We just love showing off our city! No matter what you’re into – history, food, art, music, fashion and more – there’s something in Charleston that will speak to you. 

Team Rhapsody is constantly exploring and discovering new Holy City treasures, and we are quick to share them with anyone looking for local insight on where to go and what to see.

Spoiler alert, we like to be out and about, so you’ll notice our Top 10 Charleston Must-Dos are likely to get you moving and shaking. 

Charleston’s Historic District (Photo: Alice Keeney)

Take The Two Sisters Historic Walking Tour

We believe the true charm of Charleston can only be found on foot. Follow the native Charlestonians with deep local roots, Mary Helen Dantzler and Therese Smythe, on a stroll through downtown Charleston’s historic district. Explore the Holy City’s most iconic sites along with discovering picturesque streets and scenic alleyways all with a story to tell. 

Paddle Shem Creek

Make welcome the wild! Coastal Expeditions’ Kayak Adventure is known for their mission of putting people safely and securely in the path of beauty to experience meaningful things. Offering kayak, paddle board and boat tours, do more than just see the beauty of Charleston – be a part of it. 

Explore Middleton Place

Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark where the past meets the present along garden paths more than a quarter-millennium old. Wander some of the oldest landscaped grounds in the country, while experiencing stories that are an essential microcosm of our United States history. 

The Arthur Ravenel Bridge (Photo: Alice Keeney)

Walk/Jog/Run/Bike Across The Ravenel Bridge

Get over it! The Arthur Ravenel Bridge (or “Cooper River Bridge” to locals) is famous for its cable-stayed and two-diamond shaped towers design. While the relief of traffic is a focal point, the bike and pedestrian lanes are quite popular getting outside and seeing some of the best views of the Charleston skyline. 

Surf at Folly Beach with Kai Dilling

With more than 35 years of experience under his belt, Kai Dilling of Sol Surfers Surf Camp is dedicated to introducing children, teens and adults of all abilities to surfing. While Kai wants you to have fun, he also wants to teach life skills, confidence and humility through camps for kids, private and group lessons and custom surfboards. 

Visit The South Carolina Aquarium

Appropriately located right on the water, the South Carolina Aquarium is all about connecting people with wildlife and wild places. From unique exhibits and events to its proprietary Sea Turtle Care Center, this indoor oasis is a perfect outing for all ages and abilities. 

Experience Charleston Art & Theatre

We are big on the arts. You could spend a lifetime perusing acclaimed fine art galleries, listening to rich jazz or doubling over during a comedy show. We couldn’t decide on just one recommendation for the Charleston Arts, but these four options are stellar places to start. 

Charleston Gaillard Center

Charleston Music Hall

The Gibbes Museum of Art

34 West Theater Company

Sullivan’s Island (Photo: Alice Keeney)

Spend a Beach Day on Sullivan’s Island

When we’re not lifting, you’ll probably find us here. A two and a half-mile long barrier island near the entrance of the harbor, Sullivan’s Island is well-known for its small-town charm and relaxed lifestyle. Head across the bridge to enjoy pristine beaches, award-winning restaurants and tight-knit community. 

Enjoy The Strong Charleston Food Scene

You’ve got to fuel all this play and relaxation, so go ahead and get your culinary game on. Charleston’s dining and hospitality industry is stronger now than ever with delectable opportunities ranging from eclectic projects to traditional southern staples. Sip and snack your way through the Lowcountry and then come earn your brunch at Sweaty Saturday! Team Rhapsody’s Picks: The Best of Charleston’s Food Scene

Sweaty Saturday at Rhapsody CrossFit

Barbells before bubbles? Yes, please! Saturdays are always a party here at Rhapsody CrossFit with all fitness levels welcomed and encouraged. 

Come meet our members for a fun, fierce partner workout and sweat it out before going back to your day of play. They’ll have even more ideas to add to your Charleston must-do list…

There’s just one legitimate synonym for Saturday: Sweaty.