Hi my lovelies, it has been a whirlwind week. Monday through thursday Clark and I were in Charleston, then we drove back and headed out on Friday-Sunday for Memphis.–Needless to say.. We were TIRED!
This post is all about our first trip to Charleston. With a full two days we couldn’t see everything there is to see in the historical town, but we managed to find our way around town and visit some iconic places!
If you found this post through Pinterest, I was in the same boat as you the beginning of January. I was saving frantically trying to find the best places to visit–and the most photogenic. So let me add to your list or capitalize on a few place you may already have on your To-Do.
First things first,
A Place to Stay
We visited Charleston solely to stay in this super cute Airbnb. William and Sydney are the perfect host and have literally the sweetest homes. Clark and I stayed in apartment C, which has their iconic pink arch and their signature bohemian/costal decor. I will keep it short and feature a ton of photos (because that’s all we care about anyways)… So here is a list of my favorite things about the S.S.
- two words: SOFT WATER (like showering in silk, I felt spoiled)
- Spotless, I always feel more at home in an Airbnb–so when it’s clean I feel like I’m more at home and not in someone elses.
- Everything you need and more, popcorn, coffee, creamer, they even left us their favorite beer to try–how thoughtful!
- A list of must dos and must try’s that wasn’t over whelming and lengthy
- Trendy and cute, obviously
- They had toiletries like: tampons, makeup wipes (saved me, because I forgot mine), cotton pads, Vitamin C packets, hair dyer and straightener, and so much more!
- I won’t over load you anymore, so I’ll end it here. The beds are soooo comfy! We slept in the other room (not pictured below), they had feather pillows which are my favorite kind, and they had noise machines to drowned out any noise, which is great for someone like me who can’t sleep with noise!
Here is an exact link to the Airbnb, Unit C. They have other units and the option to rent out the entire Apartment complex (which they own and contains 4 units)–I also want to note that they do have an entire home available for booking, which is soooo lovely.
Where We Ate
Although we tried to save money while in Charleston by eating cheap, but it didn't work out so well (food really is too expensive lol). So in attempt to show you expense level I will be leaving $ signs to represent inexpensive to expensive, this is based on two people eating: $ >15, $$ 15-30, $$$ <$40
- Benny Ravello’s Pizza $ (New York size pizza slices (one is enough)
- Off Track Ice Cream $: expensive for ice cream, but a great snack while walking on King St.
- Rio Chico $$: Clark’s heart pumps queso, so we had to fuel him with some local Mexican food. It was inexpensive and seriously so good. (the burritos are HUGE, like the size of our forearms)
- Snapper Jacks by Folly Beach $$$: bar style, serves sushi; not the best food we had and honestly too expensive to justify paying $50 for the two of us to eat. But if you want a good fishbowl full of Alc then I recommend it, haha!
- Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls $$$: Expensive but worth it. It’s a toasted, buttered roll in the shape of a hotdog bun, stuffed with lobster. Doesn’t sound like much, but there is a reason why it’s Mason’s FAMOUS Lobster Rolls. An older couple came in and said they traveled to Charleston last year and came in twice because of how good it was, now it’s an annual stop.
What To Do
- Folly Beach: It was only 15 minutes away from our Bnb and was such a great way to end the day.
- Shopping, duh: We stayed two blocks from King St. so we picked an entire day to walk down through the shops. They have local stores as well as chains. Also venture over to the French Quarter for some amazing food and another great shopping experience.
- Streets: Visit the iconic streets that Charleston is known for: Pennsylvania Alley, King St, Rainbow Row, Bedons Alley, and really anywhere you look, we got lost down every alley and it did not disappoint.
Overall, we LOVED our trip to Charleston, despite the 8 hr drive. It is so photogenic and makes a content creator’s life so much easier. I was changing in the car and we finished our photos in under 3 hours (which is pretty amazing). Charleston is the perfect place for a couples retreat, a girls trip, or even a family vacation.
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