Have you experienced the Southern charm of Charleston by RV? South Carolina’s coastal gem is a wonderful place to visit in autumn. Why not use these travel tips to start planning your own RV camping excursion to Charleston?
What to Do on Your Charleston, SC RV Trip
Once you’ve arrived in Charleston, the hard part will be narrowing down the attractions you’ll have time to visit. Allow us to help you with advance planning by making a few suggestions.
Charleston Harbor offers RV travelers of all ages enough attractions to fill a vacation.
Don’t miss a tour of Fort Sumter, scene of the Civil War’s beginning,
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of Revolutionary War fame and the USS Yorktown, a WWII aircraft carrier docked at Patriot’s Point. Those are just three of the highlights of the city’s famed harbor tours.
Boone Hall Plantation, founded in 1681, is a magnificent example of Southern plantation life. Take the guided tour and stroll beneath the archway formed by two-hundred-seventy-year-old oaks. A ‘don’t miss’ for Southern history buffs.
Battery Park, a beautiful spot along Charleston Harbor, is rich with live oaks, war memorials and wide, graceful walkways. It also offers unforgettable views of the Harbor attractions.
Charleston City Market, housed in a fabulous Greek Revival Great Hall and connecting open air ‘sheds’, is considered the city’s cultural center. Hundreds of craftsmen, artisans and vendors offer their wares every day except Christmas, and weekend nights, as well. Eat, shop and otherwise immerse yourself in the best Charleston has to offer.
Sullivan’s Island, in Charleston Harbor, lures visitors to the area with its windswept beaches, a much-photographed lighthouse and a nice casual dining district sure to please anyone’s palate.
The Citadel, Charleston’s military college founded in 1842, is beloved local institution. Tour the school’s picturesque campus and don’t miss the stirring Friday afternoon parade.
One more plus for motorhome travelers planning to stay in Charleston is the variety of convenient places to set up camp. From John’s Island to a scenic county park, you’re sure to love the location. Use this list to start your search for your perfect Charleston area RV campground.
With temperatures in the seventies well into November, there’s no better time to lose yourself in the Southern charm of Charleston. Enjoy the hospitality of a local RV campground and make time to stroll Battery Park and take a tour of harbor attractions. Indulge in the pleasures of the famed City Market and make a day of discovering Sullivan’s Island. And don’t miss the historical significance of the city’s many forts, the Citadel and beautiful Boone Hall and Gardens.
Let us know how we can help make your RV camping trip to Charleston, SC even better with an RV rental. We’d love to hear what you discover when you visit this coastal gem!