What Locals Know That You Should Try

Dated: 03/27/2013

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Living in Charleston and surrounding areas is a unique type of living. While no one boasts about the high humidity, you can’t beat the access to water sports and historic monuments. Charleston is a one-of-a-kind area with a quintessential lowcountry feel. If you aren’t from the South you may be unfamiliar with some of the activities Charleston offers.

Here are a few events and places that the locals know about that you should check out.

Cooper River Bridge Run – This is a HUGE 10-K race that you don’t want to miss! This event is attended by all levels of enthusiasts, competitive runners to strollers. The race starts in Mount Pleasant and ends in downtown Charleston. This year’s event is April 6!

Charleston County Parks – Charleston has a great set of parks that offer everything from nature trails to beaches. Gold Pass members get unlimited parking and admission at Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, James Island County Park, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Isle of Palms County Park, and Wannamaker North Trail. It’s a deal!

Waterparks – Also part of the Charleston Parks and Recreation Commission, the waterparks (Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, Splash Zone on James Island, and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure in North Charleston) offer a great option for fun in hot weather! Passes are also available. Be sure to check height requirements.

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon – This is a great place to see a neat historic building in downtown Charleston. You’ll learn some of Charleston’s history and get a chance to let your mind wonder to the world of pirates and prisoners.

Boone Hall Plantation – This is a beautiful, working plantation located in Mount Pleasant. Boone Hall also has lots of events (mud runs, haunted houses, strawberry festivals, etc.) that you’ll want to look at.

South Carolina Aquarium – Come see over 6,000 plants and animals at the 60 exhibits at the Aquarium on the Charleston Harbor. The daily programs and special events can see seen on the calendar. This is an especially great place to bring kids! Teachers get a discounted admission.

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Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson, a graduate of The Citadel, has a proven track record as a CFO, businessman, Entrepreneur and real estate investor. Hank has been active and successful in the Charleston community for ove....

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