This past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Charleston, South Carolina. Like most places that I have not visited before, I didn’t know what to expect. But life is an adventure. Anywhere it takes me, I’m along for the ride.
What To Do in Charleston:
A must see on every list that I discovered was to go see Rainbow Row
Rainbow Row is named for its series of 13 historic homes that are all across East Bay Street in Charleston.
I now understand why it’s such a popular attraction. Rainbow Row is so vibrantly colored and it’s nearly impossible to miss walking past these beautiful homes.
Always Take the Scenic Route and Explore the Streets
There is something about just wandering off on your own with nothing to guide you but your own two feet that I find so invigorating.
Doesn’t matter if you’re in an unknown city or one that feels as if it is your own backyard. When you don’t have a map to guide you, you end up discovering so much more than you intended.
I would describe myself as directionally challenged. So naturally, I would get lost on my way to Rainbow Road using directions from my iPhone.
At one point, I forgo the directions because it was becoming hopeless and I was walking in circles.
Not using the directions ended up being a blessing in disguise. As my luck would have it, I stumbled upon the most remarkable alleys
What To Eat In Charleston:
One of the ways to my heart is through my stomach and Charleston officially has my heart after tasting their biscuits.
If you are ever in need of a quick bite to eat, head on over to Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit.
I got the Country Ham, Blackberry, and Cinnamon biscuits. Let me tell you, they tasted like heaven in my mouth and I was left feeling on Cloud 9.
Absolutely 100% worth it.
Oh, and it gets better my friends! They deliver!! You can order them online and have them shipped to you!
Take Advantage of Happy Hour
Everywhere I wandered, there were restaurants, bars and even coffee shops signs outside their doors for happy hour.
Since it was so hot and humid, I stopped at a nearby coffee shop who offered $4 mimosas.
Yes, you read that correctly.
$4 mimosas? Yes, please!
Impressions of Charleston:
“Charleston is one of the best built, handsomest, and most agreeable cities that I have ever seen.” – Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Lafayette said it best. The city is so bright, beautiful and incredibly picturesque. Everything is so much prettier in Charleston, including the alleys. I could spend all day walking around and never get bored.
One thing that struck me, other than the stunning sights, was how friendly and sweet people were. I guess this is what people mean by Southern hospitality. They really made me feel comfortable and welcomed.
When you’re in a new city, the attitudes of the residents can make a lasting impact on your visit. I left Charleston with a positive lasting impression.
It’s a city that I will definitely go back and visit again soon.