While Labor Day is seen as the unofficial end of summer, Charleston’s summer easily continues on into September. Whether you are here for the first time, or you call Charleston home, we have a great list of activities to make your Labor Day weekend unforgettable.
Hit the Beach
Soaking in some sun on the beach is a popular activity for Labor Day weekend in Charleston.We have five sandy beaches, each boasting its own wonderful qualities. Learn more here about our two favorite beaches: Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island. Pack some snacks, sunscreen, and a boogie board and you’ll be all set for the day. Make sure you head out on the early side to beat the traffic.
King Street shopping is endless fun. As one of the South’s premier shopping destinations, Charleston has put itself on the map with family-owned boutiques and luxury retailers. Here in Charleston, you can get started on all of your back to school shopping. For women, we recommend Out of Hand, Two Cumberland, and V2V. For men, the best finds are sure to be at M. Dumas and Sons and Grady Ervin. If you are looking for accessories and cute school supplies look no further than Candlefish and Mac & Murphy. Whatever it is you may be shopping for, we have plenty of stylish options.
Take a Picnic
Looking for something low-key and outdoors that everyone can enjoy? Grab a lunch to go from Kitchen 208 and head to any one of Charleston’s beautiful parks for a picnic lunch! If you want something by the water, visit White Point Gardens and soak in the gorgeous view of Fort Sumter and the Charleston Harbor. Visitors will find an impressive display of historic mortars and cannons from the Civil War. Located in the northern part of the peninsula is one of our other favorite places to picnic, Hampton Park. With beautiful trees and large grassy area, this is a great place for kids to run around and play. Find the Kitchen 208 lunch menu here to plan your picnic lunch.
Enjoy a Walking Tour
If you’re hoping to learn more about the historical and intriguing city of Charleston we recommend taking a walking tour with Bulldog Tours. They specialize in historical tours, ghost tours, and the always delicious food tours. Anything Charleston related that you want to know the folks at Bulldog Tours can give you the scoop.
Explore the Charleston Farmers Market
The Charleston Farmers Market is a great place to grab breakfast and pick up some gifts. Local Vendors sell everything from locally grown grits to jewelry created out of vintage finds. You could easily spend 2 hours here relaxing, snacking and browsing. The Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm in Marion Square.