Anyone who loves off-the-beaten-path sites will revel in time spent here. The tree has gained notoriety so it’s not completely off-the-beaten-path, but it’s not overrun with tourists either.
The Angel Oak Tree isn’t for adventure-seekers (no climbing allowed). It’s an impressive oak and considered to be one of the oldest living trees in the country. It’s withstood the elements for centuries so the Angel Oak is to be admired and cherished. With its proximity to Charleston, Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, it’s an easy destination to add to a low-country vacation itinerary.
As for our visit, yes, I will take my family out of our way to visit an old tree. My husband and I thought it was amazing, beautiful, and worth visiting. For my 12-year-old son, it was a complete non-starter. He didn’t even get out of the car. Just not his thing.
Who knows? Some day he may be impressed by something as simple as a historic oak tree – I won’t hold my breath.