Happy Independence Day-{charleston sc family travel guide}

This post is a little late seeing as it’s July 4th TODAY, but better late than never.

I’m going to share a top 5 list of things to do in/around Charleston today, but first, how festive and perfectly all American is this home I found in Mount Pleasant’s old village. My kids and I were out on a playground hopping afternoon and as we were leaving Alhambra Hall, I got a little lost but FOUND this gem. 

The tree, the flags, the white picket fence…it just screams July 4th as does the rest of this neighborhood!

1.That’s why top on my list is just a bike ride, stroll or drive through Mount Pleasant’s old village to make you feel festive! Stop in at the Pitt Street Pharmacy Soda Fountain while you’re there for a true small town experience!

2.Catch a RiverDogs Game. They’re home every other year and have a wonderful Fireworks Display following the game. Let’s be real, what’s better than baseball on July 4th?….(this is where you can find me :)!!)

3.Sullivan’s Island July 4th Parade. No doubt, I’m a fan of parades and one at the beach is just that much better. There are also many neighborhoods around Charleston that do their own mini parades with golf carts decked out in their July 4th best +kids on bikes. Find one near you and get yourself there!

4. Catch some Fireworks from a-top a Charleston parking deck! Shhhh….this one is my secret, but I love the almost crowd free way of watching the city light up on the 4th of July from up top.

5. And last of all, if you’re into big huge crowds, there are the big events like N. Charleston Waterfront Park Largest Fireworks Display, Patriots Point Uncle Sam Jam in Mount P, & Summerville’s Red, White, and blue on the green. 

***If you want to watch the Patriots Point Fireworks from the downtown side, some great places are

1.just bringing a chair and sitting anywhere along the battery wall from white point gardens on

2.Waterfront Park off Vendue!

3. From the Aquariums Waterfront

4.As mentioned in #4, you’ll get an awesome view from a top a parking garage. ;)…or any of Charleston’s rooftop dining restaurants!


ps…did you know you can hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence today? Here are some places you can catch that….

-Downtown on Broad Street at the Old Exchange Building at 9:30am

-At Middleton Place throughout the day!

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