CNN — Charleston’s Top 5 City Tours
- Explore historic downtown Charleston by taking a city tour
- Palmetto Carriage Works offers a nice overview for first-timers
- Chai Y’all and Gullah Tours offer two very different cultural immersion experiences
- (SouthernLiving.com) — We went on 19 tours — that’s a lot of Charleston — and then worked up this list of the five best ways to explore historic downtown.
Palmetto Carriage Works
Who it’s for: First-time visitors who want a 101 overview of downtown Charleston — or anyone looking for a refresher course.
Why we picked it: After we tried every carriage company in town, Palmetto stood out for its guides’ wit and historic accuracy.
Southern Living tip: Palmetto offers free downtown parking. Take advantage of it: Arrive early and wander around the Market.