Guest often choose this Country Inn and Suites when seeking affordable Charleston Area Convention Center hotels. We also make an excellent hotel near downtown Charleston SC for travelers who insist on convenience. Other attractions nearby include charming historic downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter National Monument, the homes and promenade of the Battery, Joint Base Charleston and much more. Just a quick drive away are other South Carolina Lowcountry attractions that include Sullivan Island, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms – among many others. We’re sure you’ll enjoy exploring and learning about this region no matter what brings you here in the first place.
Looking for things to explore in and around the North Charleston area? Consider this advice:
North Charleston Fire Museum features old fire vehicles dating to 1785, and all still run.
Carolina Ice Palace is your place for ice skating in the Charleston area and is fun for the entire family.
Enjoy a conference, trade show or other event when you pick from the schedule of things to do at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
College of Charleston has a campus of stately beauty that you can have a look at while in town.
- North Charleston Fire Museum
Visitors of all ages love this museum showcasing professionally restored American LaFrance fire vehicles dating back to 1785, all of which still run. Learn about the history of firefighting through hands-on exhibits and theater presentations.
- Carolina Ice Palace
Strap on your skates and take to the ice during public skating hours, or watch accomplished figure skaters and hockey players rule the rink.
- Charleston Area Convention Center
With 77,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charleston Area Convention Center campus hosts the city's conferences and trade shows as well as a variety of sporting and theater events.
- Charleston Southern University
The 300-acre CSU campus serves around 3,500 students. Take a tour, cheer for the Buccaneers, or attend a conference.
- College of Charleston
Visit the historic campus of the College of Charleston to see the stately beauty that has prompted numerous movie directors to film on site. You can request a tour or purchase tickets to a Cougars game while on campus.
- Downtown Charleston
Downtown Charleston is home to the city's best attractions, including the Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Market Street, Rainbow Row, and the historic Battery.
- North Charleston Farmers Market
From mid-May through late October, the North Charleston Farmers Market sells locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- Northwoods Mall
This mall is home to national retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, and Belk.
- Tanger Outlets
Tanger Outlets boasts more than 100 popular retail outlets, including J.Crew, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, and Coach.
- The Charleston Museum
Kids love raising the pirate flag at Kidstory while adults learn about life on a pre-Civil War rice plantation at America’s oldest museum.
- The Citadel
Attend a Friday parade or tour the campus of this historic military college situated on the banks of the Ashley River.
- Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark
Cool off in the Big Kahuna wave pool, take the little ones to the Otter Bay kiddie area, or relax on the Rollin' River lazy river at Whirlin' Waters. Of course, there are also plenty of thrilling waterslides.