Hey, I'm hoping that you guys can give me some ideas. I'm visiting my friends in IL again in a couple of weeks and we are flying down to SC to stay with my friend Cindy's parents in Myrtle Beach. We're going for about 5 day and for 2 days we're going to drive down to Charleston. I'm really excited to see the historic areas of Charleston but wondered if people have ideas for places to visit and places to eat. Thanks in advance.
my parents have a beach house near charleston, so we vacation there quite a bit...so i have some favorites...though there is SO much more i'd love to explore as well.
some of my favorite places to eat are SNOB (slightly north of broad), Poogan's Porch, McCradys. bakehouse bakery cafe has great cupcakes, etc. i love just walking downtown...and walking along the battery is beautiful. lots of great (though pricey) antiques. the straw market is usually fun...there are so many walking/carriage tours that you can do as well. there are some lovely beaches to enjoy also!
last time i went with some good friends, we went to the charleston tea plantation, which was fun...especially if you enjoy tea.
hope you have a great time...feel free to email if you have any ?s about specific things/places.
Thanks Kimberley, I'm definitely going to look at the tea plantation. I'll check out the restaurants too.
keeping an eye on this one...we're moving to charleston in a few months and although i've been a couple of times, i don't remember specifics. naomi- you're going to love myrtle beach and charleston :) so fun!
it's been awhile since we have been to charleston. and i am biased in saying this because my husband went to school at the citadel, but you should visit the school. i think it's totally worth visiting. historic & a part of charleston history. there is actually a museum that is very informative (we never set foot in it when he was at school there, but went about 5 years ago when we were in charleston. wished i had gone to it earlier) it's fun to see in the summer, but it's very cool during the school year when all the cadets are there -esp on fridays for the parade. i love charleston and would move there in a heartbeat, if troy's job allowed.
We ADORE Charleston and we would love to retire to that area if it works out!
I've been to SNOB and Poogan's Porch and both are so delicious-highly recommend! I went with girlfriends and we took one of the carriage rides around and that was a nice tour. I love walking through the straw market-so many cool things.
I also like walking off the beaten path to the side streets because there are some equally cool shops there too!
Thanks guys. Lots of things to think about now. If anyone has any more ideas they'd be gratefully received. I'm very excited about this trip. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the historic sites.
Sette in Mount Pleasant is soooo good if you like Italian food. The owner actually has several different restaurants, and they're all good, but Sette is my favorite. http://www.dinewithsal.com/sette
I *highly* recommend the Peninsula Grill at the Planters Inn.
That was our splurge when my sis and I vacationed in SC a few years ago, and it was totally worth it.