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Popular Attractions in Charleston

If you're a first time visitor to Charleston, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Charleston.


What are some good attractions in Charleston?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Charleston.

King Street
King St Charleston County, SC
The Battery
East Battery Charleston, SC
Waterfront Park
Concord St Charleston, SC
The Gin Joint
182 E Bay St Charleston, SC
College of Charleston
66 George St Charleston, SC
South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston, SC
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Rd Charleston, SC
Market Street
N.&S. Market St Charleston, SC
Old Slave Market Museum
6 Chalmers St Charleston, SC
Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
East Bay St
E Bay St Charleston, SC
Charleston City Market
188 Meeting St Charleston, SC (843) 937-0920
Marion Square
329 Meeting St Charleston, SC (843) 724-7327
Historic Charleston City Market
188 Meeting St Charleston, SC (843) 937-0920
White Point Garden
2 Murray Blvd Charleston, SC (843) 724-7327

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"We stayed at the Meeting Street Inn (very historic, great location, affordable & haunted!"  See More

"Also strolling along The Battery or through Market Street is nice and you can see the amazing houses."  See More

"Marion Square has a farmer's market on Saturday mornings."  See More

"If you have the means, Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel on Wentworth is my favorite, right in the historic district and very close to the College of Charleston's beautiful campus."  See More

"Definitely go to Fort Sumter National Monument(you can get the boat from either Charleston or Mt Pleasant), and Fort Moultrie Also right next the Ft Sumter dock is the South Carolina Aquarium (not especially cheap, but you don't have to pay for the extras like the IMAX)."  See More

"The Old Slave Market Museum is another must see."  See More

"In Charleston, I'd second the horse-drawn carriage tour and Historic Charleston City Market, which was neat but smaller than I'd expected."  See More

"White Point Garden- Nice seaside park for a bike ride, a picnic ,or a stroll."  See More

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  1. King Street
  2. The Battery
  3. Waterfront Park
  4. The Gin Joint
  5. College of Charleston
  6. South Carolina Aquarium
  7. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  8. Market Street
  9. Old Slave Market Museum
  10. Meeting Street
  11. East Bay St
  12. Charleston City Market
  13. Marion Square
  14. Historic Charleston City Market
  15. White Point Garden
Where can I find out more about Charleston?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Charleston locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Charleston.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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