I'm Attending as an Out-of-Towner2019 U.S. Women's Open Fan Info

Did you know? 

  • Charleston was the fourth largest city in colonial America, and the wealthiest!

  • Charleston boasts the first public college, museum, and playhouse in the U.S.

  • The first golf club in America was established in Charleston in 1787. 

  • North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, spans the Charleston Harbor, connecting historic Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

  • Charleston’s first baseball team was the Sea Gulls, established in 1886. The team is now called the Charleston RiverDogs. Part owner and “Director of Fun” is actor and Charleston local Bill Murray.

Where to Stay:

Charleston has many different hotel options. And with the help of our regional supporters at Explore Charleston, we’ve secured special rates at a variety of properties in the area just for those coming in to town to experience the U.S. Women’s Open! Check them out here: meetcharleston.com/us-womens-open-2019

Things to do in Charleston

If you love golf, you’ve come to the right place, but don’t forget about the other exciting sights and adventures that Charleston has to offer:

Arts & Culture

  • Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art - On the campus of the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute presents innovative and adventurous art from all over the world in an accessible and engaging setting.

  • Beyond the Fields at Middleton Place - Powerful storytelling guides visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.


  • Charleston Food Tours - Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston”. We offer four unique tours that go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, culinary experts and specialty shops.

  • In the Kitchen with Chef Bob Waggoner - Learn about food both past and present on Charleston's #1 rated food tour. 6 tours offered: Downtown, Upper King, The Oyster Tour, Farm to Table, Mixology and Chefs' Kitchen.

Tours & Attractions

  • Old South Walking Tour - Walk to experience Charleston’s famous Rainbow Row and Battery. Explore hidden alleys and quaint by-ways that are inaccessible to carriages and vehicles. 

  • Patriots Point Navel & Maritime Museum - Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, twenty-eight aircraft, the Vietnam Experience and more!


  • Freshfields Village - Freshfields Village is a true town-center offering a unique mix of shopping, dining, service, and lodging establishments all shaped by Lowcountry tradition and high style.

  • M. DUMAS & SONS - Since 1917, 3 generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed gentlemen in sportswear to fine clothing for men from the best brands in the industry.

  • Hampden Clothing - Recognized by Vogue and Marie Claire magazines as one of the top boutiques in the country, we stock over 50 of the world's best designers. Find our entire selection online.

Sports & Recreation

  • Redfin Charters - Inshore fishing charter - Redfish , Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let's catch some fish!

  • Charleston Outdoor Adventures - Kayaking with COA is an unforgettable way to relax and explore the Lowcountry. Discover the natural wonders of Folly's tidal creeks via naturalist-guided tour or kayak rental.

Spas & Relaxation

  • The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place - The full service and indulgent Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers skin care services, body treatments, massage therapy and much more in a luxurious and relaxing space.

  • The Dewberry Spa - Quiet luxury defines the space while cypress covered walls envelope and warm you. Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative experience through our signature treatments.

Historic Sites

  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site - Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston’s - and our nations - history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance.

How to Navigate:

By bus

  • Visit this link for more information on local bus routes, express routes, travel to and from the airport, and more. 

By plane

  • Check flights via this link to compare costs with ease.

By train 

  • This website will help to navigate and compare costs of train transportation.

By car 

  • Rideshare opportunities are plentiful in this area. These modes of transportation can make for an easy way to navigate, ride share and avoid parking woes. 

Want more from Explore Charleston? Visit charlestoncvb.com.