Walk the bridge for great views and a nice workout
This bridge that connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant offers incredible views of downtown, the Cooper River and the Yorktown. The round trip is 5 miles, but feel free to take a break on the other side at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park for a coffee, to watch the weavers at the Sweetgrass Pavilion, or even to take in the sunset. If you have a car and you are starting on the Mount Pleasant side, there is plenty of parking, but if you are starting on the downtown side you will want to find street parking near East Bay on Blake Street.
Healthy eats, vegan bites, and coffee
Trendy spot for a healthy meal
This airy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating serves up healthy and creative dishes from local, fresh ingredients. They have many vegan and vegetarian options including the Cauliflower Wings, but you should get those whether or not you eat meat.
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Perfect for a walk or a picnic
On any given weekend, you can find locals soaking up Charleston's great weather with a post brunch walk around the beautiful park's paths and gardens or setting up a picnic with food from one of the many wonderful nearby restaurants. You can also rent one of the Holy Spokes bikes from the rack in the park for a pedal in the park.
30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC
Paddle Shem Creek
See dolphins and Lowcountry scenery
Rent a paddleboard or kayak for a few hours for some fresh air and breathtaking scenery. Or book a tour so that your paddle is accompanied by an introduction the city's wildlife and history. When you are finished, stop for some food or a drink at one of the Shem Creek bars and restaurants.
Awe-inspiring live oak that is hundreds of years old
This tree, that is estimated to be around 400 to 500 years old, is a sight to behold. It's longest branch is 187 feet in length and it's many branches create 17,000 square feet of shade. The Angle Oak's years have not all been easy, surviving damage from a number of natural disasters, including Hurricane Hugo in 1989. But it still continues to grow, with the branches sometimes dipping below the ground before reappearing later above the surface. Now owned by the City of Charleston, the tree is free to view and visit.