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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“One of the nicest aquarium anywhere. Located on the harbor. Worth visiting.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Civil War era fort. Tours start with boat ride out to fort, so fun way to ride a boat thru harbor and also see the fort. Educational and neat history tour.”
  • 73 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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“You must try the gnocchi! They also have a cute gelato shop below - delish! ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Beautiful Park on the harbor. Cannons from the Civil War, protecting the Harbor. Surrounded by beautiful old southern historic homes. Locals & tourists walking & playing.”
  • 77 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Tree
“An incredible 400+ year old tree. Good for a quick sight or bring lunch for a picnic.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Plaza
“One of Charleston's most popular tours involving seeing the sights of Rainbow Row, an iconic row of pastel painted homes that line The Battery downtown. A pleasant insight into maintaining Charleston's historic homes and rustic architecture. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Retired naval aircraft carrier turned into a museum. Really cool if you are into any kind of naval or military history. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
History Museum
“An outstanding collection will guide you through the whole History of the Lowcountry. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful & free park downtown. Bring a picnic lunch hour blanket and lay out with a book! Also has a farmers market on Saturdays with amazing local food trucks.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outdoor mall with lots of stores and restaurants, and a movie theater on site too.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Local vendors and artisans. In the center of the historic district. The carriage tours take off from nearby. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
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“Beautiful little walk with low country views, right by tons of bars and restaurants. A great way to get some nature without venturing too far from downtown!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Art Museum
“They always have really cool exhibits and if you're walking downtown and it's hot, the museum is a great place to step into and steal some air conditioning.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ SOL Southwest Kitchen is a family-friendly establishment featuring indoor & outdoor dining, food with bold Southwest flavors and “just juiced” cocktails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Plantations are deeply woven into American history and tell stories that connect our past and present. From the peninsula, ramble down Ashley River Road to experience a glimpse back in time at neighboring properties. Blends beauty, botanics, architecture, and history.”
  • 120 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You must try the gnocchi! They also have a cute gelato shop below - delish! ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ SOL Southwest Kitchen is a family-friendly establishment featuring indoor & outdoor dining, food with bold Southwest flavors and “just juiced” cocktails.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN CHARLESTON! ... Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar offers an American eclectic, chef-driven menu for dinner and late-night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“People to rave about this spot for getting a southern kick. You'll find a long wait for a table here almost any day so plan accordingly! ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great steaks and 2 locations now Downtown on King St and in Summerville at Nexton.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“If you are a Wine connoisseur or just want to enjoy some wine I highly recommend Ardoa! Clement is happy to explain the different types of wine and explain the taste you should notice. Make sure you tell them Ryan and Audrey sent you! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great place for a burger or chicken sandwich with creative fixings (my favorite is the crab topper) and onion strings (yum)! TVs with football and other sports with indoor/outdoor tables and bars. 2 blocks from beach.”
  • 98 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A 1930's vibe restaurant with a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying cocktails and views. ”
  • 74 locals recommend

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