Seasons Greetings from the Philippines! Sorry for not sending cards this year – I think the postage expense might lead to the end to our travels! As the annual Christmas letter is a family tradition, and part of the inspiration for our current adventure, we are publishing it here on the blog instead of mailing paper copies. Look at us being sustainable!
While Magnolia Plantation & Gardens was overall a more kid-friendly plantation experience (mainly due to the petting zoo), Boone Hall Plantation and Farms should not be overlooked. In particular, the u-pick produce at Boone Farms is definitely worth a stop if the season is right.
We honestly didn’t see a lot of Charleston’s Waterfront Park, but the bit we did see was so much fun that it made our list of favorite spots in Charleston. The fountain at the end of Concord Street is one of the best splash fountains we’ve been to anywhere.
Some days you’re just looking for something easy and fun. Brittlebank Park fit the bill for us – it was across the street from the hotel (easy) and had a big playground as well as fishing pier (fun).
The four of us were in downtown Charleston one afternoon and noticed the abundance of horse carriage tours toting loads of tourists here and there. Of course, being tourists ourselves we decided to dive in and see what the fuss was about. Turns out, we loved it!
Coming from the Boston area, we have a pretty decent aquarium right in our backyard (the New England Aquarium) so any new aquariums have a high bar set for them. The South Carolina Aquarium did not disappoint us and we enjoyed a fun morning exploring its exhibits.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a former rice plantation on the Ashley River just a few minutes drive from downtown Charleston. The main draw at Magnolia are acres of gardens of all kinds, one rolling into the next in an informal style. We are big fans of botanical garden type attractions at most places we visit, so this was right up our alley.
Based on some highlights from our time in The Holy City we’ve put together this list of things to do with kids in Charleston.