Cobblestone streets, vibrant historic architecture, and ivy-coated iron gates emit an Old World charm in the Holy City. Amidst the antique elegance, you will also encounter contemporary art scenes, innovative culinary excellence, and modern, chic boutiques. With so much beauty present in the city, planning a romantic getaway to Charleston, SC, is no difficult task. Read on for some thoughtful tips on planning your retreat. Then, be sure to browse our complimentary Destination Guide for even more great ideas on what to do around the Lowcountry!
5 Tips on Planning a Romantic Getaway to Charleston, SC
1. Stroll Through the City Streets
You’ll be amazed at what you will discover while strolling through Charleston. From secret little alleyways covered in greenery to stunning, rainbow houses lining the Battery, the city is full of eye candy. Carry on down King Street for some higher-end shopping. Along the way, you might stumble upon old cemeteries, overgrown with lush, green foliage. These often offer a little quiet respite from the busy streets.
2. Engage in the Local History
In Charleston, history surrounds you. The Charleston Museum is a great place to start for a general overview. For more in-depth social and cultural perspectives, tour the Nathaniel Russel House or St. Michael’s Church. Walk through the Historic Charleston City Market and browse various wares, arts, and fine goods. Then make your way to the Battery for views of the water and read some of the plaques throughout the park.
Be on the lookout for the International African American Museum that the city is currently planning.
3. Explore the Culinary Scene
Whether you’re seeking out the best shrimp and grits or an annual oyster roast, you’re in luck. The city is home to a renowned culinary scene. Highly acclaimed chefs boast innovative menus. We recommend that you and your sweetheart make reservations at one of the local spots such as The Ordinary, Trattoria Lucca, Xiao Bao Biscuit, FIG, or The Grocery. If the two of you consider yourselves foodies, then plan your visit around Charleston Restaurant Week!
4. Peruse Art Galleries or Attend a Theatre Performance
In Charleston, art enthusiasts will encounter an array of art galleries and museums at which they can peruse and ponder various local works. Perhaps you’re more inclined to attend a theatre or symphonic performance. If that’s the case, check out the Sottile Theatre, Woolfe Street Playhouse, or the Charleston Gaillard Center. For some laughs, see what’s happening at Theatre 99, the local comedy club!
5. Stay on Kiawah Island
For some peace and quiet, escape the busy streets of Charleston and stay on Kiawah Island with us at Andell Inn, a premier boutique hotel near the city. Stylish furnishings in a casually elegant atmosphere set the scene for a romantic getaway in Charleston, SC. Our sophisticated yet cozy accommodations make for an excellent home away from home during your stay. Additionally, our high-quality amenities such as a saltwater pool, the Porch Bar, and various getaway packages add an extra special touch to your experience. What are you waiting for? Start planning your romantic retreat today.