Five Places in Charleston I’d Love to Take Baby Fox- Guest post from The Coastie Couple
Today’s post is from my blog bestie Pam at The Coastie Couple. She runs this blog with her Coast Guard hubby. Hence the name The Coastie Couple. Their baby boy is affectionately known as Baby Fox on their blogs! He’s seriously the cutest little guy!
This was originally supposed to be part of my 31 Places to Visit in Low Country SC and Coastal GA, but like I said before I got a little behind and overwhelmed catching up. Charleston is a beautiful city and there’s a few places that I would like to share later. In the mean time, here’s a few places that Pam loves!
I was born and raised in Charleston. I’d love to say that I’ve seen all that there is to see, but there’s definitely still things left on my Charleston Bucket List to see. I no longer live in Charleston (life of a military wife), but my family and bits of my heart still remain in the historical city. I recently became a mom and it made me realize that someday my little one will ask me all about the city I grew up in and there’s many place that I want to share with him.
1. The Market
Nestled in the heart of downtown is a long building affectionately known as “The Market.” It’s a place where artisans and crafters can come to sell their goods. It’s often crowded, but there’s so many things to look at that you barely notice the crowd around you. It’s the perfect place to purchase a souvenir to take home with you. I feel like the culture of Charleston can be seen in the artwork present in the market which is why I’d love to take my son there when he’s older.
2. Charlestown Landing
This is perhaps one of my favorite places in Charleston. Charlestown Landing is home to a replica of the early settlement that existed in the area. You can view games and homes from the early days. There’s also a fort complete with cannonballs and a working ship that you can climb aboard. It’s home to several native animals and is a popular wedding location in the Lowcountry. You can easily spend a day here immersed in the history of the area.
3. The Museum
There are two museums in Charleston that I would like to take my son to visit. The first is the Children’s Museum, which has very little to do with the culture of the area. In fact, I wouldn’t even count it as a tourist destination. It is filled with lots of fun experiences for the little one in your life (five and under) and that is why I would like to take him there. The other museum is the Charleston Museum which is filled with exhibits related to the area. I can’t even begin to describe how many artifacts and pieces of history have collected within the museum. My last time visiting the museum was with a class of second graders and even they enjoyed all of the neat things to see and do inside the museum.
4. Drayton Hall Plantation
This is one of my favorite plantations in Charleston. The view from the property is absolutely stunning and they allow dogs on the property. In fact, there are several family dogs buried on the property. The Drayton family were big dog people. The house on this property is also quite neat to walk through. The house has been restored but only to the point of safety. You can see history in the architecture, painting, and more. There’s even a height chart in one of the rooms that shows the history of the family up to the present day. If you’re only going to visit one plantation in the area, this is the one I’d recommend. It’s affordable and makes for a nice day trip.
5. Angel Oak
I’ve always loved trees, so it’s a wonder that it took me until my mid twenties to visit this iconic tree. Angel Oak is a live oak with branches that touch the ground and stretch in all sorts of directions. It’s a neat sight to see for kids and adults alike. It’s a great example of what nature is capable of when we leave it alone.
These are just a few of the items that made my list. Charleston is filled with so many neat things to see and do. I can’t wait to share my favorites with my son as he grows.
The Coastie Couple is a husband and wife duo writing about their adventures as a military family traveling from coast to coast. They currently live in Michigan with their son and two dogs. When they’re not working on their house or exploring new places, you can find them writing blog posts at The Coastie Couple.
Thank you so much to The Coastie Couple for sharing some places in Charleston. I’d love for you to go check out their blog.