Charleston

iStock International
ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

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:
www.opentable.com/start.aspx?m=91 

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.

Compare Rates to Charleston






Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals

Logo
x
Tell Us Your Preferences

To help us understand your travel preferences, please select from the following categories

Check all that apply
Oops, something went wrong.
No Thanks