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Old 01-10-2017, 04:51 AM   #1
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Any suggestions of must see/do in Charleston? Visiting for the first time soon...
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Use the SEARCH feature, Charleston is possibly the most talked about destination. There are recommendations from $$$$ to $.
Love the town! Went to C of C, so I would say definitely take the campus tour.
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Too many to list.
Patriot's Point...tour the Yorktown.
Fort Sumter.
Boone's Hall Plantation.
Walk the Battery.
The Aquarium.
Pub and restaurant crawl.
Dinner cruise in the harbor.
Just a few, but you get the idea.
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Use the SEARCH feature, Charleston is possibly the most talked about destination. There are recommendations from $$$$ to $.
Love the town! Went to C of C, so I would say definitely take the campus tour.
Did not know this... I grew up there, and always pull for the Cougars.

As a tourist destination it's terrific. You'll never see everything and the food is tough to beat. As a full time resident I was ready to jump off the old bridge. You'll have a ball whatever you end up doing.
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Did not know this... I grew up there, and always pull for the Cougars.

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Go Cougars!!

My first apartment was across the street from Bishop England 206B Calhoun St. Great days, broke as shite but good days
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You could go fishing with me. Red fishing is great this time of year. www.charlestonsportfishing.com is my website. I grew up here and there are tons of things to do indoors and outdoors.
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I went up there last year. Ended up going to Smoke about 5 times while we were there. Best chicken wings I've ever had...http://smokebbq.kitchen/
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Depends on your interests, but if you're interested in history, Charleston has that in spades.
There's a decent museum downtown. The Hunley is pretty cool. Visit the plantations in the West Ashley. Take a horse drawn carriage ride tour.

For food, your choices are pretty much endless. The restaurants that advertise the most usually aren't the best values.
Have a drink at a rooftop bar.
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what do you want to do? History, beaches, food? Post up what you think you want to do and we will let you know what the options are.
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Here's my list!
1.Walking Tour of historic area.
2. Local pubs/beers/cuisine..oysters! Casual attire
3. Civil War history
4. Carriage ride
5. Get a feel for the neighborhoods that have southern charm and water access to retire to.
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Watched the Steelers at The Griffon...my kinda place
Breakfast- Another Cracked Egg
McGradys for dinner
Gospel brunch at Halls-

What a great town toured Freedom Boats..first class
Will definitely be back....
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The wife loved Charleston! Happy wife, happy life!

We enjoyed the plantations, the downtown walk, the horse drawn carriage tours, and as the above poster said, we didn't see everything.
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I would say go to the market area downtown and tour the shops and then have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. After eating lunch take a carriage ride that will give you a tour of the historic district. It's such a beautiful city the slow carriage ride with a tour guide is a great way to soak it all in.
I also would recommend taking one of the Grey Line boats over to Fort Sumter. This gives you a brief tour of the harbor and is a great way to learn the civil war history of the city.
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Go Cougars!!

My first apartment was across the street from Bishop England 206B Calhoun St. Great days, broke as shite but good days
Hey bogue, didn't know you were C of C alum too. I lived above Jestine's ktichen for a while. Talk about waking up to some good smells. I graduated in 2000 in my white dinner coat! Awesome place. Lots changed since I was there as far as restaurants and new construction.

OP I saw the Griffon mentioned. Still one of the coolest bars around and one of a few that I recognize from my day. The rooftop bar at Vendue Inn is right near Griffon and awesome views. Just walking around downtown is one of the best ways to see old Charleston.
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also day trip to charles towne landing - original settlement
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Hey bogue, didn't know you were C of C alum too. I lived above Jestine's ktichen for a while. Talk about waking up to some good smells. I graduated in 2000 in my white dinner coat! Awesome place. Lots changed since I was there as far as restaurants and new construction.

OP I saw the Griffon mentioned. Still one of the coolest bars around and one of a few that I recognize from my day. The rooftop bar at Vendue Inn is right near Griffon and awesome views. Just walking around downtown is one of the best ways to see old Charleston.
Class of '95. Didn't wait to walk across the cistern, had a job waiting. Regret it though, when I see the pics of the kids in the Alum Magazine...
Where in Eastern NC, We will have to get together for a beer
We always loved Big John's to start the evening and the wife put up with my Cumberlands fetish for Blues night.

I know it's not technically Charleston but a drink at the Reel Bar on Patriots point has a great view of Downtown... Last time there we rented a Belevedere cottage for May Day with the Blue Dogs playing
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Class of '95. Didn't wait to walk across the cistern, had a job waiting. Regret it though, when I see the pics of the kids in the Alum Magazine...
Where in Eastern NC, We will have to get together for a beer
We always loved Big John's to start the evening and the wife put up with my Cumberlands fetish for Blues night.

I know it's not technically Charleston but a drink at the Reel Bar on Patriots point has a great view of Downtown... Last time there we rented a Belevedere cottage for May Day with the Blue Dogs playing

Im in Washington but have a place in MHC. I met you at an alive after five one time but you were on duty and I was chasing a 2 yr old. Maybe this summer! Big Johns and Cumberlands....memories. I feel old as dirt when I go there now, lots of my old haunts are something else now.
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Im in Washington but have a place in MHC. I met you at an alive after five one time but you were on duty and I was chasing a 2 yr old. Maybe this summer! Big Johns and Cumberlands....memories. I feel old as dirt when I go there now, lots of my old haunts are something else now.
I do remember, now!!

Yeah, love going back but sometimes it's tough to see how much it has changed.
Celia's the original Vickery's and Bakers Cafe and the Rhubarb Raspberry jelly they used to make.
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