Early in the pandemic, Matt and I cancelled a flight that we had made and ended up with travel credit that was due to expire soon. In April 2020, we booked a flight for surely when the pandemic would be over: May 2021. Well, we all know how that went. We chose Charleston as our destination through our Dartboard -- if you don't know about the Dartboard, more on that in an upcoming post soon!
We stayed at the Marriott in Charleston, that is a short walk downtown (remember, this is coming from a NYC gal who walks everywhere!). It was reasonably priced for a good location. We accidentally booked our trip on Mother's Day and graduation weekend, so prices were a little bit higher than usual. We spent most of our time that weekend on King Street, the major hub of Charleston. There are lots of bars, restaurants, and shopping in the area that we indulged in. We love doing some shopping, grabbing local food, and eating in parks everywhere we go and Charleston did not disappoint in that area. We got Callie's Little Hot Biscuits and they were so good!
Our first day there we spent exploring King Street, doing lots of shopping and walking. Then we grabbed a big burger lunch at JohnKing Grill & Dueling Pianos with the BBQ Smashed Burger and Charleston Smashed Burger. They were so good and the location is great! We ended the night bar hopping at Shem Creek -- which is a must if you go visit Charleston! We got a huge charcuterie board from Tavern and Table with Prickly Pear Fresnos and saw a ton of dolphins!
Our second day we spent exploring the historic district and Rainbow Row. The architecture in Charleston truly is incredible. I loved all the colors! You can see a video of the doors of Charleston that I took here!
We spent a whole day at Folly Beach, which was truly one of the highlights of the trip for me. We visited some of the food trucks and grabbed pineapple whips from The Pineapple Hut (so good and refreshing!). Then we got all the fried seafood at a local rooftop bar (my favorite!). We did have a tough time with Ubers to and from Folly Beach, but were able to schedule them ahead of time so we didn't run in to too much trouble. On our third day we explored King Street again and each picked a must-do activity! We went to Rodney Scott's BBQ for dinner and it was SO good! We love BBQ food, especially in the south and it was one of the best meals we had in Charleston. Then we ended the night at Camellia's Champagne bar. Literally everything is pink and sparkly, so it was right up my alley.
Have you been to Charleston? What are your must-hit spots? Let me know down below!
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