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“Something you Need to Do!”

Charleston City Market
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$20.00*
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour
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$60.00*
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Ranked #28 of 243 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

You need to allow 2 hours for this shopping experience. You will see a large variety of things including many local art and crafts. Prices were very good as well. This is right on Market Street and there is a parking garage only one block away. Expect to pay $10 for 3-4 hours of parking in downtown Charleston. You can park for free for 2 hours on the street if you can find a space. We parked in the garage for the City Market and lunch and then drove down along the Battery and parked free and walked the historic houses streets. Something you need to do.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Two blocks of stalls in old Charleston - fun. Great local crafts - art work, gorgeous sweet grass baskets, gullah dolls, beer brittle and so much more. Take the time to meander through the market and delight in unusual finds. Of course there are the usual tourist souvenirs but most items are unusual and handmade.

2  Thank RBeam
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Old City Market is a nice place to go to people watch and check out some of the sites. It has a lot of different things to offer. Some of the vendors offer some of the typical touristy stuff, but then you will also find the classic sweet grass baskets, old style spices or nice jewelry and art work. You also will find that some of the vendors change day by day. Besides the market itself the surrounding area offers nice restaurants, other shops and the place to catch a carriage tour. The biggest downside is probably finding a parking space. Some reviewers complain of the touristy stuff but it is a neat place to check out. It is also free.

2  Thank ElCid83
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

There are so many different crafts, foods, types of art and just about anything you are looking for here. A great way to get a glimpse of Charleston culture.

2  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Years ago, this was a place with just baskets. Reading these other reviews, it appears that the reviewers saw lots of "tacky" things. I would say..there is a wide range of items available for purchase. Yes, you have the obligatory key chains and magnets. There's tacky jewelry, but there is also affordable (and beautiful) sterling silver jewelry. There's prints of Charleston, and booths featuring fashionable accessories. Now, my husband would have hated this...but the group of ladies I was with loved it (and they wore me out with all of their shopping)!!

3  Thank drpclarke
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