4 Children and Parent Friendly Attractions Not to Miss in Charleston

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When you are a parent, it is important to find activities that both you and your children can share. Fortunately, Charleston offers a number of fabulous attractions that both parents and children can enjoy.

In this post, we will look at some of the most popular tourist sights in Charleston that you should visit during your next family vacation, from buggy rides to sea turtles!

  1. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry: This toddler treasure is aimed for children up to age 10. Here, kids can race boats, explore a pirate ship, and even drive an old-timey fire truck! As you might imagine, the CML is all about hands-on learning and includes a number of unique features aimed at enhancing your child’s creativity.
  2. The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum: This museum offers the largest collection of restored American LaFrance equipment in the United States! With fire apparatuses stretching all the way back to 1785, and some truly unique machines, like the Silsby Steam Pumper, you and your children can get swept up in the history and evolution of the fire truck.
  3. South Carolina Aquarium: This fun and interesting aquarium allows children to experience first hand the wonders of the deep. Full of fish, sharks, and even alligators, this stop is sure to cultivate a lifelong interest in the wonders of the waters. Your children will even have the opportunity to get a real hands-on education with the Aquarium’s touch tank.
  4. Horse Drawn Carriage Tours: Horse carriage rides are an excellent way to explore this city. From the colorful row houses to the gorgeous architecture of the historic district, buggy rides offer you a unique way to explore the city Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked as number one on their 2016 “World’s Best Cities” list. And what little kid doesn’t love horses?

Whether you are looking to explore American history or the ocean’s marvels, there is no better place to be than Charleston. With our private carriage tours and local color, there is always something for you and your children to do! Come see for yourself what makes this city such a special place to visit.