Zan and I are headed on a trip to explore Charleston this next week! I’m extremely excited as I’ve heard Charleston is just about the most charming place you can visit in the US. It was rated the number one city in the US by Conde Nast Travelers and number 5 in the world! I’m looking forward to fueling my healthy Southern obsession. What it is about the south?! We’re renting a car, so we’re going to soak in the countryside as well. I have a feeling I’ll fall in love with a few Southern country homes with large porches and long oak tree-lined streets. If any of you have recommendations or must-see places or activities please let me know! Below are a few charming Charleston-related links I’ve gathered while making our travel plans.
Before traveling I always try to find local blogs or travel posts in the area we’re traveling to. I love Olivia Rae James‘ posts on Charleston and her blog in general is very cool.
Did you know that the past 2 years in a row Charleston has been in Travel + Leisures top 10 cities in the world?! The only one in the US!
Along with all of the incredible restaurants, I’m really looking forward to grabbing a drink at The Gin Joint!
LOVE reading Huffington Post’s article on the 25 Reasons You Must Visit Charleston, South Carolina Immediately.
This place is right up my alley! You know I’ll be stopping in for some yummy treats.
While we’re visiting, the Spoleto Festival will being going on, which is an internationally recognized preforming arts festival. We might catch a show.
Enjoyed this short story on Smithsonia about growing up in Charleston…
I like the decor of Leon’s Oyster Shop, hoping we can make a pit stop!
I stumbled upon this gorgeous Charleston wedding shot by Jose Villa… fell in love. Talk about Southern elegance!