Like many coastal towns, Charleston’s pulse can be found in its boating community, particularly at the handful of central docks like Patriots Point. Anchored there, the USS Yorktown was a key player in the World War II offensive against the Japanese and was decommissioned in 1970; it was relocated to the Charleston Harbor a few years later. Visitors can poke around, tour the sailors’ quarters, and even take a virtual ride to the Moon via the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Cap off the perfect day outdoors with a sunset cruise on the Schooner Pride with incomparable views of Fort Sumter and the twinkling skyline all lit up at night. Before you set sail for Charleston, let the AFAR Travel Advisory Council help you chart your course by starting with the itineraries at AFAR Journeys.
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