Monday, November 21, 2011

Travel Planning: Charleston, SC

We're headed to beautiful Charleston, SC today.  It's just 2 hours from Hilton Head and one of my favorite places on the east coast.  I made a loose itinerary, because I'm OCD like that.  I never want to miss a "must see" or more importantly, a "must eat".
Charleston, South Carolina

I love this town.  I considered going to college here.  Not because it's a particularly great school, but because it's gorgeous.  I think I would have been quite comfortable here...
Trees on College of Charleston campus

When we arrive, we'll likely do a short driving tour.

And then we'll start with lunch at one of these popular restaurants. 
Southend Best Restaurant (brewery + sandwiches)

Tattooed Moose (bar + sandwiches)

 Poogan's Porch (southern)

Alt TagClosed for Business (sandwiches + beer)

Once I'm fed, it's tour time.  I've read that these places make for great places to take in the city.
Charleston, SC (South Carolina) - South Carolina State Arsenal (Old Citadel), located adjacent to Marion Square
Marion Square

Stoll's Alley

Longitude Lane
Longitude Lane

White Point Gardens and Battery Park

And finally, shopping!

I think my father and Beau would really appreciate the HL Hunley Submarine tour, but sadly (for them) it's only available on weekends.
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Mom and I would be more entertained with a visit to one of the popular mansions and gardens.  
Middleton Place

Exterior of the Plantation house
Magnolia Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation

If we're still around for dinner, I've read some great reviews of F.I.G.

And finally, I don't think Beau would mind a stop at the Charleston Beer Exchange on our way home to stock up on some necessities for the week!

Do you have a favorite place to visit in Charleston?

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