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What’s going on in North Charleston? Most everything is on offer in this happening hub a mere 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. As the city this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, it does so trumpeting robust economic development, diversification and retail sales leading state. Sample fare at a locally-sourced eatery or superior craft beer from a Park Circle brewpub. Thrill the kids at the visitor center at the North Charleston Fire Engine Museum or on the new inclusive playground, the largest in the nation. Stock up on stylish looks at nearby Tanger Outlets.

From Downtown

Get on I-26 W from US-52 Spur
Travel for 8 minutes
Follow I-26 to City Hall Lane in North Charleston
Take exit 213 from I-26 W

Park Circle

Less than ten miles north of downtown, Park Circle is a lively community with unique character. A top local destination with a distinct neighborhood vibe, Park Circle is a planned community that dates back to the early 1900s. As its name suggests, Park Circle is anchored by a central circular park which is echoed by several other nearby green spaces—including the city’s own disc golf course, which is free to the public.

Known today as North Charleston’s old “Main Street,” Park Circle’s East Montague Ave. is lined with quite a few storefronts and eateries. Grab a cup of coffee, pop into some local shops and snag a bite to eat, all without needing to wander too far in this very walkable area.

Explore This Area

I believe that every story in Charleston traces its origins back to the water in one way or another. If you don’t see Charleston by water somehow then you’re not getting a round experience of Charleston. Charleston is a water town.

Chris Crolley, Coastal Expeditions View Chris's Picks


Basil Park Circle

Refined Thai cuisine and an invigorating dining experience in North Charleston. Serving the Charleson area since 2001. Indoor/Outdoor dining.

Commonhouse Aleworks

A craft brewery located in historic Park Circle in North Charleston. With a beer garden vibe, food, live music, & outdoor seating, it’s a great spot to spend a day or evening!

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Authentic Brazilian churrasco, consisting of 16 types of meat individually cut by gauchos, spectacular 30-items salad bar, 6 Brazilian hot dishes and many tropical beverages.

DIG In the Park

Enjoy a cold beer, chat with friends or just watch the game. Big outdoor patio with plenty of space to enjoy the beautiful weather in a friendly neighborhood pub setting.

HC Provisions

Located in the new North Charleston Marriott Hotel, HC Provisions coastal fare & crafted tap features various cultures and cuisines of the "Holy City", coast and lowcountry.

Park Circle Playground

World's Largest Inclusive Playground, 55K sq ft., according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY with shade throughout provides Inclusive Play opportunities like no other playground.

Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston Airport

Newly renovated, all suites property offers guests a full kitchen and living room area, 24-hour shuttle service, free internet, parking, breakfast buffet and evening social.

Roadside Blooms

Funky flower & plant shop 10 minutes from Downtown in hip Park Circle. Local gifts, arrangements, and workshops. Full service wedding and event floral services available.

North Charleston

A Dynamic Southern Hub

It’s no wonder so many locals are putting down roots in North Charleston, where a contemporary southern lifestyle unfolds in an array of culinary, cultural and entertainment gems. You’ll find top-notch productions at North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, which attracts the Best of Broadway and touring musical acts. Or make your way to a waterside concert at Riverfront Park, which hosts popular festivals in an idyllic setting. These days, everyone is drawn to the bustling, buzzed-about city and its trendsetting verve.

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