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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.
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
Piano Bar
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“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
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
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“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
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
Brewery
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“A very low key brewery with great beer, and live music. There’s usually a really awesome food truck outside. This is my BFF’s all-time favorite. Kid friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun place to take the kids. Educational exhibits will capture their attention. They won't want to leave. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Route
“Park either side of the bridge and trek the pedestrian walkway to the top for stunning views of the city”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Maybe my favorite brewery. They usually have an awesome food truck outside. Kid friendly. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Lighthouse
“A great place to see and it is beautiful. Charleston Light on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, which is the northern entrance to Charleston Harbor, was built to replace the defunct Morris Island Light on Morris Island”
  • 5 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great steaks and 2 locations now Downtown on King St and in Summerville at Nexton.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Cinema
“When the weather isn't beach and downtown friendly, we will go to the movies a Town Center in Mt. Pleasant. Town Center is also a beautiful shopping area with restaurants. It is not a mall which is a good thing in our opinion!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“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
Museum
“Beautiful grounds with large Oak trees and Spanish moss. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married here. Historic tours available.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“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
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“A 1930's vibe restaurant with a rooftop bar perfect for enjoying cocktails and views. ”
  • 74 locals recommend