Daniel Island has a lot going on all year round, and in the summer residents and visitors have a lot nearby to keep the whole family busy. Here are some of the top things to do and places to go on and near Daniel Island this summer.
Swimming at Community Pools and Hiking the Local Trails
Residents of the Daniel Island Community Association can choose from three community pools to swim at this summer – the Pierce Park Pool and Pavilion, the Scott Park Pool, and the Edgefield Park Pool and Crow’s Nest. Summer is also a great time to hit the 25+-mile trail system by bike or on foot and to enjoy everything the island’s parks have to offer.
Get more info on the pools and discover more about Daniel Island trails and parks at Daniel Island POA.
Concerts at the CreditOne Stadium
For big-name concerts close to home, check out the summer line up at the 10,200-seat CreditOne stadium within the Family Circle Tennis Center complex right on Seven Farms Drive. Concerts include OneRepublic + NEEDTOBREATHE, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Santana, and The Black Keys, plus Elton John coming in September.
Find more info and tickets at CreditOne Stadium.
Boat Rentals at the Carefree Boat Club
Don’t own a boat? No problem. Members of the Carefree Boat Club pay an annual fee to gain access to a large selection of boats and enjoy sailing, fishing, or just cruising around the harbor without the hassle of boat ownership. The Carefree Boat Club has two local locations, one at the Daniel Island Waterfront and one at the City Marina in downtown Charleston.
Learn more about membership at Carefree Boat Club.
Ferry to Downtown Charleston
Skip the traffic and parking headaches and enjoy a fun boat ride to boot on the Daniel Island Ferry. The trip takes 30 minutes and ferries passengers to and from Daniel Island and Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston. Daniel Island Ferry also offers specially scheduled ferry trips on CreditOne Stadium concert nights from Charleston to Daniel Island and back, as well as a 90-minute Sunset Harbor Cruise.
Find the ferry schedule and get more information at Daniel Island Ferry.
Live Music, Golf, and More at the Daniel Island Club
The private Daniel Island Club is primarily for residents of the Daniel Island Park neighborhood, but it does have some limited spots for non-property owners. Summer is the ideal time for members to take full advantage of the club’s facilities for fitness, tennis, croquet, pools, and two renowned 18-hole golf courses, and enjoy dining options at the club’s restaurants plus live music, movies, and karaoke at the Cabana.
Learn more at the Daniel Island Club.
4th of July Celebrations
Independence Day is a big deal here on Daniel Island. After family-friendly fun and concerts during the day, the annual Daniel Island Patriotic Community Parade starts in the early evening and culminates in a fantastic fireworks display. Leading up to the big day, you’ll see over 700 American flags planted by the Exchange Club of Daniel Island, as it takes part in the 7th Annual Field of Honor from June 25th-July 9th.
The Daniel Island Club also hosts much-anticipated annual July 4th celebrations every year on the croquet lawn for members.
Free Family Fun at the Daniel Island Recreation Center
The Daniel Island Recreation Center on Fairbanks Drive has a playground, soccer field, baseball and softball diamond, volleyball net, basketball court, athletic field, bike paths, walking trails, and picnic tables, giving Daniel Island families plenty of opportunities to spend time together outside without spending a dime!
Kids’ Camps at the Daniel Island Recreation Center
The Daniel island Recreation Center also offers a number of camps and clinics to keep kids engaged over the summer, including basketball camp, volleyball clinic, theater camp, cheer camp, and much, much more.
Check out the available camps and get registration information here.
Kids’ Camps at Porter Gaud – Minecraft Camp, Sports Camps, and More
A little further afield, kids of all ages can get involved in one of the many full day or morning-only camps at Porter Gaud in West Ashley. Camps focusing on sports like basketball and surfing, crafts, cooking, science, and ACT prep are available, plus some special camps like the multi-week Minecraft Camp.
Find info on available camps and how to register at Porter Gaud.
Kids’ Camps at the Daniel Island Tech Savvy Kids Club
Running from June 13th to July 29th, the Daniel Island Tech Savvy Kids Club runs a STEAM-themed day camp for kids aged 2-12.
Get more information at Daniel Island Tech Savvy Kids Club.
Sleepovers on the USS Yorktown
The WWII aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point is one of the most popular attractions in the greater Charleston area, but did you know that it offers more than daytime tours? Operation Overnight lets you sleep on board in the same berths where the sailors slept decades ago, and it includes a scavenger hunt and a patch to keep, plus a t-shirt with a two-night stay. This is a great way to make history come alive for kids ages 6 and up.
Make a reservation and learn more at Patriots Point.
Music, Arts, Theater, and More at Spoleto Festival USA
Running through June 12th, Spoleto Festival USA is a nationally renowned festival drawing in performers and visitors from across the country and around the world. Events take place at various locations around downtown Charleston.
Find the schedule and get tickets at Spoleto Festival USA.
Explore the Lowcountry with Coastal Expeditions
See more of what the Lowcountry has to offer with guided tours and curated trips from Coastal Expeditions. It offers kayak, paddleboard, and canoe tours of local waterways, tours on Bulls Island, customizable and group tours, kid-friendly and kids-only tours and activities, and much more. Learn more about South Carolina’s wildlife, history, and [terrain]. [I didn’t find mention of Capers Island sleep over – can you give me a URL for that?]
Check out all the tours and activities available at Coastal Expeditions.
Looking to Buy a Home on Daniel Island, SC?
Daniel Island is a beautiful island community close to the Charleston peninsula with a lot to offer. If you’re thinking about buying a house on Daniel Island, give me a call. My name is Kenton Selvey and I’m an experienced Realtor® with William Means. I help people buy and sell homes on Daniel Island and in the greater Charleston, SC area. I’m ready to help you find your dream home. Call me at 843-806-7222 or email me here. I look forward to hearing from you!