The main commercial strip of downtown Charleston, Capitol Street is a vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife destination. Running through the historic district and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston, the charming, tree-lined Capitol Street offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, bars, bookstores, boutiques, coffee shops and businesses in cool contrast to the historic buildings and skyscapers. The soul of Charleston’s revival, Capitol Street is a refreshing blend of old and new, historic and hip. Walk down Capitol Street, with its tall trees and historic facades, and enjoy a postcard look at one of America’s urban gems.
The heartbeat of downtown Charleston, Capitol Street is one of Charleston’s most popular shopping areas, lined with dozens of shops and restaurants. Stop at Pies and Pints for gourmet pizza and craft beer and grab a coffee at the famous Taylor Books, a charming bookstore and coffee shop popular with locals. For fun Capitol Street nightlife, walk down to Bar 101 and Big Joes.
Mountain State Tours offers a laid-back walking tour of downtown Charleston and Capitol Street. Walk down the blong and red brick sidewalks and enjoy the local flavor of unique store and restaurants, historic buildings and tucked away surprises. The lovely canopy of trees offers wonderful shade on a summer’s afternoon.