How to Spend a Weekend in Charleston

Posted by Sandra Resch on

Ok, so we were inspired to write this post because of all the tik toks we have seen on this very subject. As locals, let us tell you how to spend a weekend in Charleston!
Day 1
Starting it off right…
Throw on your sneakers and enjoy the cooler morning air by walking to Harken on Queen Street. After you have gotten your coffee and pastries walk toward East Bay to the Waterfront Park! Take in the French Quarter on your way there and see the famous Pineapple Fountain.
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Harken Cafe                              Pineapple Fountain

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The Battery                               Rainbow Row
From here you are close to the Historic Rainbow Row and Battery! Keep trucking to White Point Gardens so you can take in all the sights for a great morning.
After that head on over to Little Jacks on Upper King for the best burger in town. No, we are not kidding, it is the absolute best in town. If you’re feeling crazy make it a double. We are burger experts, trust us.
little jacks tavern charleston
Shop your way down and cut through Marion Square to the Dewberry Hotel. They have the best views of downtown from their rooftop bar and great drinks. The Mojitos are dangerous if you catch our drift.
citrus club at the dewberry charleston
Take a break and the head out for an amazing dinner. One of our favorite dinner places with friends is S.N.O.B. Slightly North of Broad has the amazing BBQ tuna and a great atmosphere. Usually set with live music and a cozy but lively energy, this is a great place to take friends for some of the best food in Charleston.
snob charleston sc
If you’re looking to hit the town and loved the rooftop vibe check out the Market Pavilion Rooftop. Another destination spot for great views you can see the Ravenel Bridge lit up at night and enjoy good drinks pool side.
market pavilion bar
Day 2
Head to the beach! Our favorite is Sullivan’s Island. Stop at the Co-Op first for sandwiches and maybe little frose. Once you find parking hit the sand and enjoy the serene views.
Pro Tip: We often see dolphins off the shore in the evenings! Walk towards the jetties and keep your eye out for a pod of them!
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After you get all cleaned up and back downtown go to Muse on Society Street. This charming restaurant is lively and intimate. A great place for a group you can have some great pasta and even better wine.
muse charleston sc
Are you doing round two of night on the town? Here are two more options.
If you love Country and a busy crowd go to Henry’s on Market Street! There are three levels to this bar and they are always busy. Its popular for a reason! It has great music and fun places to sit and socialize.
henrys on market
Looking for something quiet or more romantic? Try the Gin Joint on East Bay Street. Small and homey inside, you can get any type of gin here and great martinis. Their pimiento cheese is great too if you’re looking for a snack.
the gin joint charleston
Day 3
Get out on the water! If your friends here don’t have a boat or your on your own charter one! There are so many great boat rental places in Charleston if you’re an experienced captain. If you are not and don’t want to splurge for a charter try a cruise through the harbor on the palmetto breeze!
palmetto breeze charleston
Wrap up your Charleston weekend with a leisurely stroll on South of Broad to see all of the historic homes and even tour one.
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If you're a museum buff visit the Charleston Museum (the first museum in America by the way) and see everything from Charleston History to even an Egyptian mummy. Yes, you read that right…. a mummy.
the charleston museum

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