April 3, 2016

Our spring vacation in historic Charleston, South Carolina

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

Photos from our trip

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