Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston

As summer officially kicks off, visitors from near and far will head to the Holy City to celebrate a three day weekend and to honor those who paid the ultimate price. In a city with so much history, there are countless ways to observe this significant holiday. We've rounded up a few of our favorite ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in Charleston. Memorial day weekend in Charleston Visit Patriot's Point - This incredible naval museum is located at the mouth of the Cooper River. This landmark, housed in an aircraft carrier includes a Vietnam Experience Exhibit, a Cold War memorial, and a Medal of Honor museum. Head to Patriot's Point on Memorial Day for a hands-on history lesson. Insider's tip: Ask questions! The guides at Patriot's Point are passionate and eager to educate tour-goers. Take a Harbor Cruise - A cruise through the harbor is definitely one of the most laid-back ways to explore Charleston’s waterways. Soak in the sea breezes, relax, and unwind with a view of many historically significant sites including Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. Insider's tip: Keep your eyes peeled and you will spot bottlenose dolphins swimming nearby. Hit the Beach - Charleston has five pristine beaches, each one with their own personality. While hitting the beach is always a good idea, choosing where to go is another story. Learn more here about our two favorite beaches: Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island. Soaking in some sun on the beach is a very popular activity on Memorial Day weekend in Charleston. Insider's tip: Head out early to beat the traffic! Attend a Spoleto Festival Event - Whether you are interested in seeing a contemporary dance performance, or a lively and soulful concert at a 250-year-old plantation, this highly recognized and internationally acclaimed festival has something for everyone. Charleston’s creative culture truly comes alive as this festival transforms 13 venues and presents 152 shows. Insider's tip: Circa 1886 Restaurant has extended hours during the festival so dinner doesn't interfere with your festival event.   Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston and take advantage of the favorable rates at the Kings Courtyard Inn and Fulton Lane Inn. Located in the heart of the Historic District, these Charming Inns offer complimentary breakfast, evening wine and cheese, and 24-hour concierge service.  

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