16 Mar Day Trip To Charleston
For those of you looking for a change of scenery, mix things up with a day trip to Charleston! This beautiful South Carolina port-city is filled with cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and pastel colored houses. You can fill your days with shopping, dining, or just exploring all the city has to offer. Pack your bag for the day and start heading south for a fun day trip you won’t forget!
Forget about shopping at the mall. The shopping scene is Charleston is very unique and features market-style shopping along with traditional retail stores. Located on Market Street, the Charleston City Market is the perfect place to browse if you’re looking for a unique gift. The market is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and highlights work from local artists and entrepreneurs. Break out your wallet and pick out your favorite piece of handcrafted jewelry or maybe grab a piece of artwork to hang up for when you get home. With merchandise as unique as the vendors, you’re sure to find something to bring back with you.
All that shopping can sure work up an appetite! Charleston has great shopping and even better food. King Street is loaded with restaurants with southern charm and tasty dishes. Virginia’s On King is a popular upscale restaurant that serves southern comfort foods prepared from family recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you’re looking for a spot with a little more personality, visit the Stars Rooftop Bar and Grill Room. This unique eatery features an American menu along with a mid-1930’s vibe. If that isn’t enough to get you in the door, their rooftop bar will take your breath away. If there’s one thing South Carolina knows how to do, that’s seafood. Satisfy your craving at The Darling Oyster Bar, a stylish restaurant with a vintage feel to it. Their menu features creative seafood dishes, fry baskets, and raw oysters. No matter what you’re in the mood for, if you take a walk down King Street you’re sure to find something that your tastebuds will love.
When you’re ready to kick back and enjoy an ice-cold beer to unwind after a day of shopping and exploring, make sure to check out one of the many breweries in Charleston. While there is no shortage of breweries to check out, the first stop on your trip should be Revelry Brewery. Revelry Brewery was named the ninth best brewery overall in the 2017 US Open Beer Championship. You can toast to a fun day with one of their more popular beers, the Gullah Cream Ale. While you sip on your beer, you can enjoy the views from the rooftop.
The Coast Brewing Company has been a big player in Charleston since they started out in 2007. If you’re looking to do more than sit back and enjoy a beer, make sure to check this place out. Along with being one of the top breweries in the city, they have also become an event destination as well. Fill your glass with their most popular drinks, Kolsch and Hop Art beers, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be there on a day when they’re hosting food trucks, workshops, and even a BBQ!
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at the Charleston Tea Plantation! Unless you plan on traveling overseas, this is the only tea plantation located in North America. Spend your day taking in the sights of acre after acre of tea bushes. If you want to learn more about tea, you’re in luck! You can take part in a tour of the factory to learn more about how tea is made. The best part? The tour is free! After you wrap up your tour, make sure to check out the gift shop and load up on souvenirs! Anything tea-related that you could ever want, you’ll find here.
With just a short two hour car ride, you can find yourself in the heart of Charleston. With seemingly unlimited shopping and dining options, it’s easy to make a full day out of exploring. If you’re looking to branch out and see what our neighbors down south are up to, you’ll love taking a day trip to Charleston.