Charleston is a big city, but not overwhelmingly so. Most points of interest can be centred around the Historic District and it’s here where you should first orient yourself. Start the day with a stroll through Meeting Street, and walk the Museum Mile. Then, at the Charleston Market, and rub shoulders with the locals, try some famous sweet tea, and pick up some freshly picked fruits and vegetables, as well as a few souvenirs to mark your introduction to the Low country.
There’s a lot of history packed into this one-time Colonial town. From the late 1600s onward, important history has been made in Charleston and one of the best ways to get a sense of this is by visiting Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museums.
Some of the distinctive beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry is held in its majestic waterways, and there’s no better way to experience them than by getting out of the city’s borders for a day by the coast.