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48-Hour Guide to Charleston, South Carolina

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| Brian Cason
April 19, 2018
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For some it’s the wedding capital of the world, for others it’s one of the best food destinations in the country, for me it was home to a quick family getaway. Charleston, South Carolina is ripe with history, culture, and food. If you’re lucky enough to visit here’s your 48-hour guide:

Enjoy The Food Scene


Charleston has quickly become a food-lover's paradise. With incredibly talented local chefs and restaurateurs, this small coastal town packs a mean punch. There are lots of great coffee shops and cafes, but Charleston is all about the seafood. With local catches of the day (literally) and oysters as endless as your appetite a food coma can become a real possibility. One of the most charming things about the city are the old, plantation-style homes converted to restaurants allowing for beautiful courtyard dining.

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Go Ghost Hunting

Regardless of your personal thoughts on the afterlife a walking-ghost tour is the perfect chance to get a unique look at the history of this city – first settled in 1670. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, this city is ripe with stories of battles and the alleged ghosts that roam the streets today. You’ll get the chance to snap some flash photos in hopes of capturing an orb or spiritual being. I, however, was not so lucky.

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Ride a Pedicab

Though they may be pricier than a Lyft, you’re paying for an experience in and of itself. The friendly drivers like to give their own run down of the history of the city as you ride around. A 30-minute ride to and from The Battery will give you beautiful views of the old homes and waterfront.

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Enjoy the Southern Charm


Charleston obviously carries with it a classic southern charm evident in the architecture. Take a stroll through downtown on a nice day with camera in tow to capture the beautiful homes and buildings along the way. I’m a sucker for a good #houseportrait.

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