Summerville, SC is a town about twenty minutes away from Downtown Charleston, and while there are plenty of articles and guides written about Charleston, there aren't as many about Summerville. It's a beautiful place with a small town feel that can make anyone feel welcome. So if you're planning on visiting or looking for your next place to visit, here's a guide to the perfect spots, places to visit, and things to do around town!
Who has the best coffee? Cuppa Manna What's the best restaurant in town? Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar Favorite Sprint event: The Flowertown Festival Favorite Summer Event: Red, White, and Blue on the Green. Fireworks, live music, Kids Zone, and more! Favorite Fall Event: Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour Favorite Winter Event: The Christmas Parade. Place where you can get an old-fashioned float? Guerin's Pharmacy (the oldest pharmacy in SC!) We have our own theater that offers great plays for reasonable prices.
Things to See and Do Visit the Summerville Historic District where you can find antiques, crafts, and more! See all of the azaleas in bloom in the spring! (That's why Summerville is nicknamed Flowertown!) Take a trip down The Sweet Tea Trail. Take a Trolley Tour. Walk around downtown Summerville to see the historic homes. And there are a lot of fun events like Shaggin in the Streets, Free Throwback Thursdays where you can see older movies for free in the park, free shag lessons, and the Middleton Place Wine Stroll.
Though Summerville has around 44,000 citizens, it feels very much like a small town when you're discovering the shops downtown or enjoying the park in the square. Check it our for yourself on your next visit!