sometime soon.

The downtown hotels were pretty pricey. We stayed at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina across the harbor in Mount Pleasant. Nice spot and the price was reasonable. (Still don't know what the mountain in Mount Pleasant is - it seemed pretty flat to me). IIRC they have a water taxi that goes from the marina across the harbor to the downtown area, but we drove and parked at the Visitor Center.

We took a carriage ride and the boat harbor tour and enjoyed both. Also walked around some and went to the Calhoun Mansion.
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I forgot to mention that we are traveling with 2 teenagers. I think they would like to go to Fort Sumter and a plantation. Other things for teens to do would be nice to know.

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I'd then suggest doing a kayak tour type of thing, if they like the water. Check out the groups that go out from Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant or PM me and I'll dig up the name of the company my friend works for that does them.

Plantations are pretty boring for teens unless they have a specific interest in the architecture or giant oil paintings. Ft. Sumter would be far more entertaining. Might also check out Ft. Moultrie, over on Sullivans Island, and go to the beach at the same time.

What else? The fishing pier at Folly Beach is fun.

And, it is pretty far out of the way unless you are driving to Charleston from further north, but I'll throw in a big pitch for my favorite attraction in the whole state: Brookgreen Gardens. It is one of those places that has something for everyone--there are these stunning gardens, beautiful statuary, and a great wildlife area with native animals which is my favorite. But, it is north of Charleston, nearer to Myrtle Beach, really.
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I forgot to mention that we are traveling with 2 teenagers. I think they would like to go to Fort Sumter and a plantation. Other things for teens to do would be nice to know.

Thanks for all the responses so far, giving me something to dig into.
Hey, Charleston has really neat things for young active adults/teens.
1)ferry to Ft. Sumter, then to Patriot's Point.
2) Aircraft carrier/ museum at Patriot's Point.
3)quick drive to folly's beach for Beach Day
4)if they are into history their are tons of tours, even ghost tours and dark side of Charleston tours
5)also don't forget Charleston SUP tours (stand up paddle boards).
6) Ft Moultrie.

Those are just my thoughts.
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Some great ideas. I'll have to check out the ghost tours since they are into those Vampire movies now. Beaches are always good so that is a good point. Love this forum.
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