3. Charleston Tea Plantation: If you’re heading out to the Angel Tree, you might was well make the trek to the Tea Plantation. The factory tour is free and informative (gift shop attached). We didn’t go on the trolley tour because we were pressed for time, but it looks like gorgeous land.
5. Arthur Ravenel Bridge: On a nice day, you could walk or bike the third longest suspension bridge in the Western hemisphere. It’s 4km long. I’m not ready to try running it until someone can meet me on the other side.
6. King Street: Yes, it’s primarily shopping. A shopping mall stretched out along a nice stretch of road. But even if you have no money, it’s still worth the walk for all of the people watching and the atmosphere. Poking around cute boutiques is fun, but you have to stop and admire some of the old art in the architecture (Urban Outfitters is in a gorgeous old theater).
|Accordion musician outside Charleston Library on King St.|
7. Parks: There are several nice spots to relax and have a picnic. Marion Square always has some activity going on no matter the time of year. Sometimes you’ll see farmer’s markets, festivals, or city Christmas tree. We had some photos taken of us atWashington Square Park which has monuments, pretty flowers, and most importantly, shade!
|the backside of the Joseph Manigault House|
I hope one day you find yourself in The Holy City with the chance to take in all of its beauty, its stories, its culture, and its charm.