US City in Review: Charleston, SC

Charleston is a quaint city by the harbor with good eats and lots of history. If you would like to get more out of this city, I highly recommend a walking tour. A guide will take you around downtown and point out the significance of historic buildings, burial site of historic figures, and explain the details of what makes Charleston a unique city.

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Walking tour sites

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Handmade baskets and colorful pastel buildings

If you are also interested in visiting plantations and learning more about southern history, here is a list of places of interest.

Charleston is also know for its low country food, so expect to see items on the restaurant’s menu such as shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and she crab soup, which were all delicious (and I don’t like grits). This city also celebrates its food with Oyster Festival ,  the World Grits Festival, and a Food and Wine Festival.

Surprisingly, Charleston has an active nightlife with bars (many found on King St.) which would make a fun place for a pub crawl. Here is a comprehensive list of bars to check out in this city.

Where to stay on points?

Here are some suggestion of downtown hotels to stay at:

The Mills House by Wyndham– Boasts as offering southern hospitality with old world charm, one of these 214 rooms can be booked with 30k points/night.

Mills House Courtyard

Mills House Courtyard

Double Tree by Hilton– Within walking distance to many restaurants & bars, this downtown hotel can be booked from 50k-70k/night but are almost impossible to book on the weekend with points.

Courtyard by Marriott Historic District – Near Marion Square, this Cat. 6 hotel can be reserved for 30k points/night

Embassy Suites Historic District – Near Marion Square, this Cat. 8 hotel can be reserved for 50k-70k HHonors points/night.

 

 

2 Comments on "US City in Review: Charleston, SC"

  1. I’m glad you mentioned a walking tour. My wife and are planning a trip and I was hoping it was a “walkable” city.

  2. Giddy for Points | September 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    It is and the weather is nice for it too. Where are ya’ll planning on staying?

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