Explore the top things to do in Summerville and Charleston

The Country Inn & Suites, Summerville, SC sits about 30 minutes from popular Charleston attractions such as the Battery and Rainbow Row. We’re also less than seven miles from Charleston Southern University and approximately 20 miles from both the Citadel and the College of Charleston, making our rooms and suites a great hub for campus tours. Traveling with the family? Take the little ones to see the animals at the South Carolina Aquarium or spend an afternoon touring beautiful gardens and well-preserved historic buildings at Drayton Hall. For things to do closer to the hotel, you can head to charming downtown Summerville, known as the Birthplace of Sweet Tea, to shop the boutiques and snag samples at the bakeries. On Saturdays, don’t miss the farmers market set amid fragrant flowers and pine trees. Each spring, the city hosts the annual Flowertown Festival, South Carolina’s largest arts and crafts festival. Check out our hotel’s offers to make the most of your stay in Summerville.

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Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

17.03 mi / 27.41 km from the hotel
Relax with a canoe trip, a guided tour, or a stroll along the swamp boardwalk. You can see thousand-year-old trees and even get a glimpse of alligators and cottonmouths in their native habitats.

Carolina Ice Palace

9.15 mi / 14.72 km from the hotel
Strap on your skates and take to the ice during public skating hours, or watch accomplished figure skaters and hockey players rule the rink.

Charleston Southern University

6.22 mi / 10.01 km from the hotel
The 300-acre CSU campus offers a variety of degree programs, from biochemistry and kinesiology to music and theater. Take a tour, cheer for the Buccaneers, or attend a conference.

College of Charleston

21.67 mi / 34.87 km from the hotel
Visit the historic campus of the College of Charleston to see the stately beauty that has prompted numerous movie directors to film on site. You can request a tour or purchase tickets to a Cougars game while on campus.

Downtown Charleston

21.36 mi / 34.37 km from the hotel
Downtown Charleston is home to the city’s best attractions, including the Charleston Harbor, the South Carolina Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Market Street, Rainbow Row, and the historic Battery.

Drayton Hall

12.51 mi / 20.13 km from the hotel
Don’t miss the African American history program and the self-guided landscape tour at this meticulously maintained, pre-Revolutionary War house.

Historic Summerville

2.12 mi / 3.41 km from the hotel
Stroll through Summerville’s flower-filled downtown, pick up a trinket from Simple Treasures, and explore the Summerville-Dorchester Museum.

Middleton Place

9.75 mi / 15.68 km from the hotel
Middleton Place features the oldest landscaped gardens in America, which covers 65 acres. Explore the estate’s house museum and stable yard, both preserved to let you examine the lives of 18th- and 19th-century Americans.

South Carolina Aquarium

21.68 mi / 34.89 km from the hotel
More than 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, horseshoe crabs, otters, and sea turtles, call the South Carolina Aquarium home. Touch a sea star, marvel at the three-story Great Ocean Tank, or peek into the sea turtle hospital on your visit.

The Charleston Museum

21.38 mi / 34.41 km from the hotel
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.

The Citadel

20.16 mi / 32.44 km from the hotel
Attend a Friday parade or tour the campus of this historic military college situated on the banks of the Ashley River.

Azalea Park

2.33 mi / 3.75 km from the hotel
With scenic walkways, ornamental gardens, and beautiful ponds, this park is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon.