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3 Days in Charleston. A visit to the "Holy City"

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South Carolina’s oldest city has charm to spare, with its Oak-lined cobblestone streets, rich history, antebellum mansions and its low country cooking. It is a food lovers dream. Charleston is the Belle of South Carolina.

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A location that should definitely be on everyone’s ‘Bucket List’ of places to visit during their lifetime. This seaside city makes it a must-see for everyone, with plenty to do and so many amazing places to explore during your stay. It’s almost certain that your first visit to this wonderful city will not be your last.
Here are a few tips to enjoy the best of Charleston including where to stay, the most popular restaurants, some fun-filled activities to enjoy and even what to wear to make the most of your 3-day visit to S.C.
What to Wear?
No matter what time of year you visit Charleston, the weather will probably be warm and sunny so you will definitely want to leave your winter coats at home. Walking in Charleston is one of life’s great pleasures, and you will be doing a lot of it, especially since there is likely to be so much to see and do within walking distance of your downtown hotel. You will want to pack stylish yet comfortable clothes and shoes that will blend well with the preppy locals but still get you past the cobblestone streets after a few cocktails!
Cotton dresses and skirts are best. A wedge works well for navigating the cobblestones. If you plan to check out the Charleston nightlife, a flirty little black dress is a good option or you can also opt for a pair of stylish jeans and your favorite heels for dinner and drinks in the historic city and feel right at home.
Where to Stay
Charleston is an extravagant place to visit. The countless top rated restaurants, high-end stores and grand hotels have made Charleston a luxurious city to visit. The key to your trip begins with your stay. Many hotels in Charleston have gone above and beyond to make sure your experience is an extra-special one not to be forgotten.
From historic downtown hotels filled with antiques, to charming bed and breakfast suites in historic mansions and even modern resorts with tons of amenities. Here are a few of the wonderful accommodations available for your stay.
• Market Pavilion Hotel - Charleston's most luxurious hotel, this gem is located just minutes from the water front, tours, restaurants and shopping. Market Pavilion offers decadent guest rooms, countless amenities, outstanding dining and nightlife.
• Belmond Charleston Place - Renowned as Charleston’s finest accommodations, its facilities are complemented a private concierge level and is a gathering point for local society that blends Southern charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.

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• Wentworth Mansion - A tribute to Charleston grandeur, The Wentworth Mansion exemplifies splendor with Italian crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces, gracious hospitality, luxurious amenities - all just steps from award-winning dining, art, history, and shopping.
Dinner and Drinks
It’s no secret Charleston has an amazing culinary scene, so there will not be a shortage of amazing places to eat and drink during your time downtown. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or simply want to try Southern cuisine, here are a few places to enjoy:
• Halls Chophouse – Consistently voted the Best Restaurant in Charleston, you will find exquisite steaks, filets, and deserts with an extensive bar menu and family atmosphere.
• Charleston Grill – A relaxed ambiance with contemporary jazz and white tablecloths welcome you. The French tradition delights guests and seamless service provides and unforgettable dining experience. Great wine list and full bar.
• Slightly North of Broad – This local’s favorite is an eclectic Low country bistro that brings together an abundance of fresh, local ingredients and thoughtful, expert presentation with a friendly atmosphere, and a fun and funky bar perfect for hanging out.
Exploring Charleston
There are a few things you must do in Charleston while you’re in town that don’t involve drinking, eating or lounging at one of the gorgeous hotels. These are a few of the City’s most popular activities:
• A tour of downtown to explore the Battery and historic homes is a must
• Shop in the Market downtown for local trinkets and artwork
• Visit Fort Sumter by boat and take in a history lesson
• Cruise out to one of Charleston’s gorgeous beaches – Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach

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• Take a horse drawn carriage tour and see all the important sights of the area
• See a show at the historic Dock Street Theatre
• Visit the SC Aquarium
The opportunities for fun and food are plentiful in Charleston. You are sure to love this endearing, Southern city and will understand why it is always voted one of the top destinations in the world!

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