King Street in Charleston Named America’s Most Charming Main Street


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King Street in Charleston, South Carolina has been named America’s most charming main street by Mixbook, a photo book site, following a poll of 3,000 travelers. 

This historic street, known for its architectural marvels and cultural festivities, offers an authentic Charleston vibe through its eclectic mix of boutiques, dining options, and events like the festive 2nd Sunday on King.

Unique Charm of King Street

King Street in Charleston offers plentiful reasons to be named America’s most charming main street. It boasts a variety of boutique and antique shops, gourmet restaurants, fashion, and much more. There is also lots of nightlife there, with the evening giving way to bars and live music. 

This recognition solidifies King Street’s status as a vibrant and culturally significant thoroughfare and a true Charleston landmark.

One of the best ways to enjoy King Street is with a Charleston Food Tour. There are also a number of free museums, including art museums, just a stone’s throw away from King Street.

The South filled with most charming Main Streets

King Street in Charleston was not nearly the only Main Street in the South named a charmer. 

The South dominated the rankings, with 7 of the 10 top charmers. Here are the others that made the list:

E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A major east-west thoroughfare known for its commercial shopping district, lined with bars, nightclubs, bridal stores, shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, and also features a beachfront park and plaza.

Broughton Street, Savannah, Georgia

Known for its vibrant blend of shops, restaurants, and art galleries, offering a unique shopping and dining experience in the heart of Savannah’s historic district.

King Street, Alexandria, Virginia

A charming and bustling thoroughfare renowned for its cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and a wide array of independent boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

Broadway Street/Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina

Known for its eclectic mix of locally-owned shops, art galleries, breweries, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

A picturesque street nestled in the heart of this coastal town, offering a charming array of specialty shops, dining options, and a vibrant arts community.

Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

A historic downtown street lined with Victorian buildings, filled with unique boutiques, art galleries, and cafes.


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