September 14-20, 2015 Charleston WatersportsFest  

Weather, Wind, Surf and Tides
Sailing Charleston  

Leisure Activities

The area includes over 100 attractions, ranging from historical buildings to beach excursions.  Some of the most notable ones are:

Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired in 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter.  Tour companies conduct regular boat trips to the site.  Many sports competitions and leisure activities take place around the national registered site, including sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and open-water swim competitions.   

The Bridge – One of our few ‘man-made attractions’ for visitors, the  Arthur Ravenel Bridge Pedestrian Path provides for easy access to walkers, runners and cyclists, linking two cities, Charleston and Mt. Pleasant.   A 12-foot lane is shared by pedestrians and bicycles, 24/7, and stretches over the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor some three miles long.  The southbound bridge is also the key roadway for an annual 10K which is ranked #4 in the US for having over 40,000 runners and walkers.

For a complete listing of attractions, tours and leisure activities in the Charleston region, visit the CACVB website page.


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