Call us basic, but riding around on a mint bike with flowers in your basket is the only way to live people. This was my preferred mode of transportation while in Charleston. We did take these bicycles out all the way to Leon’s one day to meet up with our friend Kristin who recently moved to Charleston. It was a bit of a ride from our hotel, but worth it. We worked up an appetite, devoured oysters and frozen gin and tonics while catching up. Kind of the perfect afternoon, right? Hard to not have those while in the Holy City.
If you remember from last year’s visit, this peach house and cute flower basket are hands down one of my favorites in downtown Charleston. I’m usually partial to a blue or pink house, but this peach one just makes me just as happy. Really, all the houses in downtown Charleston instantly put a smile on my face. Here’s another look that I wore while riding around in Charleston on my bicycle. Sure, wedges may not be the preferred shoe on a bike, but it was actually quite comfortable. Charleston is a really easy city to get around by bike so you can get away with a not so sensible shoe! If you ask me though, this look is the right way to dress for a day on a bike. Chucks, jeans and a simple cotton top.
What To Wear On A Bike In Charleston
Charleston is such a great city for riding a bike, but you definitely kind of want to dress the part. I recommend wearing a sneaker if you can, or a sandal that is at least strapped on with a buckle of some sort. And since Charleston can get so insanely hot and humid, hello it IS the south after all, you also want to keep the fabric in mind. I usually always pack with me lots of light cotton or linen pieces when I’m in Charleston for spring or summer. Plus, riding your bike can get you working up a sweat very quickly! Even though the city is flat, eventually you’re bound to sweat a little. A loose button-up and jeans are always a good choice. Don’t forget some sunnies and you’re all set for exploring downtown Charleston.
Things To Do In Charleston On Your Bike
There are a million and one things to do in Charleston and you can explore this travel guide for some ideas. But when on your bike, you can very easily explore all the neighborhoods and the pretty nooks and crannies of this town. I like to head down to The Battery and pop by the Pineapple Fountain and roll past Rainbow Row. And don’t forget to explore all the neighborhoods in between like the French Quarter and Harleston Village. You can easily get lost in the streets, but also find your way back in a pinch. It’s not THAT big.
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