Have you ever visited Charleston, SC? It’s the best town! I had such a blast visiting and have put together my top 5 Things to Do in Charleston.
Last month I got to have the best girls trip with my college besties. We were (or are soon) turning 40 so we thought we should celebrate with a trip away since we never get a chance to see one another. After much debate back and forth we decided on the historic town of Charleston, South Carolina.
I didn’t know what to expect but it ended up being so much fun. There were so many things to do and see, I was so surprised. I’ve put together my top 5 things to see in Charleston but trust me, there are many, many more things to see and do. It’s so fun and really family-friendly or perfect for girlfriends like I was with.
My Top 5 in Charleston, SC
Callies Hot Little Biscuits
If I had to list anything in order this would for sure be my number 1. I can sit here and dream out those hot biscuits right now. I’m not even a huge biscuit fan myself but there was something about those fresh, made from scratch biscuits right out of the oven that was unbelievable. I can seriously taste them right now. They had this awesome deal too that you can try 4 mini biscuits for $5. This was by far the best deal in the city! If you shop at City Markets (which you totally have to) then there is a small store there and a larger one off King Street. This is a MUST!!! Someone send me a biscuit!!
Shop at City Market and King Street
Care to do some shopping? Charleston has some of the best shopping around and King Street is the place to go. The City Market is fabulous too but King Street is the famous place that has all the shops in a wide variety from the Louis Viton to all of these fabulous local boutiques. King Street also has great restaurants and bars for a fun nightlife as well.
The City Market is home to outdoor vendors that is open year-round every day except Christmas Day. Tons of vendors set up shop and sell some of the coolest things from local stuff to really neat gifts. It’s a must shopping day! We went for 2 days because it was so much fun. It’s also the place where I got stuck in a torrential flood and it was INSANE!
Waterfront Park/Pineapple Fountain
This was such a fun area that is great for people watching and walking around. I also have a new found love for pineapples after visiting pineapple fountain. This park and area is a must for walking around during the day and at night. It’s fun for kids and a great place to get some ice cream and grab a bench to sit and watch the boats go by. It’s perfect.
This takes some walking and hunting down if you don’t know exactly where you are but it’s so cute once you find it! I loved every color and would’ve lived in any one of them! Rainbow Row is a pretty famous place to go see so there’s usually a lot of people around snapping pics and walking around.
Carriage Ride Around Town
This was a definite highlight of the trip for me (even though it rained and we got a little wet!!) but it was so much fun. We waited until the last day to do this and still got to see things we hadn’t seen yet. Our tour was the historic homes and it was great. We had a history lesson and learned and saw some great homes in Charleston. Our driver and horses were so great. I would most definitely recommend this as there are several different tours so even if you go and do this you will most likely go on a different tour because there isn’t just 1 certain area they cover. The horses are so well taken care of (we learned about them too!) and they also do a great job of cleaning up after them as well. I was really impressed.
There you have it, my top 5 things to do in Charleson! Like I said, there are so many other things you can see and do but these were my favorite!
Looking for some great places to eat? Here’s a tip, make reservations!!!! Check out some of these great places:
Poogan’s Porch, Fleet Landing, Magnolia’s, FIG, Virginia’s on King, and Stars Rooftop
We said we could easily go back just for the food. The food was all so good! We saw pimiento cheese on nearly every menu so it’s how I saw the idea for a pimiento cheese BLT!!
Are you thinking about visiting Charleston? I really hope I get to go back again soon someday!