Weekend in Charleston

8 April 2014

Charleston is really a place like no other. There are so many delicious restaurants, so many pieces of history, so many cobblestone streets and colorful houses and charming courtyards within just a few square blocks… it’s almost not fair. This was our first chance to return since our weeklong vacation a few years back, and there was still plenty to experience and explore. We rented bikes for the first time and rode them all over downtown and even out onto Folly Beach at sunset (one of our favorite memories from the weekend – magical!). We also tried a few new-to-us restaurants, including Husk, Poogan’s Porch, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Hominy Grill, and Sugar Bakeshop, and we’d recommend them all! The biscuits at Poogan’s Porch were amazing. Where we stayed was decidedly less buzzworthy – the Holiday Inn Express on the edge of downtown :) But, it was nice enough, convenient, and the budget liked the price, and if that means we can take weekend trips more often, I’m all for it!

Just a few of our favorite spots and snaps from the weekend…

















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April 8, 2014 9:23 am

AH! This thrills my heart. We went to Charleston on our honeymoon. Everything about the city inspired me and made me smile, it’s all so beautiful! We dined at Poogan’s Porch as well and I remember it so fondly. I loved this post because it felt so familiar! Big hugs to you! XO

April 8, 2014 10:03 am

Looks like an amazing time! So happy you are able to share such wonderful adventures together. xoxo

April 8, 2014 1:47 pm

The photography in this post is just breathtaking. So many frame-ables here! Great job, friends!

April 8, 2014 2:39 pm

This makes me so excited for our trip in just three short weeks time!! We have a reservation at Husk which I am very much looking forward too.

I commented on your California post and said I would give some suggestions for your trip and this reminded me. I am simply going to give you a top 3 from our trip:

1. Have a cocktail as the sunsets at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. We were lucky enough to stay for a few nights here for a couple of nights at the beginning of our honeymoon and it was the most beautiful, moving natural setting I have ever seen. It is so worth soaking it in for a few hours. Make a reservation at the Big Sur Bakery afterwards. It is WONDERFUL.

2. Do the 17-mile drive and take a picnic. There is an incredible picnic table in the middle of a deserted beach halfway through. I still remember it as the picnic table from heaven!

3. Hire bikes/ take a run along the beach in San Diego and then swim in the sea. It is such a perfect city beach and you see so many people just really living life and enjoying themselves.

I have so many more but that is a definite top 3.

Have a great trip.


April 8, 2014 8:17 pm

Beautiful photos.

April 8, 2014 8:53 pm

Charleston is one of the best, most beautiful, and most unique towns in the country, hands down! I adore it, and I can’t wait to be back again in May for a wedding (coincidentally, I haven’t been there since freshman year Spring Break with the same group of friends going to this wedding!). Your adventures & pictures look wonderful, and I’m especially loving the pink building and palm tree.

April 8, 2014 8:53 pm

What a magical city – so fun you had the chance to bike out to Folly!

April 9, 2014 7:58 am

Bookmarking this post for mine and Dave’s trip–how many restaurants can we squeeze into 1.5 days? :)

April 11, 2014 7:22 pm

So glad you loved your visit to Charleston! I am blessed to call this fabulous place ‘home’ at least for now (and until the Air Force decides to move us!). Husk is absolutely AMAZING! My favorite restaurant here by far!

April 16, 2014 12:51 am

I was just in Charleston this last weekend and wrote about Husk and Poogan’s Porch today!