Great deals and free attractions in Charleston
Charleston is the second-biggest city in the state of South Carolina, so you're going to need one of Thrifty Car Rental's Charleston rental cars to get around during your stay. It's a good thing you can save some extra money with excellent Charleston deals. An affordable and reliable vehicle will make it easy to get around to the area's top attractions, from the warm, sandy beaches to historical attractions to all the boutique shops and eateries. If you're sticking to a tight budget, try some of these free activities:
Explore the Old City Market
Park your Charleston car rental in the heart of downtown and head to one of the city's top spots for tourists and residents alike: the Old City Market. The indoor market is brimming with shoppers and vendors from the area who sell a wide variety of items at low costs since they come straight from the source. Purchase blown glassware, jewelry and sweetgrass baskets crafted by local artisans, or pick up a T-shirt or postcard to remember your trip by. You don't have to buy anything to have a good time here - many people stroll the aisles simply to window shop and people watch.
Tour the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Drive a Charleston car rental to the 28-acre farm where the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is located. This local figure represented the state during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The site houses a cottage as well as an array of exhibits along a half-mile walking trail. Admission is always free here. This attraction also hosts many special events throughout the year, such as Gullah heritage classes in spring and April's popular Colonial Days festival.