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TripAdvisor Loves Charleston’s Sightseeing & Dining

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Everyone associates the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina, with horse-drawn carriages, meticulously preserved historic homes with hidden landscaped gardens, cobbled streets, white church steeples and a lovely waterfront. However, there’s another layer to the delicious cake that makes up the Charleston story. With each passing year, Charleston’s reputation as a foodie destination gains another candle and grows even stronger.

In October 2015, TripAdvisor published a list of the nation’s top 25 fine dining restaurants as selected by millions of guests who contribute comments on the popular travel website. Along with American cities internationally known for their outstanding restaurant scene, Charleston has two bright stars among the top 15, earning a solid presence on the list, “Best Fine Dining Restaurants United States 2015.”

A hearty congratulations to these people’s choice award winners for their well-deserved recognition: Hall’s Chophouse on being #5 on TripAdvisor and to Circa 1886 Restaurant on earning the #13 slot among America’s most highly recommended fine dining establishments.

But, you can’t begin your day with dinner, so we’ve got another top-rated ingredient for a yummy Charleston day, starting out with some exploring on the best carriage tours. We love sharing the city’s beauty and incredible history, earning great reviews on TripAdvisor.

What Our Guests Have to Say

After a yummy apple and some tasty hay, our beautiful Percheron horses lead the way. Charleston’s best storytellers narrate the hour-long tour; each driver is a local, licensed city tour guide. “Our guide Blake and his buddy Prince were wonderful. Blake was informative and entertaining. Prince is absolutely beautiful,” writes a TripAdvisor traveler.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Our tours provide a well-versed history of Charleston and provide a healthy dose of siteseeing all the things that make our charming city unique, all while enjoying an easy-paced mode of transportation that pre-dates even the city’s charming cobblestoned streets. Meet up at the historic district stables at 20 Anson Street, just around the corner from the Historic Charleston City Market, from where our horse-drawn carriages depart every 30 minutes or so for a 3 to 4 mile leisurely tour.

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Come meet Blake, Prince and pals. Our stable is always open to the public, and we’re delighted that most of our guests also visits our stable to say hello to the staff and the horses. We operate seven days a week year-round and you can choose your preferred time of day. To avoid disappointment, advance reservations by phone or via email are always recommended.

Speaking of good taste and people’s choice awards, Charleston has been named America’s Top City by Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers for four consecutive years. Many visitors recommend a Charleston Carriage Works tour as the perfect way to find out why. We can’t wait to meet you! Bring your camera and your appetite to enjoy Charleston to the fullest.