A Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

I recently spent a weekend in Charleston with two of my besties from junior high. I've been wanting to visit this magical southern city for years, and I absolutely fell in love!

Here's my recommendations for your own fun girls' weekend in Charleston:

STAY:

We stayed in an Air BnB and loved it! There were a ton of Air BnBs in the downtown area. 

EAT:

HuskWe got SO many recommendations to go here for dinner. They were totally booked, but we were able to snag a seating at 9 PM. It was as delicious as promised: I'm still dreaming about their rolls with pork butter. Make your reservations far in advance, and request to sit upstairs on the porch. Southern charm at its finest!

Hominy Grill: This packed brunch place was worth the thirty minute wait. They have an outdoor bar, and the pickled okra bloody marys make that wait go so much faster! The food is delicious, and they have all your southern favorites - grits, biscuits, and more. 

Vendue: We headed to this rooftop bar overlooking the water for a cocktail after walking around all afternoon. It's definitely the perfect place to share an appetizer and take in the gorgeous weather. 

DO:

WarehouseWe went here our first night, mistakenly thinking that we could get dinner at 11:00 PM. Well, Charleston isn't New York City and there's slim pickings for food that late at night. We were pleasantly surprised when Warehouse turned out to be a super fun dance club, instead! We got down to the music of our youth (Fall Out Boy, anyone?) and had the best time.  

Get a latte and shop for records at The Eclectic. I fell in love with this cool vinyl store and cafe - I started to dream a fantasy life where my husband and I move to Charleston, buy a fixer upper, and spend Sunday mornings here reading The Times.

Walk along the waterfront. We started at the top of King Street and walked all the way down to the water, then around on the waterfront. As you go further south, the crowds thin out and you're strolling amongst the most charming historic houses.