Charleston, South Carolina Travel Tips
At Vacation Home Rentals, we're here to offer the very best in vacation rentals. Charleston, SC, with its emphasis on luxury and history, makes it easy to provide them to you. Read on to learn about what you can do while visiting Charleston, and how you can make our vacation rentals listed by owner work for you.
Historic Sites and Buildings
Charleston's history makes for a rich melting pot of antebellum and post-Civil War landmarks, buildings and homes. Tours through the Magnolia and Boone Hall plantations can gracefully guide you and your family through centuries of politics and social issues. Walking through Middleton Place and Drayton Hall
can educate visitors on the role that African-Americans played in shaping the city. Arriving at Fort Sumter can put you right in the middle of a history lesson, as the location had an integral role in the Civil War. In this way, vacation rentals in Charleston, SC can be considered a direct portal into the past.
The Gibbes Museum of Art
is full of artistic creations in varying forms, like paintings, sculptures and pictures. They act as a snapshot into the region's cultural and historical influences. The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum provides visitors with an introduction into naval history, and even access to aircraft and other vessels that were used during important wars. The Charleston Museum
is the epicenter of the city's recorded history. It should be your family's first stop for a primer on the Civil War, as well the social history of the town. Visiting museums for young people, like the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, can be a great way to get kids to have fun while learning something new. Any of these houses of artifacts are the perfect first stop after emerging from cozy vacation rentals. Charleston, SC has it all when it comes to Southern history.
Charleston's proximity to the coast allows for amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Staying in beach house rentals in Charleston is almost guaranteed to provide the sights and sounds of active marine life, and inspire your family to conserve resources and save aquatic environments. Folly Beach and the beaches on Sullivan's Island and Kiawah Island are favorites of both residents and tourists. Folly Beach is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and locally owned shops full of handmade wares, while Sullivan's Island offers water sports and artistic inspiration. Kiawah Island is the place to be to catch a round of golf or to watch marine life swim. The Isle of Palms and Seabrook Island offer their own beaches and private, residential atmospheres. These particular beaches may offer especially impressive Charleston beach house rentals. The piers of every beach are attractions in themselves, providing tourists with an accessible way to meet locals at social functions and get some memorable saltwater fishing done. Taking advantage of the natural beauty and fun of these environments starts with finding the perfect rentals on our website.
Parks and Attractions
Charleston has many different attractions to keep your family's interest piqued. If you choose to stay in one of the many available Charleston, SC vacation rentals, but prefer to keep your feet dry while studying sea creatures, consider visiting the South Carolina Aquarium. Check its website for information posted online about year-round and seasonal exhibits. Landscapes are lush in Charleston, SC. Vacation rentals can often be adjacent to legendary parks and gardens, like Mepkin Abbey and Gardens and the Irvin-House Vineyards. Some historical societies are also open to the public, and can invite you and your family to participate in regional traditions like tea-tasting.
The Charleston food scene is booming - with over 2000 restaruants listed on TripAdvisor with 1 million+ reviews. Steak reigns supreme as Halls Chophouse, Charleston Grill, and Peninsula Grill rank top three respectively for restaurants in the Charleston area. Cru Cafe and the Circa 1996 restaurant both also come highly rated, with a passionate fan base of both tourists and locals. Some may say you can eat the best fish tacos on the east coast at 167 Raw, while the Sugar Bakeshop will give your sweet tooth a tickle.
Whatever you do on your trip to Charleston, you should stay in a vacation rental for the privacy, space, and amenities of home. You can stay right downtown and within all the action, for a fraction of the price of a hotel. View our listings to see what we have to offer in the Charleston Area.