Wes and I just got back from Charleston – Our first road trip since we moved! I wanted to share what we did along with some of the recommendations I got to help you plan your next visit. Our favorite meal was probably Poogan’s Porch, but there so many other great options to choose from Downtown (listed below). Husk is on my list for next time, along with 167Raw (they had a really long wait sadly).
Sullivan’s Island was probably our favorite part of the trip. Of course, we loved this little beach town. We ended up eating at Mex 1 (there was a long wait at Poe’s and we’d eaten there before). I just love driving around though and we visited Fort Moultrie at sunset before dinner and I’d highly recommend it! It’s gorgeous and right along the beach. And, lastly, I loved walking around The Battery – It’s right on the water and the historical houses are stunning. Let me know if you have any other travel questions!
Where to eat:
Downtown | Basic Kitchen, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (breakfast), Indaco (wine and pasta), 167Raw (oysters and lobster tacos), Husk (everyone’s favorite), Vendue (rooftop drinks at sunset), Hall’s Chophouse, Prohibition (bar vibes), Gin + Joint, The Ordinary, SNOB (sit at the chef’s table)
Harken Cafe (coffee + matcha Lattes), Taco Boy, Leon’s (oysters)
Off Track (Ice Cream), Fleet’s Landing, Chez Nous, FIG Restaurant, Post House Inn, Maison, Daps (breakfast), Workshop, 82 Queen (French food), Poogan’s Porch (southern cuisine)
Sullivan’s Island | Poe’s Tavern (burgers), Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (infused tequilas + Mexican food), Obstinate Daughter
Shem’s Creek | Saltwater Cowboys or Red’s Ice House (for a fun bar scene on the water and bar food), NICO (oysters + seafood)
What to do:
Visit The Battery (walk/bike along the water, see the beautiful and colorful homes), The Station Park Circle (vintage shopping), Barrier Island Eco Tours, Hampton Park (picnic or walk), Breech Inlet (see the sunrise), Woodlands Nature Reserve, Historical Charleston Market, Visit the Pineapple Fountain, Historic City Tour, Shopping on King St. (Vestique came recommended), Isle of Palms (beach day), Folly Beach, Magnolia Plantation Gardens, Cypress Gardens, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, Sullivan’s Island (beach town), Fort Moultrie (Revolutionary War memorial, along the beach)