I’ve been wanting to share a travel post with you all forever! I’ve traveled so much this past year (8 countries!) I really have been wanting to share with you my favorite spots. My biggest hurdle with trying to figure out the best way to format the post since I have so much information to share, so please let me know how you like it!
Lets first stay off where to stay! Because of course thats step one. We stayed at the the Hyatt Place in Charleston. The location was really great and within walking distance of so many of the best bars and restaurants, the hotel was very clean and welcoming! Here are some of my other recommendations on where to stay King Charles Inn, The Restoration, and The Spectator.
Start your morning off with coffee at Mercantile and Mash. Get their homemade chai latte (still dreaming of this!).
Next head over to Boone Hall Plantation, this is a touristy place but a must see! Its beautiful and gives you all the Notebook feels! You can buy tickets online, this is a little outside of Charleston but just a short Uber ride. Make sure you also check out their “special events” calendar they have lots of fun activities throughout the year!
Head back into town and have lunch/brunch a Poogan’s Porch! This is a Charleston’s favorite restaurant so I highly recommend making a reservation. Make sure you order the pimento cheese fritters!
Next head to goat.sheep.cow and go taste some of their many delicious cheeses and sit on their beautiful porch with a glass of prosecco. This location is right by King street so once you are done walk up King street and check out all of the best shops Charleston has to offer.
Once you are done with this head over to Candlefish for a candle making class! We did a 6PM class (the classes are BYOB) so feel free to pick up your favorite bottle of wine before hand! This class was one of my favorite things we did. You get to make two candles each and choose your own scent. They have SO many to choose from! Make sure to schedule your class before going.
Head back to your hotel to freshen up and head to dinner a SNOB (Slightly North Of Broad) hands down for the best restaurants in Charleston (*make sure to make a reservation).
Save room for desert and head to Carmella’s my favorite is their Peanut Butter Passion!
For drinks after dinner head over to The Gin Joint or any rooftop bars on King St.
Head over to Black Tap Coffee make sure you try their lavender latte!
Make your way to Magnolia’s for brunch (because you can never brunch too much in Charleston). Make sure you try out their fried Mac and Cheese!
Head to Charleston City Market to check out local Charleston vendors keeping old Charleston traditions alive. Make sure to snag one of their baskets to take home with you!
After some shopping walk over to get drinks at The Rooftop at Vendue to get some great cocktails and views of Charleston.
We did a walking tour with Oyster Point Walking Tours. I thought this was really great our guide was so knowledgable about the history behind Charleston. This tour also takes you by many historic locations like Rainbow Row. Highly recommend!
Go back to your hotel and freshen up then head for drinks at Husk – try one of their signature cocktails!
Leave room for some yummy breakfast at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit!
Other recommendations for food:
-Blind Tiger Pub
-Bay Street Beirgarten
I hope you enjoyed this weekenders guide, and please let me know what other Charleston recommendations you have. Cannot wait to return!