Thursday, April 4, 2019

Charleston Travel Guide: Top 10


Tied with New York City for favorite city I've traveled to, Charleston has my heart. I jump on any chance I get I want to sneak away to this beautiful city. It has a vibrant, stylish downtown, cozy neighborhoods with great eats, and beautiful sunny beaches... what more could you want? Charleston is a place that all travelers take away inspiration. I know i always do. I wanted to round out my Top 10 places to visit in Charleston. Let me know if you've been to any of theses as well as where your favorite places are so I can visit next time! Hope everyone has a great start to their week! Love, Christina

1. The Darling Oyster Bar:
Hands down my favorite restaurant in downtown Charleston, The Darling Oyster Bar does not disappoint. From its fresh oysters on the half shell to its dreamy tiled floors, this restaurant it both easy on the eyes and the taste buds!








2. King Street Shopping:King Street is the pulse of downtown Charleston and home to many stylish clothing boutiques and home decor stores. A few of my favorites include: Free People, Ro Sham Beaux, and Skinny Dip (see below).









3. Isle of Palms:

This Charleston beach holds many memories for me including child hood family vacations, scenic runs down Ocean Blvd, and way too many trips to the ice cream stand. This beautiful island is also where we took our first beach trip as a new family!


4. Abide A While Garden Center:
Any city I visit I have to check out the local plant nursery. Housed in Mount Pleasant Abide a While is home to interior gifts, lush house plants, and beautiful outdoor blooms. I stop and buy a "souvenir" on every trip!




5. Celadon Home:
Celadon home has been a major source of interior design inspiration for me over the years. Their modern, bohemian, and relaxed style is unprecedented. Their main store location is in Mount Pleasant (2 minutes from Abide a While!) and they have a second warehouse location in North Charleston with amazing furniture deals! Also they sell accessories and plants. Trust me, you will want all the things.


(Photos via: Celadon)




6. Airbnb:
I love staying in an Airbnb in cities because I feel like you get to experience the local neighborhood. They also often have amazing interior design inspiration like this downtown Mount Pleasant house we stayed at for my bachelorette party last year.






7. The Obstinate Daughter:
This trendy eatery is located on Sullivan's Island. I tried it for the first time for my 30th birthday trip and everything from the appetizers to the decor is spot on! Definitely because a favorite of mine and I look forward to going back next time!



8. Rainbow Row:

If you go to Charleston you have to visit the historic Rainbow Row. Overlooking the bay, this stretch of houses is extremely picturesque.




9. Poogan's Porch:

Brunch is Charleston is on another level with amazing places on every corner. One of my favorites and most visited is Poogan's Porch. Located in a (haunted) historic downtown house, this restaurant has the best southern biscuits and classic brunch options. Be sure to make a reservation because it is V popular!

(Photo via: Poogan's Porch)


10. Skinny Dip Charleston:

Such a unique spot! Skinny dip is a boutique downstairs turned Rose bar + co-working space upstairs with the cutest back drops and mech. Definitely a place to check out with the girls!




Honorable Mentions:
1. Charleston Tea Company
2. Poe's Tavern
3. College of Charleston
4. Kitchen Sync
5. Jeni's Ice Cream 

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