As we approach Labor Day, we know that Charleston will soon be full with tourists from surrounding areas. We love our visitors who help us recognize the charm of our city on a daily basis, but we encourage you to take precautions if you do choose to visit Charleston during the pandemic.

At Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates, citizen safety is a priority. During your trip take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19: Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings. Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.

Safe activities to do during your Charleston visit:

  1. Spend the day at the beach

    Charleston is known for its charming atmosphere and its proximity to the beach. Whether you prefer Folly, Sullivan’s, or IOP, you can safely visit the local beaches and remain socially distant. Pack your sandwiches and water, but be mindful that rules vary from beach to beach. Sullivan’s is currently not allowing chairs, shade devices, or coolers. While these items are allowed on Folly, street parking has been very limited. Make sure you listen to the rules no matter which beach you go to, so we can all continue to enjoy it.

  2. Order take out from a local restaurant

    Charleston is very well known for the food scene. What better way to explore the local culture and support local restaurants by ordering take out? Below are a few excellent restaurants you can order from:167 RawXao Bao BiscuitNicoTaco BoyBasilEdmund’s OastWant to see a full list? Click here!

  3. Take a walking tour downtown

    Downtown Charleston is filled with charm and beautiful architecture. Take a self-guided walking tour downtown, or a socially distant guided tour. Bulldog Tours is a great option, and you can choose from a regular historic walking tour to a ghost tour. With spooky season quickly approaching us, this is a fun option to consider. When you are touring downtown Charleston, whether you are on a self-guided tour, or have a tour guide, don’t forget your mask! The City of Charleston implemented a mask wearing ordinance that went into effect on July 1st. This is for your protection. To keep up with city announcements, click here.

    Other neat places to explore? Check out Charlestowne Landing State Park as well as CAW Interpretive Center and Birds of Prey. Both activities are outdoor experiences. 

  4. Rent a bike from Holy Spokes

    Would you rather tour Charleston on a bike? Rent a bike from Holy Spokes. You can rent a bike starting at $8 / hour, or you can rent it for the whole day for only $20. This is a great and inexpensive way to see the sites. It’s also a great way to remain socially distant while exploring. 

We hope you enjoy your time in Charleston, whether you are visiting or are a local looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate the holiday.