At the end of the quarantine, my mom and I were able to stop in Charleston for a day to explore the city (in a face mask and six feet apart) and all it has to offer. Here are some of my favorite spots to stay, see, eat, and shop!
1. Where to Stay
This boutique hotel was adorable. So colorful and quaint … the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend in Charleston.
2. WHAT TO SEE
a. Magnolia Plantation
To complete your Southern experience in Charleston you must go see the gardens of Magnolia Plantation. The beautiful swamps and flowers of the plantation made me feel like I was on a movie set while the deep-rooted history of racist-unjust helped educate me on the horrific events that once took place here.
They have a cute little farm with ponies and peacocks too!
b. Rainbow Row
The iconic Rainbow Row of Charleston is just as cute as you can imagine it. In the center of the city, this colorful and darling street is definitely worth checking out.
c. Walk around the ‘South of Broad’ district and The Battery
Although Rainbow Row is the most well-known street in Charleston for its colorful homes, there is SO much more. I recommend getting lost in the ‘South of Broad’ district to find the cutest homes. Since we had our puppies with us we also walked along the water to the Battery which was so beautiful. Walking around is the best way to see the city and maintain a healthy distance, so I highly recommend setting aside a couple of hours to get lost in Charleston.
3. WHERE TO EAT
Since my mom and I were only in Charleston for less than 24 hours we weren’t able to try out all of the amazing Southern cuisine that Charleston has to offer. Although, with so many great options you can’t go wrong!
a. Breakfast – Millers all Day
b. Coffee and lunch – The Harbinger
c. Dinner – Poogan’s Porch
the BEST biscuits I have ever had…
d. Dessert – Off track ice cream
4. WHERE TO SHOP
Home to many boutiques and local businesses there are a lot of awesome shops to check out in Charleston. Here were a few on my list: Sapphire boutique (photos below), iibrunettes, Mac & Murphy, Charleston Shoe Co., Maris Dehart, and Peyton Williams.
Hope you guys enjoyed this Charleston blog post! We tried to do all of our explorings in the early morning before lots of people were on the streets… but remember to be very cautious when out by staying 6 feet apart and wearing a face mask 🙂