Are you headed to Charleston, SC? I am sharing with you the ultimate girlfriend’s getaway guide to seeing the best of Charleston! I am warning you now, you are not going to want to leave! Especially, after reading this guide on all of the places you have to hit! You are going to need a round 2!
When I travel I loving staying at a Marriott property, because I am a loyalty member, and the Renaissance Charleston Historic Downtown Hotel did not disappoint! The Renaissance is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. It is a few steps away from King Street and about a 10 minutes walk from Rainbow Row and the City Market. Making it the ideal location for your stay. But if you are looking for an alternative place to stay there are really cute Airbnb’s like this one, that would be perfect for your next girl’s trip!
Get in were going shopping!
You are going to need your walking shoes because we are going up and down King Street. I will start at the top of King Street with my favorite jewelry and accessories store in Charleston, The Tiny Tassel. I have a pair of the shamrock earrings and I get so many compliments on them! They also have other jewelry, wall art and the funniest inspiration notepads!
If you are a Bravo Fan you have to stop into Sewing Down South! You need to check out the pillow wall, and their really cozy sweaters and candles. Lastly before you head out you have to get a selfie with the yarn wall! It’s also not far from other Bravo hot spots: Bourbon and Bubbles and Republic.
For my pastel, floral-loving, Lilly girls you have to check out these two stores! Loveshackfancy which was a floral pastel dream! There is pink from wall to wall and it was stunning, as you can see! Another store I loved being a BIG Lilly Pulitzer fan is, Palm Avenue! It was hard to not walk out with something from their newest collection. There are so many more stores to note, but trust me when I say your credit card may not be my biggest fan after you finish shopping on king street!
Are you hungry? You are about to be! I am starting off with one of my favorites and that’s the Basic Kitchen. We were there during their vegan challenge, and our whole meal was INCREDIBLE! I will be dreaming about the sweet potato fries and ranch dip until I am there again!
For my coffee enthusiasts, while we were shopping I needed a cup of coffee so I stopped at The Black Door Cafe, in the historic Mill House Hotel. Great coffee and a breath taking hotel especially the exterior, as the whole hotel is PINK!
This next recommendation is great for dinner, it’s over the bridge on Sullivan’s Island, but it’s well worth the drive. The restaurant is called The Obstinate Daughter I got the Strozzapreti and it was delicious! They are known for being a southern restaurant that is inspired by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.
A few other notable suggestions include: The Gin Spot for cocktails with their professional mixologists! Church & Union which is in an old church and is great for lunch or dinner, I would suggest making a reservation ahead! Last but not least Millers All Day for a great brunch, you have to get a biscuit and one their mimosas!
Charleston is full of history! I wanted to share a few of my favorites: Top left photo is Church Street with is home to St. Michael’s Church on the corner. Tradd Street has some absolutely breathtaking homes like this blue and White house, as well as the pink row house below. It is also where a popular book series is written about. Rainbow Row is how to the iconic 13 historic pastel-colored homes, which is one of the most photographed areas in all of Charleston! The architecture and history just walking around is beautiful. I took a roll of film with me I can’t wait to see how these historic buildings look on film!
If you are in Charleston for a girls’ trip, consider getting professional photos done! How often do you have your best friends with you all in one place? In one of the most photogenic locations on the east coast! I recently had a Brand Photography Session there, I will link the Blog Post here. I worked with The Pink Figgy to rent this vintage car and the photos were iconic!