We spent a very full day in Charleston between two activities: Urban Quest Adventure and Charleston Food tours.
We checked out of our hotel and drove into Charleston. I had signed up for our Urban Quest Adventure before our trip. You basically pay for the quest and then you can do it whenever you would like.
If you have seen The Amazing Race, then you have an idea of what our adventure was like. It was all done on a website through my cell phone. We had to get to the starting location and then log in to begin. The Charleston Adventure consisted of 17 questions and about 4 bonus questions. Here is an example of what the questions were like:
We really enjoyed the whole quest. We went to places that we would have easily overlooked and quickly learned how to navigate. There were two things that I didn't like. Twice we were lead to get on the free city shuttle to get to a location. It was a waste of time to wait for it and then once we got on, it was not easy to figure out when to get off. We took it once and then second time it directed us to take the trolley, it was only a half mile so we walked.
The second problem that I had was that you were supposed to be able to pause it and start from where you left off. It took us longer than we expected and we had a tour scheduled so we paused it, following the instructions to close the browser, and then restarted to finish it up after the tour. But when we got our final results, the time was over 7 1/2 hours so it had never paused. Not a huge deal but it does make a difference in scoring.
Here are some locations that the quest took us too:
After we finished (after the food tour), we received our score and then you can see where you rank on the leader board. We only missed one bonus question so we did pretty well and finished 7th.
Our other actvitity of the day was a food tour. We chose "Savor the Flavor of Charleston." It was about 3 hours long and had 5 stops, 3 of which we were able to sit at tables in a restaurant. Water, soda, tea were included at each stop. You could purchase alcholic beverages. I really liked that we got a sample platter at each stop so it wasn't just one bite and move on, like on some other tours I have done. Our guide was wonderful and gave us a lot of history of Charleston as well as information about living in Charleston today.
There were so many things we tried, but my favorite was the raw oyster. They source them all locally and it was fresh with very tasting seasoning on top.
I did not take any food pictures. I had planned to but no one else was and I didn't want to look like a dork. :)
I really could have used at least one more day in Charleston. There were so many shops and restaurants that we didn't get to look at and I saw a few more tours I would like to do.
We left Charleston right after the tour and drove to Destination #3. Tune in tomorrow to see where we have landed!
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