Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Romantic Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Valentine's Day is fast approaching.  How will you show you care?  How about spending time in Charleston, South Carolina.

Here are my top 10 romantic things to do in Charleston:
  1. Take a carriage ride through Charleston with your loved one.
  2. Stroll down Rainbow Row (83-107 East Bay St.) on your way to Waterfront Park.
  3. Walk through the residential Historic District (area south of Broad Street) to the Battery. *Bonus points if you've read Pat Conroy's book South of Broad.  Here's a sample tour walking tour.
  4. Window-shop along King Street. *King Street has developed into three distinct sections: The Upper King Street Design and Dining District; The King Street Fashion District and The Lower King Street Antiques District.
  5. Be Pampered.  Ladies: Stella Nova SpaSimply Your SpaUrban Nirvana, Earthling Day Spa,  Synergy Day Spa at Bohicket Marina, Luxury Spa--Cottage Aroma Bella Men:  Gents BarberspaOld South Barber Spa, The Clipper Club
  6. Enjoy drinks and a rooftop view overlooking Charleston:  Pavilion Bar at Market Pavilion Hotel and The Rooftop Bar at the Vendue Inn.
  7. Set sail on a sunset cruise: Schooner Pride sails the Charleston harbor; The Island Breeze departs Bohicket Marina.
  8. Have tea at American's Only Tea Garden- Charleston Tea Plantation.
  9. Sample the goods at  Irvin-House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery located on Wadmalaw Island, SC.
  10. Visit the majestic Angel Oak Tree, a love gift as part of a Marriage Settlement to Justus Angel and Martha Waight Tucker Angel.

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