When most people hear my blog name, they automatically assume I’m talking about Charleston, South Carolina, not Charleston, West Virginia. So the big joke with my family and friends is that Charleston, SC is the “other Charleston,” when in reality we are. HAHA. Anyway, one of my friends and I went to Charleston this past weekend and we had a blast. I put together a list of fun things that we did over the weekend.
First, I want to talk about our hotel, and how beautiful it was. We stayed at the Belmond Charleston Place, it was located right in the middle of downtown, and you walked out of the hotel directly onto King Street. Every time I go to Charleston from now on that is where I will be staying. Every thing was perfect and so clean, and all of the employees were incredibly nice and attentive. There were 3 restaurants and a ton of shopping located inside on the first floor, which I most definitely took advantage of. Haha.
Our first day, we grabbed dinner at the Oyster House and O-Bar and food was delicious and the drinks and service were excellent. I highly recommend grabbing a bite if you’re in town for a couple of days. After dinner, we went for a few drinks and snacks at High Cotton, and they had live music and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.
The second day, I woke up and went to grab some coffee at Black Tap Coffee ( I pretty much walked everywhere, it was too pretty to drive). For breakfast, I stopped at Cafe Framboise for a piece of Quiche and some French Macarons. Everything was delicious, especially the fruit bowl and cucumber infused water.
After a little bit more shopping, we decided to rent bikes and ride around. We stopped at the market and looked around. Then we rode to the Waterfront Park, past Rainbow Row and past the Battery. I definitely recommend renting a bike and exploring, you’ll see so much more than driving a car, it’s so beautiful.
During our outing, we found Pounce Cat Cafe. Basically, it’s a cafe that houses shelter cats. It’s $15 for an hour, which includes a drink, we chose the meowmosa’s, and you just get to play with cats. You can also choose to adopt one of these cute furry friends, unfortunately I couldn’t adopt one.
We had such a fun trip and I already can’t wait to go back. But I would have to say that our absolute favorite part of the trip was running into one of my favorite bloggers getting out of the elevator.
Caitlin (Southern Curls and Pearls) was one of the very first bloggers that I started following and helped me want to start blogging and gives me a lot of ideas. She’s seriously the sweetest.
If you all have any other places in Charleston that you love, I’d love to hear them and get some ideas for my next trip.