The Holy City
This might catch you by surprise if you’ve never been to Charleston, SC. Yes, in fact its also called the Holy City; why? Well, it was known for its tolerance of all religions and its many historical churches. Fun fact, right?
Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honoring King Charles the II of England. The history of this beautiful city is fascinating and actually something that I learned on the Two Sisters Tours. This is literally the most fun and enjoyable walking tour, I’ve been on! Ask for Mary Helen, she is a saint and hilarious!
I, by no means am an expert in Charleston, but surprisingly - my life lately has brought me to this city 2x in 2 months. I’m actually going back to run another half marathon with a girlfriend of mine, who would’ve thought! The point of this post, is to share one of my new favorite cities. I’m sure everyone reading this, has heard of Charleston and/or have already been. But, I never really experienced this city until recently and I want to share a fun piece of it with you.
Places I Ate:
Anson - Steak house, known for their full body fish and their delicious grits. Gives you that old world steak house vibe and they know their wine!
Poogan’s Porch - Said to be haunted. But, more than that…the best BISCUITS. Like, so so good and they also deliver mimosa’s by the pitcher
Basic Kitchen - Clean, fresh vibe. Juices, Donuts and your most delicious basic Avocado Toast
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit - Well, you know why I like this spot.
Le Farfalle - Italian heaven. The decor is on point and the food is even better
The Obstinate Daughter - Yum. Pizza, BEET SALAD and their Farro Salad is a must
Miller’s All Day - Cutest decor, delicious biscuits and drinks
Tradd’s - I mean, I want to live here. 100% move in and become a professional champagne drinker. Loved the vibe, it was beyond.
Things I did:
Two Sisters Tours - Its an absolute must, so fun - and you get the fun little inside scoop on Charleston drama
Renew IV Spa - Ya, I was hungover and this was a gem
Vendue Rooftop Bar - If the weather is good, the sites are even better. The elevator takes forever, use the stairs
Sullivan’s Island - Of course, take a peek at the beach and there are some bars about a block away that are so tiny and amazing
Charleston Market - This place has a ton of history and lots of little treats as well
Dry Bar - Lame, but a girl needed her hair blown out
King Street - Lots of shopping and good eats
Gin Joint - Give me those speak easy beverages, please!
The Belmont - Little hot spot bar, good drinks, amazing decor
There is still plenty more that I want to do, eat and see if Charleston, but I ran out of time. So the above list will have to do for now. But, I will be updating it next time I go to this little gem.
Side note: The airport is legit, quick - easy and not very crowded. I will say, sometimes it looks as though the security team is always training and it can slow it down a bit…but you’re still through it in less that 20 mins (don’t hold me to it!).
Have you been to Charleston? What is your favorite, must do things? Share in the comments so I can add it to my ever-growing list.