Driving's a popular option for getting to campus, with plentiful parking on site. Charleston Southern University is just off Highway 26, leading northwest from Charleston to Columbia. By public transport, take the Route 10 bus from the junction of Mary Street and Meeting Street to the University.
Just a mile from the university campus is Wannamaker County Park, covering over 1,000 acres of woodlands and wetlands. Stroll or ride your bike along the paved trails, or try your hand at disc golf. During the summer months, the sprinkler water play area is popular with kids and parents trying to cool off.
Open during the summer months, this huge water park close to the campus offers rides, slides, kids' play areas and huge amounts of water-related fun. If you're planning to spend more than a few days in the area, check out the value-for-money season pass.
The city's museum in Meeting Street is one of America's oldest, with an impressive natural history gallery and lots of interactive exhibits geared towards families and younger visitors.