Charleston, South Carolina sits at the mouth of the Ashely and Cooper Rivers, eventually leading to the Charleston Harbour at the Atlantic Ocean. Established in the late 1600's as a trading town, the city has played an important role in the lives of the locals and their heritage. The classic scenes of streets lined with palm trees provide a spectacular location to tour in your car rental in Charleston. Select one our convenient pick-up locations as you browse our extensive fleet guide.
The landscape of South Carolina provides stunning views of the rolling foothills and the beautiful coastal plains of the Atlantic Ocean as you drive the many scenic highways. The Edisto Island Scenic Byway is a 17-mile stretch along SC route 174. The serpentine road weaves through vast meadows featuring quaint farmhouses, delightful churches and many roadside stands selling locally grown produce and the occasional piece of folk art. You may notice an abundance of wildlife as you enter the sprawling salt marshes. Different species of waterfowl are a common sight on the ride. Eventually, you are lead to the skirting beaches along the ocean which allow for the perfect place to have an afternoon picnic.
Tour the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway in your car rental in Charleston. The 115 mile takes around 3 hours to complete and leads you through many picturesque covered bridges along babbling rivers. You may stop at one of the state parks along the way for a quick walk through the wilderness or an impromptu luncheon with the entire family. Come find out why the highway has been praised as the most beautiful drive in America.
Just a short jaunt from the centre of town sits the Charleston Stage Company, one of the oldest stage companies in the country. The small yet, profound theatre takes pride in their southern heritage. In light of such pride, many plays such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin are played weekly. Depending on when you go, you may be able to see one of the many original productions such as Dixieland I'll Take My Stand.
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