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30 Things for the Ultimate Charleston Bucket List

As we are fortunate enough to attend college in Travel and Leisure’s “No. 1 City in the World 2016,” of course, we want to make the most of our time here in Charleston! Between on and off-campus adventures, you are sure to find something to do anytime you have the chance. 

  1. Visit Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie
  2. Take a horse-drawn carriage tour downtown
  3. Go for a walk to the Pier and The Battery
  4. Take a class with more than 70 people
  5. Take a class with less than 30 people
  6. See the fossils in the Science and Math Building (second-floor museum)
  7. Visit one of the many beautiful churches on a Sunday morning 
  8. Have a picnic in Marion Square
  9. Stay in the Library until they close at 2 AM and get kicked out by a security guard 
  10. Walk or run the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (check out the annual bridge run!)
  11. Find out when a cruise ship is going to be in port and see it from Waterfront Park
  12. Go inside the fancy hotels, like Hotel Bennett and The Francis Marion
  13. Window shop (or really shop!) on King Street
  14. Meditate in the Cistern between classes
  15. Purchase a sweetgrass rose from the Market
  16. Visit at least one plantation
  17. Study in Stern Gardens
  18. Learn the name of someone who works in the dining halls
  19. See the Angel Oak and eat at the Stono Market and Tomato Shed Café
  20. If you are of age, grab at drink at a rooftop bar. Bonus points if you do it at night
  21. Have a spontaneous dance party in your room with your roommates/suitemates
  22. Visit the South Carolina Aquarium
  23. See the H.L. Hunley submarine
  24. Tour one of the most haunted places in America, the old jail
  25. Get pizza from Gilroy’s after midnight, go back to your dorm, and eat it during a movie
  26. Spend a day at the beach and play in the waves without regard to your hair
  27. Eat off campus at least once for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  28. Attend a Citadel parade
  29. Go to a CofC basketball game at TD Arena
  30. Take a selfie with Clyde in Cougar Mall
Hello! Ashlyn is a sophomore at the College of Charleston majoring in Marketing! She enjoys working out, taking pictures, laughing with her best friends, baking, and travelling. She's from Seneca, SC, but is so happy to now call Charleston home! Is there something you are curious about or woud like her to write about? Just want to be friends? Connect with her through Instagram: @ashlyn.fs or by email: shirleyaf@g.cofc.edu.
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