Top 5 Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Hey all, it's SJ from FASHinNY (lover of fashion, travel and New York City)!

A girls weekend away is always a good idea and usually the perfect weekend away from it all! A few weeks ago I headed South to Charleston with 3 of my closest friends for a much needed weekend out of NYC. We explored the sights, sounds, and of course the food.

Here are a few of my favorites and advice on where to go, what to see, eat & of course shop:

1. Boone Hall Plantation
Founded in 1681, the Boone Hall is one of America's oldest working, living plantations spread out on 738 acres of land. 

Fun Facts: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got hitched here
The Notebook was filmed here....
It took two centuries for the massive, moss draped branches to meet overhead, forming today's natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is "a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C."
Highly Recommended: Visit the Boone Hall Farms Market: a main market that carries all produce grown on the farm.
Must Try: Cinnamon Honey Butter (My Honey Butter

2. Take a tour through town with Palmetto Carriage Tours
Located in the heart of the Historic District and is the oldest Carriage Tour company in Charleston. The city is divided into 3 zones and you get to tour one based on a lottery.

3. King Street Shopping
You can't visit Charleston without shopping a little! With everything from art galleries to upscale fashion, King street is the perfect place to wander through!

4. Charleston City Market
Stop by to pick up a historic Sweetgrass Basket, one of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the US. These baskets are hand woven from indigenous bulrush, a grass that grows in the coastal region. With more than 50 artists the City Market, it's the epicenter of the sweetgrass baskets. 

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5. Between rooftop bars and Southern delicacies, Charleston is a great place to drink & dine!
Where to Dine:
Cru Cafe (Excellent Sandwiches, highly recommended)
Magnolia (Great for dinner!)

Where to Drink (Rooftop):
The Vendue

Other Fun Things
Visit the Charleston Waterfront: stop at the Pineapple Fountain for a great photo op!
Visit The Fudgery: for a fun "Fudge Show" and a sample tasting!

Let me know if you plan on visiting and feel to free to add your own hotspots in the comments.

Catch up with me on Instagram and my blog to see where I go next. 
xo, SJ