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The Charleston Guide

Famous for its seafood, American History, hidden gems, and strong tourism industry, Charleston is a fantastic, Sexy & quick getaway

Fall in love with the Southern charm of beautiful historic Charleston, South Carolina. This city is defined by its cobblestone streets, French Quarter and antebellum houses, but unknown to most, this lowcountry jewel was voted the #1 city to visit in the US!  Charleston is a great couples getaway destination for those who want a fun and fabulous adventure stateside.

Where to Stay

Belmond Charleston Place
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Belmond is the perfect base for a Southern city adventure. The hotel seamlessly blends old world grandeur and gentile charm with a stellar spa and incredible food. View on Google.

Wentworth Mansion
After a busy day sightseeing, retire to Wentworth Mansion with its beautifully appointed pressed tin ceilings, parkay floors, and Tiffany Glass panels, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in the gilded age of Charleston. View on Google.

The Spectator Hotel
This hotel’s claim to fame is “Southern allure meets jazz aged exuberance.” You will indeed feel as though refinement and luxury are your birthright in this old Southern charm hotel. View on Google.

Where to Eat

Leon’s Oysters
Loving situated in a converted auto body shop. Leon’s Oyster is hip to zenith power. With its outdoor patio and a true neighborhood vibe, it is the perfect place to start the evening with a plate of oysters and beyond delicious fried chicken. View on Google.

The Glass Onion
One of the early adopters to support local farmers and purveyors, the Glass Onion is southern comfort food at its finest. Do not miss the sinfully delicious fried green tomato po’boy. View on Google.

Kwei Fei
Food of Western China, specifically the province of Sichuan are the keynotes of the Charleston gem. The food is perfectly spicey, set in a convivial dining room, you are sure to stay till the lights go dim. View on Google.

Where to Shop

King Street
Named by Forbes Traveler as one of the country’s “Top 10 Shopping Streets,” this historic, enchanting, and Palmetto tree-lined avenue is over 300 years old and exudes the Southern charm that you and your beloved are shopping for in Charleston. Don’t miss lower King Street also known as the Antique District…you’ll find antiques from any period from all over the world. View on Google.

Berlin’s is one of the oldest stores in Charleston. Established in 1883, this luxury emporium is run by the same family and carries well-curated selections for men and women that will ensure you look the part of a Southern gentleman and woman. You’re sure to find something that will tickle the fancy and afford you the dapper demeanor of Charleston’s most stylish! View on Google.

White’s Mercantile
White’s Mercantile is a modern and gentrified version of a general store. There are whimsical treasures for the home, candles, local gourmet foods, clothing and accessories that will delight and overload the senses…every surface is covered with something interesting and lovely. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Sunset Cay Marina
Located on Folly Beach, this spot is famous for its magical sunsets. Sweeping you up in hues of purples, oranges, and blues, this breathtaking waterfront scene is a romantic one to be sure. Take a long stroll on the beach or soak up the rays as the sun sinks under the horizon to reveal a beautiful starlit sky. Perfect for picnic outings or maybe fishing off the docks for the more outdoor inclined couples, this spot has a little bit of something for everyone. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

White Point Garden
Created in the 1800s, this beautiful 5.7 acre waterfront park is the picture of southern romance. Set against a sea wall promenade, this picturesque green area transforms spectacularly during the seasons changes. In the winter months a blanket of snow covers everything in white, putting C.S. Lewis’s Narnia to shame. In the spring however, when the snow melts, the greenery is unprecedented. Its many gazebos, ponds, and opportunities for outdoor activities allow for many weddings, proposals, and other romantic outings to take place amidst the. Take your love here for an intimate picnic for two. View on Google.

Date Night Idea

The Establishment
Charleston’s very own farm-to-table, or sea-to-table rather, boasts a mouthwatering cornucopia of fresh delicacies from the land and the sea. While Charleston is known for its seafood, the Establishment has developed a partnership with the local farmers and fishermen to create enticing flavor profiles that every foodie will enjoy. Meanwhile, the warm ambiance and low lighting of this night time eatery creates a seductive, yet romantic atmosphere that encourages intimacy in the best of ways. View on Google.

Places to get lost in

Charleston Museum
Get lost in Charleston’s rich history at one of the oldest museums in the United States. 300 years young, the museum and its two National Historic Landmark houses, The Joseph Manigault and Heyward Washington Historic Houses are all located downtown, in the Wraggborough neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. Featuring Lowcountry History, Historic Armory, Charleston in the Revolutionary War, “City Under Siege” (civil war), The Bunting Natural History Gallery, Kidstory, and Historic Textiles Gallery, you and your love will be swept back in time in this immersive experience. View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

The French Quarter / Gateway Walk
This spectacular site is not your average trail, rather it is a multitudinous site that walks through Charleston’s secret gardens and resting places for the ancients of the Holy City. Built by The Garden Club of Charleston in 1930, the exclusive club still maintains the walk way today. While on this walk you and your love will encounter the many rustic wrought iron gates for which the Walk was named. The cascading greenery of the gardens will transport you through time to a more romantic and timeless era. The walk starts at Archdale Street and twists and turns making its way ultimately to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. It’s like a trip to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s secret garden. A small paradise amongst the bustling city and perfect for sneaking a kiss or two. View on Google.

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