In case you’re new here (and if you are, welcome + thank you for stopping by!) my husband and I always make time for a trip down to Charleston, SC each year. We only live about 4 hours away from this amazing city, which just so happens to be my most favorite place ever, soooo it only makes sense we travel down at least once a year. I would personally drive down every weekend if I could, I love it that much.
We made our annual trip down a couple of weeks ago for a quick weekend and I wanted to share with you how we usually spend our time there. It pretty much consists of beach + eating, and that’s exactly how we like it.
one // Sullivan’s Island
Sullivan’s Island is our most favorite beach and basically the only beach we visit while we are there. Sullivans is quite + serene + hardly ever crowded. There aren’t any hotels along the beach which I think prevents a lot of the crowds. And along Sullivan’s is the cutest strip of eateries + shops. We like to get Ice Cream and eat at Poe’s Tavern for lunch. Then we ALWAYS head to High Thyme for dinner. We have visited The Obstinate Daughter too, which it is also very good but High Thyme is our most favorite on the island.
two // Downtown
When we aren’t at the beach, we are usually downtown. The cobblestone streets, the pastel houses, a french quarter and a battery — it makes me happy just thinking about it. The battery is a beautiful park against the water and you can walk alongside or underneath the large angel oak trees that fill the park. I mean the notebook house is in Charleston – it’s just plain romantic, ok. OH! And Rainbow Row, you have to see Rainbow row!
We tried a couple of new restaurants downtown this year. Husk, which was amazing. Be sure to get the pimento cheese on the house made crackers. There are bacon crumbles on them – I mean, oh my goodness. Also lots of whiskey/bourbon options, if you’re into that kind of thing. We also went to Leon’s Oyster Shop which was another wonderful + unique experience. Quite the laid back feel there, which was a nice change up. The menu consisted of chicken and oysters + sandwiches, which was also great. And they had a rose slushie = GREAT! I got the Mahi sandwich and I would get it again!
There is a Madewell downtown too, ps. Along with tons of other shops along King St.
And that’s it folks. That is how we usually spend our time when we visit Charleston. I mean there are tons of other things to do like plantation visits, the aquarium, or ghost tours. But relaxing is usually our MO when we visit and a day at the beach + dinner is just right for us.