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Your Charleston Honeymoon Guide

Charleston is sure to make your honeymoon memorable, from carriage rides, fine dining, and history. The city's beauty & romance does not disappoint.

By Hannah Purvis

The Historic City of Charleston is the perfect mixture of exciting nightlife, history, and romance. This sweet, southern charmed destination holds so much beauty. The lively atmosphere of the town will fill your hearts with so much joy. Cobblestone streets are filled with delicious restaurants and gorgeous architecture that have been standing for hundreds of years. With close proximity to beach towns like Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island, you also have opportunities to explore and relax near the water. You and your spouse will share memorable moments in this unique city with luxury restaurants, boutiques, and historical sights. Read on to get a sneak peek at the top restaurants, activities, and sights of Charleston, South Carolina!

Why is Charleston So Romantic?

The laid back southern lifestyle and the spectacular culture throughout the city is something so special for honeymooners. This Historic city is filled with pastel-colored buildings, radiant local restaurants where you can talk for hours, and charming cobblestone paths that are perfect for wandering hand in hand. There is certainly no shortage of activities throughout this whimsical destination. The young crowds bring romantic vibes everywhere you go. This evolving city brings so much love into the environment. With the tropical palm trees hanging over you, newly weds are drawn specifically to the heart of the city.

When to Go & Weather

Charleston has a subtropical climate, which makes temperatures and conditions favorable almost all year. The winters are mostly mild and the summers can be a little hot and humid, so the best time to visit this destination is in the spring months of April and May. The end of the summer is also an elegant time to visit in the months of August through October. For honeymooners, there are many activities that start up properly around mid March. Music festivals, cultural celebrations, house and garden tours bring so many romantic options to newlyweds. The spring months really are the most blissful time to be in the city due to the swaying palms and beautiful breeze coming from the ocean.

Where to Stay

The Loutrel: This newly opened hotel stands out with its upscale style architecture and inviting ambiance. When entering the lobby, the airy, light decor and beautiful artworks show the charm of the unique city. This unique atmosphere transports guests to the wrap-around porches and moss trees found throughout Charleston district. All rooms are designed to perfection with furnishings that complement the hotel's modern, southern look giving honeymooners a dose of the beauty of this spectacular city. Overlook the elegant views of the city on the rooftop bar while holding hands with your spouse and you will feel as if you are in paradise.

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The Charleston Place: Located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, The Charleston Place is a captivating hotel with the perfect amount of romance and adventure. This chic hotel is filled to the brim with Lowcountry favorites, handcrafted cocktails, and must-have morning coffee and treats. Find peace, pleasure, and pure bliss in hotel spaces designed to enhance your overall well being throughout your stay. The world-class spa, salon, and fitness center provide an array of services that will give you complete relaxation. The perfect honeymoon hotel only minutes from the City Market, boutiques, and restaurants awaits you!


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Hotel Bennett: The Hotel Bennett is a glorious honeymoon destination with grandiose guest rooms, impeccable service, and marvelous restaurants. Located in the center of Downtown Charleston, this boutique hotel is superbly situated for exploring the city’s nightlife and history. Look out over Marion Square and Experience the finest Southern hospitality right on King Street. Gaze off into the sunset on a rooftop bar and explore throughout the cobblestone streets to feel happiness on a grand scale.

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Lunch at Leon’s Oyster Shop: Step into the lively environment of Leon’s Oyster Shop with the best southern fine dining. The crispy fried chicken and the outstanding fried oysters are definitely something you do not want to miss on your honeymoon food tour. This neighborhood restaurant will welcome you to its comfortable atmosphere and your lunch date will be exquisite. The ambiance is so unique and you will feel as if you are fully immersed in southern culture while eating the fine oysters of South Carolina.


Dinner at Husk: This popular Victorian style restaurant is the most delicious spot for a bite to eat. The beautifully decorated two story restaurant is a perfect mixture of elegance and charm that will surely leave you wanting more. Make sure to soak in all the exquisite views from outside and admire the beautiful historic scenery!


Dinner at Slightly North of Broad Street: This fine dining restaurant is the perfect place to chat and indulge in glorious entrees. This restaurant is particularly special, offering creative appetizers and live music daily to fill your ears with joy. The beautiful high ceilings and large windows exude chic vibes for a romantic night out. The flavorful southern dishes will contribute to such fond memories for your honeymoon


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FIG Restaurant This hip restaurant is the newest hot commodity of downtown Charleston. With a beautiful ambiance and a spectacular menu to choose from, this spot will blow your minds. The eccentric rotating menu highlights seasonal dishes, such as a local rudderfish crudo rice bowl loaded with roe and watermelon radish, and spectacular Italian dishes. Get the fish of the day and you will be so pleased. This is also a perfect place to grab a quick drink before  enjoying the beautiful nightlife Charleston has to offer.


Things to Do


Horse Drawn Carriage Tour: Take a ride back in time and learn all about the beautiful historical sights of Charleston on a horse drawn carriage. Touring the history of this East Coast city will be an eye opening experience. The tour guides know every inch of the city and create such a great experience for everyone, including the horses! Once you have all the knowledge of the city you will feel like a local.

Beaches to Visit

Folly Beach Day Trip: This special beach town is filled with beach bars and scenery that will bring so much joy into your honeymoon. Only a short 30 minute drive from the city, Folly Beach is an easy romantic escape for the day. With many beachy restaurants and bars, like Loggerheads, to stop at, your day will be filled with happiness and tons of beachside activities! Rent a golf cart for the day to do more exploring around this chic destination.


Sullivan’s Island Beach Day: If you want to join in a serene beach experience away from the tourist attractions, you and your spouse can venture out to Sullivans Island for a romantic day on the water. This beach town is perfect for taking long walks along the shore and soaking up the southern Charleston vibes. The crystal clear ocean waters will wash away any stresses from the day. Walk through the quaint town and grab a bite to eat at one of the spectacular restaurants and end off your night with a bottle of your favorite wine at The Obstinate Daughter!

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Historic District & Places to Visit

Magnolia Plantation: Jump into more history of Charleston and drive to one of the most beautiful pieces of land right outside of the city. Magnolia Plantation is such a unique place to soak in all the beauty of the nature of the South. Be surrounded by large trees drooping with moss and spectacular displays of Azaleas. Take a tour of the old plantation through the main house or just wander and enjoy the bright colors.

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Shopping on King Street: Take a day off from the beaches and walk around the famous strip of King Street. This long road has a variety of unique shops and restaurants that will add so many great memories and souvenirs to your honeymoon. Stop at a Charleston boutique like Dumas or Palm Avenue then hop right over to a restaurant next door! This street is filled with southern charm and will be such a memorable experience for your day.

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Shopping at the Historic City Market: This beautiful marketplace truly embraces all of the history of Charleston. With multiple stores within the market and cute trinkets throughout the open air building, this shopping experience is one that will offer a first to share with your special someone. Find a wide variety of vendors selling souvenirs, jewelry, art, and beautifully decorated baskets. You will be wandering throughout this market for the nicest southern treats to bring back home with you!

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Explore Charleston & Have the Honeymoon of your Dreams!

Charleston is a place filled with romance and beauty. The picturesque views will leave you in awe everyday of your honeymoon. You and your spouse will be so content as you walk through the gorgeous streets and soak up every moment. The chic restaurants, boutiques, and glorious beaches will hold such a special place in your heart. This adventure filled destination will create such fond memories to last a lifetime.

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