Charleston, South Carolina

We just got home from spending four days in this charming southern city and had the absolute best time. I probably could have stayed a lifetime! We had a long list to do, to see, to eat and to drink, and are already excited to go back to check a few more places off. If you love history, charming and historic homes, delicious food, classic southern cocktails, cobblestone streets, genuine people and perfectly dressed windows, I would highly recommend you book your visit asap. Here is my weekend overview... enjoy!

Zero George Street Hotel
Weekend in Charleston, SC
Weekend in Charleston, SC
Weekend in Charleston, SC

T O  S T A Y
Zero George Street: three residences and two brick carriage houses make up this incredibly charming boutique hotel. An absolute gem and highly recommended!
Planter's Inn: we didn't stay here, but recommend it if you'd prefer a (slightly) bigger hotel. Great location and decorated with charming Charleston décor. Also a must is having a slice of their famous coconut cake (on their charming lantern-lit courtyard after a romantic dinner out)

Also worth checking out: The Dewberry

T O  D O  &  T O  S E E
Historic homes along Tradd Street, Church Street, Legare Street (all South of Broad)
Charming, historic alleyways: Stoll's Alley, Longitude Lane, Philadelphia Alley
Carriage ride through the city
Historic home walking tour

College of Charleston
Waterfront Park
Head across the bridge and check out Sullivan's Island

The Battery & Rainbow Row: take a walk all along the water and look at the beautiful, historic waterfront homes
King Street for shopping
Art galleries... everywhere!
Hampden Clothing: for great pieces from Theory, Rag & Bone, Tibi, Zimmerman, See by Chloe & More...
Antique Shops: couldn't make it into all of them, but check out John Pope Antiques, George C Birlant & Co, Alexandra Designs
Mac & Murphy Stationery: chuck full of sugar paper goodness
Club Monaco on King Street: such a beautiful store – a must-see for anyone who likes the brand

murray boulevard | weekend in charleston, sc
Weekend in Charleston, SC
Weekend in Charleston, SC
zero george street restaurant | charleston, sc

T O  E A T  &  T O  D R I N K
Butcher & Bee: one of the best tasting meals I've had in a really long time. Local, fresh, and FULL of flavor
Edmund's Oast: we went for a drink before Butcher & Bee and had one of their 50+ delicious draft beers
Lewis BBQ: omg the beef brisket...
The Gin Joint: cozy spot for a cocktail. I got the pear pressure which was deliciously spicy and full of fall flavor. Snack on their famous beef jerky while you sip!
Husk: I'd skip your dinner reservation and grab a spot in their cozy, exposed brick bar. Enjoy southern bites and historic cocktails
Le Farfalle: a neighborhood osteria with incredible charm and authentic Italian food
Planter's Inn Ultimate Coconut Cake®: famous Charleston treat to enjoy on their charming lantern-lit patio
Sugar Bakeshop: cute little bakeshop full of delicious treats
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit: fresh, warm, southern biscuits. Need I say more? Zero George serves these fresh every morning, but also check out their storefront on King Street.
Hominy Grill: a delicious, casual spot for Lowcountry classics. Head there for breakfast or lunch and try the Charleston Nasty Biscuit
Black Tap Coffee: for delicious cold brew on tap

We couldn't make it to these ones, but they're on our list for next time (worth checking out!):
FIG, Magnolias, Cannon Green, Leon's, 5Church, Living Room & Henrietta's at The Dewberry, The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan's Island

sugar bakeshop | weekend in charleston, sc
Weekend in Charleston, SC
weekend in charleston, sc
weekend in charming charleston, sc
Weekend in Charleston, SC
  Thomas Rose House, built c. 1735

Thomas Rose House, built c. 1735

Weekend in Charleston, SC
weekend in charming charleston, sc