Last weekend, Mike and I were able to sneak away for our first solo getaway since September of 2019! I had to be in Charleston for meetings so we figured we’d head out a few days early and get in some quality time. We so enjoyed all the food, weather, and memories together. I’ll lay out what we did each day because I truly would do that itinerary verbatim again. The last time I was in Charleston was a super quick, whirlwind trip so I was glad to get some more time this go around to explore,
We landed around 11AM so we headed straight to the hotel to drop our stuff off, freshen up, and then head out to lunch. We walked right into Leon’s and were immediately blown away. The oysters and peel n’ eat shrimp were both phenomenal, and we shared the fried chicken sandwich was was also so good. After 2 glasses of Il Musto, we walked all the way up King Street to the main drag. We popped into The Dispensary for a drink and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
After that, we walked around a little bit before it was time to head back to the hotel to change for dinner.
After a good night’s sleep, we woke up bright and early and headed out for breakfast at Cafe Framboise before a good stroll through the City Market. Y’all, the ham and swiss breakfast pizza was to DIE FOR.
We had lunch reservations at 167 Sushi Bar and I was SO excited for this. We got seated at the Chef’s Counter which was such a treat. Truly everything was incredible but Mike said the Iberico Skewer was a top thing he’s eaten EVER. It was honestly such an amazing experience.
After lunch, we headed back to the hotel to chill by the pool since it was a gorgeous day and we had already been out for a few hours at that point. Our hotel had a nice little outdoor pool with a hot tub that we had mostly to ourselves! Quick note on our hotel: we had looked at a few of the boutique hotels on King, but there were 2 graduations that weekend plus mother’s day, so everything was super expensive. Our hotel was MUCH cheaper and a $10-$15 Uber ride, so we decided to go that route and I’m honestly glad we did. Our hotel was nice [we weren’t there much anyway] and it was a quick zip back and forth.
After a quick dip, it was time to get ready to head to Melfi’s for dinner. This was another spot I was super excited to try and it did NOT disappoint. My rigatoni was phenomenal but Mike’s duck ragu was truly out of this world. We had raspberry gelato that came with a Prosecco topper [see the video on this post] for dessert which was such a treat!
After dinner, we popped into Bonny’s for a quick drink [or two] to watch the Derby! The margaritas were incredible and it was a super fun vibe. We then went to the Bangkok Lounge for karaoke which was SO FUN!
It was our last morning to explore before Mike had to head to the airport around 2pm so we had a slow breakfast at the hotel and then ventured out back to the Market area. There actually was a street fest going on there which was really neat. We had lunch at Henry’s since it was Mother’s Day and then just wandered around and took in the scenery.
After that, it was time for Mike to head back to the airport and me to head to Wild Dunes which was my new home for the week. That resort was amazing and I settled in for a few days of work with my team!
All in all, it was an incredible 6 days of work and play and Charleston is truly such a fun and beautiful place! I can’t wait to go back!
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