Craig and I had such a wonderful visit to Charleston last week with JetBlue Vacations. When Charleston came up as an option in our partnership to experience one of their vacation destinations it was a no-brainer. Having visited the city for the first time during my girls trip last fall, I was really excited to go back with Craig. It’s such a quick and easy flight, about 2 hours from Boston, just enough time for me to post an Instagram and watch a movie, haha! Seriously though that JetBlue free WIFI and personal TV situation is THE BEST. The perfect long weekend or mid-week escape, Charleston is a great getaway, particularly as the weather gets colder. If you’re headed south, here are some of my favorite things to do and see, and of course where to eat, in Charleston.
*For those of you looking for outfit details I’ve linked to everything I’m wearing at the very bottom of the post!
What to Do & See
If you only do one thing in Charleston, make sure it’s somewhere South of Broad. The charming historic neighborhood is so fun to explore. Walk around and get lost on the cobblestone streets and hidden alleyways. We spent hours discovering little side streets and admiring beautiful aging stucco homes and historic architecture. The city has done a great job of placing informational signs throughout so you can read about the history of the homes and buildings. It’s also a great city to explore by bike, you can rent them or most hotels have them available for guests. We didn’t get the chance to visit any plantations this trip but there are several only a short drive outside the city, last trip I visited Middleton Place which was absolutely beautiful. There is a ton of great shopping in Charleston, much of it right outside our door at Belmond Place. My absolute favorite store is Candlefish, a must visit in the city.
Where to Eat
This basically deserves its own blog post. There are SO many good restaurants in Charleston it’s unreal. You could spend a week there and not even scratch the surface. From cafes, to coffee shops to bakeries and restaurants there is no shortage of amazing places to eat. We fit as many restaurants as we possibly could into our three day trip but there are so many more on our list we want to try. Here are some of my favorites: