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We are coming to Charleston for four days and then over to Myrtle Beach for three days at the end of this month/first of April.<br><br>
We will be seeing friends in Myrtle Beach but are still looking for things to do in the area.<br><br>
In Charleston we know that we want to go to the USS Yorktown and I have the Children's Museum of the Lowcounty on the list.<br><br>
What else would be fun/educational/interesting for us to check out? We are homeschoolers and have a 6.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter.<br><br>
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Since you plan on being at the Yorktown, you could take a walk up the new bridge. My kids love doing this, at least up to the first "diamond" and then back down again.<br><br>
Other fun places are <a href="http://www.cypressgardens.info/" target="_blank">Cypress Gardens</a> or <a href="http://www.charlestowne.org/visitus.shtml" target="_blank">Charlestowne Landing</a>, both of which include some animals, and that always makes things more fun for the kids.<br><br>
I hope the weather is nice for you! Don't miss a walk on the beach, either - Sullivans Island is nice, as are both Folly Beach and Isle of Palms.
 

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Charleston has an awesome Aquarium- it is huge and so neat inside. And an IMAX theater, often with something educational going on. The Market area has lots of history, as it is where slaves were traded, unfortunately, in the South. However, it is history and it is important to remember- but I'm not sure that your little ones will grasp how profound it is. Sullivan's Island has a fort on it, which is pretty cool. Your ds may enjoy that. You can also check out Patriot's Point, which is really a neat thing- <a href="http://www.patriotspoint.org/" target="_blank">http://www.patriotspoint.org/</a><br>
And you can always take a carriage ride- they are so much fun, especially if you haven't done that before- you can go for a short one, or for a full tour-<br><a href="http://www.classiccarriage.com/" target="_blank">http://www.classiccarriage.com/</a> . There really is lots to do in Charleston- it is so full of history, and if you don't get to do some of the stuff this time, there's lots of time to do it on your next trip!<br><br>
Have fun!!!!!
 

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Is Brookgreen Gardens still around? And what's the name of that state park that's beachfront? I like the Pawley's Island area. I grew up in MB but its been years since I spent time there. I'd like to know too though- my brother still lives there & I really want to go see him. oh, and I know it sounds cheesy but we LOVED the Ripley's Believe it or not aquarium at Broadway at the beach. good luck.<br><br>
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There are a few waterfront/beach front parks in Charleston and the surrounding areas. There's one on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Huntington Beach (towards Georgetown-which is towards Brookgreen Gardens, right?) and there's Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. Oh yeah, and Fort Sumter tours, too, that leave from near the Aquarium.<br><br>
There are also plantations: Middleton, Drayton Hall and Magnolia to the west of the Ashley River. And Boone Hall Plantation up 17 towards Myrtle Beach.<br><br>
The visitors center is right next to the Children's Museum, so you might want to make that your first stop for planning. Across the street is the Charleston Museum, but I don't know that the kiddos would enjoy it.<br><br>
Just a word about being outdoors on the beaches right now...its SUPER windy.<br><br>
Happy Travels!! There's plenty of fun down here for home schoolers.
 
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