If you’re looking for a place to travel for a weekend and live on the east coast then make Charleston SC one of your stops. I traveled to Charleston with my 5 girl friends and we stayed at a rental on St Phillips street downtown Charleston. The place was nice and had a NYC apartment feel without being in NYC of course. We flew in from California, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. We got there on a Wednesday and left Sunday.
We went out Thursday morning to Big Bad Breakfast and breakfast there was great. I had theri shrimp and grits, a bit pricey but tasted so good. We decided Thursday to eat out breakfast, Friday eat out lunch, and Saturday night eat out dinner and go out that night. The rest of the time to save money we just cooked and bought food from a nearby Harris Teeter. Friday at Noon we did California Dreaming which was ok. It was nice to sit on the patio area under an umbrella and eat, the weather was too bad that day. Lastly, we went out to Halls Chophouse and the food was amazing. Salmon is one of my favorite foods to eat so that is what I had. While in town as well we got some famous biscuits on King St and other popular appetizers.
Touring the City
Our group toured the city on the first day and that basically is all it takes. We rented bicycles and rode around to all the well known locations from Hampton Park to the Pineapple fountain. There was some nice scenery and lots of places to take photos like rainbow row. I personally liked the alleyways and narrow streets downtown. We hired a yoga teacher to give us a private lesson and took horse tours as well. My two favorite parts were window shopping on Market Street and the local farmers market they have on Saturday mornings. All in all there is enough in the city to keep anyone busy.
We decided to try Folly Beach out and The Isle of Palms. Folly had a younger feel to it while Isle of Palms felt like a family beach. It was nice to sit out and sunbathe for a few hours on Friday and Saturday. None of us live by a beach so we took full advantage of being near one and had a rental car which made travel easier from our rental. One of the girls took a jet ski out while we were at Folly Beach while the rest of us just relaxed. Charleston SC does not have the bestbeaches I ever seen but it wasn’t bad either. I see why so many people travel here for the mix of city, beach and tourist stuff to do.
Night Clubs and Charleston male strippers fun
Our last night which was Saturday we went bar hopping and walked from where we were on St Phillips Street. There were lots of good drinks, places to go and we got to all the places we could before being worn out. We were at a rooftop bar where they had live music and good drinks. Most of the bars were the same but we got lots of dancing and socializing in. Some of the patrons were a bit too friendly but it probably was the alcohol talking. We had lots of fun just walking around the busy streets that night and a bit of a workout. One of my friends just had a birthday so we wanted to surprise her. We decided to hire a Charleston male stripper for her, well really just one. We picked a guy and did not expect much because a few of us had seen strippers before. He was actually quite good, moved like a snake and had a good show.
Charleston is a nice city to visit, especially if you’re like us and travel in a girl gang.