This residential neighborhood has evolved into a vibrant hub of small boutiques and restaurants, like the Spanish tapas spot Estadio and cupcake haven Sugar Bakeshop. Pick up flowers at Flowershop or Tiger Lily and don’t be surprised to see groups of women in matching outfits headed toward King Street for a night out.
Address: Cannonborough Elliotborough, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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Home to The Dock Street Theater—the oldest continually operating theater in the country—and Queen Street Playhouse, the city’s drama scene is alive and well in the French Quarter. This historic collection of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques, located between the harbor and the bustling shopping center of King Street, makes for a gorgeous evening stroll after dinner to nearby hotels on East Bay Street.
Address: French Quarter, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
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While not technically in Charleston proper, the nearby city of North Charleston is home to this up-and-coming neighborhood known for its craft brewery scene and restaurants. James Beard Rising Star nominee Chef Shuai Wang recently opened the American Chinese eatery Jackrabbit Filly. Nearby, cult favorite EVO Pizzeria sits on Montague Avenue, and neighbors meet for beers and bocce ball around the corner at Commonhouse Aleworks. Cider tasting room Ships Wheel Hard Cider is a neighborhood newcomer. More affordable than downtown Charleston, Park Circle has become an artists’ hub where the area’s creative class works and plays.
Address: Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 29405, USA