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Your Ultimate Guide to Summer in Charleston

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer in CharlestonSummer in Charleston is almost here! There are so many things to do, see, and enjoy in this wonderful city of ours. We’ve put together this comprehensive Summer Guide full of where to go, what to do, and everything else you’ll need to have a great summer with your family!

*Be sure to check back throughout the summer as we will be adding new events as they come up.

How to use this guide: 

Each image leads to either a full guide and list of local spots you’ll want to check out, or to an article with details on a summer outing or activity for you or your kids. Click on each image to find more infomation. Happy Summer!

There are so many awesome parks to explore in the Lowcountry. Our contributors have compiled their favorites!

A Charleston Mom’s Guide to the Best Local Playgrounds

A great list of the parks on James Island and Folly Beach

James Island and Folly Beach Park GuideA comprehensive guide to all of Summerville’s parks & playgrounds!

A comprehensive guide to all of the Charleston area Farmers’ Markets!

2017 Guide to Charleston Farmers MarketsA closer look at the Summerville Farmers’ Market

A Visit to the Summerville Farmers Market

A complete list of where to pick berries this summer season!

Local Berry Picking Guide

When it’s too hot outside, head indoors for a cool treat at one of Charleston’s many ice cream shops.

Guide to Cold Treats 5

Check out our contributor’s top picks for Charleston area pizza places

Get your caffeine fix at one of the 15+ coffee places included in our list!

Charleston Coffee Shops

Did someone say donuts? Check out our contributor’s favorite donut shops around Charleston!

A list of where and when kids eat free (or cheap) in the Charleston area

Kids Eat Free Charleston

Great tips for exploring the beautiful Isle of Palms!

Explore Isle of Palms: Tips For Every Family Budget

A mom’s review of the Charleston area beaches

Check out this great list of things to do around Charleston, broken down by area!

New to Charleston? Check out this mom’s tips for some summer fun with the little ones!

Our First Summer in Charleston-Tips on Where to Go with Little Ones (1)

Thinking about doing some summer photos with your kids? Here are some great ideas for where and how!

When the weather’s dreary and rainy outside, head indoors to one of Charleston’s many play places!

indoor play CharlestonA great list of indoor activities!

A list of where and when to see outdoor movies, as well as movies at the theater, AND free calendar printables for all outdoor movies!

Summer movies (3)Check out a list of festivals around the Charleston area, and even a few that would be perfect for day trips!

Summer Festivals

A great list of kid-friendly hiking trails around Charleston

Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails

Check out our May Events Guide for all the family-friendly events happening around Charleston this month!

Mom's Guide to May

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