Charmed by Charleston


Charleston blew us away! I had high expectations for it, which oftentimes can make a place a bit of a let down. That wasn’t the case with Charleston. It was definitely different than I had pictured, but even more amazing & unique. We walked around just in awe of the bright, beautiful, charming homes, historic churches, greenery, and feel. In the South of Broad neighborhood we stopped at almost every home to take in details. It was so interesting to see how so many of the massive homes are faced sideways which makes you feel like you’re right back in the way things used to be in early Charleston. It’s another world and pulled us right in!

Sights

South of Broad neighborhood– The highlight area for us, sitting at the edge of the peninsula. It is filled with beautiful historic residential homes and gardens. You will get lost in the fairytale of Charleston’s unique features…I could have wandered here for hours!
Harleston Village
White Point Garden on The Battery
Nathaniel Russell House – historic home to tour, among many.
RAINBOW ROW
Waterfront Park
– the pineapple fountain!
Washington Square
French Quarter

Charleston City Market
Gateway walk (Unitarian churchyard) is a hidden gem!
Upper King Street

American Movie Theatre (from The Notebook!)

Charleston food
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit– One of our favorite things we ate in Charleston! So many good flavors of hot little biscuits, and all so so good. Cinnamon butter might have won!
Hominy Grill
167 Raw -also for the lobster roll
Chez Nous
Husk Restaurant
Fig
Poogan’s Porch
Fleet Landing for shrimp & grits and a fun setting!
Mason’s Lobster for lobster rolls!
Millers All Day (get the fried chicken biscuit)
Peninsula Grill for a fancier meal
Pawpaw – great for casual southern
The Butcher & Bee
Cru Cafe
Brown Dog Deli

Lewis BBQ
Goat Sheep Cow
Leon’s Oyster Shop

Halls Chop House
The Darling Oyster Bar
Eli’s Table
for breakfast
Persimmon Cafe
sandwich shop
The Park Cafe

Carmella’s Dessert Bar – all kinds of outrageous sweets, and we actually loved their turkey sandwich!
Rodney Scott’s BBQ (banana pudding)
WildFlour Pastry
Jeni’s Ice Cream

Drive across to:
Mount Pleasant
Patriots Point
Boone Hill plantation – moss!
Middleton Place Plantation
Sullivan’s Island fun to visit and see where people go to beach in Charleston!
Sullivan’s Island Food:
Obstinate Daughter
Poe’s Restaurant
Salt
Mex 1
The Co-Op grocery and Deli

Mount Pleasant food:
Vintage Coffee & Coastal Crust:
Two fun spots with the same owner, on the same lot! The coffee shop has a really good and fresh menu (acai bowls, avocado toast, salads, etc) and the pizza is wood-fired with unique amazing flavors!

Outside Charleston:
–Ambrose Family Farm
–Angel Oak Tree
— Folly Beach Pier



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