Spicyland in Charleston – Part 1Posted: November 17, 2013
I miss Charleston! I miss Savannah!
As I’ve been editing and loading these photos, my heart is a little sad to think back on this trip and how I cannot wait to go back again someday.
We arrived in Savannah Saturday, mid-afternoon. Their airport is really nice – small and easy to get in and out of. Grabbing our suitcases and the rental car was a breeze.
The drive to Charleston was a quick two hours or so.
We missed our turn and ended up crossing the Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge, connecting downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
A u-turn on the other side and we were back on our [right] way….I’m glad we could catch these views!
We were pretty travel-weary after the flight and drive, but we wandered down King Street and into a few bars that night. It’s always so disorienting to explore a new place when it’s dark out.
Good morning, Sunday!
DT and I woke up fresh and ready for Charleston. The view from our room – seeing palm trees and a pool is so very nice. 🙂
We stayed at the Courtyard Charleston Historic District – a nice hotel, reasonably priced, and very centrally located. We walked everywhere.
We returned to King Street in the daylight. It’s lined with shops (some chain, some independent), restaurants (some chain, some independent), and bars.
The thing about Charleston and Savannah….the streets and architecture are absolutely beautiful. It feels like, a. You’ve stepped back in time, b. You’ve been transported to Europe, or c. You’re in a storybook. Or all of the above.
Horse-drawn carriages were everywhere too.
We stopped into The Blind Tiger Pub on Broad Street for lunch.
We sat inside, but they have an amazing patio/garden space out back.
I was on a mission this trip to eat as many fried green tomatoes as I could. When in Rome, right?! Blind Tiger’s version was positively delectable, served almost as a salad with FGTs on top and drizzled with a basil aioli I could and would have eaten by the spoonful.
After lunch, we walked around some more.
And this was only the beginning.
Along the waterfront – Charleston Harbor.
We strolled through Battery Park, also known as White Point Gardens.
1776! This city has so much history, going back to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. There are old cannons in this park!
Charleston Place is a sprawling hotel – a coworker recommended we check out their monstrosity of a lobby.
After our afternoon hike, we headed back to the hotel and broke out YAHTZEE. Let the games and domination begin! 😉
Our first full day in Charleston was a sightseeing delight!