ROAD ADVENTURES HOT SPOT - CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
This month, our Road Adventures Hot Spot covers one of the best coastal destinations America has to offer. Our Hot Spots are designed to find the best locations for your camping excursions, and Charleston fits in well with plenty of nature, tourist activities, shopping, eating and more that you don’t want to miss.
Charleston Harbor History Tour
The Charleston Harbor History Tour is where an appreciation for Charleston starts. Tours are a great way to experience a city and get acclimated to a place you want to discover more about. What better way to tour it than on across the water? On this tour of historical Charleston via an 80-foot sightseeing cruise you’ll orient yourself with what the city has to offer and learn about the Civil War.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
While on the topic of the rich and expansive history Charleston has to share, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is a must-see when in town. This museum isn’t inside a run-of-the-mill building in town, but rather, is located inside a legendary aircraft carrier that has made permanent residence in Charleston’s harbor. It isn’t just the aircraft carrier on display here, but twenty-nine additional aircraft, the USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, and a GUPPY III Submarine! Also, you can find the official headquarters of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a Cold War Sub Memorial, and a Vietnam Support Base Camp here! A whole day of expansive military history can be found in this one museum!
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
In 1861, Boone Hall Plantation was founded by Englishman Major John Boone, who established the plantation and home off of Wampacheone Creek. His family and the generations that followed were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the U.S. as a whole. Get a good feel for what it is to be in the south by visiting!
Dining – Halls Chophouse
We recommend a beautiful, family-owned steakhouse restaurant in the Upper King District of Charleston. This locale values good food and a quality dining experience; it serves USDA prime steaks and is proud of their burgers as well as their vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. They also serve up the best in locally-caught seafood. This restaurant really has something for everyone along for the adventure!
Charleston City Market
For those interested in shopping while traveling, this market is both good fun and a piece of history. It is full of shops selling all kinds of interesting wares and is known for encapsulating southern charm and a glimpse into historical south. The top recommended shop is the “Basket Ladies” shop where for generations, men and women have been making baskets with local materials.
Lake Aire Campground
The campground we’d like to spotlight as part of our Charleston Hot Spot is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown, and it’s spread across thirty-five acres with plenty of amenities. Lake Aire Campground has large RV spaces perfect for any size camper, a private lake with great catch-and-release fishing, a playground for the kiddos, picnic tables, and tiled bathrooms with hot showers. This campground is ideal for a long stay in Charleston!
We absolutely recommend Charleston for your next visit and hope you make amazing memories on your getaways wherever they may be. Thanks for taking the time to read about our November Hot Spot!