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


Opt for a one-hour horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Charleston narrated by a knowledgeable guide, or grab the stroller and take a self-guided walking tour (we did both!). Head for Waterfront Park on the Cooper River, where you'll find the Pineapple Fountain, a dock with shaded wooden swings and plenty of open space for kids to run around. From there head south and cut inland to East Bay Street to spot the multi-colored houses of Rainbow Row, and follow it down along the coast as it turns into East Battery. When you reach the southern tip of Charleston, you'll find beautiful White Point Garden, with military monuments memorializing Charleston's past and a picturesque view of the harbor with Fort Sumter in the distance.