So you’re thinking and looking for reasons to visit Charleston, SC but you’re not 100% sure…is that right? If that’s the case, we came up with seven reasons why you should visit Charleston.
1.) Amazing Tours & Attractions
Charleston has some of the most amazing tours, attractions and historic sites to checkout. We recommend visiting our tours page to see what’s available. Another great option that’ll save you money and the hassle of figuring out what to do is to purchase a Tour Pass which also includes an easy to use Mobile Pass. Below you’ll find our Top-rated must do tours/attractions:
- Fort Sumter Tours
- Bulldog Ghost & Culinary Walking Tours
- Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown
- Boone Hall Plantation
- Charleston Harbor Tours
- Tour Pass Charleston – includes admission to the top tours/attractions
- Palmetto Carriage Tours
Charleston is known for it’s easy-going Southern laid back style. Everything from sweet tea, seersucker suits and patterns to shrimping and boating on the local rivers and waterways are what makes Charleston unique.
Charleston is known world-wide for amazing local Some James Beard Award Winning Chefs and restaurants hail from the Charleston region along with some top recommendations.
- FIG – Kicked off Charleston’s food renaissance. FIG (Food is Good) emphasizes local foods and vegetables and is one of the stalwarts of the Southeastern restaurant scene.
- Rodney Scott BBQ – Smokes whole hogs low and slow…to perfection.
- Husk – No other restaurant in Charleston has received as much publicity as Husk. Only Southern in season ingredients are used. The menu changes dependent on the season.
When Covid isn’t present, Charleston is known for some amazing events and people travel from all over the world. Here are the “can’t miss” top events in the city:
- Fall and Spring Tours of Homes and Gardens
- Charleston Food & Wine Fest
- Southeastern Wildlife Expo
- Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto
- MOJA Arts Festival
- Charleston International Antiques Show
- Credit One Charleston Open – Women’s Tennis
- Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall
King Street is where it’s at when it comes to the mecca of Charleston shopping. For local Vendors the City Market is worth visiting as well.
There are plenty of amazing nightlife locales in the Charleston area such as Upper King Street (above Marion Square) to Shem Creek and Folly Beach.
Breweries: Charleston is home to over 30 amazing breweries now! We recommend visiting a few when you’re in town. Checkout or download the Brew Hop Pass app, which is free to download. If you want to redeem some of their free beer offers you can simply subscribe…if you’d rather pay full price you can as well.
There are three public beaches in Charleston that include:
- Sullivan’s Island: Located along-side Isle of Palms north of downtown Charleston….about a 20 minute drive….this is the closest beach.
- Isle of Palms: Located north of downtown.
- Folly Beach: Located south of downtown. This beach will take about 30 minutes to drive there.
For a more in depth look at the area beaches, read our blog post “Your Guide to Charleston’s Beaches.”
Save Time & Money Visiting Charleston’s Top Sites
TourPass allows Visitors to take advantage of Charleston’s top attractions and historic sites while saving time and money. Tour Pass includes an easy to use mobile pass and is 5 star rated.
They also provide passes for Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, FL