There is no dearth of incredible and exciting things to do in Charleston. This is why it is, without
a doubt, one of the top destinations in South Carolina. Regardless of whether you are local to
Charleston and looking for some new things to do, or you are new to the area and want to check
off things from your Charleston bucket list, you have come to the right place.
Without any further delay, let's check out the top five things to check off your Charleston bucket
list this spring.
1. Head to Rainbow Row
Every person who lives in Charleston is familiar with the beautiful colors of the city. These iconic
colors are on full display at the magnificent Rainbow Row. If you want to avoid the tourist crowd
during your visit, the best thing to do is to head out there early in the morning so that you can
get some stunning shots without having to fight your way through the crowds. The pretty pastel
colors of the row houses on East Bay Street were painted during the 1930s and 1940s. If you
want to spend some time admiring the architecture of this area, head to 83 East Bay Street. The
houses that line the west side of this street from Tradd Street to Elliot Street are the perfect
sight to see.
2. Take a Leisurely Walk Along The Battery
The Battery is one of the most famous, historic and iconic spots in Charleston. One of the best
things to do in spring in Charleston is to walk along The Battery. As you take a walk, you will be
able to appreciate the city even more. Several of Charleston’s defining characteristics can be
found here, including Civil War cannons and monuments. And, of course, the stunning
antebellum architecture. Bring along a picnic lunch to make an afternoon of enjoying the history
and natural beauty with your entire family.
3. Shopping on King Street
We get so busy with our lives that we rarely take the time out to enjoy a shopping experience.
King Street has some of the best shopping and dining options in Charleston. If you are
wondering about what to do this spring, why not add shopping on King Street to your bucket
list? Some of the great restaurants you can try here include The Ordinary, The Darling Oyster
Bar, Indaco, and The Honey Hive. Just make sure to call ahead and make your reservations as
most places here tend to fill up fast, especially towards the evening.
4. Visit the Pineapple Fountain
Located at Waterfront Park, one of the most popular things to do in Charleston in the spring
months is to cool off at the Pineapple Fountain. As everyone in Charleston knows, the
Pineapple Fountain is the perfect symbol of Southern hospitality. With a lot of green space,
children and families get to run around and cool off on a beautiful spring day. Wading is allowed
at the fountain, so you don't have to worry about getting wet. The combination of the water
cascading down from the metallic pineapple provides a beautiful spot to spend the spring day.
You can even take an evening stroll here once you finish having dinner to see the fountain light
up at night.
5. Shuck Your Own Oysters
If you are looking for something interesting to do, head over to Bowens Island, where you can
shuck your own oysters. The Bowens Island restaurant is known for its delicious and authentic
local seafood, including delicious hushpuppies, locally harvested oysters, and the Frogmore
stew that is served with shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. So go ahead and treat yourself
this spring and head down to the Bowens Island Restaurant, located just five minutes from Folly
Whether you are new to the area and need local recommendations, or are visiting and need
some fun tips, this list will help fill your spring calendar with fun, family-friendly activities.