(Closed) 1st anniversary trip to charleston

posted 6 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I took a carriage ride around the old part of town. Was very informative and fun. This was almost 10 years ago so I don’t know the name of the company. Gee I need to go back!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mrsbdell:

ooooo Fiance and I just got back from charleston a week or so ago and had such an amazing time!  I would definitely recommend visiting boone hall plantation.  it’s the oldest still operating plantation in america and it was where the notebook was filmed and incidently where blake lively and ryan reynolds got married.  it’s so beautiful, historical, and romantic!!

walking along the waterfront by “rainbow row” (adorable colorful homes that are some of the oldest in the city) is a MUST as well!  the national monument of fort sumpter has an incredible view of the john c. ravenal bridge and i would really recommend heading out that way.  it’s right by the charleston aquarium as well (we didn’t go in but it looks fun!)  we didn’t go out to fort sumpter on the island, but the monument is free and a fascinating bit of history.  we saw dolphins in the harbor here as well which was one of the highlights of my trip!

there are lots of old historic homes and a few other plantations out there i would have loved to check out, but most things are in the $15-30 per person for admission so we had to pick and choose.  we enjoyed walking around the campus of the college of charleston as well since that didn’t cost anything.  you will definitely have a wonderful time!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I highly (highly) reccommend Magnolia’s for lunch or dinner. My Fiance and I had one of the best meals of our lives their. Their shell fish and grits was out of this world. We went for dinner but I noticed they have almost the same menu for lunch at half the price. We also had a nice meal at High Cotton. Great ambiance but the food wasn’t my favorite in Charleston. I also really enjoyed the haunted jail tour through bulldog tours (if you’re in to that sort of thing). I second the carriage ride-I feel like its a must do. I loved touring the Nathaniel Russell house. It was a lot more interesting than I was expecting. We went out to Magnolia Plantation one day. It was fine, it was pretty and all but not the highlight of my trip. 

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