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Both residents and visitors flock to Charleston to enjoy the natural beauty that the city holds. With its unique location on the Atlantic Ocean, Charleston boasts some of the best water activities around, as well as enough sun to keep you outdoors much of the year. Check out these fun ways to enjoy Charleston outdoors this winter:
Take A Bike Ride
The streets of Charleston are pretty flat making them the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing bike ride. You’ll find many residents and tourists biking around the city enjoying landmarks, restaurants, and museums. Parking is limited within the town so renting a bike is the best way to see the city of Charleston first hand. You can rent a bike for about $25 per day or check out weekly rental options as well.
Hit an Ace
The mild winter temperatures in Charleston make for some excellent conditions out on the tennis court. Grab a friend and find one of the many local outdoor courts that offer enough space to hit around. You’ll find a full and dedicated group of tennis players in the area that offer many different types of leagues, classes, and events for all levels.
Man The Helm
Getting out onto the water is one of the principle activities in the Charleston area. You’ll find many outfitters that will be glad to take you out on the water or even give you a sailing lesson or two. Enjoy other boats that offer catamaran rides and beautiful views of the sunset over the water. You’ll probably not be diving into the ocean during the winter but being out on the sea is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Splash Around with Fido
The dog beach located at James Island County Park is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors this winter with man’s best friend. Dogs can be off leash in the area, which is unique with its beach and access to water. Your water-loving dog will enjoy the ability to run around the area and splash in the pool no matter the temperature. Charleston is one of the top metro areas that dogs love making this stop with your pooch a great way to meet other dogs and dog lovers in town.
Picnic at Angel Oak
This gorgeous live oak tree is thought to be over between 600-1,400 years old. Angel Oak is 65 feet tall and has a circumference of over 25 feet. The beautiful limbs of the tree dance from the ground to the canopy creating a magnificent backdrop for the perfect picnic. The tree itself is located in a park on John’s Island just a short drive from Charleston. Visitors enjoy free daily admission to the park, as well.
Drop A Line
Try your hand at fishing by dropping a line into the ocean at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. This beautiful landmark sits 1,045 feet out into the sea and is a prime spot to fish in Charleston. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier is the second longest pier on the East Coast, making this a must-see attraction. The dock is a prime host for special events as well as many fishing tournaments throughout the year.
There are plenty of places to see and visit outdoors while in the Charleston area. From going out onto the water to staying on land with your pooch, you will find something for everyone to do. Check out these best ways to enjoy Charleston outdoors this winter to fully grasp the beauty of the city.
About the author:
Lucy Crawford is a home design and DIY writer, and lover of herbal tea. With her busy hands, she is always challenging herself with a new DIY project. She enjoys designing spaces where she can relax and enjoy a good book.