Citrine Travel Guide: Charleston
Imagery courtesy of @explorecharleston @joshfischerphotography
We’re wayfaring and experience-sharing, so come along on the adventure! Our travel guides are designed to give the Citrine scoop on where to go, and what to wear to truly live it up in a fresh new scene. First stop? Our hometown, Charleston!
WHERE TO STAY
Hone in on a homebase that’ll suit your style.
Imagery courtesy of Post House Inn– @posthouseinn.
The Dewberry, a mid-century marvel, sports a rooftop lounge- with stunning sunset views of the city, and a luxe vibe that’s hard to leave. Posting up at the Post House Inn offers an intimate setting in the heart of the Old Village, and soaks you in quintessential Charleston charm. (Their restaurant is an ideal spot for a rev-you-up brunch too!). Want the full immersion program? Check out Airbnb for historic homes and quaint carriage houses on cobblestone streets to truly live like a local.
WHERE TO EAT
Imagery courtesy of Leon’s Oyster Shop– @leonsoystershop
Destination: delicious. There’s no shortage of fine fare in Charleston, but these are a few of the stalwarts and standouts.
Seafood is the star of the show at local icons like Leon’s Oyster Shop (with a great patio scene, and fun extras like soft-serve and Rose on tap), 167 raw (always try the specials, and hop to their sister spot, Bar 167 if the line is too long), and Chubby Fish, a petite powerhouse with an ever-changing menu.
If date night’s on deck, there’s nothing better than the cozy, convivial Chez Nous. A daily menu delights with the flavors of France, Italy, and Spain, and you’ll feel absolutely transported. New on the scene, Vern’s, is a darling dinner destination too.
Imagery courtesy of Vern’s– @verns_chs
Up for a bonus? Pop by Bin 152 for a sip and snack while you’re here. This cozy little wine bar is in the heart of the French District and offers the perfect respite for a revved up day.
Popping from brunch to lunch to drinks and dinner means sporting versatile, go-anywhere (taste everything) pieces. Pop on an easy, breezy day-to-night dress or blouse and swap out your jewelry to dress it up, down, or switch up the vibe for hitting the town.
WHAT TO DO
Grab that chic activewear set, or throw on an up-for-anything day dress, and pack the sneakers that’ll take to steppin’ all over town.From sand dunes to live tunes, and all the history and art you can take in, it’s all here for you.
Photo courtesy of The Longboard– @longboard_sullivans
Siesta Dress in West Indies
Stella Top in Forest
Stroll down the Charleston Battery, a harborside promenade that gives sweeping waterfront vistas, as well as stunning views of antebellum homes and White Point Garden with its massive oak trees.
Imagery courtesy of The Windjammer– @windjammeriop
Get a dose of culture and history with local favorites like Gibbes Museum of Art, and the Preservation Society, and savor the local sounds with live music (beachside!) at the Windjammer, or catch the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at the Pour House and see who’s taking the stage.
This city is alive and we can’t wait to share it with you. Let’s explore!