Sunset Harbor Cruise
Step aboard the luxurious sailing yacht, Fate
While Charleston is pretty from every vantage point, it is at its best when viewed from the water, especially during sunset. Charleston Sailing Charters operates this 50ft yacht, christened Fate, which can accommodate up to six guests in addition to the two crew members on board.
Charleston Sailing Charters
Fine dining icon that is as hot as ever
FIG, which stands for Food is Good, and Chef Mike Lata have won all sorts of awards since it opened in 2003. Their seasonal menu with a focus on local vegetables is always fresh, creative, and most importantly delicious. To experience their incredible food and impeccable service, you will have to make a reservation well in advance because this place is as hot as ever. If you like it here, try Lata's other restaurant, The Ordinary.
Elegant steakhouse with impeccable service
While this place is a bit of a splurge, the incredible steak and unmatched service make it all worth it. They are also well known for their Gospel Brunch, which is the best way to start off your Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. If you like this place, the same team runs SNOB and High Cotton.
Nathaniel Russell House
Opulent and impeccably restored mansion
Nathaniel Russell spared no expense when constructing his elaborate home that was considered one of the finest in its day. The crown jewel of the structure is the three-story, free-standing staircase, but the most moving part of tour is the stop at the cramped living quarters of the enslaved workers, which are in stark contrast to the lavish home.
51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Remote, gorgeous island for exploring nature
This 4,900 acre uninhabited barrier island about 45 minutes outside of downtown Charleston is a dream come true for nature lovers. The island is only accessible by private boat or ferry, so you will have the place practically to yourself. You can either take the ferry that is operated by Coastal Expeditions and explore the island on your own or you can sign up for their Bulls Island Paddle and Hike. If you can manage a bit of an early start, their Boneyard Beach Sunrise Expedition is truly unforgettable.
498 Bulls Island Rd, Awendaw, SC
Sophisticated spot for cocktails and live music
Situated inside the Belmond Charleston Place, this classy bar is the perfect place to sip a well made cocktail before or after a delicious dinner. They also have live music seven days a week to add to the ambiance.