Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Charleston, SC

Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Charleston, SC

November 2019

Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Charleston, SC 

The colonial affair mixed with southern charm, Charleston had been on our eye for awhile. Another booming food scene, Charleston has a lot to offer gastronomic travelers that has staying power. And I honestly forgot how much history there is in and surrounding Charleston. While there are tons of plantation tours to choose from, consider going to the Center for Birds of Prey – we were blown away but this secret spot! And do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a dinner at Husk. No reservations available? Read more to find a little secret!

Where to stay?

Charleston is a very walkable city so best to situation yourself near one of the major streets. The Airbnb we stayed in was located only two blocks from King Street, which is one of the life lines to downtown filled with shops and food – a great spot for exploring Charleston. 

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What is there to do?

  • Explore the historic streets downtown – get lost and enjoy admiring the house and the stone streets. Make it all the way to Waterfront Park which is gorgeous at sunset 
  • Visit Folly or Sullivan Beach
  • Get in the car and take a tour of Center for Birds of Prey
  • Hop on the ferry to Fort Sumter and learn about its importance in US history
  • Pick one of the many plantations surrounding the city as there are a lot of chose from – we visited Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Where to eat?

  • Jeni’s Ice Cream all day every day
  • Husk is a must for lunch, dinner, or both
  • Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer is the our ultimate chill spot 
  • If you can make it a little out of downtown, do not miss Dabs for breakfast or Miller’s All Day in town 
  • Seafood is delightful in Charleston – hit up Leon’s Oyster Shop or 167 Raw

Here is a complete itinerary!

As with most 3 day weekends, I like to travel on Thursday after work to get the most out of the three days at the destination.

Day 0Arrive in Charleston
Dinner at Husk
Day 1Sullivan Beach
The Daily / The CO-OP
Center for Birds of Prey
Leon’s Oyster Shop
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Waterfront Park
The Battery
Rainbow Row 
Charleston City Market
167 Raw 
Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer
Day 2Breakfast at Dabs
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Charles Towne Fermentary
Lewis BBQ
Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer 
Day 3Breakfast at Miller’s All Day
Fort Sumter
Old Slave Mart Museum
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

Read the full trip details here!

If you have been to Charleston before, let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

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