Cross the Largest Cable-Stay Bridge in the U.S. (Downtown Charleston): Forget the horse-drawn carriages: Charleston is best viewed by bicycle. Park at the Visitors’ Center on Meeting St., then head over to King St. and pedal north 1 mile to Huger St. Turn left, then turn right on Ashley Ave. Circumnavigate Hampton Park before turning into the Citadel, Charleston’s military college. Exit the school on Hagood Ave., then right onto Fishburne St. Fishburne becomes Lockwood Ave., which will lead you around the Charleston peninsula along the Battery. From there, continue along East Bay St. As you head north, a bike lane appears on your right, which then leads up the Ravenel Bridge. Cruise back down East Bay and take a right on Chapel St. to finish back at the Visitors’ Center.
Directions from Charleston: This ride starts right downtown at the Visitors’ Center at 375 Meeting St.