South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun.
Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city:
1. The Battery
This is the cherry on the Charleston sundae of history and architecture, and it’s best experienced early, before the arrival of heat, tourists, and children’s tantrums. While adults check out the imposing antebellum mansions that line the promenade, kids can scan the harbor for dolphins.
Then, make history real: Remind the kids that the Civil War began here. Enter the Edmondston-Alston House on the East Battery to stand in the spot where Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard watched the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Then, get on the ferry to tour the famous fort. (Tours leave from the maritime center; $18 for adults; $11 for kids.)
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