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Hey folks, I'm going to Charleston tomorrow for the day and I was hoping to get some advice about what to see. My gf wants to for sure hit the market street deal, but other than that we have no idea. I dig historical types of things and so does she. Any advice??

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you'll be able to do everything you need from there on foot, (food, shop drink etc.) charleston is a nice place, lived there for 7 years wish i could get stationed back there. have fun

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Thats great. I will be in Charleston tomorrow for work ( but I go a few times a week so its kinda lost its flair to me) Ft Sumter is right across the Ravenal bridge, also there is a aircraft carrier, submarine and Coast Guard boat you can tour (tickets are $16 dollars) for the entire thing. I went on it a few weeks ago when my brother was here visiting. That takes a few hours so plan accordingly if you do that.

Beside the Market is a parking lot you can park in that allows you to get pretty much anywhere downtown by walking. I HIGHLY recommend Jim n Nicks Barbque!!! http://www.jimnnicks.com/ It is on King street. A few blocks from the market.

Gimme a buzz if you want. I will be in town all day working. Not sure where around the Charleston area I will be. I have customers all over down there..

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Oh, man, born and raised there.

Magnolia Gardens on Highway 61. Also, Boone Hall plantation. Tell you what, google "plantations charleston sc" and see what I am talking about. Lots of tours there.

Charles Towne Landing. Zoo of indigenous animals and a small wooden ship I used to pretend to be a pirate on when my dad's car club would have shows there.

The Yorktown, an aircraft carrier which has a lot of military stuff there, like a small museum. The dad of one of my best friends growing up did a lot of military models, like 1:32 scale diaromas and airplanes, and for while they were displayed there.

Walk or drive around the houses on the Battery downtown. Bee-yooo-tiful houses. Oprah tried to get one and the historical foundation declined her!

Take a carriage tour, a ghost tour, or better yet, a pub tour. They also have a pirate tour! Lots of pirate history there.

Great restaurants downtown. Some good ones on Isle of Palms. Folly Beach is where the locals go, though, for bars and beach.

Angel Oak park is neat, based on a 1500 year old oak tree. You have to see it in person. The limbs are so big that they go back into the ground, root again, and spread out even more.

And, what Charlie said, Fort Sumter. Oh, and go to the Citadel, the military college downtown. They fired the shots on Fort Sumter, and it's just a cool little place. I took a class there one summer.

Geez, now you are making me homesick.
 

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Thanks for all the tips guys. We had a great time yesterday. You really need to stay there for a couple days to take it all in. We got into town around ten and parked right next to the market as was recommended. My gf drug me around shopping there for awhile before we went looking for Jim n' Nicks which was conveniently located next to a lot of other places girls shop. We had a great lunch with a few Palmetto Amber's before heading to the Charleston Museum.
By the time we got done there we decided to go over to the Fort Sumter tour cruise. We got there just 15 minutes before the last boat left for the day at 2:30. We're both very happy we went on the tour, it was amazing. Being from Wisconsin, I've always had a sense that there was something I didn't "get" about southern sentiment regarding their history. The tour was very well done, and amongst the history refresher, I believe it really gave me a sense of what southern pride is all about. By the time we got back from the tour it was 5:00, and we had to get back to Hilton Head for some dinner/booze.
We got to see some neat houses on the way out of town and we did tour an amazing church earlier in the day, but there was so much more I wish I could have seen. We had a great time though, and we'll be back next time we're in the area. Like I said, thanks again for all the tips guys.

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Jared, Did you call me about 2:30? I was in a meeting and had left the phone in the car. By the time I got to it I figured you had already left town?
 
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