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Charleston, South Carolina

Dining and Entertainment in Charleston


Charleston is repeatedly voted one of the best destinations in North America and was recently named one of the top destinations in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Once you visit here and experience everything this charming city has to offer, you will want to return again and again. Charleston not only has a gorgeous waterfront and beaches, but history, culture, entertainment and character to rival any city in the world.

Shopping and Dining in the Historic District

Walking along King Street in the historic district, you will find great shopping. There are three distinct areas: the design and dining area, the fashion district and the antiques shopping area. So, you can find everything you could possibly want, from electronics to crafts. I strolled past many familiar brands along with dozens of unique local retailers. If you’re in the mood for a bite to eat, King Street is also the place to find amazing restaurants, ranging from fine dining to authentic, local South Carolina favorites.

Accommodations and Cocktails at Market Pavilion Hotel

Both elegance and Southern hospitality welcome you as you enter a top-ranked inn by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the Market Pavilion Hotel. From the chic lobby and upscale restaurant up to the Pavilion Bar offering panoramic views, a cascading pool and delectable food and cocktails, this is a hotel in a class of its own. Make sure to try the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Nitrotini, Charleston’s only cocktail infused with liquid nitrogen. Amazing!  

Delectable Dining Accompanied by World-class Jazz

The Charleston Grill with Chef Michelle Weaver at the Charleston Place Hotel is truly one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The restaurant is also a venue for world-class jazz performers to accompany your meal every evening and serves delectable dishes from four menus, ensuring a delicious selection for everyone. My succulent lobster dish and the slightly spicy and sweet Thai fish dish were both absolutely divine.

True foodies may want to plan their trip around the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival in March, which showcases the area's many culinary specialties and delectable beverages. The event is crammed with parties, cooking demonstrations, delectable food and drink samples and plenty of entertainment.

Carriage Rides through Charleston

Charleston is known for its pedestrian-friendly streets, historic homes and lush gardens, so why not take a romantic carriage ride through this incredible city? You’ll get an intimate view of the history of Charleston and feel like you’ve stepped back into a bygone era on a horse-drawn carriage. It's the perfect end to a perfect day in Charleston.

There’s such a variety of things in indulge in from history, culture, art, food and more; you will love every moment in this wonderful city, so start planning your trip to Charleston, South Carolina, today.

For more information, please visit us:

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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