Toast + Celebrate: Charleston Travel Guide
Charleston is a charming city along South Carolina's coast, brimming with Southern hospitality and a tasty food scene.
It is lively, warm, and a little sassy, just like its scent in our Toast + Celebrate collection.
Let us show you everything we love about this picturesque destination through our Charleston travel guide.
Toast + Celebrate: What to Do in Charleston
Go on a Charleston walking tour to see historic downtown, art galleries, or haunted spots from the Civil War.
Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the city and take an Instagram-worthy shot of Rainbow Row, a series of beautiful, pastel-colored historic homes located on East Bay Street.
Celebrate any occasion at one of the many rooftop bars or breweries, where you can toast to your family and friends with one of Charleston's signature cocktails, The Charleston Fizz.
Recharge and soak up the sun at one of Charleston's beaches, including Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms.
Where to Eat
Millers All Day is the perfect spot for breakfast lovers. This Charleston restaurant serves breakfast all day and offers creative dishes like chocolate-hazelnut cream cheese banana bread and hot honey chicken donuts.
The Obstinate Daughter has one of our favorite brunches and is totally worth the trek to Sullivan’s Island. Here, you'll find a refreshingly original menu that combines Southern favorites with French, Italian, and Spanish influences. Try the Old Danger breakfast pizza or OD skillet while enjoying a seemingly Cape Cod-inspired ambiance.
Jackrabbit Filly is a unique Asian American restaurant that puts a contemporary spin on traditional Chinese and Japanese flavors. Their lunch menu includes inventive dishes like latkes filled with fall squash, split peas, apple, and cucumber kimchi, and Sichuan hot karaage rice bowls topped with Japanese style fried chicken.
Butcher and Bee has an eclectic menu that includes everything from Mediterranean classics to Lowcountry cooking. For a sampling of their diverse flavors, get the whipped feta with pita and Potlikker Greens & Grits bowl.
Edmund's Oast is part brewery, part elevated food experience. They have delicious treats like charcuterie and fried chicken to complement the enormous beer selection they brew in-house.
Leon's Oyster Shop offers a one-of-a-kind experience for its diners. The restaurant is a renovated auto body shop with plenty of sophistication and personality. While there, get the chargrilled oysters and pair it with a refreshing sparkling cava.
Where to Stay
Charleston Place, a Belmond Hotel
This hotel is a beautiful place to stay while in Charleston. Its location is right at the heart of the historic district, close to everything downtown. Charleston Place blends Southern charm and classic elegance with its statement chandeliers, majestic pillars, and marble floors. It has a vibrant atmosphere, with nightly live jazz music at the hotel's restaurant, Charleston Grill.
The Dewberry offers all of the Southern charm and hospitality you'd expect from a Charleston hotel, but with a mid-century modern touch. Rooms and social spaces have geometric shapes and clean lines with a warm color palette. In addition, this retreat has a spa and wellness center and an 8th-floor terrace. The Dewberry is the perfect home base for you to celebrate a special occasion and make the most of your time in Charleston.
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