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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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Interesting market.

Mostly quality goods definitely in tourist setting. Worth the visit but can cover it in about 90 minutes max.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went the city market 3 days in a row. there is so much to see. there are many artisans with wonderful works of art. there is so much to see. we didn't know what to expect out of a city market, as some can be "cheap" and more like flea market. this was not. it is a MUST see... More 

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Washington DC
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Any place that really pushes tourist souvenirs is generally not going to be a place that I have a ton of fun. This is a prime example of that. The majority of what is available for sale is geared to Taurus. You have a range of items including candy, T, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, Sweetgrass baskets, and basic arts and crafts.... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The shopping here isn't that great... mostly cheap stuff people are selling for way too much money. But it in some areas it does have air conditioning and that is a plus! Bathrooms are small and there is usually a line.

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our visit to Charleston we strolled thru the City Market in the center of the city beofer our carriage tour. Stall after stall and shops offering mostly local arts and crafts and foods, with usual clothing offerings as well. We found the prices to be on the high side, but we expected that given the location and hype. It's... More 

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lexington nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see. Lots of adorable shops and beautiful things to see. Such a lovely way to spend the day and you don't have to spend a penny

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small venue big lots of different products. There were lace items, tablecloths, children's clothes, food. Very easily walked in less than hr,

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Thank Deni L
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a long vertical market with an air conditioned section in the middle. Some stuff is really cool and clearly locally produced ... but there is a lot of junk, too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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Every city should have a city market... and the one in Charleston is centrally located and an important contribution to the downtown experience and atmosphere... but it's only so-so in terms of its vendor selection.

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mostly quality goods definitely in tourist setting. Worth the visit but can cover it in about 90 minutes max.

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Thank Victoria L
Passaic County
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places! Blocks of vendors selling everything! Covered areas but only some had airconditioning. Great for gifts. Something for everyone. I checked it out twice in 3 days. Definitely worth your time:)

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Thank Debbie R

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