Explore the top things to do in Summerville and Charleston

The Country Inn & Suites in Summerville sits just 30 minutes from popular Charleston attractions such as the South Carolina Aquarium and Rainbow Row. We’re also just eight miles from Charleston Southern University. The charming Lowcountry community of Summerville, known as the Birthplace of Sweet Tea, puts you within easy reach of plenty of things to do, such as touring beautiful gardens, well-preserved historic homes like Drayton Hall, and colleges like the Citadel and the College of Charleston. Stroll through downtown Summerville 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, guided tour, or evening stroll through the oldest part of Charleston. You can see 1,000-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 serves around 3,500 students. 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.

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 garden in America, which covers 65 acres, as well as a 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 the starfish, 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.