Romance is in the air in charming Charleston, South Carolina! The perfect destination for couples looking for a weekend where they can enjoy each other as they explore this captivating city. A consistent winner in travel surveys, Charleston was again selected as the #1 city to visit by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. We are fortunate that we can get there within a 2 or 3 hour drive!
The Schooner Pride – Experience the best in Charleston sightseeing on this classic 84’ tall ship! From exhilarating daily sails to romantic sunset sails, take in the Holy City from the peaceful waters of Charleston Harbor with its dolphins, pelicans and gulls. Relax with a beverage and see the Aquarium Wharf, Battery, Ft. Johnston, Ft. Sumter, USS Yorktown, Castle Pinckney, Ravenel bridge, Rainbow Row, and panoramic views of the Charleston skyline. Departs daily | Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St. Call 843.722.1112 to check availability. Link to their website here: https://www.schoonerpride.com/
The Angel Oak Tree – This mythical southern live oak is hundreds of years old and a must-see attraction when visiting Charleston. The boughs of the tree form a fairytale-like canopy underneath, perfect for photo opportunities and communing with nature. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm | 3688 Angel Oak Road, Johns Island 843.559.3496 Within the City of Charleston’s park system. Link here.
Zero George Cooking School – For the couple who enjoys learning together, these classes are available as private cooking instruction for two! Indulge your inner chef with a close up look at professional southern cooking as you prepare three courses with a wine pairing for each. Taught by Executive Chef Vinson Petrillo. Sat 11am-1pm, Mon 7-9pm | 0 George Street | 843.817.7900 More here: http://zerogeorge.com/cooking-classes/
Lunch: Cru Café – Cru Café offers a gourmet twist on comfort food. Housed in a classic 18th century Charleston home, the lunch menu includes dishes like Duck Confit Arugula Salad, White Wine Truffled Mussels, Four Cheese Macaroni and Short Rib Pastrami Sandwich. Enjoy daily specials, porch seating, a tailored wine list and delightful desserts! Lunch: Tues-Sat from 11am-3pm 18 Pinckney Street | 843.534.2434 More here: http://crucafe.com/
Dinner: FIG – FIG is “one part retro diner, one part neighborhood café, and one part elegant bistro”, which adds up to a warm and wonderful Lowcountry dining experience! The dinner menu is full of extraordinary dishes like Baked Grey Triggerfish & Tomatoes, Suckling Pig & Carolina Gold Rice Bowl, and Pan Roasted Ribeye “Supreme”, and the desserts are not to be missed. Mon-Thurs 5-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm, Closed Sunday 232 Meeting Street | 843.805.5900 More here: http://eatatfig.com/