Greatest Destinations 2018 – CHARLESTON

Check out this list before your next trip to the Holy City.

Charleston often sits pretty atop lists of the South’s best cities. Take one visit and you’ll understand why. The qualities that the Holy City has always been known for—the picture-perfect coastal setting, the rich history, and the amiable locals—have largely withstood the test of time. Mix in the flourishing creative culture, apparent in its restaurants, bars, and shops, and you have a truly dynamic city.

 

SHOP

Beckett Boutique – This upper King Street treasure is a must shop when in Charleston. Casual and elegant looks collide in this shop of dreams, where the buyers have effortlessly merged edgy and feminine pieces. 409 King St, Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29403 / beckettboutique.com

(Hampden Clothing)

Hampden Clothing – One of the premiere boutiques in Charleston, Hampden clothing has brilliantly curated a glamorous space for their clients. Their attention to exceptional clothing and accessories sends them to fashion weeks regularly, where they purchase select pieces for their boutique. 314 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 / hampdenclothing.com

The Skinny Dip – Equal parts shopping and frozé, this Charleston boutique is a super unique spot. Shop the owners’ own fashion brands, as well as other designers from around the country and after you’re done, head upstairs to grab a beverage! 345 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 / skinnydipcharleston.com

 

EAT

The Darling Oyster Bar – Dare we say one of the most Instagrammable spots in Charleston, The Darling Oyster Bar’s aesthetic is magnificent from the inside out. That could be enough to get customers in the door, but after you experience their seafood, you won’t know if you’re there for the food or the decor – they’re both really that fantastic. 513 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 / thedarling.com

(Juliet)

Juliet – This laid back restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy some pizza, and other Italian fare. Tucked away on King, Juliet is a relaxed and fun spot to grab a lunch or dinner with friends, while in the city. Snag a seat at the bar, order a beverage and allow the staff to tell you the best plates for your palette! 654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 / julietchs.com 

Felix – This inspired by Paris restaurant serves up quite the dining experience. Felix cocktail bar located on upper King, invites guests to dine on small plates and soak up the parisian atmosphere. The food, drinks and decor are all equally spectacular. 550 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 / felixchs.com

 

PLAY

Vintage Lounge – Newer to the Charleston scene, Vintage Lounge is making a name for itself with the locals. This upscale lounge has a wine menu that won’t disappoint and an alluring back patio. This spot is perfect for enjoying the weather and celebrating a special occasion. 545 King St, Charleston, SC 29403 / vintagechs.com

Cocktail Club – The Cocktail Club, located on upper King Street is a must do for after dinner drinks. Inside the lounge, or outside on the rooftop terrace, you can enjoy a artisan craft cocktail. House made infusions and rare liquors elevate your cocktail experience. 479 King St #200, Charleston, SC 29403 / thecocktailclubcharleston.com

 

STAY

The Dewberry – One of Charleston’s most talked about hotels, The Dewberry is a design dream.  A favorite amongst both stay-cationers and vacationers, this self described “Southern Reimagined” hotel is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring Charleston. 334 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 / thedewberrycharleston.com

(The Spectator Hotel)

The Spectator Hotel – The Spectator Hotel is no stranger to ‘best of lists’. This hotel boasts an art deco design that is something to be admired. Many come for the hotel, but the bar lends to the ambiance of your stay. Enjoy a nightcap before heading to your luxurious suite. 67 State St, Charleston, SC 29401 / thespectatorhotel.com

86 Cannon – If experiencing a traditional Charleston home is what you’re looking for, then 86 Cannon is perfect for you. This elegant and luxurious inn boasts rooms with traditional charm and modern elements. Open air piazzas adorn the property and nightly wine and cheese service enhance you experience. 86 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403 / 86cannon.com

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