Our second stop this week was in Charleston, SC. Both of us have been to Charleston years ago, but not together and not for any significant amount of time to really explore. If you enjoy history, wars, and military, then this is your town! With horse drawn carriages, old architecture, and brick and cobblestone streets, there is no doubt you are in the south!
Here are some of the places we explored!
- Coleman Public House Restaurant
- The Angel Oak
- The City Market
- Jestine's Sweet Shop
- Waterfront Park
- Belgium Gelato
- The Old Slave Mart Museum
- 5 Church Bar and Restaurant
- Sticky Fingers Restaurant
- The Exchange and Provost
- Fort Sumter
- Patriots Pointe
- Cinnebar Restaurant and Theater
With Google at everyone's fingertips we won't bother explaining each place in detail, however, we will be posting reviews of each place as well as sharing pics and video in our gallery soon!
Overall, we really enjoyed spending time in Charleston. The people here are friendly, make eye contact and smile, and are pretty courteous drivers. The city is easy to drive around and there was ample parking at fair prices. The French Quarter/Historic area does smell pretty bad because of the horses, though we saw several trucks that do drive around and keep the streets clean and sanitized.
Unless you are teaching your kids about history, there didn't seem to be a lot of fun things for kids. This city is a nice weekend getaway for those that just like to wander and learn. There is also a variety of shopping and restaurants to peruse as well. The Angel Oak is worth the drive so make sure to add that to your agenda here!