Forecasting: Rainy Gloomy Day Ideas in Charleston

Jeanne Everett

Charleston is a beach, instagram-worthy colorful town. However, lately we have been having dark, gloomy and rainy days. 

How do you plan for weekend plans when the weather outside is frightful? Don't fret! We picked some ideas for you to plan with your friends and family.

Now, these ideas aren't just for gloomy, rainy and ugly days but also for days in the fall/winter when all you want to do is hold a hot coffee and be entertained.


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1.) South Carolina Aquarium -

      It Features various sealife including a sand shark. There is also the famous Sea Turtle Care Center. 

     Adult tickets are $30 and Kids tickets are $23. There are also membership perks as you get in free as well as toddlers.


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2. Dock Street Theatre -

 Watch a wonderfully entertaining show while sitting in the historic building. In 1736, the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the 1st building in America to be built primarily for theatrical performances.

 My favorite showing is their Christmas themed shows! I highly suggest it!

 Currently, there is a showing of The Little Mermaid until September 24th. To buy tickets, click here.

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3. The Charleston Museum -

The Museum is recognized as America’s First Museum founded in 1773. It features relics and bits on the Charleston history, Civil War textiles and exhibits on the southern ways of life, culture and history.

There are new exhibits often featuring items from textiles to rocks. My favorites personally are the ones featuring the southern quilts, textiles and life in the Charleston area in the days before we knew it. Tickets are resonable too from $5- $25.


(Image by Gibbes Museum of Art. Artwork by Edward Hopper.)


4. Gibbes Museum of Art -

 As the Gibbes website states, "When we open ourselves to art, we open ourselves to the worldto beauty, craft, to different cultures, to pain and pleasure, expression and emotion." Thus, this is what it provides, art , cultures and an expression of relaxation.

To learn more, buy tickets or read about the artworks and artists featured, click here.


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5. Gullah Tours (bus tours) -

Get a Charleston outlook on the historic Gullah Culture in Charleston. Learn about the sweetgrass basket weaving, the accent of the Gullah culture native to Charleston and customs of the area. Tickets and information can be found here.



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6. Candle Making Classes at Candlefish -

 A rainy day calls for a comfy outfit, my converse and sometimes a creative project. Why not make candles? Candlefish is gorgeous inside and is a cozy shop to check out but also to spend some time relaxing.

Not in a spa-like state but with scents that will warm the room and send you home ready to watch that favorite show on Netflix. To check out the workshop schedule, click here.


Keep these tips and ideas in mind for any bored rainy day, fall chilly Saturday and hey, just in general some good 'ole fun! Do you have any top places you love on an ugly day? Send them my way at or tag us on Instagram @chsgrit / #chsgrit