If you have been living in Charleston your whole life or if you have recently relocated here and you would like to (re)discover the city and explore it like a first-time tourist, you've reached the right page. We are going to reveal to you some of the hidden gems that you have been walking by without even knowing about it and, hopefully, make you fall in love all over again with your hometown.
Whether you would like to spend your time exploring some local plantations on the water, some historical sights or you are more interested in fun nightlife activities, we have got you covered.
Explore Some Fine Art In The City
Charleston has an impressively rich community of local artists sprinkled with loads of galleries hosting fine creations by popping artists in the area. You can plan a visit to a few of them and even take some of their unique work home. Contemporary art pieces found in art galleries in the Greater Charleston region make for excellent investments, as well as decorations, so planning a visit at the J. Lily Design art gallery is a great idea if you love art! The gallery was opened in 2015 and it is currently managed by Meghan Trotter, a passionate calligraphy lover who decided to share her love for hand-written memories with anyone interested. In this day and age when writing something by hand sounds obsolete and a thing of the past, seeing gorgeous calligraphy on display can be quite a joy ride for most of us.
If you are familiar with the Playigo offers or you love to try new casinos online and fun video games puzzles or adventure-themed games every time you get the chance, you are going to love the Escape in 60 escape room located in downtown Charleston Located in the middle of the Market, right on Market Street. Surrounded by the city attractions, shopping venues and bars, Escape in 60 is a relatively new concept in the region. Each of the escape rooms you will find here will help you live a cool adventure game meant for larger groups. If you are a big fan of finding clues, solving mysteries and puzzles and taking on a challenge, you will definitely appreciate this place!
Nightlife In Charleston
If you rarely go out at night and enjoy the nightlife in Charleston, you may want a few of the fun clubs or quiet pubs after sunset and get a taste of your hometown when you are usually asleep. There are loads of amazing festivals organised here periodically that you may not have known about. It would be a shame to miss out on some truly one of a kind experiences. Whether you are in the mood for some seafood specials while admiring the exquisite marine life at Red's Icehouse in Mount Pleasant or you would like to relax on a rooftop and admire the historic part of Charleston, you have everything you need nearby. The Pavilion Bar is one of the most extravagant and popular rooftop bars overviewing a cascading pool and providing Instagram enthusiasts who love to chase the most beautiful sunsets with out of this world picture opportunities. They also have their own signature cocktails and their divine chefs will definitely make you come back for more.
If you would love to see how craft beer is made by local brewers, the Barrel of Charleston on Folly Road is just what you are looking for. Counting more than 30 different taps of local as well as regional craft beer, the barrel is your go-to place for a fun night out with your friends.
How does Frothy Beard Brewing Company & Zombie Bob's Pizza sound? That's right, such a place does exist and you are probably a few blocks away from it! The fun brewery is known for constantly crafting the tastiest beers and the pizza here is to die for as well. If you are also a big fan of fun and games, Frothy Beard will give you the chance to engage in some relaxing and entertaining activities.
Handcraft Your Own Cocktail
How would you like to be able to learn how to make your own refreshing cocktails from scratch and serve them at your upcoming casino-themed part in your backyard? The Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails will allow you to do just that, on top of hopefully transforming you into a cook. Who wouldn't want to learn how to make some delicious comfort food or become the handiest cocktail maker in the house?
You can also visit one of the numerous beaches or the aquarium in South Carolina and go on a Bulldog Tour and see the cobblestone streets as you've never seen them before, right in the hidden gardens of the gorgeous antebellum mansions.