The Historical city of Charleston is a must on your visiting list. On route to the downtown area, you will pass Charleston Music Hall, the Charleston Museum, and Joseph Manigault House. Arriving at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, you will have time for a short break before heading for lunch. Start your day at the City Market or enjoy Charleston’s Mouthwatering Lowcountry cuisine with foods as rich in history as they are in flavor. Hundreds of restaurants with the Southern flare, such as Fleet Landing, Meeting Market, or Anson Restaurant are available if you don’t want to begin your tour of the City Market. The City Market stretches for four city blocks from the architecturally-significant Market Hall, which faces Meeting Street, through a continuous series of one-story market sheds, the last of which terminates at East Bay Street. This colossal building houses several hundred vendors who sell souvenirs and other items ranging from jewelry to Gullah sweetgrass baskets as well as being the site to the Confederate Museum.
When you get tired of shopping or enjoying Charleston eateries, experience Charleston’s true Southern charm by walking to Charleston’s Battery or relaxing at Waterfront Park with its old-fashioned park benches and large swings. The Battery provides a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley and Cooper rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean. To complete this memorable trip, the bus will drive along Rainbow Row, where you can photograph the 13 brightly-colored houses along East Bay Street on the Charleston Harbor. In the 18th century, these homes were shops and businesses on the lower level with living quarters above. Relax on the air-conditioned 55 passenger modern bus for your return to Sumter, South Carolina.