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What are the major attractions in Charleston?
If your trip to Charleston is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.USS Yorktown is a significant attraction in this fascinating city. Stop in and discover what all the fuss is about.Not far from the heart of the city, Charleston City Market is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. Patriots Point and Waterfront Park are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Charleston?
If you find yourself with a few more days to spare and you’re happy to travel 60 miles, check out Bradley Beach. This popular place offers up loads of things to keep you engaged. Among your first few stops here ought to be Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Burkes Beach is another popular destination. It’s 60 miles away and home to tons of intriguing things to see and do. Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza and Sea Pines Forest Preserve are only the start.
Where are the best beaches near Charleston?
There’s nothing nicer than dropping the car window and feeling the fresh, salty air on your skin while you’re cruising along the seaside. Pack some supplies and spend a few hours having fun in the sun at one of the lovely beaches near Charleston. Popular options include:

  • Sullivan’s Island Beach (6 miles away).
  • Folly Island Beaches (8 miles away).
  • Front Beach (9 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Charleston?
If you’re mainly here for business, you’ll likely be making your way to Charleston Area Convention Center. It’s located 8 miles away.
What kind of rental car should I get for Charleston?
Having your own set of wheels in Charleston will give you the freedom to go wherever you want. Maybe you’d like to skip town, cruise down the open road, and see where the wind takes you. If that’s the case, grab one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and check out the sandy shores in the area. If you’d prefer to experience city life, jump behind the wheel of something small. Navigating busy streets and traffic will be a lot less stressful in an economy or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Charleston?
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a huge variety of both high-end and economy vehicles to rent in Charleston. What you go with is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick up a high-end SUV, or perhaps an upmarket mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need something to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, maybe go for a budget compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
Is it difficult to park in Charleston?
You’re unlikely to run into trouble getting a parking spot in Charleston. With plenty of places to leave your car, exploring the best of this destination is easy and fun.
Does Charleston have peak-hour traffic?
One of the upsides of hitting the road in a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of only 132,600, you can expect a smooth Charleston driving experience.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Charleston County?
One of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Otherwise, it may supply your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Charleston?
It is legal to use your cell phone while driving around Charleston. However, we suggest that you play it safe and avoid using your phone — your attention should be on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Charleston?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Charleston is 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a big night out, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Charleston?
Road rules in Charleston permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before doing so, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must ensure the lane is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in Charleston County?
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Charleston County.

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