Shem Creek Park
Beautiful boardwalk over the marsh
This short boardwalk trail over the marshes next to Shem Creek goes right up to the edge of Charleston Harbor. Stroll out the end to watch the sunset or to watch the boats and paddlers go by. When you are done, walk to the other side of the creek for a drink at one of the creekfront restaurants.
Beautiful spot for light bites and coffee
This adorable cafe with a picture perfect patio serves up light breakfasts and lunches, with vegan and gluten free options. If you are in a hurry, their coffee and pastries are great on the go. If you like this spot, try their new place in the French Quarter, Harken Cafe.
Lobby and rooftop bars in the mid-century modern hotel
The bars at this beautiful hotel are popular with locals and tourists alike. Step into the lobby for a drink at the classy Living Room at The Dewberry or take the elevator up to the roof for a Caribbean inspired drink and an incredible view at the Citrus Club. If you are not a guest at the hotel, reservations are required at the Citrus Club.
334 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Awe-inspiring live oak that is hundreds of years old
This tree, that is estimated to be around 400 to 500 years old, is a sight to behold. It's longest branch is 187 feet in length and it's many branches create 17,000 square feet of shade. The Angle Oak's years have not all been easy, surviving damage from a number of natural disasters, including Hurricane Hugo in 1989. But it still continues to grow, with the branches sometimes dipping below the ground before reappearing later above the surface. Now owned by the City of Charleston, the tree is free to view and visit.
Adorable bakery for sweets and coffee
Trendy spot for a healthy meal
This airy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating serves up healthy and creative dishes from local, fresh ingredients. They have many vegan and vegetarian options including the Cauliflower Wings, but you should get those whether or not you eat meat.