Downtown Charleston

  The Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street is the best place to begin your visit to Charleston.
  Rainbow Row
83-107 East Bay Street,
Downtown CharlestonThese old row houses are very popular to Charleston. They represent the very first style of Charleston homes and are portrayed in the story of Porgie and Bess. You’ll see pictures of Rainbow Row throughout your stay in Charleston.
  King Street Downtown Charleston’s premier shopping area.
Charleston City MarketTHE Place to Shop for Charleston Souvenirs.
Today when visiting Charleston, the City Market is a must to see. There are a total of four buildings spanning from Meeting Street to East Bay Street. An assortment of wares is sold by hundreds of vendors. Contrary to popular belief, the City Market is not a flea market. Most merchandise is first quality.Sweet grass basket weavers can be seen in every building, along with, local artists, jewelry, tapestry, souvenirs, afghans, rugs, beans and sauces, local candies and cookies and much more. The horse and carriages gallop by with people from all over the world, restaurants line both North and South Market street.