Charleston, South Carolina located by the coast is a charming historic district, about two hours from another charming historic town of Savannah, GA.
The downtown area is buzzing seven days a week. Parking is not easy but utilizing a parking garage for $2 an hour works pretty well. Enjoy walking around and exploring the town's buildings, restaurants and stores. Horse ride tours are popular.
3550 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29414
Next stop is Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. A highlight here is the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The gardens are at a different section, you will need to hop on the tram that runs every 15 minutes to bring you over to the gardens otherwise it's an exhausting climb and walk. You first walk over the bridge to the other section to catch the tram. There are also parking by the garden side.
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