No matter your style, you’ll discover fun things to do in Charleston. Check out the guides for history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and arts and culture lovers, as well as the foodies’ guide. You will not want to miss these must-see hot spots in the “Holy City.”
A favorite of tourists and locals is the Charleston City Market, the #1 most-visited attraction in all of Charleston. Built in 1807, this market has every type of vendor one could hope for. You will find everything from homemade sweetgrass baskets, candles, and signs to designer clothes and shoes, and you’ll find food and local artists displaying paintings and jewelry that will wow you!
Charleston City Day Market: Operates daily from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in three open-air sheds as well as the enclosed Great Hall.
Charleston City Night Market: Operates on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays (April – December) from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. outdoors.
Downtown Charleston has so much charm that you won’t want to miss. A great way to see it all is on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Click Here to view some great carriage companies and their tour prices and routes to find the perfect one for you and your friends.
Charleston is known for having some of the oldest plantations in the south. USA Today named Charleston’s own Boone Hall Plantation as the #1 Plantation in the area and listed it as a “must see.” You can schedule a tour and learn more by visiting Explore Charleston here.
Located at the heart of Charleston’s historic district is the landmark known as the Battery and White Point Gardens. This beautiful site provides amazing views of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley and the Cooper rivers converge into the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding the water and park are beautiful historic homes. To schedule a walking tour or learn more, click here.
Dining & Nightlife is not to be brushed to the side. Charleston sticks to its roots of lowcountry and southern cookin’ and does it very well. Surely one of these top eateries will strike your fancy. Click here to find a place to enjoy your very own shrimp and grits, the fresh catch of the day, and more!
Last, but certainly not least, are the beautiful beaches of Charleston, including Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and more! To extend your QuiltWeek stay or indulge in some sand and sun, visit Charleston CVB.