Good Night Charleston, Scavenger Hunt Style!

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Good Night CharlestonWe  recently bought the book Good Night Charleston to celebrate the fact that July 20th was officially our one year anniversary of living in this wonderful city. If you haven’t checked out this book series I highly recommend it. We already had the Good Night Indiana book that was a gift from a friend before we moved away last summer. I thought this book would be fun to read this summer since we’ve been trying to cross off as many of the Summer Bucket List activities as we could fit in. I love doing scavenger hunts for my three year old, he gets so excited when he finds the items we are looking for!  So since this is one of his new favorite bedtime reads I decided to make it into a scavenger hunt for us to find the places in the book. Since many of the scavenger hunt places are spread out throughout Charleston we split up the scavenger hunt into different days.

One day we headed downtown and started off hunting for a horse and carriage. The horse and carriage tours are significant to me since back in 2008 when my husband and I were newly weds we visited Charleston for a weekend trip and took a horse and carriage tour around downtown. I think that’s when we both fell in love with Charleston and I remember Lee saying, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to live here someday?”

Horse Carriage Tour in 2008 our first visit to Charleston together
Horse Carriage Tour in 2008 our first visit to Charleston together

We then went to find Rainbow Row. I think I was the most excited about finding this one. I have always seen the pretty pictures of Rainbow Row but had never taken a stroll to see it in person. Anyone that knows me knows that I love colorful scenery. We are even building a “Charleston style” bright turquoise house right now!

Rainbow Row Downtown Charleston
Rainbow Row Downtown Charleston

Next on our hunt we went to find the Dock Street Theatre and were able to take a peek inside!

After all this walking we took our scavenger hunt to the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park. I brought bathing suits for the kiddos and they cooled off in the two fountains at the park.

Waterfront Park Fountain

 

Until reading this book I hadn’t heard of delicious praline candy. I’m so glad that before heading home we ended our scavenger hunt at Market Street Sweets to try the world famous praline candy.

Praline candy
Praline candy

During the same week we visited Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and spent the whole morning there. It is so beautiful and such a fun place to explore! They even have a petting zoo which both of my little ones loved.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

 

We still have lots of places to go to continue our scavenger hunt and  I’m excited to continue to see all the fun places that Charleston has to offer!