Guide to Girl’s Weekend in Charleston

May 29, 2017
Girls Weekend in Charleston

So y’all may remember seeing my girl Christina from Oh So Glam came to visit Charleston a couple weekends back! Side note – Christina is actually my oldest blogger friend! We became ‘digital friends’ when she was in the running to be an ongoing guest blogger for Lauren Conrad. Naturally, I love all things LC, so when I discovered Christina’s blog I felt like we had an instant connection. We started engaging {as I’m sure many of you reading this can relate you} via IG and blog comments. Fast forward a few months; we met-up at one of the first IFB Conferences {are those still happening?!} – it would be today’s equivalent of the rewardStyle Conference or Create + Cultivate type thing. Anyhow, we basically fell in love, and the rest is history….trips overseas, weddings, fashion weeks…we’re now both married with hectic lives {we all know what that’s like}, but try to make a point of getting together a couple times a year outside of ‘blog stuff’. The older I get, the more I realize that good friends/people are hard to come by these days. When you find a goodie, hold on and never take them for granted.

Story time over, back to the post…now, I wasn’t really planning on putting together a post about the visit {I mean, we were too busy just having fun + genuinely hanging out}, but I’ve been getting so many questions about a few of my favorite spots that I’ve discovered since moving to Charleston. Thought putting together a quick post re-capping what we did, where we went, what we ate, etc. could be fun + informative for you if you’re planning a trip to this beautiful city I now get to call home. Keep in mind, this is a little more from a local’s perspective – Christina had already accomplished more of the ‘touristy’ stuff on a previous visit.

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DAY 1 | FRIDAY

  1. Land mid-morning
  2. Lunch at The Park Cafe | by far my go-to spot for breakfast + lunch. They’re never too busy, the food is amazing, and they have outdoor seating. Try the avocado toast {I know, I know so basic…but really, their’s is amazing}, turkey sandwich or shredded kale salad.
  3. Visit the French Quarter | I feel this area of downtown gets overlooked, but it’s so charming and slightly off the beaten path {in comparison to the historic district/rainbow row area}, filled with cobblestone streets and modestly painted homes. We spent a couple hours walking around and snapping pics together with Julie Livingston Photography.
  4. Pre-Dinner Drinks at Prohibition | always a solid option for cocktails. It does get a little busy, but for good reason.
  5. Dinner Downtown | it happened to be Cinco de Mayo day 1, so we opted for traditional Mexican at Juanita Greenberg’s {my first choice, Taco Boy, had a ridiculous line out the door}, but a few of my downtown favorites include Fig and Poogan’s Porch.

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DAY 2 | SATURDAY

  1. Bike to Hampton Park | our favorite neighborhood park for an afternoon stroll, bike ride, walk or just to hang – grab some nibbles and make a picnic out of it! There’s always something going on in the park, and it’s a great spot to just sit and people watch on the weekends. Not to mention it’s constantly in bloom – month after month it’s teeming with seasonal flowers.
  2. Evening Dinner + Entertainment at a Riverdogs Baseball Game | if you’re in the mood for something a bit more low-key + local, check out an evening game at the Riverdogs stadium. You can watch the sun set right over the marsh, grab a hotdog + have some good ‘ol fashioned family fun. This was our first time at a game since we moved, I was shocked at the turnout! Quite impressive and lively for a minor league game.
  3. Late Night Hang | in true bestie form, we took a night off and stayed in to have a little musical movie marathon haha. Que La La Land AND Singin’ in the Rain.

Charleston House with Jasmine | Church Street, Charleston

DAY 3 | SUNDAY

  1. Brunch at Cannon Green | make a reservation, order a mimosa carafe {or 2} and make an afternoon of it!
  2. Bike around downtown | take in the sights + sounds of the charming streets of Charleston.
  3. Walk around the Historic District | I swear this never gets old. The city is full of blooming florals + trees each month
  4. 5-Course Dinner at R Kitchen | if you can get a reservation in advance, this place is totally worth it! We try to take all our guests here when they come to visit. The menu changes every single evening, it’s super affordable, and they cater to all diner’s dietary restrictions + preferences.

    Classic Charleston Bloggers at The Battery, Charleston

    DAY 4 | MONDAY

    1. Breakfast at Gnome Café | a great little local spot for vegan food, great chai latés + bagels
    2. Afternoon in the Sun at Market Pavilion Hotel | equipped with a rooftop pool {revered for hotel guests} + Pavilion Bar, this is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots! Christina’s husband actually discovered it when they were in town for our wedding – they loved it so much, C brought me back on her visit. Since then, Sterling + I have also taken my Mom for sunset cocktails. The rooftop overlooks the famous Arthur Ravenel Bridge + the inlet. Not to mention their food is pretty fanaminal {try the Greek Salad + White Pizza…yum yum yum}.
    3. Late afternoon flight home

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  • Reply Belen Baquerizo May 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I want to go! Everything is so picture perfect. Hope you are enjoying every second of your new home!
    – Belen from A Hint of Life

  • Reply Gina May 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Sound so good. And you both look so pretty!

  • Reply Megan at Lush to Blush May 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds like the perfect girl’s weekend!! I love Charleston. Such a cute and fun town!