Atlanta resident Katie Crenshaw hit the road in a 2021 Toyota Venza last weekend, traveling to Charleston to experience a safe travel adventure chock full of good eats + delicious destinations. Check out Katie’s customized itinerary for some insider tips and a few of our go-to local spots for bites, sips, and hands-on activities filled with local flavor.
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John Rutledge House Inn served as the perfect place for Katie to rest + recharge throughout the weekend. She enjoyed dinner on Friday evening at Circa 1886, located at Charming Inn’s sister property, Wentworth Mansion.
FUEL UP: BABAS ON CANNON
11 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403
Katie stopped for breakfast + coffee at babas on Cannon, a local Cannonborough hot-spot, before jumping into her day. Their specialty coffees can’t be beat, and pro tip: don’t skip the overnight oats. This local favorite will leave you fueled up + ready to tackle any activity on your itinerary.
MID-MORNING MOVEMENT: TULUA YOGA
Hampton Park | 30 Mary Murray Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
Ashley Cox, founder of TULUA Yoga, led Katie through TULUA’s Signature Vibrational Arts class, complete with restorative yoga + meditation work. The sun was shining in Charleston over the weekend, and Hampton Park proved to be the perfect spot for this mid-morning activity.
LUNCH STOP: BASIC KITCHEN
82 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
In line with their motto, “Cleaner Fuel, Longer Adventures”, Basic Kitchen served as the perfect stop for a mid-day meal following yoga and before an afternoon spent exploring the city streets. The seasonal menu and local, simple ingredients will leave you feeling nourished + energized to conquer any day trip activity.
AN EVENING WELL SPENT: JACKRABBIT FILLY
4628 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
After spending the afternoon exploring downtown Charleston, Katie hopped in her Toyota Venza and made the drive up to Park Circle, North Charleston. Jackrabbit Filly provided a flavor-packed ending to the evening, serving up heritage-driven New Chinese American cuisine in a fun + friendly neighborhood. Pro tip: we recommend sampling several plates, as much of the menu is designed for sharing!
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: CASUAL CRABBING WITH TIA
181 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403
After a night refreshing + recharging, Katie kicked off her Sunday with a hands-on activity: Casual Crabbing with Tia. She learned about the local crustaceans + the delicate art of throwing a cast net on the banks of the Ashley River alongside Tia, a Charleston native who has been crabbing for years. It was the perfect local activity before heading back to Atlanta.