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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!





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

view from our hotel room!

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)

12:30 - Lunch at Circe’s Grotto (sandwiches, lemonade) or Verde (salads) (25 minute drive from tree to lunch)

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!



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