Summerville Is Chock-full of Fun Things to Do
Located eight miles from Charleston Southern University, the Country Inn & Suites in Summerville, SC sits just 30 minutes from popular Charleston attractions such as the South Carolina Aquarium and Rainbow Row. The charming Lowcountry community of Summerville puts you within easy reach of breathtaking gardens, well-preserved plantation homes like Drayton Hall, and colleges like the Citadel and the College of Charleston. Stroll through downtown Summerville to peek in boutiques and snag samples at the bakeries. On Saturdays, don't miss the farmers market set amid beautiful flowers and pine trees. Each spring, the city hosts the annual Flowertown Festival, South Carolina’s largest arts and crafts festival.
History and Culture:
- Historic Summerville (2 miles)
Stroll through Summerville’s flower-filled downtown, visit Bubbies Bakery for a mouthwatering cupcake, and explore the Summerville Dorchester Museum.
- Middleton Place (13 miles)
Middleton Place features the oldest landscaped garden in America, which covers 65 acres, as well as a house museum and stable yard, both preserved to let you examine the lives of 18th- and 19th-century Americans.
Phone: +1 (843) 556-6020
- Drayton Hall (18 miles)
Don’t miss the African American history program and the self-guided landscape tour at this meticulously maintained, pre-Revolutionary War house.
Phone: +1 (843) 769-2600
- The Charleston Museum (23.5 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (843) 722-2996
- Charleston Southern University (8 miles)
Stay near the 300-acre CSU campus to visit your student, cheer for the Buccaneers or attend a conference.
Phone: +1 (843) 863-7000
- The Citadel (23 miles)
Attend a Friday parade or tour the campus of this historic military college situated on the banks of the Ashley River.
Phone: +1 (843) 225-3294
- College of Charleston (24 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (843) 805-5507
- Carolina Ice Palace (11 miles)
Strap on your skates and take to the ice during public skating hours, or watch accomplished figure skaters and hockey players rule the rink.
Phone: +1 (843) 572-2717
- South Carolina Aquarium (24 miles)
More than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, horseshoe crabs, otters and sea turtles, call the South Carolina Aquarium their home. Touch the starfish, marvel at the three-story Great Ocean Tank or peek into the sea turtle hospital on your visit.
Phone: +1 (843) 577-3474
- Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest (25 miles)
Relax with a canoe trip, guided tour or evening stroll through the oldest part of Charleston. You can see 1,000-year-old trees and even get a glimpse of alligators and cottonmouths in their native habitats.
Phone: +1 (843) 462-2150