Rainy Day Fun Charleston


Rain is inevitable at this time of year, but it doesn't have to damper your time in Charleston! There are plenty of rainy-day activities that will make your trip memorable and fun! Read below to get the scoop on where to go when the clouds come out. 

Sea the Difference at the South Carolina Aquarium


With an award-winning education team, this local marine exhibit features 5,000 animals along with conservation programs to protect local species. Take a journey through all their exhibits, ranging from the mountains to the ocean, and prepare to be left speechless by all the aquarium has to offer. 

Visit Some Of Charleston’s Museums

  • Charleston Museum

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    Celebrating 250 years, the Charleston Museum is hailed as “America’s First Museum” and was established by the Charleston Library Society on the eve of the American Revolution. The museum closed temporarily due to the Civil War but opened again shortly after. Today, the Museum contains the most comprehensive collection of South Carolina materials in the US.
  • The Gibbes Museum of Art


    Charleston's only visual arts museum holds so much for guests of all ages to gaze at in wonder. Home to the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston, the museum connects the city and region's artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene.
  • Historic Home Museums

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    As the oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston is home to many historical houses. Take a day to visit some of these properties, such as the Joseph Manigault House, the Heyward-Washington House (both properties of the Charleston Museum), and the Nathaniel Russell House, and learn more about the city’s deep history.

    Click here for a list of museums found on Museum Mile.

Take a Candle-Making Class at Candlefish


This is perfect for a small group of friends who want to chat, drink wine, and create their own custom candles. The classes are educational, light, and a fun way to make your own Charleston souvenir.

Wine Night in Charleston

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Explore the best wine bars that Charleston has to offer. Grab some friends and visit some of the city’s finest such as Bin 152, Graft Wine Shop, Uncork Charleston, and Vintage Lounge, all of which are conveniently located on King Street. 

Catch a show at Theater 99

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With an impressive company of comedians, you will always leave laughing after a theater 99 improv show. They have an original show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night for just $12.

Get a strike at The Alley


Eat, drink, and bowl at ‘one of America’s coolest Bowling Alleys’ according to Travel + Leisure magazine. You’ll find eight bowling lanes, three bars featuring craft beer and great bartenders, a full kitchen with unique American classics, retro arcade games, two 160" projection screens, and multiple TVs for all the top games. The Alley is truly a rainy-day classic. Lace up your bowling shoes and enjoy a few games with a side of loaded tater tots.

So, instead of letting the rain dampen your fun, embrace the indoors and the rainy day fun in Charleston! To keep up on everything Charleston, subside to our e-newsletter and check back soon for more great ideas!

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