Mar 22, 2023

How To Spend A Long Weekend In Charleston

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The secret is out. If you visit Charleston, it will immediately become your new favorite place. Whether you’re coming for a short trip or plan to stay awhile, a few days in the Holy City are all you need to soak up the Southern charm, beautiful locales and top-notch cuisine. Follow along for an insider’s take on how best to spend a long weekend in the charming city of Charleston.

With a late arrival on Friday afternoon, you’ll want downtown to be your first stop. Stroll King Street for the best shopping or venture South of Broad to take in the stunning architecture and coveted Rainbow Row. If you’re lucky enough to visit in the springtime, check out the Festival of Houses and Gardens that is held annually from mid-March to mid-April. You’ll love the curated tours that take you beyond the grand piazzas and garden gates of Charleston’s finest homes. After all that exploring, take in the city views at one of the many rooftop bars and enjoy a round of happy hour cocktails. Later, freshen up at your hotel or AirBnB and complete the night by dining at one of our award-winning restaurants.

A leisurely start to your Saturday morning can only mean one thing: brunch. Take the short drive over the bridge to Mount Pleasant to check out bustling Shem Creek. This waterfront district is a local treasure with fantastic restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere. After your meal, soak up the Lowcountry lifestyle by getting out on the water. Book a kayak tour or harbor sailboat cruise where you’ll experience Charleston from a new vantage point. If staying on land is more your style, explore the historic Old Village neighborhood and make your way to the Pitt Street Bridge. This scenic park offers a stunning sunset view over the city skyline and Ravenel Bridge that you won’t want to miss!

Your final day in Charleston has arrived, so it’s time to escape to Sullivan’s Island for a beach walk and delicious lunch. This charming, laid-back community has just 2,000 residents that call it home. Popular Middle Street is lined with delicious dining options – everything from the best burgers to Mexican cuisine and Southern barbecue. The Fort Moultrie National Park is also located here and open daily for tours. In 1776, it was the site of the first decisive Patriot victory over the British Navy. You’ll also be sure to spot the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse. It was built by the federal government and resembles an air traffic control tower more than a traditional lighthouse.

Your weekend has now come to an end and it’s time to hit the road. However, now that you’ve spent a long weekend in Charleston…have you decided to stay? In that case, we are happy to call you our new neighbor. One of our knowledgeable and experienced agents would be happy to help you find your next address. That way, you can spend every weekend in Charleston!



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