Charleston, SC is an awesome town full of adorable shops, incredible history, and the perfect amount of fun and chill. Sound like the perfect retreat for a weekend filled with southern charm. Check out the perfect 4-Day Weekend to Charleston!

Where to Stay

King’s Courtyard Inn

Looking for some history? Check out King’s Courtyard Inn, a historic landmark in the heart of King Street, a popular tourist spot and shopping mecca in the historic area. This inn calls one of the oldest buildings home with an updated, decorative style. If you’re looking for charm, history, style, AND convenience, the King’s Courtyard Inn is your pick.

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The Restoration

Want something a bit more modern and urban? The Restoration is your next best pick! This was voted Best Urban hotel by Conde Nast and features awesome rooms with exposed brick, trendy décor, and an incredible classic spin on Southern Hospitality. What’s unique about The Restoration is the blend of hotel rooms and residences, so you know you won’t have that large party crowd which means a great night’s sleep!

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Grand Bohemian Hotel

This glamorous pick is incredibly unique with a Southern flair you won’t want to miss. Not to mention, one of the coolest rooftop bars, Élevé, taking up space on the top floor where you’ll find yourself in an immersive secret garden. If you want an experience where you can just stay in and enjoy some rest and relaxation, the Grand Bohemian Hotel is your pick!

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Belmond Charleston Place

Also located in the middle of the action, Belmond Charleston Place is a great pick for the fabulous. Enjoy Old Charleston charm, innovative cuisine, a gorgeous spa, and your pick of shopping! This is the quintessential Charleston spot. You won’t want to book anywhere else once you walk through the doors of Belmond Charleston Place.

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Where to Eat

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

Voted Charleston’s Best Waterfront Dining, Fleet Landing is an incredible spot and serves up the BEST Shrimp n’ Grits in the Charleston area. Indulge in jumbo shrimp and andouille sausage with tasso ham gravy and delicious, mouth-watering creamy grits. You must order this plate when you visit Charleston. You won’t regret it.

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The Darling Oyster Bar

This adorable spot is located in a restored, 115 yr.-old store with a 14-seat raw bar on King Street. They offer brunch, a raw bar, dinner, drinks, and dessert and are sure to satisfy your aesthetic tastes as well as your taste buds. You’ve got to check it out!

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Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ

You can’t go to Charleston and not savor in some classic BBQ! What better spot than Rodney Scott’s? On a mission to serve up the best BBQ, Rodney Scott’s is unique, delicious, and sure to leave you wanting more. And it’s located on King Street, so you don’t have to stray too far from all of the action! Enjoy.

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NICO Oysters & Seafood

Another popular French Seafood spot is NICO. Here you can enjoy a Sunday brunch for incredible prices, delicious APPS, and an impeccable French Main Course menu. Plus, for the area, restaurant type, and menu items, the pricing is on point. Enjoy NICO next time you venture out into Charleston.

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Joe Riley Waterfront Park

Joe Riley Waterfront Park is a stunning spot to enjoy a picnic lunch, relaxing walk, or take some pics by the historic Pineapple Fountain! Not to mention there are 13 tours and experiences within the park that you can enjoy with incredible architecture and waterfront views too.

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Historic Charleston City Market

A great way to beat the heat and get some shopping in is a visit to the Charleston City Market! Here you can browse through vendor after vendor shopping for unique clothing, accessories, kitchenware, souvenirs, and more! Plus, this market is known as “the cultural heart of Charleston since 1804” – there’s history too!

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Rainbow Row

Looking for more quintessential Charlestonian fun? Head over to Rainbow Row and revel in the stunning pastel-colored historic homes on East Bay Street. Plus, it’s the longest cluster of Georgian Row Homes in the US! So cool and such a great spot for a pic or two.

King Street

One of the best places to be – day or night – is King Street. Here you can enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife with a ton of both local and commercial shopping and attractions! Enjoy an afternoon in Historic Charleston when you venture up and down King.

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