24 Hours in Charleston, South Carolina

24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian

Last week, Rob and I made a quick little one-night getaway to Charleston. I hadn't been in years, but always remember loving it, so it was really nice to just escape in the middle of the week (Rob is starting a new job today so he took all of last week off and then I kind of did, too). He had a meeting on Wednesday afternoon so we planned around that, and we were on our way back home 24 hours after we had arrived, but I think we fit plenty of good food and dreamy walks down King Street in.

Here's a list of all the places we went while we were in town--most of them came from recommendations on my friend Annie's blog, Annie Reeves:

  • House rosΓ© and oysters for lunch at 167 Raw. Seriously delicious. Also if you're ever there please get the chips and guacamole--it was amazing. We also ordered ceviche and it was perfect.
  • We stayed at The Restoration and did happy hour at The Watch, their rooftop bar. The hushpuppies with pimento cheese and pepper jelly were our favorite. 
  • Walked down King Street and stopped for dinner at The Darling Oyster Bar which was, you guessed it, darling. More oysters and some truly fantastic cocktails. We got more hushpuppies and they weren't my favorite but the king crab parfait was glorious.
  • I was on a roll after dinner and had to stop for ice cream at Jeni's, which I didn't realize was a chain because it felt so quirky and independent inside. I got a scoop of wild berry lavender and one of honey pistachio and they're both my new favorite.
  • Ate breakfast in bed at the hotel before heading out for coffee at Black Tap--Rob got a regular cold brew and I ordered their coffee cocktail which was cold brew, mint, and honey shaken in a cocktail shaker. Definitely worth a try.
  • Lunch before heading home was at Blossom, and the food was great but I probably wouldn't go back. It had kind of a stuffy vibe and everything was really expensive (I ate a $20 salad). But the menu looked good and Rob was jonesing for a lobster roll.
24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian
24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian
24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian
24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian

I always miss Ender so much when we're gone, but it was really awesome to get away for just one night, especially since Charleston is only three hours from Charlotte. I'm already planning a few more short trips for the summer! Where do you want to go next?

24 Hours in Charleston | Freckled Italian