Charleston, SC

I’ve been to the beautiful city of Charleston South Carolina over 20 times and needless to say I’m yet to get sick of it! We started going when I was around 9 years old, and for the last few years I’ve gone once in the spring and once in the summer. This particular post is from a girls trip I took this past April with my mom, sister, and sister-in-law. In March and April, Charleston puts on home and garden tours, which are special peaks inside the hidden gems of the city. The tours are filled with stunning historic homes and gardens and I highly recommend it! Not to mention the spring time is my favorite season in Charleston, it’s always mid 70’s, sunny, and not humid (like it is in the summer). The flowers are in bloom and they match the pastel homes that line the cobblestone streets. It really is such a unique place in the world…the perfect combination of beautiful old historic homes, peaceful beaches, and also boasts some of the best food in the country. Charleston is an unexpected foodie city and the amount of good restaurants in such a small place is astounding! When my family first started taking trips there, there wasn’t the food scene that there is now. I don’t know what sparked it, but in the last 6-8 years new restaurants and bars have sprung up downtown and we are so glad they did! My food and activity list might be a little more on the “classic” Charleston side, if you will, because these are the things I have loved to do before Charleston was so trendy. With that said, you might find someone else’s to eat or to do list a tad cooler than mine but the classics are tried and true! Also, I might add that I get more people asking me what to do, see, and eat in Charleston than any other place I’ve been. So this post is waaaay over do, but I will say, it’s given me time to perfect it! Here’s my go to places and things : )

Coffee: Blacktap Coffee
Doughnuts: Glazed Gourmet
Breakfast: Hominy Grill
Brunch: The Dewberry
Lunch: Palmetto Cafe or 82 Queen (patio)
Dinner: Cannon Green
Oysters: The Darling
Drinks: Gin Joint
Dessert: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Honorable mentions…Butcher & Bee, Poogan’s Smokehouse, Husk, City Lights Coffee, The Ordinary.

Fun Things To Do
-Walk around the french quarter of downtown and see all the beautiful historic homes and flower boxes
-Get tickets to the “home and garden” or “glorious gardens” tours in the spring
-Spend time at the Waterfront Park
-Shop all up and down King Street
-Take a day trip to the Isle of Palms for a beach day
-Walk along E Battery for views of the ocean and mansions
-Drive out to Boone Plantation to see where the Notebook was filmed
-Do a wine stroll at Middleton Place and see all the amazing gardens
-Explore Mount Pleasant, shop around Old Village, get a snack at the local bakery, and if you walk around long enough you’ll find Julia Engel’s house too πŸ˜‰


  1. jesssica · October 30

    Love it!

    • jennajuby · October 30

      Thank you!! πŸ™‚