After a year of not seeing friends (Re: pandemic), I had the great fortune of spending a weekend sans toddlers with three of my very dear girlfriends earlier this spring. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway to celebrate life and friendship with your people, look no further. I’m here with an itinerary for eating and drinking your way through Charleston for a fun girls’ weekend or staycation!
- Check into Airbnb – Most short-term rentals in the city are in the same area, which is a very close walk to King Street.
- Lunch at Little Jacks – Grab a tasty burger and some sprouts.
- Gin and Tonics at Estadio – Even if you don’t like G and Ts, you will LOVE theirs.
- Dinner at Bistronomy – This newbie is super tasty. Save room for dessert!
- Nightcaps at Stars – Head to Stars for a rooftop cocktail.
Coffee at 132 Spring Cafe – This is the perfect coffee shop to grab a delicious latte to wake you up before a day on the town.
Farmers Market – Marion Square is home to an epic Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. You can enjoy local fruits, veggies, and find fantastic keepsakes.
Shopping on King Street/Sightseeing – Time to work up an appetite! Shop until you drop.
Cocktail at Little Palm – Say hello to South Beach in Charleston with this coastal sensation.
Dessert at Carmella’s Cafe – Since dinner is going to be late, why not have dessert first?
Put your name in at 167 Raw at 4 pm – They don’t take reservations, so this is key!
Pre-Dinner Drinks at Zero George – Sophisticated and chic; have an appetizer, too.
Dinner 167 Raw – It will be worth your wait to eat at this acclaimed seafood fave.
Brunch at Post House – Have a favorite Charleston blogger? You may sit next to them here!
Walk Pitt Street Bridge – We walked through Old Village and admired the houses on the way to Pitt Street Bridge. It’s a great place to take photos!
Co-Op – Pick up sandwiches and frosé for lunch at the beach.
Sullivan’s Island – Soak up the sun at the beach! Don’t forget the SPF, a hat, and water.
Rooftop drinks at Citrus Club – Once you’re ready for the night, head to the Dewberry Hotel. There are multiple lounges to enjoy within the hotel. Citrus Club is the rooftop with James Beard award-winning cocktails.
Dinner at The Ordinary – Get a reservation weeks in advance and devour a giant seafood tour with your girls!
Rent bikes – We each rented a bike for the day to cruise the city.
Smoothies at Huriyali – These healthy smoothies are perfect to refresh you after a long Saturday of gluttony.
Lunch at Poogan’s Porch – If you’re looking for a traditional Charleston meal in a Victorian house with big porches, this is your spot!