A few weeks ago Austin and I traveled to Charleston, SC. It was our first time to visit this historic city, but I am certain it will not be our last. Austin was up there for work, and I decided to tag along for the weekend. We were only there for a few days, but I wanted to share our list of must-do’s! Here are a few of our favorite spots in Charleston:
EAT + DRINK
striped shirt (similar style) // gucci bag (similar budget style) // jeans
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
First things first, let’s talk about the food. People aren’t joking when they say Charleston is a city known for it’s delicious restaurants. I wish we could have tried more! One of my favorite spots for breakfast came recommended by several readers (thank you!) and that was Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. Let’s just say this place is a must. Austin and I loved eating here. We ordered Iced Mint Tea and the Biscuit Sandwich. There’s not a whole lot of seating inside, so I recommend stopping by early or on a weekday.
Another place we loved for brunch was Poogan’s Porch. This popular spot is a must if you’re in Charleston. I highly recommend making reservations if you want to each brunch as it’s only available on the weekends, and get’s very very busy.
For drinks, we loved stopping by Mira. This tasting room was the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. Austin and I enjoyed trying a few of our favorite wines and hearing about the different pairings. For the best experience and service, I highly recommend making reservations.
We also enjoyed stopping by The Bar at Husk before heading to dinner one night. The bar gets very busy, but it was a cool place to stop by and have a drink. It’s a trendy atmosphere and one that is pretty popular. We didn’t get a chance to eat there, but I’ve heard great things about the restaurant.
For dinner, we loved eating at The Macintosh (they have the best fries). This came recommended from a few friends we met in Charleston. The atmosphere is dark and trendy, perfect for date night. We loved the location too! It’s close to Jeni’s Ice Cream, which might be the BEST ice cream I’ve ever had. And that’s saying a lot!
COFFEE & TEA
Austin and I love visiting new coffee shops. It’s one of my favorite things to do with him and we love trying new places when we travel. Black Tap Coffee came recommended by a few readers and I was so glad we were able to stop by. Their Lavender Lattes are amazing. I suggest making Black Tap Coffee a priority if you go to Charleston!
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While Austin was working on Friday, I decided to walk around and do a little window shopping. King Street is my favorite shopping location in Charleston. It has several stores that you will recognize, but many that are exclusive to the city.
One of my favorite stores was Croghans Jewel Box. I highly recommend stopping by this store. Not only do they have jewelry, but they have several vintage pieces and home accessories as well. I picked up a pair of the Gold Bug Earrings and love wearing them around. The people at Croghans were an absolute delight and very very friendly. You have to stop by!
WHERE TO STAY
There are several hotels in Charleston, but we loved The Mills House. This pink hotel was just beautiful and the customer service was top notch. Stay tuned, because I will be sharing more details and photos from our hotel and my packing list soon!
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There’s so much to see and do in Charleston. We wanted to make the most of our short stay, so we decided to book a few tours.
One of my absolute favorites was the sail boat we took around the bay. We booked our trip through Schooner Pride and chose the Sunset Cruise. It was not a private tour, but it was spacious and did not feel crowded. Bring cash for drinks or snacks!
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We also did a walking tour with Bulldog Tours. It was nice because the one we chose met at our hotel, The Mills House, and was only two hours long. This tour took us by Rainbow Row and several historical spots around the city. Typically, Austin and I don’t opt for tours, but these were definitely worth it!
Lauren Brousell says
Awesome tips and advice! I’m going there in 2 weeks with my fiance, we’ll definitely check some of those places out!
Lauren, we would love to have y’all stop by Mira for a tasting if you are wine drinkers! firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment!
Adorable photos! I’d love to visit Charleston someday!
Davida Janae says
Love your photos. I’m going to Charleston next year so this will be helpful. By the way, loved meeting you at the RewardStyle party!!!
maria // educationchic says
The photos look amazing. I’m going to have to put this place on my list!
I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Charleston last October and I can’t wait to go back! Nick’s BBQ was the best ribs I’ve ever had!! Love your photos <3
xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black
Great photos 🙂
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Charleston is such a stunning town!
Charleston is a place I’ve always wanted to visit, and will….some day!
Krystal // The Krystal Diaries says
Charleston looks like such a cute city to visit!
We loved your visit! I am thrilled that you were able to cover so much ground. Thank you for the Croghan’s shout out! Those Gold Bugs look Beautiful on you! Come back and visit us soon and stay a little longer next time.
Loved seeing your pictures. Love the clothes you are wearing, especially the black and white top.
so pinning this, I need to make a trip there. It looks so pretty.
I love Charleston, it’s definitely one of my favorite cities!
Loved having you visit Mira Winery and so glad you enjoyed your stay – come back early and often!
I was in Charleston in June for 2 days and loved it. So much charm everywhere.