Charleston—walkable and compact—is one of the South's most easily navigable cities. Rent a cruiser for twenty bucks a day to scoot all around the peninsula.

Affordabike Bicycle Shop
573 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 789-3281

Tour Charleston's Old & Historic District and see some of the most distinctive architecture and gardens the city has to offer. You'll fall in love with the city's rich culture and devotion to history. Tours run from mid-March through April.

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 E Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-3405

Alphonso grew up in the Gullah community, and provides an invaluable insider’s perspective on African American and Gullah culture in the Lowcountry.

9 Trachelle Lane
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-7551

Visit this distillery for a taste and to learn how they craft their sorghum whiskey, botanical gin, and rums, including a rhum agricole, one of only two made in the country.

High Wire Distilling
652 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 755-4664

Walking tours are as plentiful as debutantes in Chucktown, but they aren't all equal. The Oyster Point team leads the pack with their small group tours that cover about 2 miles of territory with personable guides well-versed in the history and lore of the city.

Oyster Point Historic Tours
190 Smith Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 729-4662

After we tried every carriage company in town, Palmetto stood out for its guides’ wit and historic accuracy.

Palmetto Carriage
Rainbow Market
8 Guignard Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-8145

You know you're in the South when a bwling alley serves fine bourbon and boiled peanuts. This retro-inspired playground sports eight lanes, vintage arcade games, and even an outdoor half-court for shooting hoops.

The Alley
131 Columbus Street
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 818-4080