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See how this Lowcountry city is on the up and up

Urban renewal isn’t just some buzzy word for North Charleston—it’s a way of life. From cute boutiques to sweet-as-tea locals and delicious eateries to Instagrammable riverfront views, North Charleston embodies the kick-back-and-stay-awhile vibe like nowhere else. Here are a few of our must-stops that put the charming in North Charleston.

Snap a selfie at Riverfront Park

Whether you’re down for a picnic or you just want to behold the Cooper River in all her sparkling glory, a stroll in this park is a North Charleston can’t-miss. Bonus points for yoga in the park every week and plenty of awesome photo opps.

Check out Park Circle and E. Montague

Just a short drive (or a little run if you’re into that sort of thing) from Riverfront Park’s picturesque views, you’ll find a wealth of tasty local eateries you’d expect to find in a much larger city. Forget horrible traffic and zero parking conundrums—this stretch of North Charleston is totally walkable and offers everything from chic wine bars like Stems and Skins to al fresco burger joints like DIG in the Park (you know we Southerners love a porch). Here, you’ll also catch a rainbow of local art with some seriously fascinating murals that are guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.

Catch a CSU game

You can’t mention being on the up-and-up without thinking about the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. After some staff changes and a little bobbing and weaving, CSU is back, baby! Currently ranked 2nd in the Big South Conference, this team boasts plenty of heart and the kind of gridiron guts that make them a blast to behold on a football Saturday. If you’re a pigskin aficionado, be sure to check them out. There are still plenty of great home games ahead for the 2019 season!

Don’t you wanna experience Wannamaker Park?

With the temps hitting their pumpkin spice best, now is the perfect time to hit up Wannamaker Park for biking and walking trails ideal for stretching your legs while your on vacation or in the area for business. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even rent a 2- or 4-seat paddle boat to cruise the lagoon on your downtime. Take in all those low country sights and chill North Charleston vibes as you experience all the natural wonder available in this quaint escape from the everyday.