The Final 3-Day Charleston Itinerary

Hey everybody, my identify is Lauren and I’m the creator of the journey useful resource and weblog NY to Anywhere.

Throughout my current East Coast Road Trip, I made a 3-day cease in Charleston with my husband and two associates and completely cherished it!

Charleston is a vacation spot of true Southern class and appeal. I don’t know if I’ve skilled a extra polished metropolis within the U.S. The individuals of Charleston positively have a sure fashion about them and so they positive do know their meals!

Right here’s the last word 3-day Charleston Itinerary for the proper steadiness of issues to do and locations to eat and drink.

The Finest  Time to Go to

The most effective seasons to go to Charleston are the autumn and spring when the temperatures are milder, although needless to say any time round Easter will probably be peak journey instances and costs will probably be greater.

I’d say it’s finest to keep away from the summer season months because it will get extraordinarily sizzling and humid. It is going to be tough to be exterior with out getting coated in sweat! You don’t need to waste your time in Charleston hiding out inside with air-con when there may be a lot to see.

Waterfront Park and is the place vacationers and locals alike come to chill off.

Getting Round

Should you keep within the downtown Charleston space will probably be very straightforward to get round by biking or strolling. Nonetheless, to get to the seashores, you’ll have to take a automobile, Uber or bus.

Francis Marion Lodge

The place to Keep

I extremely advocate staying within the downtown space, that means you’ve quick access to all of the sights, eating places, and retailers.

Some prime accommodations to notice are the Market Pavilion Hotel, The Spectator Hotel, and the Wentworth Mansion. These properties are fairly historic and the appeal is plain, however they could be a little on the pricier aspect.

Should you’re inquisitive about extra of a funds possibility take a look on the Hampton Inn Downtown or Francis Marion Hotel for an possibility within the center.

Itinerary for Day 1

Oyster Brunch

Begin your time in Charleston off with brunch on the Darling Oyster Bar. It’s one of the vital Instagrammable eating places within the metropolis and serves seafood dishes like crab cake benedict and shrimp & grits. After all, you’ll need to attempt some oysters too!

Bike Round City

After a tasty brunch, lease bikes from Holy Spokes and see what you discover! There are lovable corners all through town and it’s a pleasant method to get your bearings.

Be certain to cease at each Rainbow Row and on the Pineapple Fountain. Rainbow Row is a stretch of 13 historic houses in a wide range of pastel colours. One other nice picture spot in Charleston!

The Pineapple Fountain is in the midst of Charleston Waterfront Park and is the place vacationers and locals alike come to chill off, truthfully so refreshing on these sizzling days in The South. The pineapple is definitely an emblem of hospitality in Lowcountry.

Eat Native + Drink on the Roof

Eat dinner at Husk for dishes with substances that solely come from The South, crafted with a contemporary contact. One of many best possible eating places in Charleston it was began by Sean Brock who featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Desk (although he’s now not concerned with the operation).

Try to make it for sundown drinks on the Pavilion Bar on the roof of the Market Pavilion Lodge. It’s an upscale bar in one of many metropolis’s most luxurious accommodations.

Itinerary for Day 2

Biscuits for Breakfast

Seize breakfast biscuits from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. Select from sandwich fillings and biscuit toppings like sausage, bacon, egg, pimento cheese, and thyme butter.

Go to Fort Sumter

After a fast chew go to Fort Sumter which is accessible solely by boat.  You may take the ferry tour over from Liberty Sq. for $24 per grownup. You’ll be taught all in regards to the Civil Conflict from the placement of the very first pictures fired.

Go Purchasing

Within the afternoon buy groceries on King Avenue to seek out all of the excessive avenue retailers in addition to enjoyable boutiques. Then go to the historic, City Market for artisan, distinctive and native finds!

Oysters and Dwell Music

Have dinner at Leon’s Oyster Shop. This tremendous poultry and oyster spot is ready in an previous storage and serves fried hen, frozen drinks, and entire fish. My favourite was positively the fried hen – we order the entire hen together with loads of sides.

Their frozen G&T’s are refreshing after a sizzling day!

Finish the night with drinks at Henry’s. There’s one thing for everybody at this multi-level and multi-themed bar with stay music. The themes change on every stage however preserve an aesthetic ingredient all through all the way in which as much as the open-air rooftop with relaxed seating areas.

Folly Seaside

Itinerary for Day 3 (Seaside Day)

Save the final day for the seaside! I love to do the busy days firstly of a visit and have the ultimate day be extra relaxed.

Attending to Folly Seaside

There are a couple of totally different seashores near Charleston, with Folly Beach being one of the vital fashionable. It’s a brief drive from downtown Charleston, however you must depart early to keep away from site visitors.

There may be public seaside parking at most of the seaside entry factors, however park close to the Folly Seaside Fishing Pier for shut proximity to the bars and eating places.

Should you want public transportation or are in search of a funds possibility, there’s a bus that leaves from Calhoun. You’ll have to switch as soon as at Sol Legare Rd.

Early Fowl Breakfast

Whenever you get to Folly Seaside cease in for breakfast on the Lost Dog Cafe which opens early – 6:30 am! Have a contemporary bagel or muffin or attempt one thing heartier like their breakfast burrito or shrimp & grits.

Folly Seaside Actions

Should you resolve you’re up for extra than simply sunbathing at Folly Seaside, you may stroll to the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve for a view of the Morris Island Lighthouse, take a surf lesson, go kayaking or go on a SUP tour!

Informal Lunch (and drinks) on the Seaside

Whenever you’re prepared for lunch seize tacos at Chico Feo or buckets of seafood on the Crab Shack

Should you’re within the temper for a day drink try Loggerhead’s or Snapper Jack’s the place you’ll discover a large rooftop deck boasting sea views!

End Your Stay with BBQ + Cocktails

Hopefully you’re hungry again by the time you’re making your way back downtown because you must stop in at Lewis BBQ for dinner. It’s a few of the finest BBQ I’ve EVER had and imagine me, I’ve tried loads!

Should you handle to swing by on a Saturday make sure to order the particular beef rib, it was scrumptious!

Whenever you’re again in Charleston go for drinks at The Cocktail Club. This bar, made nearly fully out of uncovered wooden, is gorgeous and there’s often laid-back stay music – we noticed a terrific cowl jazz musician.

Charleston Downtown

Useful Suggestions

Don’t underestimate the warmth and humidity, be sure to keep hydrated and put on sunscreen!

I extremely advocate making dinner and brunch reservations earlier than you arrive. The favored spots can e book up fairly quick on the weekends.

Charleston felt just a little extra upscale and trendy than another cities I’ve visited within the U.S. Be certain to pack a couple of dressier choices.

I visited Charleston with my husband and two of our associates which was nice as a result of we have been capable of cut up prices and take a look at extra meals! I extremely advocate Charleston for a weekend with associates or perhaps a {couples} getaway.