From casual to five-star dining, Charleston has earned a growing reputation as one of the country’s top culinary destinations. Restaurants here are acclaimed for everything from fresh seafood and local produce, to artisan cocktails, fine wines and superb service. The city is currently home to three James Beard Award-winning chefs, and new restaurants of all kinds open regularly, providing never-ending options for enjoying Charleston’s culinary offerings.
Charleston’s historic streets also offer a range of shopping delights, from art galleries, eclectic boutiques and antique shops, to bargaining with local artisans for sweet grass baskets and other treasures. King Street is the city’s famous shopping destination, offering everything from the most popular designers and national boutiques to locally owned shops offering a diverse mix of merchandise.