By far, the most fun way to get around Charleston is a carriage ride. You can make a reservation ahead of time, or take a chance and go on down to the City Market where the tours commence.
The tours are tightly regulated by the city and the animals are well-cared for. Details such as where the tours go, how often the horses or mules get a break, and even clean-up is structured to assure the city's animals and humans are content.
The guides are experts on the city and its history. In fact, our tour guide had just completed her masters degree at the College of Charleston. The tours are a fun way to learn and kids will come away with interesting facts they can impress their friends with. Facts like, what's the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery? A graveyard is beside a church, a cemetery isn't.
Arrive early for your tour and meet the mules or horses who will be pulling the carriage. Our carriage was powered by Carter and Cash.