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Charleston Money-Saving Tips

Trip insurance

Southeastern coastal cities like Charleston occasionally get lashed during hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 1. Many travel agencies and online services sell trip insurance, which guarantees a full refund in the case of a weather-related cancellation.

Arrive early

Downtown bars and restaurants can become unpleasantly crowded during high and shoulder season, so consider an afternoon beer rather than a nightcap if you’re looking for a relaxing time.

Make reservations

It’s nearly impossible to get dinner downtown on a weekend night without advance reservations, so unless you want to wait outside for two hours, call ahead or reserve online: 

Don't light up

Charleston implemented an indoor smoking ban in 2007, making all bars, restaurants, and other businesses smoke-free.

Mind your meter

Most on-street parking in downtown Charleston is metered and the meter maids are vigilant; let your quarters run out and you will almost certainly return to a ticket.

Pack sunscreen

The Southern sun has burned many a tourist and Charleston can be blinding in the summer, so don’t leave home without your SPF and shades.

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