Spring Break is right around the corner. If you don’t have big plans to venture to a faraway location, no fear – you can still make spring break special by creating a staycation right here at home.
The preserved historic site of Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site brings a glimpse of what life may have been like 300 years ago.
Woodlands Nature Reserve offers a variety of outdoor activities including nature walks, birding, forest foraging tours, sailing lessons, horseback tours, kayak tours, and unguided kayak and paddleboard rentals.
Charleston, aka the Holy City, is home to 112 burial grounds and graveyards on the peninsula alone. Dating back to the early 1800’s, some of the graves are marked with grand monuments, many with small markers and others with nothing at all. Downtown Charleston is truly a Holy City with so ma…
Discoveries are ongoing at Charles Towne Landing and the most recent discovery are the remnants of a town lot from 1671.
Most parents can agree, and have witnessed, that children are drawn to bounce houses. They’re popular at events and birthday parties. Let’s face it – kids love them!
Sometimes venturing away from the hustle and bustle of the Charleston area and surrounding cities, is just what we need. Perhaps a day to unplug and just enjoy the beauty of our Lowcountry landscape. A place where it’s quiet. A place to reflect.
If you are looking for a day trip not too far away from Charleston, you may want to venture off to Edisto Island, just 45 miles south of the Holy City. It’s one of our state’s largest barrier islands, and the historic trip along SC Highway 174 will make this excursion well worth the time it …
The air may not be crisp quite yet and the leaves may not be falling, but you can feel it! Fall is in the air! Living in the Lowcountry offers plenty of ways to celebrate autumn and all the exciting events that come with it.
Did you know that September 21 is the official Miniature Golf Day celebrated worldwide? That’s right folks! If you haven’t brought the kids out to play putt putt, otherwise known as miniature golf, what are you waiting for? You are in for a treat!
The Lowcountry is rich in fossils just waiting to be found. The most commonly found fossils are probably shark teeth, which are often found along many of our South Carolina beaches. But, beaches aren't the only place you can find shark teeth and other fossils.
What should we do today? That is a question that remains top of mind for parents almost constantly. Sure, when school is in session, it’s easy. You’re simply too busy to worry about it with homework and practices. But then when the weekend rolls around you find yourself once again asking, “W…
Located deep in the heart of Awendaw is a place that leaves as much of an impact on this Earth as it does a memory for everyone that visits.
Ever wondered what it felt like to glide from tree to tree like a bird? Ever wondered what it felt like to fly?
Walking along the bridge to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum onto the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant is a feeling that is hard to describe.
Did you know children ages 8-12 in the United States spend an average of 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens? And that teens spend up to 9 hours? That time is often at the expense of unstructured play in nature despite evidence that kids who play more outdoors have fuller and more whol…
There are hundreds of reasons why people love living in the Lowcountry. Ranking among the top reasons, however, is our coastal bodies of water and the many freshwater habitats. Taking care of our unique Lowcountry environment is something that is up to all of us as a community.
About 80 miles north of Charleston is a state park offering history, exploration, beach and a close connection with nature and South Carolina wildlife.
Step back in time with a visit to Middleton Place, located off Highway 61 in West Ashley just a few minutes from Summerville. Imagining all the changes that life has experienced since Middleton Place began back in 1741 is astonishing.
It’s wild, untamed and, not to mention, enchantingly beautiful. It’s Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and visiting this gem in the West Ashley area of Charleston off Highway 61 is a must-do.
It is quite possibly the most famous interior space in the world. Completed in the year 1512, it took Michelangelo four years to paint the ceiling of the renowned Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. Gaining the opportunity to look up, 40 feet high, at the awe-inspiring work of Michelangelo’s…
Last Friday, we featured Charleston City Parks Colonial Lake and White Point Garden on The Battery. This week, continuing with the city-park theme, we visited Brittlebank Park and Hampton Park – both located in the downtown Charleston area.
Today we took a stroll. It wasn’t a hike. It wasn’t strenuous. It was a stroll, and it occurred in two of our city parks located in downtown Charleston. We visited White Point Garden and Colonial Lake, which are located about a mile from each other.
The Lowcountry heat can be downright brutal in the summer. But fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay cool—from beaches and lakes to pools and waterparks. Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission provides gallons of fun for all ages at three waterparks—Whirlin’ Waters Adventu…
Beach season is officially underway and it is important to be familiar with the regulations and rules that each beach in the Lowcountry adopts. Of course the obvious rules apply like no littering and no motorized vehicles, but there are other not so obvious rules that beachgoers also need to…
Public school students will have a shorter summer than average due to the late start in 2020, but two months is still enough time to experience the academic “summer slide.” And as for the students who have been out for weeks now, it’s time to start a good ‘ole routine of reading, writing and…
If you’re seeking a day trip from Charleston – a Lowcountry retreat that may seem far away from it all, but is really only a short 35-mile drive – consider the town of Ridgeville, SC.
It should come as no surprise that the Caw Caw Interpretive Center named their 5K race, “Where the Wild Things Are.” The race name perfectly fits what is experienced in a visit there. This Charleston County Park located in Ravenel is an ideal depiction of the Lowcountry’s natural habitat.
Step back in time with your children and visit Fort Moultrie, located on Sullivan’s Island. Dating back to 1776, there are 245 years of coastal defense history from the American Revolution to World War II.
When it comes to camping, South Carolina offers an array of options from the beach to the river and even the mountains. There are definitely too many to mention in just one article so for this feature, we’ll focus on some notable campgrounds within a one to two hour drive of Charleston.
Tucked deep into a neighborhood off Fort Johnson Road is a park not known for its size, but what it lacks in grandeur, it makes up for in beauty, panoramic views and hidden treasures.
It’s hot here in the summer and if you don’t have access to a pool in your neighborhood you might be wondering where you will go to cool off and provide your kids with some much needed swim time as warmer months fast approach.
Smell that salty air! Smell the fish! But, wait, there’s more… Smell the aroma of fresh seafood as you stroll by some of Mount Pleasant’s most iconic restaurants. Where am I? Shem Creek Park, of course.
It’s what I would imagine the Garden of Eden is like. It’s a place of pristine and abundant beauty, and it is just a short drive from Charleston – 25 miles to be exact. I’m talking about Cypress Gardens, and although I went on a near perfect weather day, I would imagine there is no “bad” tim…
The Angel Oak park is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Sunday when it is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Living in a city rich in history means that there are a number of places to explore with the kids where you can get a little adventure mixed with an interesting history lesson.