Unconventional Things To Do In Charleston, SC

We are all pretty lucky to live in Charleston, a beautiful city that is not only rich in history but also includes an exciting social scene. However, there are some hidden gems that make growing up in Charleston uniquely spectacular. Here are a list of 5 unconventional activities that you have to try while living here.

5)  Sweet Grass Gardens- If you love nature or want to get involved in the community, Sweet Grass Gardens is the place for you! Located on Johns Island, this farm donates 95% of the food that they produce to local organizations such as the Lowcountry Food Bank and Crisis Ministries. While there, you will have the opportunity to help plant and harvest various crops like blueberries, grapefruit trees, and asparagus as well as care for the many bee hives and even help to jar the honey. Emma Ludman, a Magnet senior, frequently volunteers here and also advocates for beehive education through her Senior Thesis. If you are ever bored on a Saturday morning, how does farming with your friends sound?


4) James Island County Park- James Island County Park provides the perfect atmosphere for a weekend adventure. Gather a group of friends and a tent and go camping in the Park! You can choose from a wide selection of activities such as rock climbing, biking trails, kayaking, and hanging out around a camp fire. Also, the festival of lights will be starting on November 10. This would be a great opportunity to ride around with your friends to look at the twinkling lights followed by a quick detour of marshmallow roasting and Santa filled fun.


3) Segway Tour- We have all seen the herd of tourists mindlessly rolling around Coleman. However, this could be a unique opportunity to learn more about the place you live. Besides, who wouldn’t want to ride a Segway?


2) Tea at 26 Divine- Looking for a new place to relax and eat with your favorite girlfriends? I highly recommend going to Afternoon Tea at 26 Divine. Located on King Street, this truly decadent experience will introduce your pallet to variety of delicious local teas from Charleston Tea Plantation along with scrumptious tea sandwiches, scones, and petite desserts. Not only will you be treated like a princess by the kind staff, but you will also have an opportunity to relax in the quaint tea room.


1) Bee City – Bee City Zoo is truly a one of a kind experience that only costs $9!  Located 45 minutes outside of Charleston in Cottageville, SC this zoo and nature center will leave you speechless. At the zoo, you can hand feed monkeys, lemurs, and llamas and pet bunnies. For the more exotic people, you will have the chance to get to know Wallabies, Coatimundis, Serval Cats, Cavies, and Miniature horses up close and personally. At the nature center, you can hold and learn more about native snakes, turtles, frogs, fish, and baby alligators. Also, don’t forget to visit the honey shop where you can buy pure raw honey, lotions, lip balms, and soaps, all of which are made on-site!