Type: Attractions, Outdoor Activities
The Historic Charleston City Market is perhaps the most visited destination in downtown Charleston. Always bustling with shoppers and sightseers, the City Market is open 365 days a year, and showcases local Charleston vendors, their unique wares and crafts, and casual and fine dining take-away fare. Stop by the Charleston City Market to pick up souvenirs, snack on local goods, or just to leisurely stroll and people watch. Charleston's famous sweet grass basket weavers can be found practicing their craft along the Market's open air stalls. The Market was constructed between 1804 - 1830, and originally used as a meat, vegetable, and seafood marketplace.
375 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Best Attractions & Activities: "Charleston's City Market finished multimillion dollar renovations in 2011, and now features air conditioning and revolving fans. Stop by the market for a cool break from your explorations during the summer months."
Historic Sites: "Charleston's City Market finished multimillion dollar renovations in 2011, and now features air conditioning and revolving fans, so stop by the market for a cool break during the summer months."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Charleston City Market offers the widest variety of Charleston-themed gifts and souvenirs available in the city, and close by to several carriage tour offices.