After all the wedding planning and preparation, when the vows are said and the last dance at the reception is over, it’s time to enjoy the perfect honeymoon with your partner. Are you planning a honeymoon in Charleston, SC? You deserve to enjoy an amazing time with each other. Here are some quick tips on how to make the most of your Charleston trip!
What Makes Charleston Perfect For Honeymoons?
Charleston has been voted the #1 city in the world to visit by the readers of Travel + Leisure for four years in a row. We’ve also been ranked the #1 small city in the country for six years in a row by the readers of Condé Nast. Why? Because our mid-sized, Southern town creates a quaint, relaxing, and entertaining experience without all of the metropolitan noise and crowds.
With true Southern hospitality and plenty of personality, a Charleston, SC honeymoon is perfect for a romantic vacation. Here’s what you can expect when visiting Charleston:
- Three nearby beaches
- 40+ options for walking and water tours
- 20+ official historic sites & 15+ museums
- Exceptional walkability—walk virtually anywhere you want to go
- Plenty of transportation options—horse-drawn carriage rides, bike cabs, moped rentals and more
- Nationally and internationally renowned restaurants
- Wine bars and cocktail clubs
- Entertainment options for all budgets
Charleston, SC Honeymoon Activities
How would you like to spend your honeymoon in Charleston, SC? No matter your personality, Charleston offers virtually endless options that are fun, romantic or simply relaxing.
For The Outdoor Lovers
Want to get on the water? Consider paddleboarding or kayaking at Shem Creek or Middleton Plantation. There are even a few watersports companies around town that can get your adrenaline pumping—and others that offer personal boat charters. The three local beaches—Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, and Folly Beach all offer a distinct beach experience, so be sure to explore.
There are many other outdoor options too, like a local ropes course, and over 30 city parks for strolling, running, or biking. You can even have a romantic picnic: we recommend grabbing the to-go basket from Harold’s Cabin and heading to Hampton Park, or pack one yourself and head to Waterfront Park. Don’t miss other sights in the surrounding area like the Angel Oak or Boone Hall Plantation.
For The Sightseers
Looking for a great view of the city? Take a walk over The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, home of the world-famous Cooper River Bridge Run. Or have a cocktail with a view at one of the many rooftop bars overlooking the Charleston skyline. There are plenty of historical sites, art museums and galleries, and other attractions to explore throughout the city too.
For The Foodies
While in town, you don’t want to miss out on all of the great restaurants. There are endless options for intimate, romantic dining that are perfect for your honeymoon. There’s also plenty of great nightlife spots if you’re looking for something with a bit more excitement. Grab an incredible steak on one of the main streets of Charleston, like Hall’s on King Street or Oak on Broad. Want something a little more tucked away? We suggest a neighborhood restaurant like French cuisine at Chez Nous or upscale Tuscan fare at Trattoria Lucca. Grab a glass of wine and tapas at Barsa, or venture out to the eclectic Park Circle neighborhood for a trendier glass at Stems & Skins. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise!
Honeymoon Rentals In Charleston, SC
Looking for a romantic place to stay in Charleston, SC for your honeymoon? For a unique and authentic Charleston experience, consider a luxury vacation rental from Walk Away Stays. With plenty of intimate one-bedroom options, these vacation rentals offer local Charleston personality with the plenty of Southern hospitality. We offer the finest linens, hotel-style amenities and even locally roasted coffee at all of our luxury honeymoon rentals!
Explore our properties, and book with Walk Away Stays today