Post # 1
Hi, im staying in Charleston for 6 days (near Lockwood drive) in a few weeks and I would be grateful for any advice or ideas of what to do/see/eat. I have a car so im happy to see the surrounding areas too (maybe a nice beach and Patriots point?) and I will be alone for most of the trip so if there are any areas I should avoid please let me know (Ive read to avoid North Charleston).
Post # 2
Will you be there during Spoleto/Piccolo Spoleto (May 26th – June 11th)? If so check our these sites for awesome entertainment!
Regardless, all of the beaches are lovely! Personal favorites are Folly and Sullivans Isle. Here’s a site to whet your whistle:
Do you like history? Ghost tours? Bar crawls? If so, there are tons of amazing walking tours that you can do in downtown Charleston. https://oldcharlestontours.com/
If you are a foodie, your heart will be satiated by High Cotton, Magnolias, Low Country Cafe, and many many more. Check out Yelp and trip advisor for the many options.
Market St is loaded with crafts displays, great restaurants, and awesome nightclubs later in the evening. http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/
If you are a real history buff then don’t miss the Hunley museam: https://hunley.org/
What other kinds of things are you interested in?
And no, I am not a tour guide in Charleston, but I have been many times and I love it!
Post # 3
austinbound : This is great thankyou so much! I will be there during the festival! Im really interested in history, architecture, scenery (maybe il do a boat tour) and food. Magnolias looks really good, I keep reading things about it so I will probably book to eat there! Thanks for the info on Hunley as well, I hadnt heard of it before. All the beaches look great and at this time of year I bet they are beautiful.
Post # 4
They are all very beautiful with slightly different vibes! If you love architecture I would take a day and just park downtown and walk from Market to White Point Garden. You can walk down Meeting St all the way and come back on Battery/Bay st and weave in and out to see all the old homes. You won’t get lost if you keep one on your left and one on your right. Meanwhile you will stumble across cafes, pubs, and historical buildings and it is about 1 mile each way. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy it! The festival is amazing (check out the Piccolo Spoleto site for tons of free and moderately priced local and very Charleston centric activities and the Spoleto site for International acts that will be a treat for this area).
Also, if you have never been to Charleston, then Hyman’s is definite tourist food must: http://www.hymanseafood.com. The food is good, the atmosphere is casual. But they don’t take reservations. Lunch is generally a shorter wait than dinner (get there a bit early or a bit late – 11:30 or 1:30 – for the shortest wait times.
Magnolias, High Cotton, and LowCountry Cafe tend to sell out during the festival but do take reservations on OpenTable – it is never too early to book. You can always cancel later!
I am actually headed to Charleston next week and have booked several shows from the festivals! I can’t wait!