Hubby and I coming for four days October 25-29 and having never been to Charleston I have spent hours on this site and must say WOW, I am overwhelmed with all there is to do! So I am seeking input on the top things an outsider would want to see and where to stay. The only two items I am sure we want to do is visit Fort Sumter (hubs is a history buff) and do a carriage tour. Other than that we are open to suggestions! We are interested in tasting the local fare, so restaurants are appreciated. Hubs likes to eat so that is usually a big part of any vacation. Also, unique shopping areas (ie, we don't need to see the same mall stores we have at home.) Lastly, night spots for cocktails, something lively and possibly outdoors. We are looking at staying in HD but really are open to suggestions. TIA!