Day trip to Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

in 26 Hours.

Breaking away from the chaos of everyday life is often times a necessity. My husband and I did just that in order to recharge our batteries, and it was perfect! To me, the stress of a trip can be packing in everything on your list, so I decided to map out an ideal day and make this a walk in the park, literally. I’ve compiled a list of our must-do items along with recommendations from several of my local friends; Caroline (Adventures In Charleston), Clay (Benefitfocus), and Sanders (Cathead Vodka Rep). Enjoy your trip and let me know some of your favorite spots!

Day 1

8:00 Breakfast at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit : Start your day with a great breakfast at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit and get ready to take on Charleston! (1)

8:45 Walk through College of Charleston : As you make your way down St. Philip Street, take a walk through College of Charleston to see its beautiful history, landmarks, and charm. (2)

9:30 Coffee at Black Tap Coffee : Head to Black Tap Coffee for a delicious cup of joe for your day. (3)

10:00 Waterfront Park, The Pineapple Fountain, Rainbow Row : Walk down Broad Street towards Waterfront Park to enjoy the park, the pineapple fountain and the beauty of rainbow row while you enjoy your coffee. (4)

11:30 Carriage Ride : Take a Carriage Ride with Palmetto Carriage Works to enjoy the beauty of downtown Charleston while learning more about it’s rich history and heritage. (5)

12:45 Fleet Landing : Make your way to Fleet Landing to enjoy a cold one and some appetizers while you take in the water view. I’d suggest some chilled oysters on the half-shell and tasty fried green tomatoes. (6)

2:00 Charleston Farmers Market : Meander through Charleston’s Farmer’s Market, checking out all the local and organic goodies. (7)

3:00 Minero : Take a break from the heat and enjoy a late lunch at Minero. (8)

3:30 Redux Contemporary Art Center : Stop in the Redux Contemporary Art Center to see some incredible work by local artists. Some of my favorite Charleston artists; Teil Duncan Art, Kate Waddell Art, Blakely Little, and Kate Mullin Art. (9)

4:00 Sweet Treat: Stop in Jeni’s Splendid Ice cream or the Sugar Bake Shop for a delicious sugar rush. (10) (11)

4:15 Shop along King Street : Take some time to stroll down King Street, popping into some of the adorable shops! Be sure to check out Moon and Lola, as well as locally owned M. Dumas & Sons and Croghan’s Jewel Box (12)

5:30 Afternoon Cocktail : Grab an afternoon cocktail and enjoy the view at the rooftop bar at Vendue or the local Gin Joint. (13) (14)

6:30 Dinner at Husk : Enjoy a delicious meal at one of Charleston’s most acclaimed eateries. (15)

8:00 Sunset walk along Battery street : Walk along Battery Street as the sun goes down and fully experience Charleston’s stunning charm. (16)

9:00 Pedi-cab to Rarebit : Take a Pedi-cab to Rarebit and order their Moscow Mule. (17)

9:45 Drinks : Grab an evening drink at Proof. (18)

10:30 End your evening at one of Charleston’s Bed and Breakfasts : Here some suggestions of mine:

19) Two Meeting Street B&B  20) King George IV Inn  21) Belvedere Charleston

Day Two

6:30 Walk the Arthur Ravenel Bridge : Walk the bridge to and from Mount Pleasant at sunrise (22)

9:30 Breakfast at The Daily : Take a load off after your morning walk and before your trek home. I’d suggest you stop in The Daily and enjoy some breakfast tacos while you start dreaming up your next Charleston trip! (23)

Photo Credit (instagram) 1: @eatingcharlestonsc 2: @collegeofcharleston 3: @inthepinkandgreen 4: @hdruth 5: @apklaiber 6: @msmoo3 7: @ 8: @explorecharleston 9: @katewaddellart 10: @mbkalinsky 11: @findeatdrink 12: @jm_coleman 13: @lakesten 14:@gin_joint 15:@jm_coleman 16:@tylerwestpics 17:@islandrealty 18:@coldmtn 19:@selectregistry 20: @oldsouthchs 21:@madamebelvedere 22: @michaeldphotos 23: @annacmathias

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