Charleston, SC Local Guide






What to Wear

First and foremost, be you. Don’t feel you need to dress up or down for this event. If you are looking for recommendations, reference “Business Casual” outfits. Do note that there will be time for walking around outside so check the weather and pack accordingly. The streets of Charleston can be uneven and some are cobblestone—pack some comfortable, flat shoes.

Things to Do

  • Carriage Tour
  • Ghost Tour
  • Charleston City Market (not to be missed!)
  • Rainbow Row
  • Waterfront Park
  • SC Aquarium
  • Ft. Sumter National Monument
  • Magnolia Plantation and Garden
  • The Battery
  • Drayton Hall
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Aiken Rhett Museum
  • Walk the Arthur Ravenel Bridge
  • Charleston Museum
  • Music Farm (has an 80s Tribute Band on Thursday nights)
  • Angel Oak Tree
  • Middleton Place
  • Beaches - Folly, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms
  • Shopping on King Street
  • Visit the College of Charleston Campus (the oldest high education institution below Virginia)
  • Harbor Tour
  • Dock Street Theatre (The first theater building designed solely for theatrical performances in America)

Places to Eat & Drink

  • 5 Church
  • High Cotton
  • Slightly North of Broad
  • 82 Queen
  • Magnolia’s
  • Jestine’s Kitchen 
  • Poogan’s Porch
  • Hall’s Chophouse
  • Peninsula Grille
  • HomeTeam BBQ
  • Poe’s Tavern
  • The Obstinate Daughter
  • Butcher and Bee
  • Taco Boy
  • Rita’s Seaside
  • Page’s Okra Grill
  • Edmund’s Oast Brewing
  • Holy City Brewing
  • Westbrook Brewing Company
  • Frothy Beard Brewing
  • Revelry Brewing
  • Lo FiLo-Fiing