Charleston Travel Diary

I went to Charleston a couple weekends ago, and today I’m sharing my travel diary. I originally was going to Charleston for a blog conference (learn more about that here), but decided to stay until Monday to have some fun in the city without having a set schedule. My friend Beka (who isn’t a blogger) decided to tag along and stay until Monday with me, so I had a buddy once all of my blogger babes went home.

We arrived early on Thursday (around 9AM), and it was hot hot. I wanted to try and save money on hotels, so I looked into Airbnb. I never used Airbnb before, so I was a little nervous. Luckily, it turned out in our favor! We got to check in early at 11am (usually hotels don’t let you check in until 3pm), and had time to go grocery shopping (and nap!) before my other friend Brittany arrived.

 Our place was a private apartment with a grill, hot tub, and firepit. The kitchen was gorgeous, and the shower had two heads (talk about a shower dream!). Before checking into our Airbnb, we headed to Virginia’s on King, and I had the most delicious biscuits and gravy ever.

That night we went to The Bar at Husk, because HUSK was so crowded. It was okay food, but the company made for a great night.

The next morning we walked to Glazed Donuts (our Airbnb was 3 blocks from King St). It has amazing reviews, and it definitely did not disappoint. They use local ingredients and most of their herbs and berries are grown in the garden behind their shop. How cool is that?!

Later that night we had drinks and an appetizer at 82 Queen before our table was ready at Husk. Everyone kept saying how amazing Husk was, so I was intrigued to try it and… let me just say, I was not impressed. The food was nothing better than anywhere else and it was expensive for the portion size. Also- the employees were not the nicest and have a “we are better than you” attitude. Maybe it was just the night I went, but from my experience I can not say one positive thing about the food or staff (just being honest with y’all!).

A peak into 82 Queen

Now it’s Saturday, and my conference ended around 2pm. We went on a horse carriage ride through downtown. The tour guide knew a ton, and I loved hearing all about Charleston history.

Meet Bud, our driver 😉

Then we headed to Rainbow Row to snap a few pictures before heading to dinner. We went to a local mexican place on King Street. It was kind of a hole in the wall, but cheap and delicious! Sorry, don’t remember the name of the place y’all!

The following day we headed to Folly Beach to relax and soak up some rays. However, I become a lobster 2.0… poor choices made by Melinda. I got a frozen piña colada, and it the spot! Such a nice refresher while I melted away on the beach.

We finished our final full day with a meal at Snapper Jacks. They had a ‘make your own’ bloody bar, and I would love that except I wasn’t in a particular ‘bloody’ mood at 4pm after being at the beach all day. Ya feel me?

We left early Monday morning, but it was a long and successful trip! My next trip is in September… so stay tuned to find out where I’m going!

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