A.K.A my go to. My family has been going to Isle of Palms (IOP) and Charleston since...well way before I was even born. We have this little tradition, every summer my entire family from my mom's side of the family, which is quite large, packs into a beach house. Some of my most fond memories have come from those beach houses with those people. We've seen Charleston grow from a beautiful and small(er) town to a beautiful and extremely popular destination. Of course my selfish flesh wishes that this sweet spot had never been discovered, but what can I say...Charleston, SC is irresistible.
Another little tradition my mom has started is every May my mom, cousin Bailey and I sneak away to Charleston. This is the trip I will be sharing with you.
May 28, 2018
10:00 Bags are packed and we picked up Bailey and drove to the BEACH!
-Bailey and I 100% brought a movie and sat in the back seat and watched Ella Enchanted (who says you can't act like you're 8 years old again?)
2:00 arrived at the beach and started praying for the rain to go away
2:40 We ate at Poe's Tavern
-Check out my Freckled Standard on Mr. Poe
4:00 The rain held off for a little so we walked off our late lunch on the beach
5:00 We hit the Mt. Pleasant Town Centre
-Tons of cute shops, restaurants and a movie theatre
7:30 Arrived in Charleston at the Lodge Alley Inn
8:00 Searched for Restaurant
8:30 Ate at Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant
10:00 Hit the Sack
-Funny story about our sleeping arrangements. Don't miss it.
May 29, 2018
8:30 Walked to Toast
9:30 Took on the Charleston City Market
10:30 Not a cloud in the sky, so we got our swimsuits on a drove to the beach
11:00 Isle of Palms beachin'
-Wear sunscreen kids...and lots of it
4:30 Walked the streets of Historic Charleston
-Don't miss my words/pictures on this
6:00 Got all dolled up and headed to dinner
7:00 Ate dinner at Paw Paws
-Check out my Freckled Standard
8:30 Walked off our dinner at the Waterfront Park
-Click here for my words
9:30 Belgian Gelato
-You need to know about this, click here
10:30 Wrapped up the night
May 30, 2018
9:00 Breakfast, Callies Hot Little Biscuits
9:15 Coffee and biscuits at Bitty & Beau's
-Don't miss my Freckled Standard
10:30 Hit the famous King Street for Shopping
11:00 Mom stopped at King Street Cookies
12:30 Ate lunch at Uptown Social before heading home
1:30 Oh whoops... then we got Glazed doughnuts
Bye Charleston...I'll love you forever
Please click on the links to my blog posts explaining each piece of our itinerary in more detail. I have a lot of experience in Charleston and I might have some insider information you don't want to miss.
Also, I can guarantee this will not be the last post on Charleston, SC, so stay tuned.
**Let me know if you have any hidden secrets in Charleston or if you'd like me to check something out.