Soon, the kids will be out of school for a couple of weeks and you have a houseful of family here for the holiday season. After a few days of unwrapping gifts, playing the new video game system Santa brought and catching up on family news, you’ll be looking to get out of the house for a few hours.
We have some ideas about fun ways to spend some time during your holiday break:
Book a Tour: We offer tours of the Charleston harbor on the weekends plus our sister company, Adventure Sightseeing, offers bus tours of historic downtown as well as combo tours that include a visit to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. This is perfect for out-of-town family who are visiting during the holiday season.
Stroll King Street: The holiday decorations are still up plus you can walk off the extra Christmas cookies you ate this month. You might also snag a few good post-holiday deals at the many shops and boutiques. End your walk at Marion Square at dusk so you can get one more look at the tree of lights in the center of the park.
Children’s Museum: If the kiddos are starting to go stir crazy (or drive you crazy!), take them to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry where they are can play until they tire out. The museum, 25 Ann St. in downtown Charleston, is open Tuesday through Sunday with an art room, play grocery store, pirate ship for climbing and more.
Jump Around: For older children (and adults), check out Wild Blue Ropes, a ropes obstacle course on James Island (about 10 minutes from downtown). Also, SkyZone in Mount Pleasant is an indoor trampoline park where you and jump, bounce and flip in 30-, 60-, 90- and 120-minute increments. (photo right/Wild Blue Ropes)
Take in a Show: The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre at 164 Church St. in Charleston has four comic mysteries that run most evenings. Select shows are suitable for older children. Also, check out “A Sweet T. Christmas,” a PG holiday whodunit with spirit. The theater also has a mystery-themed gift shop.