Charleston Insider's Guide > Surrounding Areas
Charleston has become a major vacation attraction in the southeast. It is one of the most unique cities in the country. As this trend continues, many people have forgone the historic downtown area to find one of the beautiful areas surrounding the peninsula.
If you like a slower place and prefer a vacation removed from the hustle and bustle of the city there are options for you to enjoy the great location of the South Carolina coast without waiting in lines or walking around downtown.
If you're looking for a great surfing vacation you might want to stay on Folly Beach where you can wake up early in the morning and get to the best waves on the beach without commuting from downtown.
For those of you looking for the ultimate golf vacation the Isle of Palms have several golf resorts with world class courses. You could play 18 holes, and eat 3 meals a day without ever having to leave the Island. Many people as choose the Isle of Palms as their home base for their fishing expeditions.
Maybe you just want a great place to relax with your family. Daniel Island has things to do year round and is perfect for you and your kids if you don't want to deal with the crowds that exist at most other family attractions.
Edisto Beach should be your destination if you want a natural unspoiled beach vacation. Limited development has made this beach one of the last refuge for those not wanting the standard “boardwalk carnival” atmosphere that has become so prevalent at most other east coast beaches these days.
For a not so run of the mill vacation check out some of Charleston's surrounding areas. You might find a cheaper vacation waiting just around the corner that fits the needs of you and your family perfectly.
These are some of our favorite nearby destinations:
Hilton Head Island, SC
Folly Beach, SC
Edisto Beach, SC
Isle of Palms, SC
Daniel Island, SC