Starting things off with a little maritime history, Patriots Point makes for a highly educational destination. The naval museum has been around since the 1970s, and its current location in Charleston Harbor is a convenient attraction for visitors from all over the States. The museum features a large fleet of retired U.S. Naval carriers, the crown jewel of which is undoubtedly its USS Yorktown, a 27,000-ton behemoth ship retired from the thick of World War Two. Patriots Point is a hot location for tourists, drawing about 270,000 guests per year, so grab some tickets ahead of time ($20 for adults) and skip the lines.
Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA,+ 1 843 884 2727