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Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-937-0920
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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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Nice for a shopping stroll

Our family enjoyed shopping. Some tables were filled with overpriced flea market items, but others contained really neat and special items at reasonable prices. I suggest walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Baton Rouge, LA
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Few places have something for everyone. But City Market has food, locally made items, high end shops right beside discount retail. Don't miss the gate jewelry at Gold Creations, and the Visitor's Center booth had a great selection of souveniers. Of course there were a lot of vendors with sweet grass baskets.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed shopping. Some tables were filled with overpriced flea market items, but others contained really neat and special items at reasonable prices. I suggest walking the full length before buying anything. My favorite table was the Old Whaling Company soaps -- very nice soaps that smell great and leave skin soft. Go early and before it's super hot!

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Toledo, Ohio
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117 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It started raining so we ducked in here to browse around. Lots of different vendors. I got a sterling silver chain and pendant for $20, a shell-like bracelet for $5 and some earrings for $10. There were 4 different sections to go through. Good sized place. Definitely worth checking out.

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Go have breakfast at Another Broken Egg and then walk over and enjoy the market... It has become our vacation ritual! Huge selection of vendors with something for everyone. Our kids loved it.

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Large partly air conditioned, partly covered market. Everything from art, clothes, jewelry, food, etc. An experience you will enjoy.

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Snow Camp, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Vendors are very reasonably priced, very friendly & fun to talk with. Wide variety of crafts, you will find something for every one here, including that hard to buy for person on your list. And be sure to ask vendors for restock date if they are low on inventory of an item you want. We ordered 5 sets of a... More 

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NW Florida
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very big market with lots of vendor stalls, and it was a fun way to spend a couple hours. It did seem that after a while, you start seeing the same goods, but there are some local originals there too. I was happy to find my favorite Jim Booth print at The Art Market, and the lady... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty of vendors are offering their wares in this covered and partially air-conditioned market. Plan on a couple of hours.

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Newberry, South Carolina
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was great to see the market since the renovations a few years back. The area around the market is wonderful. I love seeing the sweet grass basket weavers and a always buy some benne wafers.

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Greenville, SC
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love to walk through the Market each time we visit Charleston. Even if I don't buy anything, the trip is not complete until I've strolled through the vendors. My favorite one is a place called Edna's. Her homemade spices are out of this world. My all time favorite is her lowcountry chicken dry rub. Scrumptious!

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Address: Address: Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843-937-0920
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

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