You’ll begin your day with a walking tour
of Charleston that introduces not only to the city’s buildings and gardens, but also its history and people. The roles that both African-Americans and settlers of European descent played in shaping the city are emphasized, and the stories behind the facades will come to life.
Continue your exploration of Charleston’s culinary culture over lunch at Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop
, with its nostalgic menu of Southern comfort foods.
Charleston has been embracing its roots in recent years, a trend most clearly scene in the city’s food scene but it also extends to the world of spirits. This afternoon you’ll visit Charleston Distilling
, which is making small-batch handcrafted spirits at the only distillery located within Charleston. Tours are followed with tastings of the bourbon, gin, whiskey, and other spirits produced on site.
This evening’s plans are spirited in a different way. You’ll attend the weekly Sounds of Charleston
concert, featuring some of the city’s top musicians performing a variety of songs associated with the city, from spirituals to jazz standards. Every concert concludes with “Amazing Grace,” written by the onetime slave trader John Newton, who worshipped at the Circular Congregational Church, where the concerts are held, when he was in Charleston.
After the concert, get a late dinner at the Macintosh
, helmed by a James Beard nominee who is part of the renaissance of Southern cuisine taking place in Charleston.