Stay in Summerville near Charleston Southern University
Located eight miles from Charleston Southern University, the Country Inn & Suites in Summerville, SC sits just a 30-minute drive from the elegant homes and top attractions of Charleston such as the South Carolina Aquarium. 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.
Nearby attractions include:
- Historic Summerville (2 miles)
A ramble through Summerville’s flower-bedecked downtown is not complete without a visit to Bubbie’s Bakery for a cinnamon toast cupcake and a stop at the Summerville Dorchester Museum.
- 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
- 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 own the rink.
Phone: +1 (843) 572-2717
- Middleton Place (13 miles)
Composed of 65 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the oldest in America, Middleton Place also boasts a house museum and stableyard, both preserved to let you examine the lives of 18th- and 19th-century Americans.
Phone: +1 (843) 556-6020
- Cypress Gardens (15.4 miles)
Explore blackwater swamps from a glass-bottomed boat, or keep an eye out for wildlife on the trails. The swamparium, aviary and butterfly house are worth visiting as well.
Phone: +1 (843) 553-0515
- Drayton Hall (18 miles)
A perfectly preserved, pre-Revolutionary War house, Drayton Hall is an unrivaled historical experience. Don’t miss the African-American history program and the self-guided landscape tour.
Phone: +1 (843) 769-2600
- 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
- 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
- College of Charleston (24 miles)
Visit the historic campus of the College of Charleston to see the stately beauty that has prompted numerous filmmakers to choose it as a filming site. You can request a tour or purchase tickets to a Cougars game while on campus.
Phone: +1 (843) 805-5507
- South Carolina Aquarium (24 miles)
More than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, lemurs, 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)
Feeling swamped? Relax with a canoe trip, guided tour or nightwalk through the oldest part of Charleston where you can see 1,000-year-old trees and even glimpse alligators and cottonmouths in their native habitats.
Phone: +1 (843) 462-2150
- First Citizens Bank (0.7 miles)
Includes an ATM
Phone: +1 (843) 871-9200
- Circle K (0.8 miles)
Gas station and convenience store
Phone: +1 (843) 875-2464
- Sandalwoods Day Spa & Salon (2.7 miles)
An Aveda-concept spa offering beauty services and massage treatments
Phone: +1 (843) 875-4588
- Summerville Medical Center (7.1 miles)
24-hour emergency room and ER express with comprehensive medical services
Phone: +1 (843) 832-5000