Old South

Posted on Dec 5, 2010 | 2 comments

Old South

I have always had this fascination with old and new, a vintage look in a contemporary world. Why do you think I chose an Airstream as my home? I have been lucky enough to visit historic cities like Montréal, Québec City, Williamsburg, St. Augustine, and Savannah. Add Charleston, South Carolina to that list and put it right near the top!

I don’t think I have ever seen so many restored, historic, livable (i.e. expensive) homes in one area. It was just one after another, after another, after another. I went up and down the streets of The Battery, on foot and on bike. I would have taken one of the many available horse and carriage had I not been–well–a single dude. Seriously, no way that was happening.

It isn’t just the incredible architecture that makes Charleston great. It is full of culture, full of urban life, full of restaurants, shopping, art galleries, theater, and music venues. It is on the ocean and has several nearby beach communities like the super casual Folly Beach and the exclusive Kiawah Island. And it is recognized as the “best-mannered” city in America. Even without a horse and carriage ride, I truly enjoyed my time in Charleston, and would highly recommend a spring or fall visit to this fine, fine southern city.

King Street
King Street
Society and King
Society and King
Kayaks for Rent
Kayaks for Rent
Bohicket Marina
Bohicket Marina
Robot Candy Co.
Robot Candy Co.
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Architecture
Charleston Trees
Charleston Trees
Charleston Transportation
Charleston Transportation
  • Grace

    Glad you enjoyed Charleston! My friend Veronica and I are going to Savannah for New Year’s and are thinking about making the trip up to Charleston as well; I’d love some suggestions on what to do/ see while we’re there!

    • Kyle

      Definitely make it up to Charleston. Without a trailer, it’s probably about a two hour drive from Savannah. King Street has tons of shopping–mini Magnificent Mile. That whole area has restaurants and a huge open-air market is near there on Meeting Street. “The Battery” is an area with tons of cool architecture. There are several plantation/gardens around Charleston, but I didn’t visit any of them; Middleton Place was recommended. Oh, and go to Baked for some incredible cupcakes. If you have time and feel like the beach, drive on over to Folly Beach and/or Kiawah Island.