Charleston was always one of those places that despite never having visited, I knew I would fall in love with instantly and oh boy was that the case. Last weekend we finally took a trip down there for a long weekend to visit some of our closest friends. What an incredible place it was, from amazing food to sunsets on the harbor, it truly was everything I thought it would be. Here’s a little round up of what we did and some of our recommendations!
I heard great things about this place ahead of our trip so was dying to stop by. Not only was it so cute but their iced coffee was incredible!
High Wire Distilling Co.
I loved this distillery! We stopped by here for a tour of the venue and tasted a variety of their small batch, homemade spirits.
Butcher & Bee
After our tasting at the High Wire we went next door to Butcher & Bee for lunch. This place is BYOB and if you purchase a bottle of wine from ‘The Daily’, a specialty grocery store/coffee shop, and bring it with you, you won’t get charged a corkage fee.
Coffee, wine, and food, this place is very cool and worth a visit.
The cutest bakery. After walking around the city in 95+ heat all afternoon we stopped here for some homemade blueberry and lime popsicles and they were totally worth it. On cooler days I’d definitely recommend relaxing with a sweet treat in their gorgeous little courtyard.
Mac & Murphy
A beautiful stationary / paper / lifestyle store located on Cannon St across from Sugar Bakeshop. So cute and full of amazing finds. Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo but pop in if you’re on Cannon St!
PB&J Beer… no, I’m not joking, this place brews its very own PB&J flavored beer. Not only that but it has an awesome happy hour ($4 whiskey!) and the tastiest sharing plates (incl. gluten free bread!).
We went to Taco Boy for lunch on our last day in Charleston and it was amazing!! I’m totally not a fish taco person (beef and pork all the way), but after a recommendation from my friend I took a chance on ordering a grilled fish taco and a sautéed shrimp taco and they were seriously incredible. The best tacos I’ve had in a long time!
Shem Creek hosts a bunch of restaurants, bars and water spots, all with a stunning view. Oh, and the occasional school of dolphins! We had drinks at Red’s and a delicious dinner at Water’s Edge.
During our Charleston visit we stayed in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant. I was blown away by how picturesque the houses and lakes were. We spent afternoons riding bikes and cooling off on the fanned porch with a glass of sweet tea – perfect, right? I loved that we were a 10 minute drive from everything; downtown Charleston, Sullivan Island, and Shem Creek.Sullivan’s Island
Morning walk with the dogs on Sullivan’s Island… and a casual bit of Dolphin spotting, which became a common occurrence on this trip. For someone who grew up wanting to be a dolphin trainer this place seriously made me want to never leave.Blues and BBQ Cruise
Such a fun start to our weekend, we took a Blues and BBQ Cruise on the first night around Charleston Harbor.. and yes there were dolphins!Boone Hall Plantation
What do the Notebook, Gone with the Wind, and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’s wedding have in common? The stunning Boone Hall Plantation! On our last day in SC, we stopped by to take a tour around the house and a fun trolley tour around the plantation. Definitely worth a visit. Some other photos of our trip!
Our hostess with the mostess.
Dinner on the porch in Mount Pleasant.
Bourbon and Bow Ties Party!
Thanks to our amazing friends for such an incredible trip, we’ll definitely be back soon.