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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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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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Always a must do in Charleston

Have come to the market since 1984. Visit today- just as good. Suggest coming in milder weather. Market is center of activity.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is in the Historic area of town. Lots of shops and food areas. Several blocks long. It was raining a little, but most of the shops are under cover or in buildings. Several areas that have baskets made by the locals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the market. Even in the off season there was still plenty to see, eat and buy. Picturesque and pretty by itself and has gorgeous murals on the walls. Lots of little shops and unique vendors of many hand made goods-both art/craft and food. A little something for everyone. My husband liked the jerky shop and came out with the... More 

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Peebles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It rained a couple hours one morning and our hotel was a block from the city market, we walked over and went through the covered market. There were so many vendors in there. There was food, art, jewelry, shirts and so many crafts. Really enjoyed it.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has tons of stuff you will not find elsewhere. We bought dried okra (great), leather goods, and other odds and ends. We spent 3 days in Charleston and a piece of every day in the market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice diversion on a rainy day. Count your change at the lemonade stand. Dont forget to stop in at the Confederate Museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a Charleston hidden treasure and a must visit. Very relaxing environment and offers endless gift options.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a stroll we do each visit. You'll find an assortment of crafters and commercial businesses here under the market roofs. It's a nice place to stroll or to look for gift to bring home. Marketers are a friendly bunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anything southern from arts and crafts to food is found here. A great place to find handmade sea grass baskets and watch them being made from several different vendors

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Flea Market, open daily at 10AM, stretches some 4-5 blocks long. I've found it to be okay as flea markets go, but let the buyer beware - some of the popular items sold within it, such as the famous Carolina red and gold rice, among other tourist tidbits such as pralines, biscuits and pecans, are actually priced higher than... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have come to the market since 1984. Visit today- just as good. Suggest coming in milder weather. Market is center of activity.

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