(Closed) honeymoon in Charleston, SC — any suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Check out Mrs. snowcone’s honeymoon on the blog. She and her husband divided their time between the city and the Wild Dunes Resort on Ile of Palms.

That resort is on Snique right now. That’s like a Rue La La for travel.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Poogan’s Porch for brunch!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A great old southern home to tour is the Nathaniel Russell House

 

http://www.historiccharleston.org/experience/nrh/

 

A great way to see the city is by carriage ride. There are a few to choose from but I really like the Old South Carriage Company.

 

On my first trip their Fiance and I did the haunted jail tour and while I am not sure about the haunted part, our tour guide was great and the history of the building was so interesting. It was definitely a fun and different thing to do.

http://bulldogtours.com/tours/the-haunted-jail-tour/

 

As for shopping, there is a large market on Market St. where vendors sell anything from benne wafers to jewelery to hot sauce. King street is basically a long strip of shops.

If you are looking for a cheap drink, the Brick on East Bay always seems to have great drink specials going on.

 

Have fun!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you can work it into your buget, I suggest dining at Circa 1886 in the Wentworth Mansion. It’s a 4 Diamond restaurant that is absolutely delicious. The city of Charleston is so historic and lovely. I enjoy strolling through the city and walking along the battery. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I grew up in Charleston and I loved it! I’m taking my Fiance in the summer 😀

Definitely go see a plantation, they are so interesting. Go downtown Charleston to walk around the open market and watch sweet grass baskets being made. If you like seafood, go to Aw, Shucks (they have AMAZING steamed oysters!), or TBonz for steaks.

Isle of Pamls is a great beach to go to. It’s not one of the overly touristy beach, and it’s a beach that the locals tend tofrequent. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I FORGOT! Coast is a good place for an in-between priced meal and is DELICIOUS!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Alright.  I live in Charleston.

 

Here is what I can definitely recommend and the things I can advise you to skip.

1. Tideline Tours is out of Folly Beach (about a 15 minute drive from Downtown) and they take you on a two hour harbor cruise through the intercoastal waterways.  It is an AMAZING way to see the city from a perspective that you would NEVER see otherwise.  Additionally, he let’s all the passengers off on a secluded island for walking around, taking photos of the Morris Island Lighthouse and seashell/sand dollar collecting.  It’s peaceful.   It’s actually the MOST amazing thing I’ve done since moving here in four years.

2. Carriage Tour.  Many of them are excellent, and it’s a nice break from walking around and being miserably hot.  You get to see a lot of the 20 million dollar historic homes, the Battery Park, etc.  I would still try and do the Tideline Tour but a carriage tour is decidedly Charleston.

3. The Angel Oak.  It’s on Johns Island (maybe 15 minutes from Downtown) and it’s the largest living Oak Tree in the nation, and perhaps most of the world.  Now, it sounds stupid…a tree.  But, wait until you see it.  It is absolutely spectacular and very Charleston.  It’s the first thing I take out of town guests to see.

4.  Walk the Ravenel Bridge.  You can start either on the Downtown side or the Mount Pleasant side and it has incredible views (and breeze, in August which you will need!) of both sides of the city.  There are benches at the top, and you can take really great photos of the area from there. 

5.  Waterfront park.  It’s in Downtown and it’s this bike path, walkway, pier area with a really amazing fountain and these charming little benches and landscaped areas to sit and relax and soak up the architecture and view of the water.  Grab a cup of coffee and a baked good at Bakehouse on East Bay and then walk from there.  It’s a perfect way to start the morning!

 

The last three things are free.  The first thing is maybe $25? But, cannot be missed.

 

Food:

Skip: Jestine’s, Santee’s, Oak Steakhouse, Husk, Cru, Hominy Grill

Go: Coast, Anson, Virginias on King (breakfast only), Bakehouse, Magnolia’s, Red Drum Gastropub

 

If you need any more ideas or need help in anyway, please PM and I will do my best to help you!

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@axeyourmakeupkit:  Very helpful set of recommendations! We’re planning for Charleston, too, and your list is great!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in Charleston as well.  If you could wait to go September 5-16 it is restraunt week in charleston and you’ll be able to go to all the finest places on a smaller budget.  Also, it is still warm enough in September to enjoy the beaches but you don’t have the crazy summer crowds. 

You MUST MUST MUST go to Bowens Island Seafood.  The view is spectacular.  It’s a hole in the wall resraunt on the marsh and you eat outside on mix matched chairs and tables but the oysters and hushpuppies are amazing, the beer is cold, the live music is great, and again the view is to die for!!!  I take all my out of town realatives there!

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