Grab the girls and get downtown. If you’re looking for great girls getaway weekend ideas in Charleston, they’re certainly not hard to find.
You really need a full week to take in the sights, sounds and tastes (yum) of Charleston, so there will definitely be no shortage of places for you to eat, shop, and see on your girls getaway weekend.
But for starters, you’ll need a place to sleep.
Now that you’re all rested and refreshed, put on those walking shoes and head to Toast! of Charleston at 155 Meeting Street for brunch. Bottomless mimosas are a fun start, and you can snag a free appetizer by downloading the app on their website.
Next stop, Simply Your Spa on Ashley River Road in Charleston. Whether you’re honoring a bachelorette, birthday, or just tired of laundry and making lunches, Simply Your Spa will set up a day for your girls to spend time getting pampered while making memories that last a lifetime.
After that blissful pampering session, you should head to the Fashion District on Middle King Street to browse the endless chic boutiques. Just one of many, Copper Penny of Charleston is famous for its stylish collection of clothing, shoes and accessories. Of course, there’s also the historic Charleston City Market, which is a must-see for visitors. The market is open every day from early morning until 6 p.m., and you can shop more than 100 vendors.
If you can squeeze in some time before dinner, there are several hot spots to see.
You can have a host from Charleston Strolls History Tours take you around town, or take a short drive over to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island or Folly Beach. Now matter what, make sure you take a stroll along The Battery!
Time now to slip into your little black dress and get ready to eat! Depending on your price range, a great option for all is Shem Creek. The girls can dine on the waterfront at Water’s Edge, Reds or RB’s. But if you prefer to stay downtown, Tabbuli is a unique choice. It’s an authentic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and American restaurant located just across from the Charleston Cruise Terminal.
If the girls are up for an after-dinner drink, stop by Social Wine Bar at 188 E Bast Street. Social offers Charleston’s largest selection of wines by the glass, and serves dishes inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world. It’s housed in a nineteenth century warehouse.
Well you can’t go to bed without digging in to a dessert at Kaminsky’s on Market Street. Have a specialty coffee or devour a signature dessert prepared by one of their pastry chefs daily.
With days at the beach, hours at the spa, and bellies full of delicious treats, your Girls Getaway Weekend is a sure success in Charleston. But make sure you start planning early and call ahead to the restaurants of your choice for reservations. Charleston is a hot spot for tourists — especially the ladies! Secure your room now at the Governor’s House Inn!
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