Few places outshine the
romantic appeal of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Charleston is one of the most
appealing destinations in the country, complete with rolling hills and the
picturesque French Quarter.
Here are just a few of
our favorite things about Charleston, South Carolina…
The Port Mercantile
Amidst the beautiful scenery and historic buildings lies some of the
most unique shopping experiences in the South. Our favorite spot can be found
on-location at this boutique hotel in
Charleston, South Carolina: The Restoration Hotel. At The Port
Mercantile you may find anything from a hand-crafted trinket, to a glitzy
family-heirloom. From thoughtful essentials to tourist takeaways, Charleston’s
shopping scene is like none other.
2. Southern Flavors
Charleston’s rich diversity has many benefits, one of them being the
city’s incredible selection of food. From coastal cuisine to soul food, the
Holy City has evolved over the years to include southern flavors of all types.
Treat yourself to a traditional shrimp and grits for brunch, or shuck a few
oysters at The Watch. Whatever cuisine
you love to dine on, we think you’ll agree that Charleston’s is one of the
3. Our Sublime Skyline
It’s no surprise that Charleston is nicknamed The Holy City. With a
skyline dotted by church steeples, our skyline is like none-other. For a truly
romantic view of the southern skies, have your dinner at The Watch Rooftop. Sip on a hand-crafted
cocktail while taking in the heart and soul of Charleston, all in one panoramic
4. Historic Buildings Galore
What better way to take in all the history and elegance of the deep
south than by learning from its architecture? Charleston’s abundance of
historic buildings makes it an ideal learning spot for any curious history!
Visit the Dock Street Theatre or the Aiken-Rhett House, one of the city’s most
intact antebellum urban complexes, built in 1820. For a little bit of
everything, stop by the South Carolina Historical Society, a museum that
showcases more than 350 years of the state’s most historic artifacts.
5. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, everyone loves a romantic carriage
ride through the city. Explore historic Charleston by way of horse-drawn
carriage to experience the city unapologetically relaxed. Not to mention
cobblestone streets and bustling shops make an instagram-worthy background.
6. Bustling Broad Street
Speaking of Instagram-worthy scenes, Broad Street is perfect for the
daytime shopper who craves a picturesque backdrop. Filled with independent
cafes and boutiques, you may find your entire day spent strolling through this
7. The Allure of Longitude Lane
This secret street of Charleston is great for family bike rides, walks
with your favorite furry friend, or a leisurely stroll with your significant
other. Lined with cobblestone and canopied in the branches of grand, old trees,
this walk will transport you to a simpler time.
8. St. Philip’s Church
Established in 1680, this old church lives in the heart of every
Charlestonian…and on Church Street. Not only is this a historic landmark, but
it’s an active church building with a beautiful architectural design.
9. Scenic Views at South of Broad
Notably one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Charleston, South of
Broad has it all: sweeping views of the harbor, and homes dating back to the
early 1700s. When visiting this local spot, you just may never leave!
10. Picnicking in White Point Garden
What better place to enjoy a light meal than surrounded by nature. This
park is a local-favorite, surrounded on three sides by water and sprinkled with
several pieces of historic memorabilia like Civil War-era cannons and pieces of
USS Maine. This spot is prime picnicking real estate!
We don’t know about you,
but with so many alluring local attractions, we never want to leave. Find
yourself interested in visiting the Holy City? Stay at The Restoration for a truly luxurious home away from home