I love Charleston, got to go last year for the first
time and stayed a week! You picked a great time to go when everything should
be starting to bloom. You should still pack some warm clothes though, I was
there last April and froze my tush off! :) I don't think we had one bad
meal while we were there, they have a lot of great restaurants, one of my
favorites being The Charleston Grill, its right across the street from
Charleston Place Hotel, and also the Market Place.
Another great place was Charleston Chops, they have a wonderful Piano player
there and the food was outstanding!
There is so much to do there, I would definitely take the horse and carriage
tour of the city right off the bat to get you acclimated with the city,
I also took a guided walking tour, which was fun and you get to see some
private gardens and go into some homes you would not be able to if you were
on your own.
Sign up for one of the Strolling Ghost Tours for after dinner.
I choose to go to Middleton Place for my Plantation tour, which was the one
suggested by the hotel concierge (sp?). I did not even go into the house,
think I was there for 3 hours and just spent my time exploring the gardens,
which were fabulous. You can also have an authentic low-country lunch in
There's also Fort Smuttier you can take a ferry over to tour, I've heard
worth it. It''s were the First shot of the Civil war started I believe.
My most favorite thing to do was just walking and exploring the city on my
own, can't wait to go back!