Charleston: Our Anniversary Trip

Must Eat places in Charleston

Happy Monday!

I’m finally getting around to recapping our trip to Charleston.  My husband and I love it in Charleston; we went last year for our anniversary and decided to go this year again.  We stayed at the Governor’s House Inn which was right on Broad Street, close to King Street.  The Inn was a nice historic home, but it didn’t hold a candle to where we stayed last year – Two Meeting Street Inn.  It’s on a much busier side of town and the service, although good, wasn’t like the personal detail that we received last year.  Either way we had a great time, and ate at some delicious restaurants.  If you’ve never been to Charleston, you should definitely visit; it’s such a charming city!


Our trip was a quick one, but it was a perfect amount of time for us – especially since we had just gone last year.  We got in Wednesday late afternoon and explored the Inn a little and then went for a walk around Waterfront Park.  My husband surprised with a beautiful eternity band while we were at the Pineapple Fountain for our anniversary!  After our walk we went to Magnolias for dinner.  Our trip to Charleston coincided with Restaurant Week so it worked out well.  The food at Magnolias is absolutely delicious, we loved everything we ate!  After dinner we headed back to the Inn.

charleston pineapple fountain

downtown charleston

Thursday we decided to do one of the things we didn’t do last year – shop on King Street!  There are so many amazing shops – some we recognize from our malls here but there are most shops are unique to King Street. We window shopped most of the day and then headed to Poogan’s Porch for lunch.  Poogan’s has to be one of my favorite places to eat – ever!  The food is farm to table and so fresh and delicious.  What  I love about most of the restaurants in Charleston is that they are old homes that were turned into restaurants – it’s like you’re walking into a piece of history.

charleston king street

We walked around a bit more and then decided to go back to our room and nap.  We never get the chance to nap at home with the kids so we were so excited to be able to – it’s the little things!  After our nap, we freshened up for dinner and then walked down to Rainbow Row and the Battery to watch the sunset and look at the pretty mansions.  We went to the battery every evening that we were there.  It’s such a peaceful place and such a relaxing walk.  Dinner later that night was at Anson and it was one of the best meals we’ve EVER had!

downtown charlestonThis house was for sale – I loved it! Only 1.8 million 😉


rainbow row charleston

Anson Charleston

Anson charleston

Friday we explored some more – seriously, you can get lost looking at all of the homes, and shops and the day flies by.  We also shopped some more and then went for lunch at Cru Cafe.  Cru Cafe was another restaurant we went to last year and loved.  It’s a small place, so making a reservation is a must even if it’s for lunch.



We had a casual dinner at a BBQ restaurant (so good!) and then decided to make our way to the Rooftop at the Vendue hotel.  The views of the city were breathtaking and it was a fun atmosphere to hang out and have some drinks.


charleston battery

Saturday it was time to pack up and leave but not before brunch at High Cotton – oh my was that good!  Homemade doughnuts, mimosas and Crabs Eggs Benedict.  We decided to drive around the city and stalk a few of the homes I have marked on  Driving around is always one of our favorite things to do, I’m sad we didn’t do it earlier in our trip.


All in all we had a great trip.  It was more about eating and walking around downtown than last year’s trip where we crammed a lot of things into our trip. It’s nice to get away and enjoy each other’s company for a few days uninterrupted.


12 thoughts on “Charleston: Our Anniversary Trip

  1. This is the second post I’ve seen today on Charleston and you both have me missing my time in this city! It’s a gorgeous place full of fun stuff, and lots of history and beauty. We’re going back in February and I’m looking forward to it!


  2. I worked at both of those properties when Karen Spell Shaw owned The Governor’s House Inn, her parents own Two Meeting, so I would work at both. In college, my job was to serve afternoon tea everyday. I also got to do Christmas decorating and baking. You should see Two Meeting at Christmas! It is glorious.

    I am sorry it wasn’t as delightful as Two but glad you enjoyed your trip.


  3. oh my goodness, what a lovely trip! sorry the place you stayed wasn’t as good as the year before, but sounds like you made the most of it regardless. and yay for naps!! that dress you are wearing in front of the million dollar house is gorgeous! you look fabulous, and love the eternity band your husband surprised you with! so beautiful!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s