People thought we were crazy for flying to Charleston for the weekend. Crazy we may be, but Alaska Airlines now flies there nonstop from Seattle so it was an easy weekend getaway.
This was my first time visiting Charleston and it was perfect in every way. It's small enough that you can walk everywhere, and there's so much to look at that I logged over twenty miles on my pedometer between Saturday and Sunday.
We wandered all over the city in between amazing meals and even had friends from Savannah drive over to join us for part of the weekend. We stayed at the Ansonborough Inn which was gorgeous and close to everything. Here are some of the highlights from my first visit to Charleston:
Fort Sumter National Monument (History and a beautiful view from the ferry.)
Molly & Me Pecans at the Farmers Market (Free samples! Our favorite flavor was bourbon. These taste like pie.)
Savannah Bee Company (Our Savannah friends brought us some of there honeycomb when they visited a year ago so we had to stop in and get more. You can sample all of the honeys. I came home with a bag full.)
The Battery (View of the water and incredible homes)
The Commons (If you're lucky she'll make you an Old Fashioned to sip while you shop. We were lucky.)
Favorite Restaurants & Bars
Hominy Grill (Great Southern breakfast)
Husk (Get a side of grits, they are the cheesiest)
Magnolias (Good for lunch)
Pavilion Bar (Rooftop bar, great place to relax in the early evening)
Slightly North of Broad (My favorite meal was here!)
The Gin Joint (Choose from a list of adjectives and they will make you a surprise drink)
There is still more to see and do in Charleston and I will definitely be going back!