5 Charleston destinations to explore by bike
Have y’all heard? Charleston’s beautiful. Here are a few of our favorite local destinations for y’all to explore on a Gotcha Holy Spokes bike the next time you find yourselves in the Holy City.
This stop is a must for any candle lover. Swing in to browse boutique scents of every variety, including a fragrance library of handcrafted candles with 100 different options. They also offer candle making classes to show you the method behind their magic. The Gotcha Gang’s favorite scent is Scent No. 70, which has notes of Rosewood, Pink Pepper, Tonka Bean.
This “uniquely southern” shop offers an eclectic variety of products from affordable and fashionable clothing to jewelry and home goods. Plus, you’ll love pedaling down historic King Street to get there! Why do we love it so much? It’s the perfect spot to get a unique gift for any occasion.
J. Stark is a top-shelf bag and luggage brand that makes timeless, sturdy things designed to be carried with you for a lifetime. Their Charleston storefront is a unique hybrid retail and workspace. Literally, right when you walk in you’ll see a beautifully laid out space showcasing their products and an area solely dedicated to very machines and people who make them. We love their Jasper Fanny Pack. Why? Because fanny packs are cool.
Address: 30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
Hours: Open 24 hours
Favorite Spot: Hampton Park Gazebo
Hampton Park is one of Charleston’s largest parks. You’ll find extensive floral displays, old rose collections, and seasonal displays. It’s Charleston’s downtown hotspot for community events and get-togethers. The park also has a rich history that you can dive into via an audio walking tour called Layers of the Landscape.
Address: 247 Congress St, Charleston, SC 29403
Hours: 4 – 10 pm
Favorite Food: Smashed Cabin Burger
What started as a neighborhood grocery store in 1930 has become one of the area’s best places to grab a delicious bite or craft cocktail. Drop in for dinner and happy hour during the week, or treat yourself to brunch each weekend. Either way, you’re in for a treat.