Looking for romance in all the wrong places? Planning the perfect, romantic vacation starts with finding the right location. For couples who love natural beauty, historic neighborhoods, a vibrant culinary scene and opportunities to wind up or wind down, look no further than Charleston, South Carolina. Consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the world for visitors, this gem of The South offers many things to do for couples of all interests and ages. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a week-long romantic vacation in Charleston, SC, get the most out of your stay with these helpful tips.
Take A Stroll In Historic Downtown
Laden with cobblestone roads and hidden alleyways, The Holy City is best taken in on foot. One spontaneous turn this way or that and you may find yourself in one of Charleston’s hidden gardens or a quiet restaurant, tucked away from the main streets. Start in Charleston’s French Quarter by Waterfront Park and walk Queen Street to Colonial Lake. Along the way you’ll pass historic markers, art galleries, tasty Southern fare, and Charleston’s iconic pastel-colored rowhouses. Want to explore past the peninsula during your romantic vacation in Charleston, SC? Visit The Boone Hall Plantation (you may recognize it from The Notebook), or snap a photo by The Angel Oak on John’s Island.
Get Out On The Water
The peninsula of downtown Charleston is formed by The Cooper and Ashley Rivers on the east and west and The Atlantic to the south. This means there are plenty of opportunities to dip your toes into the water—or jump right in. Take in a sunset from one of many waterfront restaurants downtown or in the Shem Creek area of Mount Pleasant just over The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. More outdoorsy, active couples should try stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing and boat charters along our many waterways. Want to feel the sand between your toes? With three destination beaches within a twenty minute drive of downtown, there is plenty of opportunity for no-frills, relaxing beach time with your special someone. This unique mix of downtown life and beach fun makes romantic vacations in Charleston, SC a great choice!
Enjoy The Nightlife
With thriving arts and culinary scenes, every night in Charleston offers an opportunity for dressing up, getting down, or simply finding a new way for couples to spend time away with one another.
Charleston has placed itself firmly at the top of the culinary world by sticking to classic Southern dishes—often with a “momma’s recipe” approach. But you’ll also find modern twists on old favorites. Notorious for shrimp and grits, fried seafood, and an emerging barbecue scene, a fine meal can be found by candle light along East Bay Street or off King Street, which brings life to all of downtown. Live music—from Top 40 cover bands to jazz—can be found anywhere from tapas bars to outdoor patios and beer gardens. Throughout downtown are other opportunities for live performances, with theatres that produce both classic and contemporary works. Drop into one of the many art galleries along Broad Street and the surrounding area, which often hosts art walks with free wine and hors d’ouevres. However you choose to spend your nights in Charleston, make it a memorable vacation by enjoying something unique with your partner.
Book A Romantic Getaway In Charleston, SC
The charm and beauty of the Holy City is unmistakable. For a wonderful, walkable, absolutely romantic vacation, you’ll want to find a luxurious rental that offers access to everything the city has to offer.
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