I will be constantly updating this page because I have lived in Charleston for a year, but I still have a list of restaurants and places to see here. I will also have a separate post about my Charleston go-to outfits and hotel recommendations. But to start, here are a few restaurant & must do activities that will not break the bank. Between the cobblestone streets, southern hospitality, and elegant houses it is so easy to fall in love with Charleston.
Friday: 1. Brunch in Charleston is a serious sport. The Park Cafe is the first place you must check out. This restaurant is so chic and every entree is farm-to-table. The coffee and toast selections are so delicious. 2. Next, make sure to do either a walking or carriage ride tour of the historic district of downtown Charleston. It is a must! Make sure to walk down the cobblestone streets and Rainbow Row for a photo op. 3. As you make your way to The Watch located at the Rooftop bar at the Restoration Hotel, make sure to stop in some local stores located on King Street. I recommend stopping at The Watch for happy hour to catch the sunset. 4. End your night at 165 Raw (pictured below) , with some of the freshest seafood in town.
Saturday: 1. Head to Vintage Coffee in Mount Pleasant, which is located 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. I recommend a coconut latte & avocado toast. 2. Then, head to Sullivan’s Island to have a relaxing day at the beach. Stop at The Co-Op for lunch to fill up on some tasty sandwiches and beverages. Or if you feel like something a bit more filling, Poe’s Tavern is such a unique restaurant you have to check out. 3. Fleet Landing is a hidden gem and is a perfect setting to eat dinner, while watching the sunset. It is the perfect place to order a local catch of the day entree.
Sunday: 1. Start your day off at Butcher & Bee by ordering fresh pastries, a latte, and the brown rice breakfast bowl. This spot is a relaxed restaurant located a bit outside of downtown, which is great because you can park right out front. 2. Next, if you have a few hours to spare, I would check out Boone Hall Plantation, parts of The Notebook was filmed there. It is so dreamy with all of the oak trees. Make sure to check out the butterfly garden and take a hay ride tour. 3. To end your stay in Charleston, I would walk down Rainbow Row one last time. Also, walk through The Battery Park to watch the sunset. Can you tell I love watching the sunsets? Either bring some wine and snacks and have a picnic at The Battery. 4. If you don’t feel like having a picnic, the last restaurant I would recommend is Lewis BBQ. Order the brisket, queso, cornbread casserole, and a beer. You can thank me later! Let me know your favorite place/restaurant in Charleston?