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Old City Market

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #11 of 43 shopping in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
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Douglasville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My Mother and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the City Market and looking at all the vendors' merchandise. Our favorites were the local vendors and their original items. We got some wonderful treats for ourselves ~ hand-blown pendant, original paintings (and we were able to actually speak with the artist) - We also visited some of the candy stores &... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visited back in January. It was nice but some of the vendors were expensive. They have great stuff made for tourists and an awesome candy shop. Most of it was more for an older crowd but I still liked snooping around the shops to see what was there.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is basically a long and narrow row of flea market type local vendors. I know there are many people that like this sort of thing so for them this would be fantastic. I'm just not into that scene. I will say that it is right in the middle of Market Street which has many different dining options as well... More

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Coral Springs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fun place to snoop around in. Many interesting items for sale. Enjoyed that they had a lot of items unique to the Charleston area. Good place to look for gifts, as quality is generally good and they don't have a lot of trinkets. We were there on July 3rd, a week day, and it was packed.

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We shopped the night market. The hours were 6:30 to 10:00. The day vendors moved out and the evening vendors moved in. There were a variety of goods being offered. The crowd was nice and there were street entertainers outside. The experience was different and fun.

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a multi-block (3-4) market when there are hundreds of things to view. Most are local crafts and consumables such as jams, jellies, sauces etc. There are also lots of flea market type items as well if you're in need of some inexpensive souvenirs to take back to friends and family. My wife spend 3 1/2 hours going end... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hundreds of vendors offer many interesting items you would not find elsewhere. My wife highly recommends the Charleston Shoe Company, where she purchased several comfortable shoes and sandals.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you're visiting Charleston you simply must go through the Market! Wonderful local vendors....sweetgrass baskets,soaps,lemonade and a fantastic handmade herb/spice vendor (The Spice and The Spoon) where we bought delicious Charleston Crab dip and their specialty, City Market which is just super delicious!!! You must check them out if you go to the Market.They have samples out daily...very clean and... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There are a plethora of vendors selling everything from handcrafted jewelry to national brands. At nite on Friday and Saturday they have a nite market that is strictly local artisans selling handcrafted arts. Spend the day.

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Montecito, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is an enclosed set of buildings about 3 blocks long with one aisle running down the center. Plenty of local craft and tee shirt stalls. Not a leading attraction, but if you have an hour to blow, it's ok.

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