Recently I visited Charleston, South Carolina. If you need a relaxing time, but also want the opportunity to see historical sites, culture, entertainment, or have a shopping spree… this is the place to visit. I went on this trip with some friends, and our first day in Charlestown began with a walking tour in the downtown historic district. In my opinion a great place to start in a new city you are visiting is some type of overall tour. There are a variety of walking tours in Charlestown; we went on Lowcountry Walking Tours. The company has a variety of different walking tours in Charleston to choose from. I not only got to see most of the downtown historic district, but also learned the history surrounding the area, as well. If you are history nerd like me I highly suggest Charlestown to visit. It is one of the older cities in America such as Boston and New York. If you are interested in the history of the creation of America… add Charlestown to your list. I learned about where George Washington went and about people who signed the Declaration of Independence. History buffs, you can also learn a lot about the Civil War, Fort Sumter, a rice economy, pirates, slavery, and many of the rich and famous of Charleston’s past. Highlights from my walking tour included Rainbow Row, the Battery, St. Micheal’s Church, the four corners of law, and so many beautiful house.
After we finished our walking tour we had lunch at Toast. A restaurant which serves breakfast all day, so my kind of restaurant. Then we visited the Gibbes Museum of Art. I love art museums, and have visited some of the best in the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the National Gallery in London. I rather enjoyed the Gibbes Museum of Art which focused on Charlestown art.
Next we stopped at the Nathanial Russell Home. One of the historic homes you can tour in Charlestown. We ended the day with dinner and some shopping on King Street before heading back to the hotel pool. A few of our favorite finds from King Street were Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and Blue Bicycle Books. Jeni’s is an ice cream shop that has a variety of flavors and that you can buy by the scoop. They also have dairy free ice cream and deliver certain flavors by the pint nationwide. I have already had a delivery of Jeni’s come to my home since leaving Charlestown. Blue Bicycle Books was a personal favorite of mine. I picked up three books. They have a great selection of used, new, rare, and signed books.