I just got back from a 5 day Bachelorette party in the Charleston area and it was a blast! I'm breaking down where we stayed, ate and drank for you guys! No matter your reason for visiting the area, you will have a blast! In a snapshot, it's like a more upscale version of New Orleans. The southern cuisine, ghost tours, golfing, shopping and architecture make it a prime spot for historians, golfers, foodies and travelers of all kinds.
Where we stayed: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13183960?af=8781787&c=.pi0.pk92333422234_411204701653_c_858324571899&gclid=CjwKCAjw7J6EBhBDEiwA5UUM2h5_IXM7EJBgcZBByBDbgcGoZqV0k8XYZpReFB8NWSIAseWIE6uyqBoCuV4QAvD_BwE&source_impression_id=p3_1619526945_UotogMN%2BS4B7gF0D&guests=1&adults=1
Our airbnb was in Kiawah Island, it's about 40 minutes from downtown Charleston but for our group size, it was the most affordable option while still including plenty of rooms and a pool. The house was amazing! A huge kitchen, screened in porch, pool table and more than enough room for everyone to spread out comfortably. Only a 4 minute drive to a nearby beach and 10 minute drive to a nearby shopping center.
Where we ate:
We bought a ton of groceries so we ate at home a lot, but when we did go out, here's where we went...
2 of the 4 nights we ate at the Salty Dog Cafe for dinner because it was closer to the house. There was live music, a gorgeous harbor sunset and a diverse menu including seafood, salads, burgers and more.
When we went into Folly Beach on Friday, we rented Golf Carts at Charleston Golf Cart Rentals and had lunch at Blu Beach Bar and Grill on the patio facing the ocean. In the same area, we hit bars like Rita's, The Sand Dollar, Wiki Wiki and an Irish Pub for drinks.
Saturday night, we rented a shuttle bus to take us back into Charleston where we went to The Oyster House for dinner (10/10 recommend the Fire Roasted Oysters!) After dinner, we hit a bunch of bars on King Street including Uptown Social, The Cocktail Lounge and The Republic.
On our way out, we stopped in downtown to walk around a bit more and check out the city market. We grabbed coffee and muffins at Bitty's and Beau's, a local coffee shop that is employed and run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An amazing concept and great coffee too!
Charleston is an amazing experience and I can't recommend it enough for trips of all kinds!