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Things to do in Charleston

Friday, September 12, 2014

1. Go on a downtown walking tour. We went with Charleston Sole for our tour, and Finn came with us! Since we spent all our time outside, this was a dog friendly activity. It was very hot the day of our tour, so be careful about the hot pavement if you're bringing a dog with you. We tried to stick to the shaded streets.
tour guide (far left), Sam, Stephanie, and Finn

the walking tour included the historic churches of  St Philip (left), Charleston Huguenots, and St Michael

we took a water break and rest for Finn

2. Visit Ft. Sumter, the start of the Civil War.
This wasn't dog friendly, but we still enjoyed it.

3. See a plantation. There are several in the area. We decided to visit Boone Hall because it's the closest and it has the cheapest admission. We didn't know this beforehand, but we found out that they do allow dogs on the grounds. I didn't know they allowed dogs, so we left Finn at the condo.
The house was used in The Notebook as the summer house that Allie stayed at with her parents.

Boone Hall is the most photographed plantation in America. Boone Hall is privately owned, and is still a working plantation.

The bricks that were used to construct Ft Sumter were made here at Boone Hall.

4. Go shopping

On nearly every list of things to do in Charleston I read about, the City Market was mentioned. I didn't realize how touristy it was going to be, and Sam and I didn't care for the experience. It seemed like there were 100's of booths, but they all pretty much had the same things - art, Christmas ornaments, or sweet grass baskets.

The shopping around the perimeter of City Market was much better, in my opinion. I loved the Spice and Tea Exchange. I bought pumpkin pie spice and tropical green tea.

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5 Responses to “Things to do in Charleston”

  1. We were in Charleston for a wedding in November. I want to go back and do more stuff downtown. We did see Boone Hall, which was pretty awesome. I'd love to do a walking tour and take more pictures of downtown.

  2. Omg I totally forgot you were here recently!! Isn't it a fun city??? I can't wait to really take advantage of everything it has to offer after the craziness of the wedding is over :)

  3. This is perfect.. I may be visiting a friend in Charleston this Fall! Thanks for the tips! xo

  4. Charleston is one of my favorite cities! Everything about it is just so beautiful and southern. I have never visited that plantation. I would love to do that next time I am there!

  5. I have to save this post to my favorites. I'd love to visit Charleston some day! I love seeing the plantation house from The Notebook and City Market looks wonderful!


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