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What to do in Historic Summerville, SC

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Summerville, known as Flower Town, paints the town pink and red every spring when the town is blooming with azaleas. Peak azalea viewing is usually between mid March and early April but only lasts a few weeks. Every Spring during the last weekend of March or the first weekend in April the town celebrates with the Flower Town Festival. Admission is free so it’s definitely a fun event you won’t want to miss! I’m not sure what the plans are this year with COVID still a concern so you may want to check with the YMCA before visiting the festival as they are the festival hosts. Whether the festival is happening or not though, Summerville is a must visit! The town is full of cute small town shops and eateries. Here are a few you won’t want to miss!

Summerville has some fun little antique shops worth exploring and these ones areall close by each other which makes antique hopping super simple!  Check out Katie Mae’s Klassy Flea & Antique Mart, Summerville Antique Gallery, and Main Street Antiques at 200 N Main.

Grab lunch at Madra Rua Irish Pub. You can’t go wrong with anything on Madra’s menu, but my personal favorites are the Irish nachos and their signature burger. I always ask for extra of their house made burger sauce to dip my fries in too. If seafood is more your jam, take a little drive down Central to Fish Camp. Their calamari and shrimp are my go-tos.


Ready for more shopping? You have to check out The French Mercantile and Cotton Down South. They are across the street from each other and so adorable. Be ready to feel transported in The French Mercantile. You’ll be speaking French by the time you leave the store. Then head over to Main Street Reads to find your next page turner.

If relaxing is more your speed The Winchester Spa and Salon is the perfect spot for you.

Don’t forget dinner at Sweetwater One Twenty Three, The Icehouse, or Five Loaves. You can’t go wrong with any of those choices! You’ll want to grab dessert from Swank Desserts though. It’s right around the corner.

If you are looking for a night cap Montreux Bar and Grill has live music and trivia nights.

Swing by Twisted Sugar before you head out of town to grab yourself a gourmet cookie and specialty soda. I recommend the Swizzle Stix or Berrylada to drink but you can’t go wrong with any cookie you decide on. I always order a swizzle sugar but some favorite contenders are the banana cream, twisted sugar, frosted sugar, and chocolate chip. Guaranteed to make you want to visit again just to visit this shop again.

Honestly,  Summerville is amazing. You should just stay a while. Get comfy at Flowertown Bed and Breakfast.


Melissa Charmaine is a natural light photographer based out of Charleston, South Carolina and serves Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, James Island, Daniels Island, West Ashley, Summerville, and the surrounding areas.

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