Experience the hidden marvels of the New South by planning a road trip from Washington DC to The Restoration Hotel in Charleston, SC. Take the scenic route — you’d be surprised at how many unforgettable places you’ll have a chance to see.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
A neighborhood staple for over 60 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been featured in several TV shows, including The Travel Channel’s Man vs Food and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations . Its Original Chili Half-Smoke and Classic Chili Dogs have been praised by the likes of Barack Obama and Bono.
Union Market is an inviting gathering place connecting chefs, artisans, and creatives from every conceivable background. From its humble origins as an open-air farmer’s market, the complex has evolved into a thriving hub showcasing some of the most amazing boutiques and restaurants in town.
Shop Made in DC
Dedicated to showcasing the talents of the maker community of Washington DC, Shop Made in DC carries more than 5,000 locally-crafted products including apothecary, apparel, home decor, stationery, and more. It’s also a great place to visit if you’d like to ignite your creativity with exciting workshops.
Isley Brewing Company
This microbrewery founded by a Richmond-native crew opened its doors in 2013 by launching its flagship beer, The Bribe , a delicious oatmeal porter which according to legend will “quench your thirst and soothe your soul”. This is one of many great varieties currently on tap at Isley Brewing Company.
Chef Lee Gregory, Owner of Alewife, is a three-time James Beard Award semifinalist for best chef Mid-Atlantic and StarChef Rising Star. Inspired by the Chesapeake Bay and foodways of Virginia, the restaurant serves impeccable seafood dishes with an eye toward conservation and sustainability.
Pairing bold ethnic flavors with seasonal local ingredients, Monuts offers a delicious menu including house-baked bagels, sandwiches, sides, and of course, their handmade gourmet donuts. It’s one of the most popular breakfast destinations in Dunham and your trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting it.
Duke Gardens has been serving the Dunham community for 8 decades. This world-class botanic garden has gradually blossomed into five miles of picturesque pathways and terraces. In the summertime, its fish pools are filled with hardy and tropical water lilies as far as the eyes can see.
The Restoration Hotel
By staying at The Restoration Hotel, guests can be in close proximity to some of the most picturesque sites Charleston has to offer. Enjoy dishes that define Lowcountry cuisine, bask in our soulful musical heritage, take in striking historical sites and lush landscapes, and experience our multifaceted culture. Learn more about our Neighborhood and plan your trip and book your stay today!