There are 4 of us couples coming to Charleston the weekend of Oct 15th. We are coming in Friday late afternoon and leaving Monday morning. None of us have been to Charleston, and we are looking for a combo of sightseeing, food, and partying. We are renting a place in downtown, but not Historic District (it’s on Spring Street).
For restaurants, we already have a Sat dinner reservation at Coast. For other meals, we will just play it by ear, but focusing on Jestine’s, Alluete’s, Five Loaves, Toast, Hominy Grill, and D’Allesandro’s. A few people in our group are on budgets so we are trying to avoid pricey places.
We are looking for suggestions on activities and nightlife. For activities, we will do the Charleston Harbor Cruise (90 min tour for $17.50). What other low-cost activities do you suggest? We are open to anything- historical or scenic places would be nice.
For nightlife, I understand rooftop bars are the fun spots. Will these still be popular spots, considering weather might be chilly at night? What specific places do you recommend? We would just want to drink there, and not eat.
Also, are cabs easy to get? Our place is about 2 miles from some of the places we want to go. Or should we try to drive and look for parking?
Any other suggestions?