Cobblestone streets, pastel painted historic homes, views of the Harbor, fresh seafood are just a few of my favorite things about Charleston. We once called the Holy City home and it’s always nice to visit. A few girlfriends and I headed to the Lowcountry for a quick getaway.
We stayed in the heart of downtown Charleston at the most adorable rental, Guest House Charleston. Not only were we within walking distance to King Street’s unique shops and restaurants, but the house had everything we needed.
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You will not want to leave this quaint and beautifully decorated cottage.
Time away with friends is always good for the soul! We lounged in pajamas, drank coffee, shared lots of laughs and noshed on take out desserts from Kaminskys.
We would’ve been happy to lounge around the cottage the entire time but wanted to make the most of Charleston too! We had the best time strolling the charming streets to browse boutiques, tour the gorgeous homes on Rainbow Row and by the Battery and we beat our steps’ goals every day!
On our last night, we booked a ghost tour which was a huge disappointment. Charleston is known for its history, including many “ghosts” from the past. Sadly, we did not have the best experience with our tour guide who wasn’t familiar with many of the stories I grew up learning about. Next time, I think we will do a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Charleston is also known for it’s amazing restaurant scene. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals there from brunch, appetizers, cocktails and full course meals! Good thing we walked so much to offset all the food we consumed. Here are some of the restaurants we tried that I highly recommend.
The Darling Oyster Bar: Make sure to try their hushpuppies with honey butter
Felix had amazing cocktails and their crab cake sandwich was one of my favorite meals in town
Don’t miss Miller’s All Day Brunch especially their unicorn grits and biscuits
The highlight of the trip was renting Holy Spokes Bikes and cruising through these old spanish moss trees in Battery Park. You can rent bikes by the hour or for the day!
It was a short and sweet trip but thankful for these friendships and memories made!
*We found flights with Southwest for $97 to Charleston! We brought cleaning wipes for extra precautions, wore masks and had lots of sanitizer on hand. Our flight had limited capacity and no one in the middle seats. Everything felt clean and people were being respectful of social distancing/safety measures.