Yes, you have only 5 hours in Charleston and you want to see most of it. I know you are going to tell me:

“How can I expect to see Charleston with all it’s history, it’s beautiful houses, plantations, ghost tours, carriage tours and restaurants in only 5 hours?”

Well, if that is all you have for this beautiful Southern historic city, here is how to do it and make the most out of every minute!

Parking will be your most challenging time of the trip if you go without knowing these great tips! Don’t loose patience and do your homework first. Visit this helpful site and in no time you will found a parking space in downtown!

http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/downtown_charleston/

Walk down Market street, enjoy going inside the Historic Charleston City Market. There you will be able to buy souvenirs from local artists and enjoy the beautiful location with ceiling fans.

http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com

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Then walk down to Palmetto Carriage, 8 Guignard Street for a carriage history tour. This company is the oldest company of Charleston! You will sure enjoy your tour! You can also buy your ticket online for a discounted price!

http://palmettocarriage.com/tours/

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You are probably hungry by now and you have so many choices of restaurants that make you very indecisive. Search no longer and walk to TBonz at 80, N.Market street. Great food, kids friendly and if you are lucky Jessica will be your waitress. She will give you all the tips and history you want to know in Charleston!

http://www.tbonzgillandgrill.com/menu/

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To finish, walk towards Concord street to see the Customs Buildings overlooking the water at 200 East Bay Street. It is a very striking building and worth a stop!

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/usc.htm

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If you still have time, enjoy a 30 minutes stroll along Concord street and go all the way to Battery street, and to end up at White Point and Battery Park!

Hope you enjoyed your trip in one of the most charming historical cities of the South!