Upper King Area
For many visitors, the Upper King Area (King Street north of Calhoun Street) is the most happening area of Charleston , and not only because its proximity to the Visitors Center makes it the first part of town many see up close.
On some days—Saturdays when the Farmers Market is open, for instance—this bustling, active area of town seems a galaxy away from the quiet grace of the older South of Broad area.
Its closeness to the beautiful College of Charleston campus means there’s never a shortage of young people around to patronize the area’s restaurants and bars and to add a youthful feel. And its closeness to the city’s main shopping district, King Street , means there’s never a shortage of happy shoppers toting bags of new merchandise.