Many tourists and visitors, call Charleston, South Carolina one of their favorite cities to visit in the U.S. There are a host of reasons this city is so popular, from some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping streets. Here are 4 things to do on your next trip to Charleston.
1. Shopping On Upper King Street
King Street happens to be the heart of the retail district in Charleston, yet Upper King was not always the destination for art galleries or high-end boutiques. But due to millions of dollars in renovations and encouragement from locals, this district has transformed into a top spot when you are looking for more authentic gifts. For example, stop by Blue Bicycle Books for one of the earliest editions of Hemingway or try out Felice Designs for a handblown bead glass necklace.
2. Book A Reservation At The Restaurant Husk
It is a complex task to try and remain good consistently in a place that evolves so quickly, but Husk has managed to keep afloat. Even though this restaurant has already been open for 6 years, it is still extremely busy with eager diners and the reservations still need to be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. The menu is mainly made up of Southern classics such as grits and fried chicken, along with more sophisticated dishes such as Carolina heritage pork served with peas or a skillet-fried cornbread served with a bacon crust. If you are in a hurry and would prefer a quick-bite, visit the Husk Bar next door for some of the local favorites along with their award-winning collection of bourbons.
3. Book A Night At The Belmond Charleston
An original innovator for the hotel scene in the city, Charleston Place that is operated and owned by the luxury hotelier Belmond has been in existence for almost 3 decades. The hotel underwent a renovation that costs millions, which updated their 434 guest rooms. The latest look features elegant and airy rooms, with brand new bathrooms along with updated furnishings.
4. Visit The Marion Square Farmers Market
This is definitely a place you want to visit on a Saturday morning. The market is full of local produce, fresh seafood and meats that have been sustainably farmed from farms a mere 20 minutes away from the city. The market offers a variety of food stalls that serve several selections such as made-to-order Huevos Rancheros to gyros.