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Charleston Beyond the Peninsula

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Downtown Charleston is only a small fraction of what the area has to offer. Head out to the beaches, farms, former plantations, and tidal creeks for a fuller taste of the Lowcountry.
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101 E Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA
A short drive from Charleston, islands hug the coastline and offer a lovely selection of beaches, each with its own personality. Folly Beach has a laid-back atmosphere and outdoor activities ranging from bird-watching to kite boarding and fishing...
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Kiawah Island, SC, USA
No trip to Charleston would be complete without spending at least some time by the sea. Nearby you’ll find beaches for every style and season, from the family favorite Isle of Palms to the quiet, exclusive Seabrook Island. Kiawah Island...
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6812, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487, USA
There may be imitators out there, but when it comes to sweet tea vodka, the best, and original, is Firefly. Located on a barrier island 45 minutes from Charleston, South Carolina, this vineyard started making their own muscadine vodka back in...
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Charleston, SC, USA
We spent a day in May wandering the fragrant Antebellum streets of Charleston, SC... At first, we were puzzled by the omnipresence of, wait--is that the scent of root beer? Of all things, that's what our noses first told us--and then we realized...
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, USA
Beautiful! Petting zoo for the little ones, house tours, swamp tours, boat tours, bus tours. Less formal garden structure that allows you to enjoy nature a little more. Alligators included!
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487, USA
Charleston has a long plantation history, but the most unique attraction in the city is the Charleston Tea Plantation. Located on Wadmalaw Island, it's one of the few places where tea is still grown and produced in the United States. The tea...
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Charleston, SC, USA
Johns Island is home to the Angel Oak, a live oak tree that may date back as far as 1,500 years. Its enormous limbs branch out nearly 200 feet in all directions, creating a canopy that is absolutely awe-inspiring. The free park includes restrooms...
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Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant is practically right over the river from downtown Charleston. The tidal marsh is a beautiful example of the Lowcountry landscape. Walk along the park's boardwalk, rent a kayak, and eat some fresh-caught seafood.