Nathan's Favorite Things
Favorite Foodie Restaurant: McCrady’s
McCrady’s is renowned in Charleston, the first of its kind. The ambiance is tavern-like, the service impeccable, and the food is awesome. They serve only the freshest ingredients, and each dish is specially designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.
Favorite Lunch: Rue De Jean
This place is awesome! It’s got a phenomenal location right off of King Street The service is great, and it’s the perfect place for lunch. They have a great assortment of sandwiches which are sure to please.
Favorite Dinner: Hall’s Chophouse
I was very reluctant to accept that Hall’s would have the best steak I’ve ever eaten, since Filet Mignon is one of my favorite foods, but after one bite I was convinced!
Favorite Seafood: Amen Street and Blossom
Amen Street is my favorite Seafood restaurant. They have THE best calamari I’ve ever had, oysters from all over the country, and they are conveniently located. Blossom is the sister restaurant to Magnolia’s. Blossom has great presentation and delicious food. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for a diverse selection, as they have both local Seafood and Low Country cuisine.
Adventure Sightseeing’s Bus Tour is very informative. They tell you about the history of Charleston. They take you all around town from the Citadel to the Battery down Rainbow Row. It’s great for people new to Charleston, and it’s not too expensive either.
The Bull Dog’s Ghost and Graveyard Tour is a lot of fun! You get to see pictures of ghosts and walk along some of United States’ oldest cemeteries. They also have a Provost Dungeon tour and an Old City Jail tour I’ve yet to try, but I’m looking forward to it!
Favorite Museum: Charleston Museum & City Gallery at Waterfront Park
The Charleston Museum is the oldest museum in the United States. It’s HUGE! It takes about 2 hours just to go through the entire museum, and really take it all in. I especially liked the Egyptian mummies and sarcophagus they had on display!
I’ve been into art since I was a child, and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park always has a nice and unique exhibit. A little off the beaten path, but a great place to visit for art enthusiasts!
I bike all the time! I love biking downtown. I go up East Bay and hang out with friends for coffee and ride down to the Battery. It’s great exercise, and Charleston is bike friendly!
One of my favorite things to do is go to the French Quarterly Art Walk. I love art so it’s always fun to see each exhibit. They serve wine and cheese at all of the Galleries on Broad Street.
The Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday at Marion Square. They have the freshest food and the best breakfast in town, highly recommended!
I also like to go to the beach in my downtime, to go fishing with my Dad on Seabrook Island. It’s a little slice of heaven! Most times I’ll sea dolphins swimming while fishing on the surf!