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Charleston City Market

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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
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A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market...

A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.

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A really good way to spend part of a day

We enjoyed our visit to the market; especially since it was comprised almost exclusively of local merchants. Too often one goes to local markets, but finds boutique stores that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the market; especially since it was comprised almost exclusively of local merchants. Too often one goes to local markets, but finds boutique stores that can be found elsewhere. There were a lot of crafts and especially, seagrass baskets, etc. which are a low country specialty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The buildings alone are worth seeing. Charleston is a history haven. The market itself holds handmade local baskets and glorious cookbooks and treats but it is repetitive in its offerings. Loads of terrific eateries line the neighboring streets. A must see.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting local hand crafted trinkets for reasonable prices. The Charleston City Market is an overrated five & dime store selling cheap commercial products. Save yourself 15 minutes and avoid this. I recommend walking church st towards the harbor.

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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many items for sale, most by local artists. Many vendors with those amazing sweetgrass baskets. Buy or look......don't miss it

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Thank CruisingDJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The market has been updated but still has the same vendors. The beautiful basket weavers and their wares are the highlight. They are very expensive but probably a dying art.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A stroll through the Charleston City Market is not really a stroll, but a sideways slide between masses of people. Nevertheless, the tables on either side up and down contain a myriad of items for sale, many of which are hand made. Bring your wallet because nothing is really cheap. Enjoy.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little market to pick up some local treasures. All kinds of things are sold from jewelry and tshirts to candles and lotions. It's definitely a worthwhile place to check out when visiting Charleston.

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of fun and things to see and buy. The sweetgrass baskets are wonderful and are a good price considering the time it takes to make each one.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been to Charleston in a few years, so we went to the city market. Wow, has this placed changed....for the better! They really upgraded the facility, and added some very nice permanent stores. The vendor selection is also very good.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's partly indoor, partly open. Lots of arts and crafts and unique items. No great bargains or deals. No "must haves" because they can't be found anywhere else. Has not changed since I was here 3 years ago.

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