Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 2223 Folly Road Folly Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 406-0640
Hours: Tours are offered at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $58, Children – $38
Leave civilization behind as you glide down the rivers, bays, creeks and tidal flats of Folly Creek. This estuary ecosystem is home to dolphins, sea turtles and a variety of fish and birds. This guided expedition is perfect for both seasoned paddlers and those new to kayaking. To ensure safety, kayakers will learn basic skills before entering the water. The knowledgeable tour guide will discuss the history of Charleston and point out the abundant wildlife. This tour is perfect for bird watching, dolphin-spotting, photo opportunities and spending quality family time.
Address: 360 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 722-2996
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $10, Children – $5
Founded in 1773, the Charleston Museum is the oldest museum in the United States. The museum’s mission is to preserve the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The exhibits include natural history and local history displays. See materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry in the Lowcountry History Hall. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Armory, which houses historic weapons dating from 1750 to the 10th century. The Natural History gallery displays skeletons of prehistoric animals including an 18-foot long crocodile, a primitive toothed whale and the only known fossil of the extinct Pelagornis sandersi, the largest flying bird ever discovered. Discover the impressive work of the South’s finest craftsmen and women from the colonial era through the Victorian Age in the Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver. Children will love Kidstory, an exciting hands-on exhibit including interactive displays made specially for children.