Trip Plan Details
- Husk 76 Queen St., Charleston, SCrecommended HuskCentrally located in historic downtown, Husk is Charleston's newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock and was even named "Best New Restaurant in America" by Bon Appétit Magazine. ... read moreEvery dish here is sourced locally and "if it doesn't come from the South, it's not coming through the door." A large blackboard at the front of the restaurant lists all of their seasonal dishes and where exactly they were grown or cultivated. Everything is fresh, innovative and sure to change your entire perspective of what it's like to eat in Charleston, South Carolina. Don't miss the fried chicken skins as an appetizer! Warm, crispy and served with a honey barbeque dipping sauce. Now that's some good ol fashioned Southern cooking!
- The Pink House 17 Wentworth Streetrecommended The Pink HouseThe Pink House (circa 1690) is the oldest - and most famous - example of Bermuda stone architecture in Charleston. There is only a handful of homes in the historic downtown that have survived years of ... read morehurricanes, storms and fires to boast the soft, coral stone popular back in the early 1700s. The unusual home is an incredible piece of architecture and Southern history that is included on the majority of the city's guided walking and carriage tours.Ramona Flume
Hi Ted! I would recommend taking a guided tour of the historical district so you can check out some amazing structures like the Pink House. (Tours can be found all along Market Street.)
- Fort Sumter National Monument1214 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC 29482-9717recommended Fort Sumter National MonumentThough it has been years since I've gone, the trip out to Fort Sumter (where the American Civil War was nominally begun) is a must-do for anyone with even a passing interest in American history. The ... read moreferry ride out through Charleston harbor is pleasant enough, and (like San Francisco's Alcatraz) the experience of walking through a slice of history this well preserved is pretty cool as well.Recommended for:History BuffsMatthew Crompton
It's been a while since I've been to Charleston, but this spot (I love history, and being on the water) really stands out. For other great things to do, I'd suggest taking a horse-drawn carriage tour, which will show you the best of the city's French Quarter and waterfront architecture (which really is one of the best things about Charleston). I'd also certainly have a stroll thru the market (located towards the end of Market St.), where you can also hire a carriage for a spin around downtown. Good luck! =)