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Best areas to stay in for visiting history

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Best areas to stay in for visiting history

We are going to be in Charleston arriving 6/21 and leaving 6/25. We want to spend around 4 days in the historical area and one day at a beach (not sure which beach but one that is nice, not overly crowded, maybe has some good resturants around for lunch). We can’t stay directly in the historic district, I’m looking at Airbnb type places. We have two parents and two teens, we will like to stay in a area that has some neat resturants with character, like local places instead of chain places.

What would be the best areas of town to stay in where we don’t have to spend a ton of time driving to the historic district and figuring out where to park? On a map things look close but I don’t know about traffic and such.

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1. Re: Best areas to stay in for visiting history

By far the best area is the historic district. If that is not in the budget, somewhere just over one of the bridges is good. Did you read the info in your other post that I gave you regarding Mt. Pleasant??? I gave you both hotel and airbnb info.

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I did, thank you endosunshine! I have a Airbnb place in Mt Pleasant I emailed the owner about. I just wanted to see if I should check any other areas besides Mt Pleasant. Is Mt Pleasant going to be the best area? How long do you think it would take to get into the historic district and parked?

Speaking of parked....where is parking in the historic district that’s close to all the pretty stuff?

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If these links don't work, copy and paste.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12146479…

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17554764…

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4. Re: Best areas to stay in for visiting history

There are any number of parking garages.

www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=1025

On this list ~ #3,4,8,9,10 & 12 are in very convenient locations.

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5. Re: Best areas to stay in for visiting history

This is a convenient location in the West Ashley portion of Charleston. I know where this is, the only issue may be some traffic getting in and out of the parking lot onto a main road.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24157510…

Any beach is as good as another. If you stayed in the above location, Folly Beach would be closest. If you stay in Mt. Pleasant, the Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island would be closest. Folly and the Isle of Palms have county parks with public restrooms and showers. Sullivan's Island does not have any facilities. The county park areas are usually crowded, but you could easily walk further down the beach, away from crowds. If you do not park in the county park parking lot ~ be VERY careful where and how you park, there are rules and they give out tickets with heavy fines if you do not follow rules listed on the signs.

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