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Know Before You Go: Charleston

Tips from Indagare’s Charleston-based Elise Bronzo.Contact your Trip Designer or Indagare, if you are not yet a member, to start planning a trip to Charleston. Our team can match you with the itineraries, accommodations and reservations that are right for you.

Top Tables

“Add Sorelle to the short list with Fig, 167 Raw and 167 Sushi, Chez Nous, Chubby Fish and Vern’s. Sorelle opened in February in my neighborhood, so I eat here (and stop in at the shop) often. It’s my new favorite for business and pleasure. And for ice cream, Off Track has the best gluten-free and vegan ice cream. Need to give your gut a break? Basic Kitchen has tasty, healthy fare and an excellent beetroot margarita. (It’s all about balance.)”

Best Sips

“For coffee, Mudhouse, Harken (great for a light lunch, too) or Sorelle Mercado (don’t miss the pastries). For something stronger: Wine at Bin 152 or Stems and Skins, cocktails at the bar at Husk, Bar 167 (not to be confused with 167 Raw), Babas, Citrus Club at The Dewberry and the bar at Sorelle.”

Top Shops

Ibu Movement, for caftans, hand-embroidered coats and one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by and supporting women’s collectives from 40 countries—and their mission to create ‘the means and the marketplace to rise through the art of their hands.’ King Street used to be lined with antique shops, many of which have now turned over to brands that can afford the rent. Tucker Payne Antiques remains on the main drag and is worth a stop and a gab for serious treasure hunters. Fritz Porter and Nomad are great, too.”

Top Stroll & Go-To Yoga

“Go to the corner of Legare and Broad and walk south to Tradd, South Battery, and get lost in the south of Broad neighborhood. My favorite time of day is dusk, which provides voyeuristic delight. Time to give your calves a break? Grayce Yoga is my favorite studio and has drop-in rates.”

Not To Be Missed

“A visit to the International African American Museum, which celebrates stories of innovation, community, hope and empowerment across the African diaspora and has a free genealogy library, where visitors of all backgrounds, especially African American, can trace their ancestral roots. The museum has already made an enormous impact on the local discourse around race and slavery and is helping the community heal and step into a united future.”

This article originally appeared in Indagare Magazine’s Summer 2023 edition, available exclusively to Indagare members.

Contact your Trip Designer or Indagare, if you are not yet a member, to start planning a trip to Charleston. Our team can match you with the itineraries, accommodations and reservations that are right for you.

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