Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Charleston Guide: Spring Break Link Up

Hello everyone! Spring break is here! You know what that means... my long awaited (and much needed) Charleston trip! I look forward to going to Charleston whether it's for a short weekend in October or two weeks in July. Charleston is my favorite place. Since I visit Charleston so often, I thought it would be nice to put together a travel guide for anyone who is planning a trip there or just wants a little taste of Charleston! I wrote a guide type post about Charleston a while ago, but I wanted to update it I really wanted this to be a helpful post and showcase the true beauty of Charleston!

This is a linkup hosted by the lovely Olivia, so be sure to check out all the other posts here!

1. Shopping:

Number one on my list would have to be shopping. Of course. So here is my favorite places to visit...

Downtown Charleston: Hit your favorite stores like Vineyard Vines, J Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, etc.  It tends to be a little busy so I like to get there around 9:45 and get some Starbucks because the shops tend to open up around 10:00

2. Food:

Trying to figure out what restaurant to try is SO difficult in Charleston! Literally any place would be great to eat at honestly. Here are my favorites...

Poogan's Porch: For yummy southern food in an old house! (try the fried alligator tail and mac and cheese!)

Magnolias: For an upscale lunch or dinner! (you might want to make reservations)

High Thyme: For a trendy yet quaint meal on Sullivan's Island! (definitely make reservations)

Old Village Post Office: For a super yummy brunch!

Poe's Tavern: For a casual meal after going to the beach! 

3. Beach:

We always go to Sullivan's Island and it is the best beach to go to (in my opinion)!

There are SO many other wonderful things to do in Charleston, but I listed my top favorites!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I might be going to Charleston for Spring Break! Great post, I'll definitely mention the restaurants to my family! -Lucy


  2. This is great! I was in Charleston this weekend and I love visiting on the weekends - I'm going to have to try a few of your restaurant recommendations!


  3. I love all of you're suggestions when visiting Charleston! Magnolia's is definitely one of my favorites too! This made me want to plan a trip to Charleston super soon. Thanks for participating in my link-up! XOXO Olivia

    1. Thank you so much for including me in the link up, Olivia!

  4. I'll definitely be using these tips if I ever get a chance to make my way to Charleston!
    Rebecca xo

  5. I've always wanted to visit Charleston!
    xo, Syd

  6. I love these recommendations, Ashley! My school will be going to Charleston soon, can't wait!