A Guide to Romantic Charleston

12 Hours of Romance, Relaxation & Resplendence

One of the most celebrated destinations, Charleston has been named among “America’s Most Romantic Cities” by Travel + Leisure, as well as the “World’s Most Romantic Cities” by Food & Wine. Come and dine at nationally recognized restaurants, wander through historic cobblestone streets, and revel in the romantic atmosphere of the beguiling, one-of-a-kind Charleston.

Bring your beloved and embrace a day of enchantment!

10 AM: Culinary Class
Grab your apron and begin the day with brunch at Charleston Cooks! Here, you’ll join your significant other in whipping up delicious, soulful Southern cuisine. What’s on the menu? Sweet potato biscuits with bacon jam, shrimp and creamy stone ground grits, fried chicken and waffles with peach syrup, pecan sticky buns… is your mouth watering yet?

12:30 PM: Private Carriage Tour
Discover the lore and charm of downtown Charleston with the area’s longest running carriage company, Palmetto Carriage Works. Pass by antebellum mansions, historic landmarks, and beautiful parks at the leisurely pace of a horse drawn carriage.

2:30 PM: Camellia Walk
While winter is a bleak season in most parts of the country, Charleston in painted pink during the months of November – March, when the camellias bloom. Experience a blaze of color at Middleton Place, home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens.

4:00 PM: A Sweet Sentiment
Surprise your significant other with a stop at Croghan’s Jewel Box, a sparkling nook that is a treasure trove of heirloom silver, estate jewelry and classic gifts. Sisters Mariana Hay and Rhett Outten are the third generation owners of this gleaming boutique that has been in business for more than 100 years.

5:00 PM: Couples Massage
Legend has it that travelers sought amethyst for its soothing properties of peace, calmness, and positive energy. Drawing from amethyst’s mythical past, the Amethyst Spa at The Restoration offers a soothing, luxurious spa experience. Unwind and indulge in an hour-long couples massage at this world class hotel.

6:3o PM: Wine Tasting
Sip and savor the best of Napa Valley, right here in the Lowcountry. Mira Winery provides wine enthusiasts the unique opportunity to experience the world of winemaking through EduTastings. Rosé of Pinot Noir for us, please!

8 PM: Candlelight Dinner (& dessert) for Two
Illuminated by gas lanterns, a charming brick alley leads to Peninsula Grill, a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond-ranked restaurant. 
No visit to Peninsula Grill is complete until a slice of the Ultimate Coconut Cake is delivered to the table. Called “A little slice of heaven…” by The New York Times, the twelve-layer cake is baked daily and also available via mail order.

Croghans

Amethyst Spa

Mira

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