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Charleston Travel Guide

Charleston Travel Guide

It’s no secret that Charleston is the place to be! Voted the best city in the United States by Travel + Leisure for the seventh year in a row, there’s no doubt, Charleston is on everyone’s travel bucket list. With rich history, cutting edge culinary, and scenic views, the places to see and things to do are endless. We’ve narrowed the list down to a few musts for your next trip to Charleston in this travel guide. Check out our favorites below! 


WHERE TO STAY

John Rutledge House Inn: Stay a night or stay a while in one of Charleston’s enchanting, historic Bed & Breakfast Inns located in the heart of downtown. Experience the true meaning of Southern hospitality during your visit!

Francis Marion Hotel: The Francis Marion, located on the corner of Calhoun Street and King Street, is just steps away from shopping, restaurants, and historic attractions. With almost 100 years of business under their belt it’s definitely a favorite amongst tourists!

86 Cannon: Live like the locals do in a fully renovated historic home downtown! This luxurious boutique inn provides a relaxing getaway for those needing a little space away from the craze!



WHERE TO SHOP

Historic Charleston City Market: Visiting the Market is a must during your trip to Charleston! As one of the nation’s oldest public markets, it’s rich in history and tradition and has many different vendors with unique Charleston products.  

Blue Bicycle Books: Need something a read for the beach? Stop into this local spot for a page turner from their collection of countless new, used, and vintage books! 

Charleston Duck: Now that your Charleston trip is complete, you’ll need a Charleston Duck to remember your trip! Purchase a Charleston Duck here on our website or in town. Charleston Duck is currently available for purchase at Grady Ervin & Co!



WHERE TO EAT

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit: While you’re browsing through the market or walking down King Street, stop by Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit for the best biscuit you’ll ever have! 

Leon’s: This award winning, aesthetically pleasing, restaurant knows how to whip up some oysters and good ole fried chicken, y’all! Not to mention, they have yummy soft serve ice cream with sprinkles making any meal like a little party!

The Daily: A place where they keep it real and local with top-notch coffee, pastries and breakfast! Stop in for a local fresh bite or quick treat!



WHAT TO DO

Take a stroll downtown: One of the best ways to take in this city is by foot. Walk down King Street, Tradd Street, and Rainbow Row to see the prettiest colorful, historic homes and make sure to stop by the famous Pineapple Fountain!  

Stop by a local attraction: Take an intimate look at South Carolina’s native animals as you journey through the exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium located on the historic Charleston Harbor! The Charleston Duck isn’t the only local! Check out Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum for a look at the USS Yorktown and learn more about the history of our great country. 

Head out to the beach: Nothing beats a beach day soaking up the sun, especially around the Lowcountry! Whether you kick back and relax on Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms, our beaches will make you never want to leave!


We hope you’ll come and visit us soon! Bookmark this travel guide for later or pin it here!