Mother's Day is rapidly approaching, and what better way to celebrate than going on a fun outing with Mom? From enjoying nature walks to touring historic sights to indulging in an excellent brunch experience, there are plenty of things to do on Mother's Day in Charleston.
Visitors can tour the grounds featuring thousands of flowers and plants at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The site was founded in 1676 and opened to the public in 1870, making it the oldest historical gardens in America as well as the oldest public tourist attraction in the region.
Travel + Leisure Magazine selected Magnolia as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens." The gardens are open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids six through 12 while children under six are free.
Taking a trip to the beach can be very relaxing for Mom and, fortunately, Charleston boasts a top oceanside destination with Folly Beach. Families can bring a picnic to the beach and set up their own day of fun in the sun on Mother's Day.
For more than just the traditional beach experience, Charleston Kayak Company offers a two-and-a-half hour guided tour of the area's nature. A private tour for up to four people can be booked for $240.
One of Charleston's fun monthly events lines up perfectly with Mother's Day. Second Sunday on King St. brings fun vendors, restaurants, and boutiques to one of the city's busiest streets.
King is closed off between Calhoun and Queen Streets, making it a great walkable activity to do with Mom. In addition to all the shopping available, there will also be live entertainment.
There are several walking tours in Charleston that allow people to get out and see the tremendous history of the city. These tours come with experienced guides that take visitors down historic streets and tell amazing stories about some of Charleston's original residents.
Individuals on a Historic Walking Tour of the city get great insight into what it was like to live in Charleston during the American Revolution and at the height of the slave trade. There are also resources online to take audio tours at your leisure.
Mother's Day Brunch
Nothing goes together better than Mother's Day and brunch, especially with the great dining options available in Charleston. There are several award-winning chefs in town that oversee restaurants steeped in dishing out traditional Southern fare.
People come from all over the world to try classics like shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. For a special Mother's Day experience, check out the a la carte brunch menu and live entertainment at Halls Chophouse.
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Any of these activities in Charleston are sure to make Mother's Day special, and Mom will enjoy your company while experiencing them.
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