After a year of marriage, my husband and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary the best way we know how: traveling! He planned the first part of our trip and kept it a surprise for me until the day we were traveling, when he revealed our first destination: Charleston, South Carolina. I was so happy! He loves the South and constantly tags me on Instagram photos and tells me stories about his time in North and South Carolina, so the expectations were through the roof! And Charleston did not disappoint...
We had 3 full days in this adorable ocean-side city, and we tried to make the most of our time there. On the first day, we headed to Folly Beach to breathe in the ocean air and enjoy some seafood. We first found a rooftop bar to satiate our craving for oysters (which we did, after ordering them as a starter for every meal we had), and then tried some tacos at Taco Boy, which our Airbnb host recommended. Afterwards, we walked around town and soon returned home to rest.
On our second day in Charleston, we grabbed brunch at Hominy Grill, shopped around a bit, and then dedicated the rest of the afternoon to Boone Hall Plantation. We were debating wether or not to go to the latter, but I am so glad we did. We didn't know much about it, but once we got there we were completely amazed. The great Avenue of Oaks welcomed us in, and that alone was worth the visit. The house on the plantation is actually one of the sets for the movie The Notebook, and also where Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds chose to get married. Just looking at the pictures makes me want to go back!
We did a few other things while in Charleston, like visit the famous Pineapple Fountain, had the best truffle pizza in the world, ate Ice Cream at Jeni's, watched a whole neighborhood transform itself into Halloween land, had our anniversary dinner at The Darling Oyster Bar, went out for drinks in King Street, and also, fulfilled one of J's dreams: we stayed at a Tiny House! When we arrived, the host's daughter had written a sweet message to welcome us in, and then offered us candy! It was all in all, a great first part to our trip.
**The links of restaurants we went to are attached to each place's name**