Best of Attractions and City Living

After a year of being holed up at home, we bet you’re just itching to get out and do something you can’t do from the comfort of your couch. Luckily, we got you. Whether you’re wanting to drop by a close-knit community (have you heard about Park Circle?) or mark your calendars for some upcoming events you missed out on last year (Charleston Animal Society’s Chili Cook-Off is set to be held in person this year), thumb through the next pages, and see what you’ve been missing.

Best Annual Outdoor Event
Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 

Best Apartment Community
The Boulevard Luxury Apartments 
725 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant.
(843) 973-3330

The Guild

Best Attraction
South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf. Downtown.
(843) 577-3474

Folly Beach

Best Building
Dock Street Theatre
135 Church St. Downtown. (843) 577-7183

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

Best Charter School
James Island Charter High School
1000 Fort Johnson Road. James Island.
(843) 762-2754

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Best Daycare
Sundrops Montessori 
955 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant.
(843) 849-3652
88 Simons St. Downtown.
(843) 722-4339
2391 Clements Ferry Road. Daniel Island.
(832) 647-7848

The Oaks Children’s Academy 

Best Farmers Market
Charleston Farmers Market
329 Meeting St. Downtown.
(843) 724-7305

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Best Festival 
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Various Locations.
(843) 727-9998

Holiday Festival of Lights 

Best Fundraising Event 
Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-Off
(843) 747-4849

Pet Helpers’ “Fur Ball” Gala

Best Green Business 
Vertical Roots
1008 Clements Crest Lane. Daniel Island.
(843) 701-4573

GrowFood Carolina

Best Local College 
College of Charleston
66 George St. Downtown.
(843) 805-5507

The Citadel

Best Neighborhood 
Park Circle
North Charleston

Old Village

Best Place of Worship
Seacoast Church
Various Locations

Circular Congregational Church

Best Place to Work 
Medical University of South Carolina
25 Courtenay Drive. Downtown.
(843) 792-2300

Charleston Animal Society

Best Pop-Up Market
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
1977 Maybank Highway. James Island.
(843) 735-2275

Charleston City Night Market 

Best Preschool
O’Quinn Schools
1567 Harbor View Road. James Island.
(843) 795-6708
761 S. Shelmore Blvd. Mount Pleasant.
(843) 881-8506

The Oaks Children’s Academy

Best Private School
Bishop England High School
363 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island.
(843) 849-9599

Porter-Gaud School

Best Public School
Charleston County School of the Arts
5109 W. Enterprise St. North Charleston
(843) 529-499

Wando High School

Best Public Space
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive. James Island.
(843) 406-699

Hampton Park 

Best Tour Company
Bulldog Tours
18 Anson St. Downtown.
(843) 722-8687

Palmetto Carriage Works

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