Charleston: Walks and Museums – Road.Travel

Charleston: Walks and Museums

Road Trip Route. Visit the Charleston Museum, Take pictures on the Rainbow Row, Try oysters and other seafood, Take a ride on a swing at the city pier.

Charleston is a small but very picturesque city in South Carolina that is great for a weekend trip. Following the scenario of the trip, you will visit the most interesting city museums, learn about the history and culture of the city, walk in the most beautiful places and take memorable original photos, and, of course, enjoy the seafood that is served in local restaurants.

History and Culture. From: Charleston

Jonathan May. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Museums and parks

This morning you will visit two museums and learn about the culture, art and culinary traditions of the city. In the evening, you'll enjoy a stroll along the promenade and dinner in a seafood restaurant.

The Charleston Museum

To learn more about the city's culture and history, visit the Chalston Museum. The museum often has temporary exhibitions, and the permanent exhibition halls are dedicated to specific topics. Here you can see Egyptian mummies and everyday objects of the American Indians, see collections of ancient weapons, silver, and textiles.

Gibbes Museum Of Art

If you are interested in world painting, you should definitely visit the Museum of Arts. Here you will find works of classics as well as interesting and unusual experiments of modern authors. For more information about temporary exhibitions, please visit the museum's website.

Poogan's Smokehouse

A delicious lunch! Juicy steaks, burgers and grilled sausages. On weekends it's better to reserve a table in advance.

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row is a street where old houses are painted in bright colours, hence the name. It's a beautiful place for walks and unusual photo shoots.

Waterfront Park

The park on the waterfront is popular with both city guests and locals. The main and everyone's favorite attraction of the park is the Pineapple Park, a symbol of local hospitality. And you can go swinging on the Charleston City Pier.

Amen Street

And you can enjoy delicious mussels and oysters at Amen Street Restaurant. And a glass of wine or an unusual cocktail is a great addition to your dinner.

Day 2: Diving into history continues

Perhaps the most interesting event of today will be visiting the historic complex of the old stock exchange. If you travel with children, they will remember a trip to the aquarium. There you can not just watch the fish and animals, but also feed and touch some of them.

Second State Coffee

It's best to start the day with a cup of aromatic coffee, which is exactly what is offered at Second State Coffee. Here you can also buy coffee beans of your favorite flavour. This coffee shop is easily recognisable by the unusual colour of the building.

St. Philip's Church

St. Philip's Church was built in the late nineteenth century and to this day is one of the most recognizable buildings in Charleston. From the outside, the structure looks quite austere and modest, and from the inside you can see an elegant stained glass window.

The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

The old stock exchange was built in the late eighteenth century. For the last two centuries, the building housed a commercial exchange, customs, post office, mayor's office, and military headquarters, while prisoners were kept in the basement. Many of the premises have been preserved in their original form, so the tour will be a real immersion in history for you.

167 Raw

Oysters, shrimps, lobsters and crabs are just a few of the seafood you can taste in this restaurant. Please note that the place is closed on Sundays.

South Carolina Aquarium

Who lives at the bottom of the ocean? The answer to this question you can get at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Charleston Maritime Center

Before dinner you can take a walk along the promenade and look at the moored ships with sailing masts.

Anson Restaurant

The final dinner in Charleston will take place in a restaurant with rather unusual interior. Look at these chandeliers of their horns! The menu includes seafood, grilled fish and meat, salads and snacks, as well as a decent selection of wines. It is better to book a table in advance, you can do it on the website of the restaurant.