If you’re planning on visiting Charleston, South Carolina for the 4th of July there’s always great events going on. Below we’ll go over what we think are the top things to do while you’re visiting. Of course you can always get a TourPass which is super convenient since you can make reservation in advance, skip the lines, we only allow the top experiences to participate and you can save 40% or more off of retail ticket prices. All of the top tours and attractions listed below can be visiting with a TourPass.
Get Out on the Water
Since it’s very warm and normally humid in July, we recommend exploring a few tours that go out on the water where it’s cooler.
- Charleston Harbor Tour
- SpiritLine Harbor Tour
- Fort Sumter Tour
- Schooner Pride Afternoon Sailing Cruise
- Kayak Rental at Shem Creek
- Charleston Water Taxi
Go to the Beach
Charleston has 3 main or public beaches in the area that are convenient from downtown. They are all great beaches and you can’t go wrong visiting any of them. To get parking, we recommend heading out by 10 am.
- Folly Beach: Located 20 minutes from downtown. Has a great pier, restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere.
- Sullivans Island: Located 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. More of a locals beach with very limited parking.
- Isle of Palms: Located 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Has some restaurants and limited shopping.
Morning or Late Evening Walking Tours
We recommend some early morning or evening walking tours such as:
- Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour
- Revolutionary Historical Tour
- Haunted USS Yorktown Tour
- Ghost & Graveyard Tour
- Morbid Charleston Tour
- Ghost & Dungeon Tour
- Charleston Strolls History Tour
Historic Home & Plantation Tours
There are some amazing Plantation and historic home museums in the Charleston area such as:
- Boone Hall Plantation
- Drayton Hall
- McLeod Plantation
- Joseph Manigault House Museum
- Heyward-Washington House Museum
- Aiken-Rhett House Museum
- Nathaniel Russell House Museum
Air-Conditioned Mini-Bus Tours
This is a great way to get an overview of the historic sites of Charleston without having to sweat it out in the July heat. Here are our recommendations:
Morning Carriage Ride
We would definitely do this in the morning or later in the evening if possible:
When the sun sets and it’s time for some fireworks there are typically shows all over the area. Since it’s 2021 there are some shows still happening, however some are not. Below is a list of area cities and locales where the fireworks will be popping off!