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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market...

A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.

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A really good way to spend part of a day

We enjoyed our visit to the market; especially since it was comprised almost exclusively of local merchants. Too often one goes to local markets, but finds boutique stores that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a fan. The shops all seemed to have similar themes and wares (nothing that I saw was truly unique) and there are way too many people at least in the evening. The stores and bars around are also super touristy. Skip this. Walk around the water and then King St for cute boutiques and good bars/food. Might be worth... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the city market is three blocks long with a huge number and variety of vendors. No high pressure sales and some will bargain, some will not. There was no junk but lots of finely crafted items with friendly workers willing to help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the city market in charleston. I would highly recommend. Loved the local handmade items for sale. The vendors where very friendly.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Were waiting for a dinner reservation and we took a walk through the City Market. A lot of really neat stuff, fair prices, local content and no hassles from anyone hawking their items. We were able to find a great before dinner espresso and latte also. The variety of items greatly interested our guests from New Hampshire which was gratifying.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't been in awhile, you'll enjoy the new renovations which perked everything up and added a/c! The shopping is always fun here. You never know what you'll find! Best shoes anywhere are at the Charleston Shoe Company: the original San Miguel lug soles with elastic straps. Very nice bathrooms can be a plus, too. All in all a... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stroll, lots to see and plenty to buy! A must see in Charleston. You can buy anything from a simple souvenir to a lovely piece of art. Food, you name it.

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Could have spent a large part of the day just strolling through this market! The variety and uniqueness of gifts was amazing. We purchased our first "sweetgrass" basket! We meet Darryl as we were strolling through and he took the time to explain the history and traditions behind these amazing baskets. I think we spent over 1/2 hr or more... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the market; especially since it was comprised almost exclusively of local merchants. Too often one goes to local markets, but finds boutique stores that can be found elsewhere. There were a lot of crafts and especially, seagrass baskets, etc. which are a low country specialty.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The buildings alone are worth seeing. Charleston is a history haven. The market itself holds handmade local baskets and glorious cookbooks and treats but it is repetitive in its offerings. Loads of terrific eateries line the neighboring streets. A must see.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting local hand crafted trinkets for reasonable prices. The Charleston City Market is an overrated five & dime store selling cheap commercial products. Save yourself 15 minutes and avoid this. I recommend walking church st towards the harbor.

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