Spring Break in Charleston

March 20, 2024

If you’re looking for a fantastic spot to spend your spring break, we highly recommend Charleston, South Carolina. Enjoy a variety of beaches like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island to soak up the sun and have some fun. If you want to explore the city, Downtown Charleston is the perfect spot to check out some great bars, restaurants, shopping, and spas. Trust us, there’s plenty to see and do in Charleston! Take a look at some of the places to stay, where to eat, and what to do during your spring break in Charleston, SC.

Where to Stay



Where to Eat and Drink






Fun Things To Do: All Ages


Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant

Crush Yard is an indoor pickleball club that offers an all-day Pickleball Club where guests can get lessons from pros, enjoy tasty meals and snacks, and have a fun space to hang out with family and friends.

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Surf Lessons

Neighborhood: Isle of Palms

While visiting Charleston, try your hand at Surfing. On Isle of Palms, you can contact Carolina Salt Surf Lessons to set up surf lessons and rent surfboards, paddle boards, skim and boogie boards, and more. See more surf lesson options around town.



Neighborhood: Downtown Charleston

If you are Downtown, head to The Alley for an evening of bowling, video games, skee ball, and pinball! The Alley has a full food and drink menu and offers weekly specials. The Alley is just a short walk from Uptown Social and Prohibition if you want to head to the bars afterward.

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Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row is a popular destination for Instagram photos and enjoying Charleston’s beautiful architecture. These thirteen multicolored homes along East Bay Street are America’s longest stretch of Georgian row houses. Visit Rainbow Row at 79 to 107 East Bay Street. Be sure to walk down to The Battery after checking out Rainbow Row to see even more stunning homes and the water.


Ravenel Bridge

The Ravenel Bridge is not only an iconic part of the Charleston skyline but a wonderful walking or biking path to soak in the view of the Charleston Harbour. This bridge is the perfect spot to catch the sunrise or sunset and get a great walk in. The path is 2.5 miles long, making it a 5-mile round trip if you go from one end to the other.


Arcade Games

Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant

Head to MIX in Mount Pleasant to enjoy an evening of games. MIX offers various experiences, including duckpin bowling, axe throwing, darts, arcade games, and more! MIX experiences can be rented by the minute, or you can rent out certain experiences for the whole night. MIX also has a full bar where they craft house-made margaritas, espresso martinis, and more. You can enjoy dinner or a snack at MIX, then head to Handcraft across the street for a nightcap. MIX becomes 21+ after 7:00pm based on the waitlist, so make sure to call ahead.

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Boat Rentals

Take advantage of the beautiful waterways and views during your trip to Charleston by enjoying some time on the water on a boat tour. Charleston has a lot of different boat charter options, including yacht trips, sunset sailing tours, harbor tours, shark teeth hunts, fly fishing trips, and more!

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Fun Things To Do: 21+

Charleston Party Cat

Party Boat Tour

Celebrate spring break on a party boat with fun music, drinks, and great views. Some of the top party boat options are Charleston Party Cat, Saltwater Cycle Party Boat Tour, and Tiki Tours of Charleston. Look into the pink Co-Op Boat Charter for a more intimate boat option.

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Bar Hopping

Downtown Charleston has lots of great bars and clubs that will be the perfect places to hang with your crew. Ritual, The Citrus Club, The Satellite Bar at Stars, Revelry (Downtown and Folly Beach), Uptown Social, and The Rooftop at The Vendue, are great rooftop bars with awesome views of the city. If you are looking for more of a club scene, we recommend heading to Trio, Deco, or Republic; you can reserve tables and bottle service at all of these.

Lastly, check out Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant if you want to party with views of the water. Shem Creek is in a residential part of town, so the restaurants do close earlier than Downtown restaurants and bars. Red’s Ice House and Tavern and Table stay open until 11:00pm.

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A few of the top breweries around town are Revelry Brewing in Downtown Charleston or the new Folly Beach location, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company, which also serves wood-fired pizza and frose, Bevi Bene Brewing Co., which serves hard kombucha and beer and often hosts food trucks, and Rusty Bull Brewing, which has a Downtown Charleston Taproom and a North Charleston Brewery. The North Charleston location even has axe throwing inside of it!

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Wine Tasting

If you are interested in trying out a variety of wines while snacking on cheese boards during your spring break, Charleston has a few Downtown options for wine tasting. Graft Wine Shop and Wine Bar is a small and cozy bar that offers FREE wine tasting on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Wine & Company on Meeting Street offers private wine tastings for groups of 8 to 24 people if you have a large group! The wine tastings are $50 per person and include sampling five different wines and charcuterie boards. If you are staying on Folly Beach and need somewhere closer to go, Avondale Wine & Cheese Bar serves a variety of wines, cheese, meats, and tapas boards.

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