Just a short drive from Savannah, Charleston is our home away from home. Below are our favorite spots to visit while in town!
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is one of our favorite boutique hotels to stay at when visiting Charleston. Even if you aren't staying at the hotel, we definitely recommend visiting for a cocktail on the piazza.
Located in a renovated former government building, The Dewberry
feels like taking a step back into a more glamorous time. The central location, gorgeous interiors, and first class service are second to none. Even if you aren't a guest, their stunning first floor bar, aptly named The Living Room, is reason enough to pop by for a visit.
We never come to Charleston without making a trip to Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
for their famous biscuits and coffee. However, in the past that also meant waiting in their ever-present upper King Street line. Lucky for us they just opened a second Charleston location in the Charleston City Market making their incredible biscuits easier than ever to procure.
is the second, more spacious location from this local artisanal cheese and wine shop. It's the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine and an expertly curated charcuterie plate or to grab their daily sandwich on the go.
The Blind Tiger
has been a part of Charleston night-life since the early 1990's, but step into their historic, tucked-away Broad Street courtyard and you feel as if it's been there forever. Whether it's a Friday night on the town or a Sunday afternoon brunch, this low-key spot is always good for a drink and fun times.
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is our go-to shopping destination for the latest designer ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Find a unique selection of brands like Tibi, Stella McCartney, and Lizzie Fortunato curated by owner Stacy Smallwood, who is celebrating the store's 10th anniversary this year.
King Street newcomer The Skinny Dip: Charleston Edition
just opened this month, but is already making a splash in the Charleston retail scene. This fun, collective-concept store sells some of our favorite brands (Society Social, Kiel James Patrick, Margaux) and best of all, has a wine/coffee bar on the second floor. Win-win!
The recently renovated Gibbes Museum of Art
is our favorite spot to escape the Charleston summer heat. One of the oldest arts organizations in the country, The Gibbes is home to a collection of American and American South art plus a series of several special exhibitions every year.
This sleepy beach community may only be a short drive from downtown, but Sullivan's Island's
rustic, un-touched charm makes it feel like another world entirely. We love to come here early in the morning with a book and coffee and enjoy a few hours of sun and serenity.
A few other favorites...