Post # 1
My fiance (soon to be hubby!) and I are flying to Charleston, SC spending five days there before embarking on a cruise to the Bahamas! Very exciting for us, and it is the groom’s first EVER big holiday. (We have gone to Las Vegas every year for a get a way since we have been together but he has never had a holiday like this!)
Any local suggestions about what we must see or do? Where to stay and eat? Etc… would love any advice!
Post # 3
Never been to Charleston but if you’re cruising to Nassau I recommend the shore excursion Blue Lagoon Island. I know they have it through Royal Carribbean, not sure about the others. Which cruise line are you going on?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Catholic Church Ceremony & Restaurant/Bed & Breakfast Reception
OOOoo! I LOVE Charleston!
Bed & Breakfasts rule the city in terms of places to stay. Super romantic and historic with southern charm! There’s also some older boutique hotels. Airbnb and other rental sites will have some great options too!
Sullivan’s Island is a nice trip to explore the beach, some cuisine (Poe’s) and see some history (Fort Sumter and Fort Moutlrie). Folly Beach is probably my favorite local beach though- total laid back beach party vibe with a great pier (don’t eat at the restaurant on the pier though- way too overpriced and poor quality); Taco Boy, Black Magic Cafe, and Folly Beach Crab Shack are my fav island food.
Back in Charleston, the Battery and the Waterfront Park are a really nice place for a long stroll- a good breeze and a ton of visual stunners with the architecture- you can easily get lost walking through the streets and looking at all the houses and their tiny alleyway gardens.
Circa 1886, FIG, Poogan’s Porch, and Cru Cafe are all good- in general the city is just full of great restaurants though! Ask a local- especially if you stay at a B&B.
There’s tons of carriage tours, ghost tours, old cemetaries, and the like.
Depending on where you stay- if you’re in the city proper (not near the airport in North Charleston) you’ll be able to walk easily to attractions and food. Taxis are available too. You could easily go a few days without having to drive though if you just want to relax. The beaches are 20-30 minutes away from downtown.
OH. And in August…a word of warning…it WILL be humid. Very humid. Welcome to the south!
Post # 5
@candice7_3: yes it will be hot as can be and VERY HUMID!
be sure to check out the market downtown. isle of palms has beautiful beaches, and one of my favorite restaurants – the boathouse! charleston is so amazing…enjoy it!!!