Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Charleston city guide. Here you'll find the best of Charleston. WTR's Charleston map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Charleston - including the City Market and The Penn Center.
You'll also find the best dining in Charleston, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Charleston includes Hominy Grill and Foolish Frog in St. Helena. Then you''re off to the Low Country.
Charleston, South Carolina & Savannah, Georgia
Welge Travel Report Notables in Charleston
Getting around in Charleston
Transportation in Charleston
Our Tony Transit says check out this site for the best local transportation (charlestoncvb.com).
Shopping in Charleston
Browsing is always fun and in Charleston our Shari Shopper says the best shopping is in the Old City Market, King Street and a little off the beaten track Cannon Street.. Shari says in the City Market look for Corey Alston's Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets - they're famous and worth the splurge.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Charleston
Charleston nightlife offers live music, wine bars, dance clubs and lots of fine dining. WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife can be found in Market area has the greatest variety and choices. Our Knight Kap heads for Edmund's Oast, Proof and South Seas Oasis.
People Watching in Charleston
WTR's Francois Flaneur's best "PW" choices include: Waterfront Park, the Battery and Marion Square.
Beverages in Charleston
The official state beverage is milk - sounds political. Other palatable liquids include coffee and several emporiums that dispense beer, wine and cocktails.
Dining in Charleston
For our cuisine driven travelers WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best lunch is at Slightly North of Broad (SNOB) - L & D: Daily, 192 E Bay St, 843-723-3424
Your appetizer is the sweet potato tamale with oxtail, mole, salsa and avocado or the steamed clams. For your main we suggest the scallops with okra and pickled squash or the crispy duck with asparagus and blueberry compote.
Dessert is the warm sour cream apple pie and your wine is the '12 Walnut City Reserve Pinot Noir.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Business Information for Charleston
Here is help in regard to your business in Charleston: (crda.org)
Recognition for Charleston
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe in Charleston
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Jepson Center
Now to June 17, 2018 see Rolling Stone Press: Approaching Abstraction
Approaching Abstraction will celebrate artists in the portfolio such as Mildred Thompson, Arthur Deshaies, and Trena Banks, who mined the visual language of abstraction to produce energetically chaotic compositions.