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A Weekend In Charleston

Charleston is one of the best places to visit right now, and it's waiting for you. Whether you’re here short term or long term, we’ll give you ideas of where to go, what to see, and how to live like a true Charlestonian.

Whether you’re new to the area, visiting, or playing tourist, welcome to Charleston! We hope you’re ready for some southern food, some southern style, and some good old southern hospitality.

What to Do on a Weekend in Charleston: Zero George Street

{Charleston photo via Zero George Street}

Where to Stay in Charleston

Welcome to the Holy City! Whether you’ve taken train, plane, or automobile, you must be tired. A Charleston staple is its boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts, but there are plenty of other hotel options. Not a fan of hotels? Live like a local and get an Airbnb!

What to Do on a Weekend in Charleston: Charleston Harbor

{Charleston photo via Charleston CVB}

What to Do in Charleston

Whether or not you’re a history buff, Charleston is a city with a very interesting past. 

Take a horse drawn carriage ride, or go on a walking tour! There are many types of tours, including historic, culinary, and even ghost and pirate tours!

Coast around the peninsula-  enjoy the land, sea, and even dinner and drinks on a river cruise!

Visit the aquarium! The Charleston Aquarium is fun for all ages. 
What to Do on a Weekend in Charleston: Charleston City Market

{Charleston photo via Charleston City Market}

What to See in Charleston

Take a walk, take a bike, take a cab! View Charleston’s most famed sights and attractions.

Market Street-  Check out the hustle and bustle of Market Street. It’s an open-air market that spans three blocks.  Indulge in the pralines, jewelry, and even traditional sweet grass baskets.

Waterfront Park- Once you’re done with Market Street, head down to Waterfront Park. With its sprawling pier, you won’t be able to miss it. Waterfront Park has idyllic palm-tree dotted path ways, incredible view of the ocean, and the famous Pineapple Fountain.

Rainbow Row- Where Waterfront Park ends, a cobblestone street begins. Follow that, and you’ll find yourself at Rainbow Row, Charleston’s iconic and colorful Georgian houses. Walk along the row, and soon you’ll find that the houses get larger and grander as the get closer to the battery.

The Battery – The Battery lies at the edge of the Charleston Peninsula. If offers a gorgeous walkway, views of Fort Sumter, and if you’re an early riser, an incredible sunrise. Watch out for Dolphins!

What to Do on a Weekend in Charleston: Rooftop bar

{Charleston photo via Stars Management}

Where to Eat in Charleston

Keep in mind- some of these will need reservations in advance!

Coffee- Black Tap Coffee- 70 Beaufain St.  | Kudu- 4 Vanderhorst St.  | Caviar & Bananas- 51 George St.

Breakfast-  Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits- 473 King St.  |  Another Broken Egg Café- 99 North Market St. | Mercantile and Mash- 701 East Bay St.

Brunch-  Henrietta’s- 334  Meeting St. | Rappahannock Oyster Bar- 701 East Bay St. | Stella’s- 114 St. Phillip St.

Lunch-  167 Raw- 298 East Bay St. |  Butcher & Bee- 654 King St.Minero- 155 East Bay St.

Dinner-  Le Farfalle- 15 Beaufain St. FIG 232 Meeting St. | Husk- 76 Queen St.

Drinks- The Cocktail Club- 479 King St. | Bay Street Biergarten 549 East Bay StreetStars Restaurant- Rooftop & Grill Room


Can’t Miss- King Street. If you love eating, drinking, and shopping, King Street might be the most magical place on earth for you.  If you’re lucky enough to be in Charleston the second Sunday of the month, King Street is shut down, and only foot traffic is allowed.

Fun Fact- Charleston is nick-named the Holy City because of the amount of religious freedom. At the time it earned the nickname- the incredible amount of tolerance was almost unheard of!