Book top-rated Charleston tours and tickets at the best prices on isango and grab the best deals and discounts! There are reasons aplenty why tourists from all over the world gravitate towards the charming city of Charleston. The old-world cobblestone streets, historic homes, imposing mansions, buzzing restaurant and pub scene, and eclectic art are just some of the draws that ensure that you’re never bored, whether it’s your first visit or your tenth! Visit top attractions like the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Joe Riley Waterfront Park, the Charleston City Market, Fort Sumter National Monument, Boone Hill Plantation & Gardens and more. Explore the city on walking tours, bus tours and horse-drawn carriage tours, and book packages that include the services of local guides, transportation, audio guides, meals and admissions to top Charleston attractions. Check out a wide range of tour packages and book at the earliest: Low price guaranteed!
Take a horse-drawn carriage tour: There’s no better way to experience the southern charms of Charleston than on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Step into a bygone era as you explore the city on a carriage. Keep your camera handy as you’ll definitely want to capture many a fun moment and atmospheric scene.
Accommodation: Pick hotels with free breakfasts, happy hours and special offers. A quick search online can yield some pretty awesome deals that will help you save a ton of dough. And if you’re cash-strapped and on a budget, then visit in July and August to avail the lowest hotel rates.
Charleston Museum: Spend an afternoon in a museum that’s anything but stuffy or old school. Explore the contemporary structure and tranquil inner courtyard and check out the suspended whale who swam into Charleston’s harbor in 1880.
Good to know
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Charleston is from March to May and from September to November as the weather is just right for sightseeing and the pretty magnolia trees are in bloom. However, this is also peak tourist season and hotel rates are high (especially around Easter). So if you’re on a budget, it’s best to visit in the late fall or early winter.
There’s no dearth of options when it comes to getting around Charleston. While it is an absolute delight to explore the city on foot, there are other economical options like the buses, pedicabs and bikes. You can always hail a taxi or book an Uber and Lyft. The bike share scheme in the city is convenient and popular and rates start from US$8/hour or US$12 for a day pass (there are monthly and annual passes too). If you’re planning to take the bus, consider getting a bus pass as you need to carry exact change otherwise. A one-day pass is roughly uS$7, so if you’re watching your budget, this is the perfect way to travel.
Money saving tips
Here’s how to explore Charleston on a budget!
Get the bus pass: A one-day pass is roughly uS$7, so if you’re watching your budget, this is the perfect way to travel. Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are also economical and the perfect way to soak in the old world charms of the city.
Off season: Visit in July and August if you want to avail the lowest hotel rates. This is the time that tourists generally avoid coming to the city as the heat and humidity can be oppressive. But if you want to save a ton of dough, this is the time to visit Charleston.
Beach vibe: Soak up some sun at the beaches just beyond the city. Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island are within a 30-minute drive of downtown Charleston and the perfect places for relaxation and recreation. Plus, it won’t cost you much.
Did you know?
Charleston boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in the U.S. The first gold club in America was established in Charleston in 1787.
Charleston Green: You’ll find several residences and building in Charleston accented with dark green. The story goes that after the Civil War, the Union sent buckets of black paint for residents to fix their damaged homes. But instead of using only Yankee black, people mixed in a bit of Southern yellow and created the distinctively dark green hue.
Pineapple in Charleston signifies hospitality. Back in the day, captains who had just returned home, would spear a pineapple to their fences signifying that they were eager to talk about their adventures out at sea. Since then, the fruit can be found all over the southern city.