As if we needed another reason to love King Street, U.S. News and World Report ranked it as one of the top 10 shopping streets in the country. Listed along with well-known, big-city boulevards like Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, New York's Fifth Avenue, and San Francisco's Fillmore Street, King Street is noted for its intimate charm. Joel Fineman reports:
"This historic avenue pulses with pedestrians in search of the perfect outfit or gift. Beautiful buildings house big-name brands like Apple and Banana Republic; however, it's the number of family-owned boutiques and male clothiers that really distinguishes King Street. Gentlemen should head to Bob Ellis for shoes and M. Dumas & Sons for apparel, as both are third-generation family-operated Charleston landmarks. Although King Street bustles with pastel-clad patrons particularly in the spring, you'll find Southern hospitality persists year-round."
The City of Charleston is providing free printable two-hour parking passes for downtown garages, which you can print here.