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The best experiences that vacationing families will love in Charleston SC

When planning your family vacation do not overlook Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is not only a historically vibrant city, but it is also a very fun family area. Today, we will go over some of the best experiences that vacationing families will love in Charleston. Beaches, museums, aquariums, the list could go on forever, but here are some of the highlights.

The Beaches
Being nestled up against the Atlantic Ocean means beaches. There are quite a few different beaches to explore after a day at the South Carolina Aquarium. Here your kids can take what they have learned and apply it in real life. Folly Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Charleston, while Kiawah Island beach is the least crowded. Families will enjoy hours playing in the sand and the surf. When hungry, beaches like Folly Beach have many little restaurants close by to refuel and re-energize.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
Comprised of nine different areas, kids and families will love the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Art, water play (yes, a rubber top is provided), fire truck, kids grocery shopping, a medieval castle, and pirates are just a few of the area's families can explore. They even have space for toddlers to play and have fun. Children ages three to ten, are sure to have hours of fun while learning. If you have a membership admission is free, if not you can expect to spend up to $12 for non-South Carolina visitors.

Fire Truck Museum
Kids naturally love firetrucks, so the Fire Truck Museum is sure to be a hit with your kids. With over 20 different firetrucks on display, kids will spend hours learning, as well as having fun. Something else that is great is all the vehicles can still run and fight fires just like when they were in their prime. With hands-on exhibits, kids will be thrilled to handle fire hoses, and you may even be able to get them to attend the theater too. Make sure that your family takes one of the tours, to learn the most about firefighters through the years.
Frankie’s Fun Park
At Frankie’s Fun Parks kids are sure to have a blast. With indoor and outdoor activities, this place is perfect in case the weather happens to change. Mini-golf, bumper boats, laser tag, and an arcade are just a few ways that families can have fun. Although entering Frankie’s Fun Park is free, each activity does have a separate price. Families love their time here because they can pick and choose their activities, and even grab a quick meal at Frankie’s Grill.

South Carolina Aquarium
The South Carolina Aquarium is sure to be a pleasure for all families. Children will be able to experience touch tanks, stingray feedings and learn about many North American species of wildlife. Crocodiles, alligators, sea turtles, sharks and beautiful fish are just a few of nature’s creations children will learn about. Families will also learn about native South Carolina habitats. When your children start to get antsy, the BricksALIVE section where families can see over twelve different animal statues built with over 250,000 LEGOs.
Fort Sumter National Monument
Older children will love visiting the exact location where the Civil War started. First, families will enjoy the quick boat ride to Fort Sumter. After that, families will enjoy the approximate two hour and fifteen minutes. Families will see cannons, and learn how the soldiers lived their lives back in the 1860’s.
See, Charleston, South Carolina is fun and exciting for families. Children of all ages will love all the activities that they can be included in. 
Have you been to Charleston? In your opinion, what are other experiences that vacationing families will love in Charleston? 

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  1. I have never been to South Carolina but Charleston seems like a good destination for families with all of the kid friendly activities. It is somewhere I would like to take my grandchildren.

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