Fun Summer Ideas for kids in Charleston, SC

Are you looking for fun, free / cheap summer activities in Charleston, SC  to do as a family this summer?  My wife and I raised four children in Summerville, SC so finding fun, educational, and cheap ideas was always at the top of our list. Now we have five grandchildren and another one due in a month, so we still are always on the lookout!  It is not hard to find fun summer ideas for the kids when you live in the Charleston area, but here are some of our favorites!

Cheap Fun Activities for Kids in Charleston

Beach-  This is a no brainer for those of us that live here, but it has to be said!  I always said that the beach was the best babysitter out there. The kids would play, create and just relax for hours at the beach. Some of our best memories as a family and now with our grandkids are hours spent at the Isle of Palms.  That’s our beach of choice for kids, but get out there and explore. Find which one fits your family. If you go to the IOP, just remember to park 4 feet off the street so you don’t get a ticket! Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC  Fun Children's Activies in Charleston, SC

Chick-Fil-A – This is always a treat and a favorite place to frequent with the kids. I thought it was worth mentioning, because this Friday, July 11th is Cow Appreciation Day. If you dress up the kids and yourself as cows, you get free food!! So…make it an event and do it!  Cut out some black spots, stick them on a white tee-shirt, make some cow ears with your kids and your golden.  This is cheap fun and a great way to make a memory.   July 11th is Cow Appreciation Day

Fort Moultrie – The lesser known fort that doesn’t get the attention of Fort Sumter is a lot of fun too! Another plus is that you don’t have to pay for the water taxi! My kids loved exploring the tunnels and singing and making their voices echo.  If you have history lovers, or even if you don’t, they will like this adventure. GO!

Fun Children's Activities in Charleston, SC - Fort Moultrie Fun Children's Activities in Charleston, SC

Go to a Free Concert– Our favorite ones happen during the month of June at Party in the Park  at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park  (Remember  this for next year)!

Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC

Outdoor Movie – Go see an Outdoor Movie as a Family! Two options are close by, Johns Island shows movie every week and Wannamaker Park shows them every couple of weeks. Lots of fun family movies are going to be shown throughout the summer.  Nothing says summertime like eating outdoors, enjoying a fun movie as a family!

  1. Outdoor Movie on Johns Island   – Grab a beach chair or blanket, pack a picnic and head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for Starlight Cinema, a free outdoor movies series. Beginning May 28, Starlight Cinema will take place every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. until August 27.
  2.  Wannamaker Park  Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and join us for a movie night under the stars. Movies begin just after sunset, around 8pm.  Next one is July 12th, The Little Mermaid!

Get Wet!  Everyone knows it is HOT in Charleston this time of year, so head over to the Wannamaker Park Splash Pad to cool down. The Wannamaker Park Splash Pad  is a great place for the younger crowd (and not so young) to cool off and have fun in the sprinklers.  It’s only $1/person. Makes for a fun morning. Bring a picnic lunch and then head home for nap time! 🙂

Fun with Kids in Charleston, SC

Wish that you lived in Summerville or Charleston, SC so you could do these things? Give me a call at 1-843-974-6029 or email and I can help you find a home for sale in Summerville or the Charleston, SC Area.

Living in Summerville, SC was one of the best decisions we ever made for our family!




PENDING -Isle of Palms, SC – Gorgeous Oceanfront Beach House for Sale

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Waterfront Beach House for Sale on Isle of Palms, SC

2904 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Price: $2,100,000
MLS number: 1408657
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 3600

Call Foster Smith at 843-974-6029 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.

You Will Love the Views of the Atlantic Ocean From this Gorgeous Oceanfront Beach House

Ocean front Beach House for Sale 2904Palm17
This gorgeous oceanfront beach house is located on the Isle of Palms, SC.  Custom built by Pat Ilderton, one of the premier builders on the Isle of Palms beach, this beach house is architecturally stunning. With six bedrooms and four and half baths, you have plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the views.  Sweeping views of the beach can be viewed from the screened porch or upper deck.

It is important to note that this oceanfront beach house is located on the most desirable section of the Isle of Palms beach. No erosion problems here. This lot extends all the way to the mean high water line.  Walk through your front yard and onto the beach!

This house can also serve double duty. It serves as a great beach house for your enjoyment, as well as a profitable beach rental. Several leases are already in place for 2014. You can start this deal with a nice stream of income already in place. The pictures will give you a good sense of the beauty of this house and its beachfront setting.

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Isle of Palms Barrier Island near Charleston, SC

Isle of Palms is one of the barrier islands located off Charleston, SC.  It is extremely popular for its beaches and great swimming waters.  The Isle of Palms County Park is located  by the pier and offers parking and public beach access.  As you continue down the island, you will find public beach paths located every couple of blocks.

Isle of Palms is beautifully maintained and boasts gorgeous Palmetto trees all along the famous Palm Boulevard.  Those looking for a fun day will find it on the Isle of Palms.   Whether you enjoy swimming in the ocean, walking the beach, or playing sand volleyball, you can find all of these and more at the Isle of Palms. .

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