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2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer around 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!

It’s not too late to sign up for summer camp! Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps around Charleston for a comprehensive list of fun camps around the Lowcountry. 

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

A comprehensive guide to all of Summerville’s parks & playgrounds!

Everything you need to know about the splash pads around Charleston!

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

A closer look at the Summerville Farmers’ Market

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

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

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!

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.

A great list of Charleston area spots that the entire family will love!

Who says you can’t enjoy brunch with kids? Here’s a great list of kid-friendly brunch places around the Lowcountry.

Great tips for exploring the beautiful Isle of Palms!

A mom’s review of the Charleston area beaches.

Our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps around Charleston has a comprehensive list of fun camps in the Lowcountry so you can make it a stress-free summer!

Here is a great list of Vacation Bible School schedules in the Charleston area.

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!

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

A great list of parent/child date ideas!

A great list of family-friendly eco tours around the Lowcountry!

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

A great list of indoor activities!

A list of where and when to see outdoor movies, as well as movies at the theater.

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

A great list of kid-friendly hiking trails around Charleston

Free outing ideas that are perfect for the entire family!

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


A list of all the fireworks and celebrations taking place around Charleston for the 4th of July!

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