6 Fun Charleston Activities Within Easy Reach of Camp Hall
Known worldwide for its historic landmarks, stunning architecture and distinctly Southern flavors, Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the United States’ southeastern coast. And found just a short drive from the conveniently located Camp Hall commerce park, the Holy City offers plenty of advantages for both the businesses that choose to locate to Camp Hall and their employees.
For businesses, the workforce-related incentives of being near Charleston are abundant — and they include a large, well-educated workforce in close proximity, along with several local colleges and other training programs that are growing the qualified workforce every day.
For Camp Hall employees, an array of Charleston conveniences and attractions are located within easy reach. Charleston is close enough to Camp Hall for workers to live in the city and make the commute for work, or live in one of the many award-winning neighborhoods in between for easy access to work and play.
South Carolina’s oldest and largest city is full of charm and hospitality. Consider these six fun-filled ways to spend leisure time in Charleston — all just a short drive from Camp Hall:
- Explore the Battery — Found roughly 35 miles from Camp Hall at the southern tip of Charleston’s main peninsula, this historic district boasts a picturesque collection of antebellum mansions that overlook Charleston Harbor — as well as a lengthy history as the home of Charleston’s long-lucrative maritime activities. A walk through this beautiful neighborhood can take visitors past highlights such as Waterfront Park (home to the famed Pineapple Fountain) and White Point Garden (home to numerous monuments, a gazebo, and several Revolutionary War and Civil War-era cannons).
- Take a boat tour — To take in Charleston Harbor — and a number of Charleston’s other well-known waterfront attractions — from an arguably even better viewpoint, a boat tour can offer a new (and beautiful) perspective. Numerous area vendors offer these floating forays into the Holy City’s leading coastal sights, and most operators will provide fascinating historical commentary along the way. Some of the top Charleston landmarks that can be seen from the water include The Battery, Waterfront Park, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney — and if you’re lucky, you may catch a dolphin sighting or two.
- Visit Angel Oak — Found about 45 miles from Camp Hall on Johns Island (located just across the Ashley and Stono Rivers from Charleston proper), the majestic Angel Oak is said to be the nation’s largest live oak east of the Mississippi River. Estimated to be 300-plus years old, this natural wonder is 65 feet tall and boasts a 25.5-foot circumference — providing shade for a whopping 17,000 feet of Lowcountry ground.
- Check out the Charleston Museum — Located about 35 miles from Camp Hall in downtown Charleston, the Charleston Museum was founded way back in 1773 — making it one of the oldest museums in all of the United States. The museum is renowned for its extensive collection of historic artifacts, and its exhibitions shed light on the past events, characters and cultures that make the South Carolina Lowcountry such a unique place. The grounds also include a pair of well-preserved historic homes that visitors can tour, and the hands-on Kidstory exhibit brings the area’s bountiful history to life for the youngest of visitors.
- Explore the arts — Boasting a thriving arts scene, Charleston offers plenty of options for those looking to soak in some culture. The city features numerous spaces for catching live theater, concerts and Broadway shows, including Charleston Music Hall, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston Gaillard Center and Woolfe Street Playhouse, just to name a few. Local arts-focused festivals include the Spoleto Festival, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Moja Arts Festival and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, while the annual Charleston Wine + Food festival celebrates the region’s renowned culinary experiences.And for the youngest of visitors, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry sparks imagination with a range of interactive and educational exhibits.
- Sample signature Southern flavors — No day in Charleston would be complete without tasting some of the area’s staple dishes, including Southern and Lowcountry delicacies such as shrimp and grits, she crab soup, boiled peanuts, deviled crabs and chicken bog. And exceptional examples of all of the above (and more) shouldn’t be hard to find — as just a few of the highly regarded local eateries that make Charleston one of the nation’s top foodie cities include 167 Raw, Circa 1886, Charleston Grill, Lewis Barbecue or Rodney Scott’s BBQ, and Millers All Day.
This list offers just a small sampling of the fun sights to see and activities to pursue in Charleston, which is filled with an unrivaled mix of history and modern-day urban attractions to help you enjoy your free time without spending a lot of time getting there.
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