Trip planning is my new favorite hobby. If anyone needs help hashing out an itinerary for their upcoming vacation, I’m your girl! I could get lost in reviews, restaurant menus and Airbnb searches for hours upon hours.
I also love a good, detailed itinerary. No surprise there.
I’ve been dying to go to Charleston for years and now we are! This city is right up my alley – flavorful food with an emphasis on things from the sea, warm temps without being uncomfortably hot, history everywhere, beautiful homes and cobblestone streets. Heaven.
My friends and I usually take one girls trip every Spring. Last year we spent 4 days in Tulum which was charming and rustic. There was no shortage of spicy, refreshing cocktails, good food, beautiful water and sun. Unfortunately, I made the highly rookie mistake of not reapplying sunscreen our first day in paradise – causing me to spend all of our last day avoiding rays and cramped inside our beach hut. Huge bummer.
I refuse to let this happen again. I’m going to make the most of everyday.
Here’s a rundown of how I’ll be exploring the town:
- Plantation Tour. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country. I’m eager to learn more about its origins by checking out Boone Hall Plantation and hope to get a peek into Southern heritage.
- Eat, eat and eat. I’ll try anything once and love when I can dine adventurously! I know we’ll have some delicious Southern fare, but in recent years, the city has become known for its less traditional restaurants. I can’t wait to try it all – Husk, Five Loaves, Butcher and the Bee, Zero Cafe + Bar – I could go on and on. Oysters and rose will definitely be priorities! If there’s one thing my pal Annie and I do well, it’s eat.
- Bike. Anyone who knows me knows I’m no fan of biking. However, I’ve heard this is a great way to get around and experience the city. Plus, my travel buddy is a bit bike obsessed so I suppose I can make an exception and we can tool around Rainbow Row on two wheels. Wish me luck!
- Fort Sumter. A national monument, Fort Sumter is where the Civil War started – the war with the highest death toll in American history. It’s a must see.
- Drink. To say Annie and I both love a good cocktail is a bit of an understatement. I love something strong and smokey. Annie tends to favor something tiki-style. Either way, I’ve been told we will be in good hands at basically any bar we choose. The Belmont is dangerously close to where we’re staying. And, I already have my eye on the La Flama Blanca at the Gin Joint – I’m such a sucker for mezcal.