Spotlight on Charleston

I came up with the idea of asking some friends in different parts of the country/world to answer some questions about the cities they live in. I thought this was a cool idea to create little guides with advice from actual locals.

The first person I asked was a childhood friend of mine from when I lived in Maryland. She’s super cool and gave some awesome tips about the amazing Charleston, South Carolina!

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Photo taken from Abberly West Ashley Apartment Homes

Name: Brooke Eyrich

City: Charleston, SC

How long have you lived there?

Since freshman year of college, so going on 3 years.

Best places to eat? 

Locals favorites that are cheap- Persimmon Cafe, Circes Grotto, Caviar and Bananas, Monza, Taco Boy

Expensive- Halls, Pan E Vino

Best happy hours (just throwin that in there)- O-Ku, Fish, Indaco, HoM, The Watch

Best attractions to visit?

The Battery, the Cistern, Waterfront Park

What is overrated?

Food wise- Jack’s Cafe, Hyman’s seafood

Attraction wise- CARRIAGE RIDES- all the locals hate when tourists go on the carriage rides, use your feet people

Best free things to do?

Lol this is a hard one.. I’d say just walking around and taking in the city

Do you have a metro system?

Nope, we use uber and bike taxi’s

Best places for nightlife?

If you want the ratchet college scene- O’Malley’s or Midtown

More sophisticated adult scene- Republic, Cocktail Club

Best shopping?

Urban Outfitters, Las Olas, V2V, Lululemon, House of Sage

Advice for someone visiting?

Don’t hesitate to ask locals for advice on food, shopping etc. Everyone’s super friendly and more than willing to answer

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