Apparently, the end of the rainbow is on King St. in Charleston, SC!
My wife, Amanda, and I spent last weekend visiting Charleston, SC. We had such an awesome time in this history-rich town! From its thriving food scene and great shopping, to the old architecture and beautiful “Charleston” style homes, there’s a little something for everyone. We took a horse-drawn carriage tour, which I’d generally think is a tourist-trap activity, but it was a fantastic way to learn some interesting history and look at some beautiful homes. (If you do it, use Palmetto Carriage and ask for Terri as your tour guide — she was great.)
Just a few streets over from King St, a parcel of land with a “fixer upper” home sold for nearly $18 million… talk about a good day for the agent that listed that! Because of the lay of the land, and the way lots were drawn sold hundreds of years ago, the homes have a look that is unique to Charleston. They appear very small from the front view, but the homes themselves, and the rooms inside, are long. We stayed at The Francis Marion hotel on King St. because Amanda’s company does business with them and she had a comped trip. This luxury hotel, full of southern charm, is all about prime location. Additionally, it’s a well-preserved historic building and you can only imagine all the events that have happened there over the years.
Admittedly, the only real “plans” we made included trying out some highly-recommended restaurants and bars. Most everything we experienced was delicious, but our Saturday night line-up was exceptional. We started out with cocktails Husk – very neat vibe with interesting spins on classic cocktails. We walked next door to Poogan’s Porch for dinner. It was named back in the late 1970’s after a dog, named Poogan, who hung out on the porch. We had a window seat and could watch the groups taking place in various “haunted Charleston” tours pointing into the upstairs window…. apparently the place is haunted by a friendly ghost, although we didn’t meet her. Shrimp and grits and she-crab soup are two of my very favorite foods, and are on the menu pretty much everywhere in Charleston, and Poogan’s Porch delivered some of the best! Amanda had grouper served over pimento cheese ravioli, that she swears changed her life.
Charleston is a great town for a weekend visit full of history, culture, and really exceptional food!
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