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Shaybnb's Top 12 FREE Things to see in Charleston


#1.  Isle of Palms Beach $ Folly Beach

#2.  Battery Park  & Rainbow Row   

#3.  Countless Art Galleries           

#4.  Magnolia Cemetery Civil War–era graves & ornate mausoleums​

#5.  Sullivan's Island Light house       

#6.  Charles Pinckney Historic Site 

#7.  Charleston City Market  Buy stuff here off Meeting St & East Bay

#8. Charleston Tea Plantation         

#9.  Ancient Angel Oak Tree, Johns Island

#10. Hampton Park 

 #11. Ravenel Bridge

#12.  The grave of Edgar Allen Poe's Annabell Lee

ATTRACTIONS  $12.00 AND BELOW & under 10 miles

1.  Charleston Water Taxi 

A great way to see dolphins and head over to Patriots Point. Round trip $12

2. Cypress Gardens Butterflies and Alligators, oh my! $10

Take a Step back in Time at Shaybnb

Attractions over $20.00

Check out these attractions nearby shaybnb:  Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Plantation, Drayton Hall, Charleston's Battery Park,

Rainbow Row, Old Slave Market, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, Castle Pinckney, and so much more. Explore the Holy City’s streets, back alleyways, and churches on foot during a Ghost and Dungeon walking tour through the eerie, dark edges of Charleston’s Haunted Historic District’s ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions. The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Walking tour is the

only dungeon walking tour that has access to THE DUNGEON! (March 1-November 30) 843-766-2080. Discover many other walking tours available throughout the year, with a simple online search.


Take a step back in time; learn more of Charleston’s story by visiting area museums, taking a walking tour, or visiting a traditional Southern plantation, a Fort, or the 6000 year old Angle Oak Tree.  Stay with Shay, surrounded by Charleston’s rich history, emanating from our antebellum mansions, ancient live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, and gentile local residents.

The soul of Charleston is defined by its historical significance, the welcoming nature of its residents and the warmth of its sunny weather. Guests love to stay with shay at shaybnb because they prefer to feel a part of the hometown community rather than the tourist community. You will love the ease in which you can live like a local and experience all the attractions that Charleston has to offer from our

central location, even if just for the weekend. 

Charleston, South Carolina is the idyllic picture perfect, historic city with the added bonus of world-famous entertaining attractions, activities, and culinary delights that cater to families, couples, and single travelers from around the world. A visit to Charleston guarantees a fantastic vacation, with an unseen variety of options: catch some Carolina sun on Folly Beach, take the kids to the South Carolina Aquarium,

or the Low Country Children’s Museum. Book a Fort Sumter tour, hop on the ferry enjoy the cruise and then stroll through time with

a boat trip to Fort Sumter.


 Shaybnb guests enjoy a lovely 12 mile drive down I-526 on a turf and surf adventure starting with Boone Hall Plantation’s, a traditional Southern Plantation, centuries old buildings and fauna; then a skip over to Fort Moultrie, Castle Pinckney, Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse and finally to the wide sandy shores of Isle of Palms (IOP) Beaches, Sullivan’s Island Beaches for a dip in the ocean. It is okay to bring adult beverages in cups onto the beach. Dogs must be on leash From 5:00 AM until 9:00 AM April 1st through September 14th and 4:00 PM until 10:00 AM September 15th through March 31st. Dog owners must have leash in hand, have their dog under voice command and must clean up excrement. At all other times, dogs must be on leash and under complete control, even in the water.


Non summer months when temperatures are below 85 degrees is the perfect time to humanely clip and clop down cobblestone streets, past buildings which survived the civil war on a horse and carriage tour. Guests say is a wonderful experience when the horses are not suffering the heat. A full array of attraction maps and brochures await you at shaybnb so you can plan and map your adventures with ease.


Magnolia Plantation

Welcome to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Magnolia has been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina and only 6 miles from shaybnb.

Ravenel Bridge

This eight-lane, cable-stayed bridge with two diamond-shaped towers allows clearance for ocean freighters to access the port of Charleston. It is also an excellent walk & home of the Cooper River Bridge Run, 12 miles from shaybnb..

Pick a Beach!

Charleston is lucky to be surrounded by several gorgeous beaches. Catch a wave at Folly Beach, or build sandcastles at Isle of Palms and watch the sun set behind Sullivan’s Island’s iconic lighthouse. You won’t be able to pick a favorite either. 

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