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Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by ddschur

We are going to be in Charleston in early October and wanted to make sure we did the MUSTS...while there.

Any specific MUST recommendations re: tours, shopping, eating, etc?

Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated and welcome.

Thank you in advance.

Re: Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by nyceagle1633

I love Charleston. It's not too big of a city, so, just get a brochure or look on Google for the tourist website. But it is soooooooooo beautiful, great town to just walk around since it's very compact.

Re: Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by southrn_grits

October is such a good time to go! The weather will be good. Not to cold and not to hot either.
If you can pick a warmer day def. try to do a harbor tour. The Aquarium is good, though it is smaller than most...everything inside of it is indigenous to South Carolina, so its pretty unique. Ghost tours are pretty cool, as well as the carriage or walking history tours. Dont be to shy to wonder around by yourself, its a pretty safe town and its fun to just walk around for the heck of it.
If your really adventurous kayaking tours are fun too! As for the night life....its kinda a college town so there are alot of bars to choose from. Something to fit every type of drinker lol.
The food is awesome!! You cant go wrong no matter where you choose!

Anywho!! I hope this helped!! (<--where the locals get there social info)

Oh!! And I am a local, and everything I've recommended I have done and loved. I hope you love Charleston as much as I do!

Re: Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by brewjohnson

In my opinion, you've got to do one of the touristy carriage rides. They're about an hour, but give you a great overview of the City. They start down by the market (which is another must).

I personally love the walking tours. There are several companies that offer a variety of walking tours. Your hotel will be able to provide you with a list. They're generally about 2 hours long. We did a civil war walking tour and it was amazing. I've heard the pirate tour is fantastic as well. There's also architectural walking tours.

Re: Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by ksimms

If you are looking for things to do and "musts". Someone recommended a visitor website. Here is a good one - Traveler of Charleston.

Hope this helps and have a great time!

Re: Charleston visit "MUSTS"????

by DogPerson

There is something for everyone in the Charleston area. Must do's:
*Horse drawn wagon tour of the Historic District to give a good overview of the area and it's history.
*The Market. If you love antiques, art or high fashion there are MANY stores and galleries near the Market. Just walk a bit in any direction and you will find them.
*Patriot's Point. From there you can tour the aircraft carrier Yorktown and several other military vessels and/or take a boat ride to Fort Sumter.
*Go to a beach. My favorite island is Folly, still has a quaint quality.
*Charlestowne Landing. The site of the original settlement. Very interesting.
*Tour a plantation.
*Eat Shrimp and Grits and She-Crab Soup!

Travel Tips for Charleston

Charleston is very beautiful,...

by LeavingSoon

Charleston is very beautiful, especially in springtime. I would suggest walking through some of the residential neighborhoods and just look at the houses and the hidden gardens. You will Charleston so much better by walking than by taking one of those carriage rides or bus tours. Take the carriage ride (many companies to choose from....prices range from $10-$30 per person for an hour ride). Also, alot of churches (more churches per capita than any other city-hence the name HOLY CITY) and cool graveyards. My fondest memory of charleston will be the day I pack everything I own into my car and say 'Hasta La Vista, baby' and move away from this city forever

Catfish Row, 89-91 Chruch...

by Stevel47

Catfish Row, 89-91 Chruch Street,(originally called cabbage row) as the inspiration in the Dubose Heyward story, 'Porgy.' This story was the basis for Gershwin's opera 'Porgy and Bess,' which is a fictionalized glimpse of black life during the 1920's. The character 'Porgy' was based on an actual Charlestonian, Samuel Smalls.

Packing List

by JayChas18

BRING WALKING SHOES!!! Downtown Charleston has very limited parking. And as you'll see when you get here, The roads are small, and mostly one-way streets. But it's ok, because everything is in walking distance, and there's a beautful veiw the whole walk no matter which direction you go.

Dinner and a Sunset.

by AJL29407

Rosebank Farms Cafe is a great Lowcountry restaurant in the Bohicket Marina on Seabrook Island, about 30 minutes from downtown Charleston.
The best time to go is about an hour before sunset so that you can have dinner and then sit outside and watch the sun set.

Food is delicious but expect to pay $17 to $22 for entrees. They have everything from Fried Chicken to Filet Mignon, as well as great seafood!

Rosebank Farms Cafe gets very busy in the summer especially between 7 -9 pm. (Note: they are only open from 5:30 to 9:30. And they only take reservations for large parties.)


by Sagespot about The Brass Pirate

The Brass Pirate is Charleston's ONLY Pirate Shop!!

Not only is there a huge selection of pirate stuff (of course,) but the shop also has a treasure hunt you can purchase that will walk you around Charleston. Although I didn't do this tour I heard a bunch of good stuff about it.

I highly recommend stopping here. It was a great place to wander around and pick up some pirate-type gifts.

Open daily from 10am - 5pm. They have a huge collection of statues, bottle holders, spy glasses, telescopes, unique pirate memorabilia, a wide verity of brass stuff, compasses, knot boards, clocks, oil paintings and a billion different pirate t-shirts. Ok, maybe not a billion but it's close. Pretty cheap actually, compared to many of the other touristy type places in the Historic district.


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