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11.12.2018

A Day in Charleston

One of the things I've loved most about going to USC is how close we are to so many neat cities for day trips. This past Saturday, my friends and I decided to head to Charleston. They had all been before, but it was my first time, so I had so much fun letting them show me around. It was so refreshing to see the ocean and explore a new city-- it felt like I was there for way longer than a day!

Charleston is one of those cities that you can really make the most out of with only a little bit of time. Today I'll be sharing what we did and where we ate in Charleston for our 8 hour trip.

STOP 1: BKeDSHoP
I saw these gourmet donuts on Instagram and knew I had to try them. I got the sea salt chocolate and I tried some of my friends' who got strawberry and the OG. They were all super yummy!


STOP 2: SHOPPING
After we were fully fueled by donuts, we headed down to King Street to do some shopping. We parked in a lot at 31 George St and it was pretty centrally located to everything. We shopped at Madewell, Lululemon, Candlefish, Anthropologie and a few other stores, then we stopped in Gucci just for fun. We also walked through the Historic Charleston Market, where there were tons of vendors selling things like art and jewelry. 

Madewell
Candlefish
Gucci
The Market

STOP 3: LUNCH @ GOAT SHEEP COW

Goat Sheep Cow is basically a restaurant that revolves around cheese. What could be better!? We started off with what they call "crack cheese," marinated feta with spices that you can spread on a baguette. So good. I'm a big fan of hot dogs, so I ordered "le hot dog"-- the most boujee hot dog you could ever get. It was amazing. My friends all got the "monger's grilled cheese," which was also super yummy. We sat outside on their cute little patio but the interior was really cool too. Make sure you go to the north location if you want to sit down and eat, the south location is just a cheese shop! (We made this mistake lol)
Crack Cheese
Le Hot Dog
Monger's Grilled Cheese

STOP 4: THE BATTERY/PIER/RAINBOW ROW

After lunch, I was ready to see what all the buzz around Charleston architecture and history was about. We parked and walked out on the pier, along the battery, then through Rainbow Row and the beautiful neighborhood behind it. Since Charleston is in their off-season, it wasn't crowded at all which was great for exploring. We were geeking out over the pretty houses and the historical plaques on them.



STOP 5: DINNER @ BUTCHER & BEE
Butcher & Bee is a Mediterranean-style trendy restaurant. Not only was the aesthetic and branding immaculate, their food was AMAZING. After a big lunch we weren't super hungry, so Abby and I split the "mezze" platter with falafel, roasted beets, and chipotle-lime sweet potatoes.



Tired and with full bellies, we drove home. I already can't wait to go back to Charleston!

Let me know in the comments: what Charleston spots should I try next?

Stay sunny,
Meg



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2 comments:

  1. You should try out Caviar and Bananas!

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  2. Your photos are so cute! And all of the food looks soooo good! :)

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