Long Weekend Wanderlust: Charleston, SC

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I look for a few things in cities: good food, good architecture, and beautiful landscape are right up there. So Charleston, SC is, unsurprisingly, high on my list. (How have I not been yet?? It’s a 2 hour flight from me!) Anyway, here are some of the things I’ll be trying out once I finally make it there.

EAT

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Husk – From James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock, Husk’s menu changes throughout the day, responding to what local purveyors are supplying the kitchen at any given moment.

The Drawing Room – Located in a thoughtfully restored 1780s Charleston warehouse building, The Drawing Room sources local seafood and produce to create the innovative menu.

Edmund’s Oast – Farm-to-table inspired decor, an expansive charcuterie program, and great drink menu. DONE.

SLEEP

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Zero George – What do you think would happen if I checked in and then just refused to leave? Like, ever.

The Spectator Hotel – This 41-room boutique hotel sits at the enviable intersection of Historic Charleston’s French Quarter and Market Street districts. The only hotel in the city to offer personal butlers. Plus they offer some pretty fun packages.

Wentworth Mansion – A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, featuring  a luxury spa, a seasonally-inspired restaurant, and proximity to the antique district, King Street shops and boutiques, and nightlife. Plus, dog friendly!

DO

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Plantation and Garden tours – Some of the oldest gardens in the United States are located a short drive from Charleston’s Historic District. Daily activities at Middleton Place (pictured below) focus on 18th and 19th century agriculture, horticulture, African American history and heritage-breed livestock.

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Walking Tours – Explore the city’s history, architecture, cuisine, and more on one of many fun walking tours (including ghost tours, tea party tours, and pirate tours).

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Shop

The experts at Candlefish curate unique candles, candle accessories, and other standout products, highlighting their beautiful design, extraordinary craftsmanship.

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Charleston City Market is one of the nation’s oldest public markets, and plays a leading role in the preservation time-treasured customs and vibrant American history.

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Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier – Because chocolate.

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