I have to say that for those that don’t know I am a Charleston native so I figured it was fitting to make a post about the top 5 things I always recommend to people visiting my city. I hope yall check out some of these things when you go to visit.
1.The Charleston Market
If you have never been to the Market what are you waiting on. If you love local products this is the place for you as you can find just about anything. If you do nothing else you have to see the ladies making their Sweetgrass baskets and get you one. It’s a perfect way to soak up the local culture and to see a little bit of what Charleston has to offer.
2. Hyman’s Seafood
If you are a foodie and seafood lover than you need to make sure you try Hyman’s at least once. Hyman’s is locally owned and has been in the same location for 112 years. You can find them off of Meeting Street.They offer local seafood that is worth the wait you may have. I suggest you call ahead and make a reservation as they can get pretty busy depending on when you try to go.
3. Martha Lou’s Kitchen
If you want some real deal soul food that is the best you have had then you need Martha Lou’s Kitchen in your life. Martha Lou's has been locally owned for 30 years and is still going strong. She has some of the best soul food and the sweet tea is really amazing. Martha Lou’s can be found at 1068 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403
4. Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
If you hop over to Mount Pleasant you can visit Boone Hall Plantation and see what all it has to offer. Boone Hall Plantation is also one of America’s oldest working, living plantations. There are daily tours where you can see the inside of the plantation and you can also see the old slave quarters which are still there. Its a great place for history and to learn more about plantation life.
5. Ghost Tours
So I am from Charleston but I have never taken a ghost tour until my youngest daughters 5th grade end of year trip was to Charleston. We took the Ghost and Graveyards Tour and it was actually really cool. The tour guide was really cool and being that it was at night it upped the scare factor. We learned a lot of Charleston history and the kids really enjoyed it.
I hope you enjoyed my top 5 post and you check out my hometown city really soon. There are tons of things to see, do, eat and great places to shop and see the local culture. I love my city and get excited anytime someone says they are going there. Happy traveling.