5 Things to do in … Charleston (with Kids)

Traveling with kids can sometimes mean missing out on the best a destination has to offer, but for Charleston, South Carolina, it's a prime reason to visit. PEOPLE's Regan Stephens highlights the best things to eat, see and do with the whole family

3. FEED A STINGRAY AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM

Situated on a wharf overlooking Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Aquarium is delightfully kid-centric. There's a touch tank stocked with sea urchins and horseshoe crabs, a massive, two-story Great Ocean Tank swimming with fish, sharks and sea turtles, and a Saltmarsh Aviary where $3 buys a cup of raw shrimp to feed appreciative stingrays. The jury is out on who had more fun here, my husband and I or our 3-year-old. Our schedule sadly didn't allow for a visit to the Sea Turtle Hospital, but an extra fee gets you a tour of the facility and an up-close look at the patients