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Royal Travels: What to Do in Charleston

I don't travel much and it's something that I've always wanted to do. I want to see different cities and countries, visit historical places, and really immerse myself in the world around me. I have gone on a lot of vacations, especially when I was younger, but haven't done true traveling. Now that I'm older, have the time and money, I want to start traveling more.

I also get really nervous before having to travel because I'm a creature of habit and like to stay home so I feel like the more I do it, the more I will like it.

All of this being said, I recently went to Charleston, SC for a Bachelorette party, a city I've never been to but had always wanted to go. I knew it was a very historic city, very quaint and beautiful, but also a lot of fun. 

We were there for three nights and four days did a ton of walking, eating, and drinking and it was pretty great.



Where We Stayed

We stayed in an Airbnb off of King Street, which is pretty much the central location when it comes to Charleston. Almost all of the restaurants and activities we did were close by and the bars we went to at night were definitely within walking distance, which is really all that matters, right? 

I've never stayed in an Airbnb but it was nice to have a home base. It was nice to have a kitchen, plenty of bathrooms, and lots of space for all of us. It was also only 20 minutes to and from the airport which was great for flying in and out. It made things a lot less stressful.

Where You Need to Eat


Callie's Hot Little Biscuit: This was our first stop when we landed and we spent over an hour here. It was unreal. The biscuits left me speechless! There are locations all over the country and you can order biscuits online but there was simply nothing like the hot, fresh smell and taste of a delectable biscuit. I ordered a three-pack: buttermilk, cheddar, and cinnamon sugar with sausage gravy on the side. It was so good I could've cried. They were soft but dense and just the perfect carb. I brought the mix back home with me to try to replicate it!

Darling Oyster Bar: We went to dinner here on the first night and I don't know if I've ever had such delicious food. I got the Blue Crab Tagliatelle and I'm positive it was life-changing. The vibes here were also so cool and chic; it was lowkey, moody, but still really fun and beautiful. It's a place I'd love to have in my own backyard. 


SNOB: I wasn't sure if I was going to like this place because as a picky eater, the menu scared me. However, I loved it and it might've been one of my top favorite meals which is why it's on the list. I got roasted cauliflower soup and the pork chop, both were insane. I'm still thinking about them! Also, SNOB is super fancy, like I don't know if I've ever been to this high class of a restaurant and it was amazing.

Other notable places: Poogan's Porch and Hal's Chophouse; such different vibes and different foods but both were outrageously good. 

What To Do



Candlefish: We did a candle-making class at Candlefish and it was my favorite part of the trip! Candlefish is a beautiful store that has hundreds of different candle scents, different home products and so much to offer. They also put on candle-making classes where you physically make a candle; we picked the fragrance, poured the oil and wax, and were able to bring two candles home with us. I had so much fun, learning about the history of the store, how to make candles and the importance of candle care. This is one thing I highly recommend doing! 




Rainbow Row which has all these colorful homes, so cool to see! 

Walking & Shopping on King Street: We did so much walking and therefore, did a lot of shopping. I demanded we go into Sewing Down South (Craig from Southern Charm's store) and it kind of went from there; we visited local coffee shops, small boutiques, and just enjoyed the warm weather. We saw so much of Charleston this way and it was beautiful. 




Carriage Tour: Charleston is rich with history, like truly one of the most historical places in the country probably, and the best way to see that is on an old-fashioned carriage tour throughout the city. Each tour is different and you learn so much about the city, the architecture, the reason certain things are laid out in a specific way. It was really wonderful and you learned about the city in a way that you really can't any other way! 

I loved Charleston so much! It's a really special city with so much to offer. I think it's a great place for a Bachelorette party (some people made it out all three nights we were there, not me though. But the bars we did go to (Republic, INK, Uptown Social) were a lot of fun. I will say, we were the oldest people in some of these bars because the College of Charleston is right in the middle of the city so some of these bars *are* college bars but it was still fun! 

I also think it's a great place for a quick romantic getaway. You really just need a weekend (or three days) to explore, have fun, and relish in the city. 

Have you ever been to Charleston? What did you think?

xoxo
B