CHARLESTON, SC

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A picturesque seaport synonymous with Southern charm, Charleston, South Carolina, is noted for its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and historic plantations. Although the city, in recent years, has been transformed into a bustling cultural hub, Charleston still maintains a reputation steeped in rich history. From walking and carriage tours exploring its antebellum past to coastal expeditions spanning its miles of coastline, there is always something new to discover.

 

 
 

TO EAT

THE ORDINARY
544 King Street
This 1920s bank now houses an upscale seafood restaurant with high ceilings, large windows, and a bar.


GRILL 225
225 East Bay Street
Fine-dining chophouse in the Market Pavilion Hotel featuring handpicked cuts and a big wine list.

CRU CAFE
18 Pinckney Street
Refined takes on American comfort food are served in this charming, historic house with a porch.

HOMINY GRILL
207 Rutledge Avenue
Southern, Classic, Award Winning Chef, Décor, Buzzing.

POE'S TAVERN
2210 Middle Street Sullivan's Island
Relaxed watering hole with a menu of America grub and decor devoted to author Edgar Allan Poe.

MCGRADY'S TAVERN
2 Unity Alley
Acclaimed spot for high-concept, locally sourced American food in an intimate, brick-walled setting.


167 RAW
289 East Bay Street
Seafood, Comfortable atmosphere serving oysters, lobster rolls, fish tacos, ceviche, and more.

RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER BAR
701 East Bay Street
Expansive, lively destination for oysters & hearty entrees, with a copper bar for cocktails & wine.

TATTOOED MOOSE
1137 Morrison Drive
Upbeat watering hole serving elevated bar food and craft beer in unfussy digs late-night.

 

FIG
232 Meeting Street
American, Upscale, Classic, Neighborhood Favorite, Cozy.

 

GILROY'S PIZZA PUB
353 King Street
Open Late Night, pizza, calzones, chicken sandwiches and subs served with Irish style in a diner atmosphere.

HIGH COTTON

199 East Bay Street
Refined eatery with daily live music & Lowcountry fare cooked using ingredients from nearby farms.

PENINSULA GRILL
112 North Market Street
Renowned hotel eatery serving elevated Southern fare in a roomy, posh space.

 

HALLS CHOPHOUSE
434 King Street
American, Elegant, Special Occasion, Chic, Buzzing.

 

HUSK
76 Queen Street
Southern, Rustic, Hot Spot, Extensive Cocktail Menu, Award Winning Chef.

ZERO RESTAURANT & BAR
0 Charleston Street
Upscale hotel eatery creating seasonal New American cuisine & craft cocktails.


 
 

TO DRINK

STARS
495 King Street
American eatery with a seasonal menu & mid-1930s vibe boasts a rooftop bar & wood-fired oven.
 

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
453 King Street
Laid-back gastropub serving creative bar fare and a diverse selection of craft beer in quirky digs.

BAY STREET BIERGARTEN
549 East Bay Street
Rustic-chic spot for Southern pub grub with Bavarian flair, plus craft beer with pour-your-own taps.

THE ROOFTOP BAR AT VENDUE
The Vendue Inn | 19 Vendue Range Street
Rooftop bar offering imaginative craft cocktails, sandwiches & light bites with city views.

THE COCKTAIL CLUB
479 King Street, #200
Stylish speakeasy-style bar serving craft cocktails, plus a rooftop terrace.


BLIND TIGER PUB
36-38 Broad Street
Upscale bar food in an alehouse dating back to 1803, featuring a charming, brick-walled courtyard.

THE RAREBIT
474 King Street
Bustling eatery crafting American comfort classics, from patty melts to chicken & waffles.


GIN JOINT
182 East Bay Street
Cozy, Intimate bar serving cocktails and eclectic small plates in a 1920s-inspired setting.


 
 

TO DO

DEEP WATER VINEYARD
6775 Bears Bluff Road | Wadmalaw Island
At Deep Water Vineyard, the wine itself is the only true native grape to the U.S. and they embrace it. Remaining true to their predecessors Southern roots, they grow muscadine grapes, a fruit native to the Southeastern United States. They produce authentic muscadine wine, five different labels from four varieties of grapes.

BOONE HALL PLANTATION
1235 Long Point Road | Mount Pleasant
One of America’s oldest working plantation. This planation is known for its moss-draped 3/4-mile Avenue of Oaks & original slave cabins.

CHARLESTON BATTERY
1990 Daniel Island Drive | Daniel Island
The Charleston Battery is an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina and founded in 1993. 

HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE
87 Church Street
Built in 1772, this Georgian-style double house was the home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. This historic building features 1740s kitchens and formal gardens open to the public.  

PRIVATE GUIDED WALKING TOURS
Charleston, South Carolina is the southern belle of the Eastern Seaboard. That “southern charm” you’ve heard about? You’ll find it here in spades. Take a private Charleston tour and experience all the romance and history.
www.toursbylocals.com

SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM
100 Aquarium Wharf
Visit the South Carolina Aquarium, the leading way to connect people with water, wildlife and wild places.

JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE
350 Meeting Street
One of Charleston’s most exquisite antebellum structures, the Joseph Manigault House, built in 1803, reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family and the enslaved African Americans who lived there.

CITY MARKET
188 Meeting Street
A historic market complex in downtown Charleston, South Carolina spanning four blocks long and home to hundreds of vendors.

RETAIL SHOPPING
King Street

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND
Situated at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor and neighbor to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island is mix of wide beaches and watersports, history and folklore, local restaurants and shops just minutes from Charleston, South Carolina.

FOURTH OF JULY BLAST AT PATRIOTS POINT
40 Patriots Point Road | Mount Pleasent
Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the Unites States, the USS Yorktown on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point.


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