For two nights and three days this summer, leave the planning and scheduling to us. The Kings Courtyard Inn has a special package for families vacationing in Charleston – the Family Fun Package! This two night deal is a great value for families, including downtown accommodations with worry-free access and tickets to our favorite Charleston attractions.
The Family Fun Package shares the best of Charleston: lots of FUN, history, beauty, friendly faces, views of the water and great food! And as our guest, you’ll never have to worry about breakfast. We provide something yummy each morning. You’ll also refresh each afternoon at our manager’s reception. Wine and sherry for mom and dad, pimento cheese and lemonade for the kids, and a breezy, secret courtyard to relax in. With complimentary internet access, you’ll never miss a beat, whether you’re catching up on work or sharing photos with family back home.
Here’s a glimpse at the Charleston tours and attractions you’ll experience with the Family Fun Package.
To start, you’ll choose a day to spend at either the….
South Carolina Aquarium
Set on the Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Aquarium features creatures of all kinds. Aquarium exhibits range from local sea life, straight out of Charleston’s marshes, to exotic reptiles and mammals, and fish from the great ocean beyond. You can easily spend an entire day here, drifting from one enchanting exhibit to the next. Plan your trip during the Sea Turtle Hospital visiting hours for an even more memorable experience. The aquarium nurses sick sea turtles back to health, providing love and care to these guys before they’re ready to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean. Take a break and grab lunch at the cafe or find a spot on the sundeck to admire the view of ships passing by.
Patriot’s Point Naval + Maritime Center
History buffs, rejoice! You will just love Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. On display here are “a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Patriots Point is also headquarters to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency’s official Medal of Honor Museum.” The Yorktown- Patriot’s Point main attraction- is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, so now more than ever, is a special time to visit. You can even take in the beauty of Charleston from the flight deck, where you’ll see a clear, beautiful view of downtown and the famous Ravenel Bridge.
Daring family members can climb up the destroyer USS Laffey and peer inside the living quarters. After all that walking around, grab lunch in the Mess Hall and get a feel for the way life was for the men who served on the ship.
You’ll enjoy a tour of Charleston from…
A Horse + Buggy Carriage Ride
Ride through the pretty streets of downtown Charleston in a shaded horse drawn carriage. Get a history fix as you meander through our beautiful streets, admire amazing architecture, Caribbean colors and secret gardens. In the summer especially, you’ll be overcome by the fragrance of jasmine and depending on your tour route, enjoy a sea breeze off the harbor of the famous Battery. An in interview, our innkeeper Lisa Anderson says a carriage ride is one of the best ways to kick off a trip to Charleston. You’ll get a preview of the peninsula’s most famous sites and decide where you’d like to revisit for a closer look.
Carriage rides start at the City Market nearby. You can spend extra time here before or after your tour to pick up Charleston goodies and souvenirs like sweetgrass baskets and benne wafers.
A Ghost + Dungeon Walking Tour
Experience a different view of Charleston, the intriguing, “believe it or not” side of the city. The tour is put on by Bulldog Tours, who say you’ll “hear fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions.” They also say it’s the only tour in Charleston that grants access to a dungeon, where both pirates and American freedom fighters were kept centuries and centuries ago.