Day Trip to Charleston

I'm off to Charleston this morning with my daughter, Charlotte.  This is our reward for cleaning out the garage yesterday!   We will have lunch somewhere delicious, possibly play tourists and take a carriage ride (I always learn something new on these tours as there are 5 different routes the drivers take so you never know what you will see), do a bit of shopping and just have fun poking around the neighborhoods.  I will write all about our day in tomorrow's blog and promise to make up for this short post but here are a few things on my list to see and do:

1. Historic Village Mount Pleasant.

This is where The Notebook was filmed and reminds me of my town in Connecticut (except that it is a southern version!).  I am a sucker for antique houses and the Village is full of them.  

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2. Carriage Ride in Charleston

Charlotte hasn't been on a carriage tour since she was a little girl so we plan to play tourists today and catch one.  There are about 5 different routes that the drivers can take and you never know which one you will get but I have my fingers crossed for the Battery. 

Meetcharleston.com

Meetcharleston.com

3. Lunch at Verde

My daughter likes to eat primarily vegan so I am always on the lookout for places she will like when she is at home.  Pawleys Island doesn't have many vegan friendly options but Charleston does.  Verde is near the shops and Carriage Tour,  so a good place for us for lunch.

Verde, Charleston

Verde, Charleston

4. Shopping on King Street

We are looking for some business clothes for Charlotte's new job in San Francisco and thought we'd check out J Crew and perhaps a few boutiques on King St.  I also hope we will walk far enough to hit the design center and pop into Juxtaposition to see what's new there.

5. Iced Coffee at Black Tap Coffee

Located in the Harleston Village,one of the oldest parts of Charleston, I hear they have the best iced coffee in town.  The lavender infused ice coffee sounds refreshing!

Black Tap Coffee

Black Tap Coffee

6. Walk Through Philadelphia Alley

In the French Quarter, this little alley is full of charm and history- my two favorite things!  It won't take long but is worth getting to.

Philadelphia Alley

Philadelphia Alley

7.  Dinner on the porch at Husk

I love this restaurant and the chef makes an amazing vegetarian dish with old plantation rice that is too die for!  Besides, you can't leave Charleston without eating dinner.  That just wouldn't be right.

Husk

Husk

We are off!  Check in tomorrow to find out what we actually did!  

Happy Tuesday.