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Old City Market

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Address: Charleston, SC
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market...
A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
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Been going for years; not much changes.

Scarves, toys, jewelry, cookies, candy, nuts, bowls, baskets, boxes, sunglasses, wallets, doll clothes, key chains, table cloths, place mats, candles, spices, hot sauce, blouses... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
GeoffWBburg
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Scarves, toys, jewelry, cookies, candy, nuts, bowls, baskets, boxes, sunglasses, wallets, doll clothes, key chains, table cloths, place mats, candles, spices, hot sauce, blouses, shoes, books, sandwiches, juice, etc., etc., and all of it a bit pricey, and restrooms. Well, just go, at least once, and jostle with the crowd, and get a little something anyway. We have bought hand-made... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Was expecting more of local artisan, low country kind of flair. There was some of that but also lots of cute little booths that were just extensions or outlets for larger brick and mortars elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. But I think it's probably better visit in summer when more stalls are in use. It's several long... More 

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Guyton, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

most of the vendors have some of the same items and they are all over priced tourist traps, They weren't very friendly either or willing to bargain

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Davisville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The market stretches along Market St. for several blocks and is full of local artisans and merchandise reflecting the lovely low country area. Be sure and allow yourself time to see it all.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

several connected long halls make this a nice stroll under roof with a lot of vendors, some better than others. Restrooms available. Some kitsch, some nice straw baskets. My wife bought a pashima scarf. Nice way to kill an hour or two

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Charleston City Night Market is unbelievable. Local artist from jewelry designers to canvas prints, photography prints, soaps, body scrubs, custom wood and metal art. Prices are reasonable and you usually get to meet the artist. Charleston City Night Market is a real bonus for visitors and locals , a must see.

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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Plenty of local hand-made things as well as less impressive stuff. Long buildings that go quite a ways down the street. Bathrooms available. Cold that day so some not there, but still fun.

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rehoboth, delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We didn't know exactly what would be here but we were hoping for more. Lots of similar items that would only interest tourists. But I'm not someone whom buys tourist trinkets just because its there. Was hoping for a market similar to Philly's reading terminal but its far from that. If u want find souvenirs then you will like it.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Some pretty neat local stuff, a lot of shops sell the same junk and is over priced crap, but the local stuff and art is fantastic.

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Whitby, Ontario
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Huge number of vendors at the market. It was a gorgeous day when we visited last week and the old downtown area of Charleston was buzzing with activity. Great area to walk and browse. Parking was available close by for ten dollars for the whole day.

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