A Girls Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina
I recently took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina with my best friend and we had an absolute blast! The reason we initially went was because I really wanted to get out of Austin for a bit and I was really missing the beach. I was also considering Charleston as a place to potentially live in the future, so a trip was definitely needed! We explored so many parts of the city + I really loved the vibe. If you're thinking about visiting, I highly recommend it!
In this blog post, I will be sharing pictures from the trip as well as my itinerary! If you have any questions, feel free to DM me on Instagram @kimberlycobb. Enjoy reading!
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WHAT WE DID
9:30am - Get to airport
5:15pm - Land in Charleston, pick up rental car (pretty necessary in my opinion), drive to hotel (20 minutes from airport to hotel)
6:00pm - Check into Courtyard Charleston Waterfront Hotel
8:00pm - Dinner at Indaco
9:00pm - Go out to the bars on King Street (the bars we loved: Prohibition, Republic Garden & Lounge, Saltwater Cowboy, Uptown Social)
10:00am - Sleep in a bit + stop at Starbucks a few minutes away from our hotel
11:00am - Take a boat tour of Cypress Gardens (40 minute drive from hotel + $10 ticket). The ticket includes a private boat that you get to ride through where they filmed The Notebook and we get to see a butterfly house and gardens.
1:00 pm - Head back into town for lunch at Frannie & The Fox (fancy pizzas)
3:00 pm - Self guided “walking tour” of the city & water
Stop 1: Charleston City Market- good place to buy souvenirs & shop!
Stop 2: Pineapple Fountain
Stop 3: Rainbow Row
Stop 4: Battery Waterfront Park
6:00am - Catch the sunrise at Folly Beach (20 minute drive from hotel to beach)
9:00am - Post-beach breakfast at dog-themed restaurant, Lost Dog Cafe (5 minutes from beach)
10:30 am Drive to Angel Oak Tree (27 minute drive from beach to tree)
4:30pm - Rooftop drinks at Citrus Club on top of the Dewberry Hotel (sunset at 5:15pm) to celebrate the end of our trip! They had the best food ever + the yummiest mocktails too!
8:45 am- Check out of hotel and drive to airport (20 minutes)
9:15am - Drop off rental car
11:00am - Fly back home! Bye Charleston!
WHAT I PACKED
Everyone dresses pretty casually in Charleston so that's exactly how I dressed! Comfort is key too, especially when you're doing so much walking. Here are some of the must-have items I packed:
Download your Spotify playlists before traveling
Depending on the time of year that you visit, pack clothing items for layering! It's nice + warm during the day but chilly at night + on the beach
Wear comfy shoes since you'll be doing a lot of walking
You're going to be taking lots of pics during this trip since everything is so beautiful, so make sure your phone is charged!
Thank you so much for reading this blog post- I hope you found it helpful! I had such an amazing time in Charleston and already want to come back! As always, send me a DM on Instagram here if you have any questions or want to be friends!