7 ways to spend a perfect weekend in Charleston  

From perfect eating spots to places to get your workout on, Charleston has almost everything to offer.

The weather outside is usually beautiful and sunny, and the Holy City has so much to explore.

Charleston is not just a city for the history nuts. Foodies, exercise enthusiasts and the typical tourist can find plenty of things to do in a day.
Whether you’re a local or just here for the weekend, this list will guide you through a perfect weekend in the Holy City.


Start your weekend off with brunch at the Macintosh

Everyone knows that brunch is the best way to start any weekend morning.

The Macintosh has bottomless mimosas and perfect meals to begin a day of adventuring around the city.


Stroll through the Farmer’s Market 

If you need to pick up some groceries this weekend, don’t waste your time in a packed grocery store.

Shop ‘til you drop at the Farmer’s Market in Marion Square.

You can pick up a delicious lemonade or robust brew while you shop the myriad of produce stands, homemade wares and tons of food options if you’re even slightly hungry. And who doesn’t love supporting small farms in the community?


Tour the famous Aiken-Rhett house

There is always time to learn something new by taking a tour of the Aiken-Rhett house.

For just $12 per person, you can tour the nearly 200-year-old house turned into a museum.

Located downtown in the heart of Charleston, the Aiken-Rhett museum is packed with history.


Watch the sunset at the Angel Oak tree

The Angel Oak tree is one of the most visited spots in Charleston, and its beauty is recognized by everyone who visits.

Even with its romantic setting, you can enjoy the tree with a significant other or a group of friends or family.

Standing at over 65 feet tall, the tree is over 500 years old.

Admission to the Angel Oak is free, and there is a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs to remember your gorgeous view.


Walk over the Ravenel Bridge

One of the best ways to wake up on a Sunday morning in Charleston is to take a walk or run over the Ravenel.

The view of Charleston while on the bridge is incredible.

Lunch at Poe’s Tavern and beach day at Sullivan’s Island 

Sundays get crowded at Sullivan’s Island once the weather turns nice, but if you beat the lunch crowd, Poe’s Tavern is one of Charleston’s best-kept secrets.

Famous among locals for its gourmet burgers and chicken sandwiches, Poe’s even has a great selection of cold local brews to sip with your lunch.

Plus, you can bring your beloved pup.

After lunch, set up shop on Sullivan’s Island beach for a great afternoon at the beach soaking in the ocean air.


Watch a movie and enjoy a cocktail at Cinebarre

The Cinebarre movie theatre is a local treasure because you can get tipsy on a cocktail while watching the newest feature films.

Their selection of food and drinks will make you want to come back for more.

You can place your order inside before you’re seated, or you can place your order by pressing a button in the theatre.


by Savannah Crocker           



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