For every vacation (aside from oblications) we work out an itinerary which is often overly ambitious, and for Charleston I continued the tradition. I scaled it back to allow for nap-times (which didn’t occur for the most part), but I still failed to get down to the Battery to spend more time than our trip a few years back. We did, however, enjoy a quick stroll through Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art along with a stroll around King and Meeting Sts.
The Children’s Museum of the Low Country was the best value with all of the great things for LB to do; admission is $10 per person, and if your little one isn’t walking or is toddling I would wait as there is a huge castle exhibit and a boat that are difficult to navigate as an adult. However, there is a huge water table and an area with blocks that a could be fun for a less mobile baby.
The South Carolina Aquarium was less enjoyable as it pretty small, but it charges the same admission as much larger and much better aquariums (Vancouver Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences). The touch tanks were fun albeit crowded, and the boat play area was a crowd pleaser for the toddlers.
We also took the drive down to John’s Island for the Angel Oak Park. It was a bit sad to see the beams supporting the tree (although it was more sad to see people ignoring the signs about not climbing on the tree), but I was quite happy to be able to get so close to such an awesome living thing.
Of course we loved being so close to the beach. I took a morning run, and we had multiple beach days with sand castles and boogie boarding.