- The list below includes 118 free or cheap things to do in or near Charleston, South Carolina, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like Walking Tours, History Museums, Colleges & Universities and Gardens.
- From College of Charleston to Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Charleston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island and Summerville.
Melissa Miley Photography 80 Broad St, Meet at Stone Monument, Charleston, SC MoreLess Info
Embark on a walking photography workshop that is designed to develop photography skills and explore the city of Charleston simultaneously
98% 429 votes
Harry M. Hallman Jr. Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC MoreLess Info
One of Mount Pleasant's most popular areas is the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Patrons enjoy strolling, biking, picnicking, peoplewatching and relaxing by the water. The park is open throughout the year, but has only limited shelter in case of poor weather.
96% 141 votes
71 Harry Hallman Boulevard Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
Mount Pleasant Pier is a 1250-foot pier that stretches into Charleston Harbor. One end of the pier has an 8,100-square-foot covered pavilion for hosting dances with additional pier features including fishing, gifts and souvenirs, swings, picnic tables and rocking chairs.
50% 280 votes
963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
Catch a flick at Cinebarre - Mount Pleasant, a large movie theater in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Purchase tickets at the box office, print them out at home or arrange for will-call service at the Cinebarre ticket counter.
80% 15 votes
483 West Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
From hiking to kayaking tours, Kayak Nature Adventures takes visitors to the marshland and waterways of the region. On the blackwater tour, visitors can tour a swamp filled with submerged cypress trees.
82% 57 votes
613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
Unlike some bowling alleys that cater to the league bowler, Sparians @ River Bowl Charleston caters to families who like to play together during the day. In the evening, the center caters to those who are looking for a fun date.
94% 123 votes
Pitt Street and William Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 MoreLess Info
A bridge with a lot of history building up to its current existence, the Pitt Street Bridge connects Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. A paved path and benches allows for a spot to sit, walk, fish, or observe wildlife, the harbor, and other bridges.
90% 4239 votes
1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 MoreLess Info
Fort Sumter National Monument marks the site of the Civil War's first battle. Accessible only by boat, visit the Fort via a daily ferry departing from the Visitor's Centre, for a ranger-guided orientation and self-guided exploration of the site.
Knot Stressed Charters specializes in guided fishing trips and eco tours for 1 – 6 people, anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Guests can fish for bass, trout flounder – even sharks – or enjoy a sunset tour around Charleston Harbor.