The subtropical heat of Charleston makes the city an ideal place to soak in the sun and play in the water. Folly Beach has sand, surf and a fishing pier. The Mount Pleasant Pier hosts live events, movies and fishing tournaments, and WaveRunner rentals and tours make island exploration fun.
In addition to the beach fun, Charleston is home to three water parks, two amusement parks, golf courses and lots of quaint architecture and shopping. Charleston is a touristy town filled with interesting restaurants, nightlife and wineries. The South Carolina Aquarium, Magnolia Plantation Gardens and Cypress Gardens give visitors an in-depth look at South Carolina's natural beauty.