Your All-Inclusive Guide to a Weekend in Charleston
My roommate, Chloe, & I took a weekend road trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Both of us had never been there before, and with only an available weekend, we decided to pack in as many adventures as we could in less than 48 hours. Needless to say, this city is the cutest and classiest place I've been with so much southern charm. I highly recommend going! The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the humidity! We traveled in late August and it was around 87 degrees, we were constantly sticky!
We stayed in Mt. Pleasant at an Airbnb. It was about a 15 minute drive to Downtown Charleston. This area is cheaper than the city itself, so if you're on a budget like us, this is the area to stay in! There is also a cute Marina area called "Shem Creek" with bars and restaurants overlooking the water!
Day 1: Our Day in Chronological Order
We started off our morning getting coffee at Second State Coffee. Chloe had the Lavender Latte & I had your go-to iced coffee. However, the Lavender Latte pleasantly surprised me! I'm not a fan of extremely floral tasting drinks, but this was not too floral, nor too sweet! Chloe said it is "reminiscent of a summer morning!"
Second State Coffee
70.5 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401
The menu was slightly limited. However, it was reasonably priced. The latte is the ticket.
It's a cute blue building located in a quiet area. We walked right past it, it can easily get overlooked! But it's worth the stop.
The coffee shop is located in a Historic District where the infamous carriage ride tours take place! Coffee with a view...
Now that we had our caffeine kick, we headed to King Street for some serious Southern-Comfort Food...
We waited in line for around 45 minutes for this darn place! But needless to say, it was worth the wait! Growing up in San Diego, California, I never experienced true biscuits! This is the place to get your fix. I recommend going as soon as they open! We went around 11am which seemed to be the peak rush hour.
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Inside, they have a gift shop with adorable biscuit mix. They also have local-made honey and jams, etc. Perfect souvenirs or gifts to send!
What I was not expecting was the fact it is a take-out restaurant. It is a tiny shop with limited seating!
I ordered the biscuits and sausage gravy! Chloe ordered the bacon, egg, & cheese biscuit! They were reasonably priced- less than $10! They also have coffee, etc.
King Street is the heart of the town! It's filled with action...seriously! The number of bridal parties we saw was unreal! Chloe & I feel obligated to have our bridal parties in Charleston after seeing all the 'Bride Tribes'.
There is an adorable shop next to Callie's HLB called "One Love Design"
One Love Design
478 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
While waiting in line for our biscuits we stumbled across this alleyway. How cute are these stairs!
When you walk upstairs, you will find the shop! It is filled with unique hand-made jewelry pieces, along with purses, etc.
One Love Design is famous for their oyster necklaces! They truly are gorgeous.
After perusing King Street for a short bit after, we came across the King Street Farmers Market. It is held on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm right outside of Francis Marion Hotel.
Long story short... Chloe & I were OBSESSED. This definitely needs to be on your list if you visit Charleston.
I am a sucker for fresh produce. My will power was tested not to buy it all.
Please tell me that does not look amazing.