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Family Travel Tips Charleston South Carolina

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It’s always nice to have some helpful suggestions and family travel tips when planning a family vacation or getaway. If you are considering a family vacation in Charleston South Carolina then you’ve come to the right place. We have some great suggestions and fabulous family travel tips for a family vacation in Charleston South Carolina including the best family resorts, kid friendly restaurants, family activities in Charleston and much more.

Charleston South Carolina has so much to offer for families, not just great beaches, and a rich history, but loads of educational and fun family activities that you’ll never be bored on your Charleston family vacation.

Also be sure to check out our post on family activities in Charleston:

Kid-Friendly Activities in Charleston, SC

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Charleston is a gorgeous city filled with wonderful history, gorgeous beaches, and southern hospitality.  There’s something here for kids of all ages.  School-aged kids and parents alike will make more sense of history class after touring historical buildings and museums.  Or, enjoy a relaxing day at the beach or a park.  Here are a few ways to enjoy Charleston with your kids: Read the article here


And Heidi from ChildMode.com wrote a lovely piece on family travel tips. Check it out:

Family Travel Tips: Exploring The Historic City Of Charleston, South Carolina



Best Family Resorts in Charleston



Charleston Place 

205 Meeting Street
Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
The Charleston Place located in the heart of the historic district, Charleston Place is the perfect base from which to explore the quaint streets, museums … more
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
Rediscover your senses at the newly-renovated Marriott , as you enjoy beautiful, spacious guest rooms. … more
Planters Inn 

112 North Market Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
The Planters Inn s location is literally and figuratively at the heart of the city s historic district placing its guests within easy walking distance … more
The Restoration On King 

75 Wentworth Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
Experience urban lifestyle within the newly unveiled Restoration on King Hotel. … more
John Rutledge House Inn 

116 Broad Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
The John Rutledge House Inn is steps away from Charleston’s finest restaurants, theatres, shops, and the market. … more
Francis Marion Hotel 

387 King Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
Located in the heart of historic downtown on Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel has offered gracious service and elegant accommodations … more
Vendue Inn 

19 Vendue Range
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
This historical inn is located one block from the harbor and waterfront park, and approximately 12 miles from Charleston International Airport. … more
Market Pavilion Hotel 

225 East Bay Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
The Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston pairs old-world charm, service and ambiance with modern comforts in a luxurious setting. Located in the heart of … more
French Quarter Inn 

166 Church Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
The French Quarter Inn offers elegance in a classically appointed French urban decor with uncompromising services. … more
The Mills House Hotel 

115 Meeting Street
: Historic Downtown and Ashley River Banks
An elegant and well polished atmosphere, complemented by state-of-the-art meeting and special event facilities. … more

Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

The best Kid Friendly Restaurants according to people who voted on urbanspoon.com

  1. Poe’s Tavern
  2. Hominy Grill
  3. Magnolias
  4. Slightly North of Broad
  5. Mustard Seed (Mt…
  6. FIG
  7. Jestine’s Kitchen
  8. High Cotton
  9. Coast
  10. Sesame Burgers & Beer

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 240 reviews – Place page www.bubbagump.com – 99 South Market St.,- (843) 723-5665

Mellow Mushroom–  169 reviews – Place page www.mellowmushroom.com – 309 King Street, (843) 723-7374




Make sure to see our post of family activities and more family travel tips for your family vacation:

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  • Hannah says:

    The list of kid friendly restaurants from Urban Spoon is somewhat deceptive. I live in Charleston ad found this website because we were just trying to find someplace new to go. I saw this list on Urban Spoon and have NO IDEA what criteria they could possibly be basing their rankings on. Magnolia, Slightly North of Broad, FIG, High Cotton, Coast… these are all restaurants that are very good, don’t get me wrong, but kid friendly would definitely not be in the top 100 descriptors that would cross my mind. :/

    • Stephany says:

      Thank you very much for noting this. This was written by a guest author, and I (and my readers) would love to know recommendations from a local. Comments like this make each post more useful! Thanks again and I hope to hear a reply. 🙂

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