Why You Should Spend Valentine’s Day in Charleston, SC

Valentine's DayIt’s all about romance in the Holy City, but that is even intensified in February because of Valentine’s Day. If you’re trying to narrow down how to spend the holiday, let us help. Here are a few reasons you should spend Valentine’s Day in Charleston, SC.

First, you should come to experience the romantic activities. Whether you’re looking for adventure or a musical performance, there’s a wide variety of things to do during February. For example, you can take a Valentine’s Day Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise from Charleston City Marina. It’s an evening of good times, great food and hot blues! The cruise lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. and includes live blues featuring Shrimp City Slim and delicious Home Team BBQ.

You can take a carriage ride through the historic downtown area or a walk along the Battery. But if that doesn’t strike your fancy, there are plenty of other options. Make your way to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on February 20th and surprise your sweetheart with tickets to see David Nail, Eli Young Band and Darius Rucker. Another great concert is the North Charleston POPS! Endless Love performance on February 15th. It will feature love songs from the 60s and 70s, presented by the North Charleston POPS!, The Rewinders and the Retro Singers.

There are tons of events going on throughout the month, but don’t neglect the great restaurants! Try some of the best southern food in Charleston, starting with Toast! for brunch. Choose from their famous breakfast or shrimp and grits. Just don’t miss out on the bottomless mimosas!

We also suggest Poogan’s Porch Restaurant at 72 Queen Street for some excellent shrimp and grits. One of the oldest restaurants in Charleston, Poogan’s Porch has also been featured on the Food Network.

From fried chicken to meatloaf, the options for good southern cooking are truly endless. We recommend The Boulevard Diner in Mt. Pleasant and James Island for affordable yet delicious cajun-style meatloaf. And hit up Jestine’s Kitchen for the best fried chicken. It is a hot spot for locals, as well as Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain and even Oprah. Better yet, the chicken costs just $11.95!

There’s no way we could list all of the deliciousness in Charleston. A few other suggestions include Husk, High Cotton, FIG and Peninsula Grill. Now for the accommodations…

We invite you to stay with us at the Governor’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast during your trip to Charleston. Located just a short walk from Charleston’s Battery and Old Market, our Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the south’s most mannered and picturesque city. The bed and breakfast boasts magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms and expanded verandah porches. You’ll quickly come to understand why the former governor’s mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by a national travel magazine.

Here at the Governor’s House Inn, we provide the best bed and breakfast accommodations to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. Call an innkeeper directly now at 800-720-9812 or check availability here to secure your stay.

Photo courtesy of: ralph and jenny

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