The French Quarter is the most famous neighborhood in Charleston. You can experience authentic Southern life of antebellum mansions, historic cobblestone streets, and gardens that date back to 1696.
The area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District by the United States Department of Interior due to its importance as America’s first Great Port City and again for its crucial role during the Revolutionary War era.
A few other places that should not be missed when visiting the French Quarter include:
– The Market (also known as “the fish market”) where you can buy fresh seafood and produce grown locally by farmers nearby;
– A tour through St. Philips Church which has been around since 1760 with iconic stained glass windows;
– Touring or eating at one of many restaurants within walking distance from your hotels such as Poogan’s Porch, Edmunds Oast Smokehouse & Brewing Co., or the Hominy Grill;
– Exploring miles of walking trails and gardens such as Magnolia Plantation, a large garden with more than 500 species of plants.