Where we stayed:
We found a home on Airbnb in Mixson, if you are a fan of the show Southern Charm, you may recognize the area we stayed in from the show! They shot a couple scenes around that area and in the Mixson Market where Jacob and I went for breakfast and coffee each morning.
Where to eat that we loved:
Leon’s Oyster Shop: We had the best food here. We shared the Oyster Casino and the Fried Chicken. AMAZING.
Jeni’s Ice Cream: Such a fun stop for ice cream. We went really late at night, and it wasn’t too crowded!
Mixson Market: Since we stayed in Mixson, we often had our coffee and breakfast at their market. It’s a quaint place, and quiet. They offer options from bagels, salads, and sandwiches!
The Macintosh: This was a spur of the moment stop for us. We typically research where to have our meals, but we were so hungry and the menu looked good so we stopped in. It’s farm to table which we love, but they do have a very specific and refined menu. We shared “The Mac” CAB burger and a vegetable plate. Their menu does change often , they said
Places to visit:
Rainbow Row: OBVIOUSLY, this is a must see. I heard they may have changed the colors of some of the homes as well. It’s on Bay Street, and a really nice walk down to the river.
King Street: This is BIG place for shopping, it can get kind of crowded, but it’s fun. You’ll find stores you recognize (like H&M), smaller boutiques, and even designer stores.
City Market: In historic downtown near King Street you will find City Market which is long strip where locals sell their arts, crafts, and one of kinds. This is a great place to get souvenirs.
Pineapple Fountain: This is located in Waterfront Park. It a beautiful area to take a moment to rest and enjoy your surroundings!
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge: So the bridge is the focal point, but you’ll want to visit the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier which showcases the bridge. This is a beautiful place to go to at sunset!
Historic Plantations: We visited several plantations while in Charleston. You can view more details about the Boone Hall Plantation and Magnolia Planation on my travel tab! Highly recommend a visit to Boone Hall if you choose to do only one!
The Angel Oak: This is a quick visit, but it’s a very unique experience. It’s a 400-500 year old Angel Oak, and it’s just really beautiful to walk through and around the branches!
For more pics on visiting historic downtown Charleston, check out this blog post.
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A quick video on our trip to Charleston can be found here: