From on-the-water activities to endless destinations for mouthwatering bites + sips, there is no shortage of things to do in the Holy City. Whether you’re visiting Charleston for the first time, looking to add some new stops to your favorite recurring vacation spot itinerary, or looking to plan the perfect stay-cation weekend, these trips have you covered!
Adam, Lexi, Emily, Justin, and Chad hopped in their Toyotas this past weekend to explore the Lowcountry and all it has to offer. Take a glance below at how they each filled their days, and get some inspiration on the (many) ways to get out + about in Charleston.
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Adam Powell @realadampowell
Adam traveled from the state capital to experience some of the Lowcountry’s best outdoor activities + local spots. This taco enthusiast started his day the only appropriate way – by fueling up with breakfast tacos at Juan Luis. After taking the morning to explore the city, he settled in for lunch at Charleston staple HUSK, known for celebrating Southern, locally sourced ingredients. For his afternoon adventure, he drove out to Bowens Island for a sunset marsh kayaking tour (complete with dolphin sightings!) and a seafood dinner at Bowens Island Restaurant. Trust us, those Bowens Island sunsets can sure put on a show.
Lexi Poer @strollinginthesuburbs
Lexi drove east from Atlanta for a weekend filled with mindful movement, good fuel, and local fare. She started her morning with a private yoga class with The Works at Hampton Park before grabbing a bite to eat at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. After shopping + exploring the King Street historic district, she settled in for a colorful + flavor-packed lunch at Basic Kitchen. Lexi closed out the afternoon with a cheese + charcuterie tasting at Bistro A Vin before driving out to Daniel Island for dinner at newly-opened waterfront spot, The Kingstide.
Emily Fogarty @emiilyfogarty
Emily traveled from dreamy Savannah, Georgia to experience some of Charleston’s most mouthwatering bites and much of the beauty the city has to offer. She fueled up at Harken Cafe before driving out to the picturesque Kiawah River for an afternoon of Goat Yoga at The Goatery (talk about fun!). While out on John’s Island, she made sure to stop for lunch at chicken hotspot KinFolk – a must if you’re in the area (and even if you’re not…) – and rounded out her night with some Italian fare at Melfi’s.
Justin Tucker @justin_tucker
Charleston local Justin got out of the city for a day and drove out to McClellanville, stopping on the way to fuel up at Second State Coffee. He picked up lunch at local seafood hotspot T.W. Graham & Co and took it nearby to a local park to enjoy, making sure to take advantage of the sunny skies. The outdoor activities continued with a kayak tour of the Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area before ending his day on Sullivan’s Island for dinner at The Obstinate Daughter.
Chad Whittington @chadisrad
Hailing from the Queen City, Chad started his morning like a King – enjoying a morning sweat sesh at Rhapsody Fitness and breakfast at beloved neighborhood spot, Daps Breakfast & Imbibe (pro tip: don’t skip out on the Fruity Pebble Pancakes). This beverage enthusiast got a distillery tour of High Wire Distilling Co.’s operations and continued his food journey with dinner (including a must-try burger) at Little Jack’s Tavern.