Our downtown Charleston ‘runseeing tour’ is a great way to explore the city on foot. We’ve mapped a 4-mile perimeter loop, starting at White Point Gardens, a great stretch along Waterfront Park and the Battery, East Bay St. inland to Calhoun St., and then the western side of the Peninsula. We suggest you use this as an outline to also explore some of the residential streets, especially the gorgeous homes and oak-lined streets in the South of Broad district, between Broad St. and The Battery. Additional wonderful downtown streets to explore are King St., Queen St., Charles St., Chalmers St., Church St. It’s all laid out in a nice grid pattern.
Note: Charleston’s downtown streets are lovely but can get crowded. We suggest going early.