Pack your bags and join us on an exciting adventure as the Nickel & Suede team plans a weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina. Our mission? To immerse ourselves in the undeniable charm, delve into the city's haunting history, uncover the hidden gems of shopping at local artisan markets, savor the delights of cozy cafes, and indulge in the comforting flavors of Southern cuisine. These are the places our team can't wait to explore, and we can't wait to share our journey with you!
Where to Shop
Not only do we eat, but of course we shop until we drop! Charleston, South Carolina, is a haven for shoppers seeking unique treasures and a taste of its historic charm. Our journey through the city's shopping scene led us to three extraordinary destinations that capture the essence of Charleston's distinct shopping experience. From the iconic Charleston City Market, where local artisans showcase their crafts, to the enchanting King Street with its abundance of shops, favorite designer brands, and original cobblestone roads that transport you to another era, and finally, the aromatic haven of Candlefish on King Street.
King Street: Exploring King Street in Charleston is an absolute must for anyone looking to experience the city's vibrant culture and unique charm. Whether you're indulging in some retail therapy or simply enjoying window shopping, the King Street walk promises an unforgettable experience.
Starting from 300 King Street and stretching up to 388 King Street, this bustling stretch offers an array of shops, dining options, accommodations, and other amenities to cater to your every need. Our team walked on cobblestone roads of King Street and discovered our favorite designer brands, local labels, most visited stores and more.
Candlefish: A must-see stop on King Street. This local candle shop is unlike any other with their very own candle library where you can find your own custom scent.
Charleston City Market: This charming market is right in the heart of the city. It's open every day where you can shop authentic made in Charleston goods like straw baskets, jewelry, artwork, and more!
Where to Take Photos
Rainbow Row: This is what pastel home dreams are made of. The best time to take pictures here is either early morning when the sun is soft or in the evening when these homes will be in shade.
|Rainbow Row: This is what pastel home dreams are made of. The best time to take pictures here is either early morning when the sun is soft or in the evening when these homes will be in shade.|
The Battery: This is where the land meets the sea lined with stately antebellum homes.
What to do
Haunted Ghost Graveyard Tour: Our team loved going on this nighttime tour through historic Charleston. We got VIP access to walk through Charleston's oldest graveyards, hear the tales of the people who passed, and learn about unique charms of the city.
Where to Eat
Charleston, South Carolina, is a culinary wonderland, where every bite is an invitation to savor the rich flavors of Charleston. As our team ventured through this charming city, we couldn't help but be drawn to some remarkable dining destinations that left an unforgettable mark on our palates and hearts. We introduce you to our top three must-visit eateries in Charleston:
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit: Stop at this local biscuit breakfast stop right on King Street! Warm buttery biscuits with savory or sweet toppings? No questions asked.
Carmella's: Our team's most loved corner café that makes you feel like you're dining in Europe! Lines were out the door at this popular spot. Our favorites were the warm sandwiches and the peach cake.
|The Rise Coffee Bar: Need an afternoon iced chai? Stop at this European-inspired coffee shop for an almond crescent and an adorable courtyard patio.|
Charleston is more than just food and shopping; it's a city that invites you to step back in time and soak in its rich heritage.
From savoring the delectable flavors at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit to immersing ourselves in the Italian charm of Carmella's and finding comfort in the aromatic sanctuary of Candlefish, our culinary adventures left us craving more. While our team shopped our hearts out along the iconic King Street, we discovered treasures that reflect Charleston's unique character and history.
As we bid adieu to Charleston, we carry with us not just souvenirs and memories but a deep appreciation for a city that effortlessly blends tradition with modernity. We hope our experiences and recommendations inspire you to embark on your Charleston adventure, creating your own unforgettable moments in this enchanting city.