Visiting Downtown Charleston
Whether you're in town for a romantic getaway or here for family fun, historic downtown Charleston has plenty to offer! Here are a few of our favorite things to do and see along with some pro tips for planning your trip. If you have any questions or want help coordinating, get in touch with our concierge service.
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Things To Do
Located off Concorde Street, Charleston's Waterfront Park is iconic and, after a morning stroll along the battery and through its breathtaking paths, it is no wonder as to why.
With national acclaim, the long stretches of wide riverfront walking paths are perfectly picturesque, and capable of allowing a crowd of park visitors to relax and enjoy the activity along the harbor front.
Spoiler alert, we eat well here in Charleston. Nationally reknowned and capable of being a destination all its own, the Charleston culinary scene is a vast delight for those visiting the Holy City.
With downtown staples on East Bay to hidden gems with flavorful fare, you certainly won't go hungry here in Chucktown.
Where does one even start? We find Eater Charleston keeps a stellar pulse on our food scene.
From local boutiques to exquisite art galleries, Charleston has acclaimed shopping peppered throughout it's dreamy streets.
Walk through the iconic Charleston City Market before perusing the shops and stores along King Street.
There is no shortage of treasure to be found and fun to be had shopping your way through Charleston.
Rainy day? Worry not. Charleston has plenty for you to do under its roofs.
From the South Carolina Aquarium to the Charleston Museum or the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, there is an abundance of choices. Learn to make candles or wander through a distillery - the world is your oyster!
Check out the Charleston Visitor's Bureau's Explore Charleston Guide to indoor activities and adventures for all.
Whether you want to revel in Charleston's rich history, explore charming neighborhoods, or taste your way through downtown, Charleston offers an abundance of intriguing, engaging tours to peak any and everyone's interest.
Check out our friends at Bulldog Tours - Voted Charleston's Best for walking and ghost tours.
Arts & Culture
All about the arts! From breathtaking art galleries to local theatre and live music, Charleston buzzes with arts and culture for you to experience during your visit.
Check out Charleston City Paper for a list of happenings and events during your visit, or peruse the Arts & Culture section of Explore Charleston for guides and itineraries.
We are simply smitten over the Dock Street Theatre too...
Where To Dine
Explore, Shop & Play
South Carolina Aquarium (kiddo friendly)
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry (kiddo friendly)