Charleston is exactly what you picture, sunny and colourful and the food is AMAZING!! Hence the additional exclamation mark. But also, the people here are SO polite (unless I just only met the polite folk) and I couldn’t believe how clean the beaches and streets were. Not a cigarette butt to be seen, ah thank you!
We stayed at The Beach Club Hotel at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464. Rated one of the 2016 best hotels in the World by Fodor’s Travel. First off – the decor was SO me. Coastal colours bouncing off of crips white walls of detailed trim work. Each room has beautiful decor and a balcony and ours had a gorgeous view of the harbor, the sunsets are stunning in Charleston guys!!! This hotel also has a 30 seat private theatre where we watched a movie, 2 swimming pools, The Estuary Spa where we enjoyed some TLC as well as complimentary bicycles to tour around Charleston with.
Maca and I were quick to get out exploring, we were hungry so can you blame us haha? We had made a list AND a Pinterest board planning out all of the photogenic spots we wanted to hit and we did really well.
Where to Eat?
One spot quickly became my favourite for oat milk lattes, The Rise Coffee Bar, 75 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401. A quaint cafe attached to The Restoration Hotel (go inside if you have time, its swoon worthy). They make delicious lattes and have healthy snacks too! We came back twice our first day exploring because we need another oat milk latte before heading back to our hotel!The Fish House 32 Patriots Point Road Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 at Charleston Harbor. A super cute restaurant with great views, we loved the table decor – lighthouse salt & pepper shakes. They have great salads and the calamari is SO good guys, get it.
The Darling Oyster Bar, 513 King Street Charleston, SC 29403. A very photogenic spot on our route, cute tile floors and a clean aesthetic. I enjoyed a moscow mule and some oysters before taking off to the next spot.
Leon’s Oyster Shop, 688 King Street. Leon’s was one of my favourite spots, a super funky spot that’s always busy and full of life. They make great drinks, hush puppies, great fried chicken and even a solid avocado toast! We shared a ton of laughs here, such an easy going vibe at Leon’s.
Sugar Bakeshop, 59 1/2 Cannon Street Charleston, SC 29403. I am sure you’ve seen Sugar pop up on your Instagram at some point, the sweetest bakery in Charleston. Get there quickly if you are gluten free because those cookies sell out FAST!
The Daily, 652 King Street. After all of the indulging I was seriously craving a green juice, you guys know me and my healthy eating. All of the fried food was starting to get to me in not the best way haha. We hit up the daily for some fresh pressed green juices and if you are on the hunt for a cute space to get some work done, this spots for you! The daily is walking distance from Leon’s if you’re wanting to work off your friend chicken to a green juice.
Parcel 32, 442 King Street Historical Charleston. A beautiful, romantic restaurant with wood fired cuisine in upper king street. A friend recommended this restaurant and we managed to squeeze in a reservation on our last night. The history in this restaurant is as wonderful as the food!
IN ITS FORMER LIFE, IT HOUSED THE PENINSULA’S HIGHEST VOLUME BAKERY FOR 75 YEARS, RUN BY THE AMME FAMILY. THE NAME “PARCEL 32” REFERENCES THE ORIGINAL KING STREET BLOCK NOTED ON CHARLESTON’S 1888 MAP BY SANBORN MAP & PUBLISHING CO.
You bet this was on our radar, with some of our favourite shops in the area – we spent hours shopping in between snacking with an oat latte in hand!
We finished off our exploring in Rainbow Row where we hunted down the most colourful houses & doors for some fun photos. This city is truly charming and I hope you get to make your way there soon too!