Hello! Today I am excited to recap our trip to Charleston. We had such a wonderful time exploring, dining and relaxing in the beautiful city. Let’s get started!
The Inns– Last year I traveled to Charleston with some blogger girlfriends and we stayed at the Inns. I loved it so much, that I knew I wanted to take my mom and Olivia back this year. When visiting Charleston, you will immediately notice the historical buildings and homes. How amazing would it be to stay in one of these homes? Well you can! The Inns in Charleston is a renovated luxurious vacation home built in the 1800s. The home we stayed at has 10 bedrooms with multiple different renting options. We stayed in the the 2 bedroom rental, that had 2 full baths, a gorgeous living space and a full kitchen. We fell right at home.
The Inns is also centrally located in Charleston. You are a short drive to King street, and numerous dining establishments. Wether you are looking to book a girls weekend, a family getaway or a couples trip, the Inns is the perfect spot for you.
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One of the best things about Charleston is the food. Every single thing we ate was amazing and we are still talking about it to our friends and family. Below is a list of our favorite spots plus a few we did not get a chance to visit that had high recommendations.
Poogans Porch– A well known establishment that has the most amazing chicken and waffles. I love the casual atmosphere with the classic Charleston feel. If the weather permits, get a table outside on the porch. I recommend making reservations and come with an appetite. PS Do not skip out on the complimentary biscuits. Reservations recommended.
Magnolias– Located on Bay street is this southern gem of a restaurant. The refined, yet sophisticated atmosphere is perfect for lunch or dinner with your loved ones. The shrimp and grits was outstanding and the service is impeccable. Reservations recommended
Callies Hot Little Biscuit– OH MY WORD, this is a must if you are visiting Charleston. We popped in for a quick bite for breakfast and every single thing we tried was amazing. I loved the mini cinnamon biscuits! A Grab and Go Establishment (limited seating)
Elis Table– I have visited this restaurant twice now and both times it was absolutely amazing. The food is made from fresh local ingredients and the flavors are bold and rich. The staff is always extremely welcoming too! Reservations recommended.
Fleet’s Landing– Located in Historic downtown Charleston you will find this classic seafood establishment. The views are beautiful and the dishes were excellent. From their famous stuffed hushpuppies to the classic pimento and cheese grits, you are sure to leave stuffed and satisfied. Reservations recommended
Juliet– I ate at Juliet last year and when my mom was craving pizza, I knew we had to stop by again. While the pizza as delicious, we were blown away by the homemade pastas. The atmosphere is great and I appreciate that parking is very easy too!
Hall’s Chophouse– If you are craving a steak, then look no further than Hall’s Chophouse. They treat you like family and the food is absolutely amazing. Reservations Recommended
The Darling Oyster Bar– A classic Charleston staple and one of my favorites to grab an appetizer and drinks! The dinner I had last year was not as memorable as other, but their drinks are every bit worth the trip!
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream– You may be familiar with this brand of ice cream! We stopped in one night for a sweet treat and I loved the variety of flavors! An added bonus, each cup comes with a piece of waffle cone!
Leon’s Oyster Shop– A rustic atmosphere, renovated from an old garage, serving fried chicken, oysters, beer and champagne. It is a well known establishment that everyone knows and loves. No reservations, first come, first serve!
The Obstinate Daughter– Located on Sullivan’s Island is this amazing restaurant. We had the BEST brussels I had to date and the drinks were mouth watering. Highly recommend if you are visiting Sullivan’s Island while in Charleston. Reservations recommended.
Other Noteworthy Locations- FIG, Husk, Charleston Grill, 167 Raw, The Macintosh, and The Ordinary.
Visit Sullivan’s Island– Just a 25 minute drive from Charleston is this charming beach town. We spent an afternoon exploring the beach and loved how peaceful it was! If you are looking for an epic view of the sunset, go to station 12. You will NOT regret it (see below)
Waterfront Park– This is where you will find the famous pineapple fountain and beautiful views. We loved strolling thru this park in the afternoon after lunch.
Hampton Park– We took a quick drive around this park and immediately knew it would be the perfect spot for a picnic in the spring. The wisteria is stunning and they also have a gorgeous garden. There are also walking trails too!
Boone Hall Plantation– If you are a fan of the Notebook, you will recognize the beautiful home located on Boone Hall Plantation. The grounds are stunning and you can take numerous tours to view the property. (check website for fees and tour info)
Magnolia Plantation– This is the oldest plantation dating back to 1672. It opened its doors in 1870 to visitors to view it’s gorgeous flowers and famous gardens. You can take tours of the property or walk around the property. (check website for fees and tour info)
South Carolina Aquarium– While the prices are a bit steep for larger families, this is a fantastic activity to do with your kids in Charleston. The staff is well knowledgable and the exhibits are pretty fantastic.
We were so lucky to have beautiful 70 degree temps while we visited. We packed everything from casual wear with sneakers to sundresses. It was pretty breezy at night, so layers were key. If you are visiting in the summer it is HOT and humid! Below are all the blog posts from this trip and the last trip I took In Charleston!
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