pastels & palm trees
ALL THE GOOD EATS.
Lewis' Barbecue (Get the mac and cheese!)
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit*
Millers All Day* (Such fun vibes!)
Early Bird Cafe*
Butcher & Bee
*PLANT-BASED / DAIRY-FREE FRIENDLY
BEACHES? FREAKING AMAZING.
The water temperature alone far surpassed my expectations. Isle of Palms. Kiawah Island. Folly Beach. Sullivan's Island. Our favorite was Sullivan's; Low-key. Literally had the beach to ourselves. Free parking. Folly Beach felt like a typical-tourist-beach with no real benefits, except one amazing thing : Hammock-ing under the Fishing Pier. It was wonderful. Hung right over the water. Fell asleep to waves and sunshine. It is a perfect pier for stacking or side by side, either in the sun or shade. We ate lunch, took naps, read, and played games under the pier all afternoon. And hammock-ing is totally legal there. The life guards and beach rangers were all super nice.
WALK. BIKE. BE DOWNTOWN.
Downtown Charleston - South of Broad - French Quarter
(Seriously, bike! It is the best way to do downtown!)
ALL THE PRETTY THINGS.
White Point Garden
Boone Hall Plantation
"UH, I DON'T KNOW... WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?"
There is endless amounts of things to do. Really. We thrifted. Like champs. There is a really awesome thrift-scene in West Ashley. We loved stumbling upon the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Tuesday evenings are filled with live music, homemade tortillas, farm eggs, biscuits, organic veggies, grass-fed butchers, raw dairy, and lots lots more. We love to cook, so hitting the markets (and closet ALDI) is always a must for us. AND OH YA, WATER SPORTS. They have pretty inlets, creeks, and water fronts for SUP and kayaking. Charleston SUP (Folly Beach) and Coastal Expeditions (Shem Creek) were our favs.
DAY TRIP TO SAVANNAH.
Honestly, we could never have enough time in Charleston, but if you are feeling like getting out of town for a bit, Savannah is an easy day trip. More history. More majestic town squares. More freaking-friendly people. More floppy hats. More biscuits. And lots more giant, beautiful, amazing trees. What could go wrong?
TRAVEL TIP : Flights in the Summer are a killer. Like really. We tend to travel more in February or September (and on weekdays!), but when we found $52 roundtrip flights to Charleston, we could not pass it up. That is usually the kind of travelers we are: Flexible and spontaneous. Those are the two main ways that we can afford to make exploring this earth a reality. That AND well, putting less of a priority on other areas of life: Eating out, buying the newest things, weekly Target runs. But really, you are just wondering where we got those ridiculously cheap flights, right?
Frontier. Ways to save. Online deals.