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Our November getaway to Charleston, S.C.

This is only my 100th blog post on Charleston, South Carolina, but as always, I want to share some of our new favorites places with you.

We began the trip with brunch at my favorite Charleston restaurant, Basic Kitchen. I recommend the sweet potato fries, corn ribs and basic bowl. It’s healthy AND declicious.

After walking around the historic district (my favorite pastime in the city), we headed for Sullivan’s Island to watch the sunset on the beach. It was the highlight of the trip for me.

We grabbed dinner on Shem Creek at Tavern and Table before heading to the Holiday Festival of Lights on John’s Island (I’m basically married to a Griswold, so this was a must).

We ended our first night with ice cream from Off Track. This is the BEST vegan ice cream – dairy lovers, I promise you can’t even tell the difference (but they do have dairy flavors too). My go-to is the brown sugar oat milk and cookies. TO DIE FOR.

We stayed at The Mills House, one of my favorite hotels. It’s a little older, but perfectly charming, and most importantly, it’s within a short walking distance to Harken Cafe, our favorite breakfast joint. My mom swears by their muffins.

We spent the second day meandering through shops on King Street and visiting a garden boutique, Abide a While, in Mount Pleasant before making a coffee stop at The Dime on Daniel’s Island.

That night, we grabbed dinner at Leon’s Oyster Shop (and yes, I’m fully aware this is turning into a food blog). It was new to us and now one of my favorites! We ordered the shrimp, world-famous oysters, black eyed pea salad and cucumber salad.

To end the trip, we visited the Miracle Popup at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Pleasant. Bars all around the world decorate from head to toe and participate in this Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar. Miracle provides a list of locations here.

What are your favorite places to visit in Charleston?

Read more about our Charleston trips here.

Carlee Alexandria Travel & Lifestyle

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