LivPGH Travels | Charleston, SC
Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Last year, my mom, sister and I went from saying yinz to ya'll as we traveled down south to Charleston, SC. We just loved our trip so much I wanted to share with you all a few places to check out if you ever head down yourself!
We started our ROAD trip on a Friday and made it to the King Charles Inn on Saturday night just in time for dinner.
Although it was our first time visiting, and we only had a couple of days, we had a chock full plan and I can't wait to share!
FIG is a neat little restaurant that was just a block away from the King Charles Inn in town. We had reservations which was a relief because this place is popular. To be honest, we knew about this restaurant via the Food Network at some point in time and we couldn't wait to try it.
The most interesting part of our meal was the burnt eggplant appetizer. This was the most unique way I have ever seen eggplant prepared. They burnt it to a crisp, then blended it up with more yummy goodness, and spread it over crunchy toast.
We found the cutest coffee shop off the main strip called City Lights Coffee. This was a typical arty-coffee shop with your basic drinks but the atmosphere was small town and local which was cool for us out of place northerners. Stop in here and try an iced chai latte (my favorite).
OKAY if you do anything in Charleston you neeeeeeed to stop in Bertha's. We researched for this moment religiously to find the best, most authentic, local and raved about barbeque in town. We came across Bertha's Kitchen and it was the food highlight of our trip. In typical southern style, the bbq buffet showcased each of their side dishes while the meat smoked in the back. We tried everything and we loved everything.
Obviously, we spent most of our time (and money) shopping along King Street. The iconic strip features big name brands along with small local boutiques and has something for everyone. My favorite purchase was from the Be the Change Boutique. I got a cute dainty pair of earrings that I love and was able to give-back through a charity organization their brand partners with. Check them out!
We had to hit the beach at least once before we headed back to the 412 so we chose Folly. Just a short drive away from the city, this beach was beautiful and not over-crowded. The beach town was super quaint and relaxing.
There you have it yinz guys! A Pittsburgher's guide to Charleston! Let me know what your favorite thing to do in Charleston is for next time I go!