Our fifth anniversary trip to Charleston, South Carolina
We’ve had the chance to travel every year for our anniversary-well…except one year. That year I may or may not have cried because I was bummed that we “had to stay home.” Can we just take a moment to mourn with poor Stephanie? I know you feel so bad for me, right? 😉
Celebrating our fifth anniversary
While nothing tops being in Rome for our anniversary last year (Stephen, let’s do that again next year!) this year, we had so much fun visiting Charleston, South Carolina for our 5 year anniversary! With it’s historic charm, it was hard not to wonder if we were in Europe at times. And this year, we were celebrating our final anniversary before our baby! It was such a special time in a special place!
We looked up a few fun city guides, including Gal Meets Glam’s Charleston City Guide and I quickly developed some favorites! Charleston was infinitely charming, beautiful, and tasty. Here’s what we loved during our stay:
Favorite Food in Charleston
Barbecue-Lewis BBQ and Rodney Scott BBQ (go to Lewis for the vibe and go to Rodney Scott’s for the ribs…MIND BLOWING.)
Southern style biscuits-Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits (such a cute spot! Definitely crowded…but aren’t the best places usually?)
Coffee-Black Tap Coffee-guys it’s DOG FRIENDLY!!! Not only were the iced lattes delish, I got to pet I-don’t-know HOW many puppies. Such an ideal way to start your day, if you ask me.
Lunch-Goat.Sheep.Cow-we could have spent hours in this darling cheese and charcuterie shop chatting with them about European cheeses! Everything was delicious and we were able to get some favorites from our time in France and Italy last year! We would stop here, stock up and walk to a nearby park to picnic. It was such a fun way to slow down, reconnect and enjoy our vacation!
Favorite Sights in Charleston
Plantations: Middleton Place-I mean, with a name like that, could you go wrong? We loved this one because it had the original plantation house and was reknowned for it’s stunning gardens.
Shopping: King Street is where it’s all happening! Enjoy shopping there and make SURE you stop into Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for a scoop or two. (I personally fell for the lemon blueberry, but have a longstanding love interest with the dark chocolate and Salty caramel ice creams.
tour-we took a great tour of the architecture and history of Charleston-while i can’t remember the company name, I’d totally recommend doing a tour-it helped us enjoy the city even more.
If you have been to Charleston, tell me-what did you do? Love? eat? comment below-I could easily be swayed to go back!