Charelston- King Street, Basil and Pineapples

25 Apr

It is amazing how much days can varry. We crashed hard Thursday night only to wake up to the sun rising over the ocean with the sounds coming through the condo; all was right with the world again.(Picture taken at night when we arrived.)

I headed out bright and early for some endorphins and returned with eggs and coffee that we enjoyed on our belcony.

Once we were fueled, we headed into Charelston. From the resort, it took about 30 min to drive into downtown, but the weather was beautiful and the drive was gorgeous.

We enjoyed lunch at the newest hot spot in the city – Basil. Rumor has it wait times can reach two hours for dinner, so we hit it up for lunch and only had to wait 20 min for a table outside.

Post lunch, we crossed the street to Cupcake – a well-known bakery in town. Somehow these sweets made it all the way back the Mitten with us. I know, so out of character!

We started on King street (one of the main arteries of the city that is known for its fantastic shopping), putzing in and out of stores, shopping, exploring and wandering.

Rainbow Row

The afternoon was so relaxing, we loved all of the houses, the color, the sunshine — it was shaping up to be a great day. Around dusk, we wandered down to Battery Park – a beautiful space that is dedicated to the Civil War and has some of the best views in the city.The famous Pineapple Fountain

Thanks to a great reccomendation, we ednded up at The Landing for dinner and again nabbed a table outside RIGHT on the water. The staff warned us that it was cooling down to 70…umm, I think we’ll be ok. 🙂

Charelston was so beautiful, I think we are in love.




4 Responses to “Charelston- King Street, Basil and Pineapples”

  1. Heather Iacobacci (@hriacobacci) April 25, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I’ve always wanted to visit Charleston. I love historic cities – even better when they’re on the water 😉

    • BalancingB April 25, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      Heather, you HAVE to go! It’s so beautiful; historic yet modern. An the water is hard to beat!! 🙂

  2. Karen April 25, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Charleston is such a great town to visit. You were lucky with the weather…my last two stays have been drizzly. The town has some of the best restaurants in the south as far as I am concerned. I have almost the same photo of the pier on my blog as well.

    • BalancingB April 25, 2012 at 10:43 am #

      The weather was spotty at times, but overall beautiful! We loved Charelston, I can’t wait to go back.

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