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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.
Scenic Viewpoint
“I love walking around this area. The famous Rainbow Row and Pineapple Fountain are also nearby!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Entrance is about $35 per person, but all goes to a good cause of saving marine life. Great place to learn about the wildlife in the area.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Historic Site
“An important historical landmark from revolutionary and civil wars. You can do day tours or cruise tour with meal.”
  • 74 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
Restaurant
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“You must try the gnocchi! They also have a cute gelato shop below - delish! ”
  • 64 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
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
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
Shopping Centre
“Outdoor mall with lots of stores and restaurants, and a movie theater on site too.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“This is where you can park to walk on The Ravenel Bridge!! This is my favorite place to walk if I want to see a really good sunset :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun place to take the kids. Educational exhibits will capture their attention. They won't want to leave. ”
  • 21 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
Park
“As a kide this is where id go fishing before I had a boat. :) Still good fishing. And the wife loves the whole long walk on the beach feel.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Tree
“An incredible 400+ year old tree. Good for a quick sight or bring lunch for a picnic.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite breweries! They have really cool sour beers and aged barrel beers as well! They have food trucks sometimes on the weekend, but if you’re hungry I suggest going to. Restaurant around the area before venturing to this brewery. ”
  • 11 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
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
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.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Tasty small Asian inspired menu. Great cocktails and outdoor patio area. Worth a visit!”
  • 102 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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