Our spring vacation in historic Charleston, South Carolina

Here's a travel list as well as a collection of photos from our Spring vacation to Charleston, South Carolina!

Why Charleston?

Originally, we had planned to take a trip to Las Vegas, but due to looking for a new house (and the fact that Traci has wanted to go to Charleston for 2 years now) we decided to make a last-minute change of plans.

The weather in Charleston turned out to be fantastic our entire trip! If you plan to ever visit Charleston, I highly recommend visiting in the Spring to avoid the heat and humidity of the Summer and Fall months. It was... warm.

Below, I've included a list of places we visited and restaurants I'd definitely recommend checking out if you're in the area.

Things to do

  • Carriage Ride - As cheesy as they seem, our guide made the hour-long ride very enjoyable. I'd recommend doing this your first day as it's a great way to pick out spots to visit on your own.
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens - Go when the weather is nice and wear your walking shoes. Self-guided tours throughout the gardens and a guided tour through the plantation house.
  • Fort Moultrie and Sullivan's Island - Quaint little town that includes Fort Moultrie, small shops and restaurants, and public beaches. Larger beaches can be found on the Isle of Palms.
  • The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon - Another historic site. Be sure to tour the dungeon.
  • City Market - Typical souvenirs, etc.
  • The Battery and Waterfront Park** - Nice walk near the water, and great for a run. Includes the pineapple fountain as well as mansions along the water
  • King Street - Stores, shoppes, bars, restaurants, and anything else you could want. This is the main thoroughfare through the city's modern destinations.
  • If you're looking for more outdoor activities, Folly Beach is a great location to check out for kayaking, fishing, camping, and more.
  • Walk around and explore! - Definitely the best way to see the city.

Restaurant recommendations

Traci and Adam in Charleston, South Carolina
Colorful buildings with South Carolina state flag
Church steeple in Charleston, South Carolina
United States Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina
Pink hotel in Charleston, South Carolina
Pineapple fountain in garden Charleston, South Carolina
Pinapple fountain in Charleston, South Carolina
Magnolia Gardens sign
Magnolia Gardens plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina