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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO STAY

Charleston is home to a collection of hotels designed to accommodate both you and your four-legged travel companion.

  • KINGS COURTYARD INN

    Your pooch will feel right at home at Kings Courtyard Inn, a 41-room hotel with two lush inner courtyards located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District.

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  • AVOCET PROPERTIES

    Extend your stay in Charleston with Avocet Properties’ pet-friendly rentals and Folly Beach, affectionately referred to as the “Edge of America,” will be in your own backyard.

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  • JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE INN

    John Rutledge House Inn will treat you and your pup to the full Charleston experience. Enjoy charming historic accommodations, a secluded courtyard and thoughtful souvenirs for your pooch to take home.

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  • TIDES FOLLY BEACH

    Wake to the sound of the ocean and enjoy sunset walks with your pet. As Folly Beach’s only oceanfront hotel, Tides Folly Beach will position you steps from all that the shore has to offer.

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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO PLAY

Charleston is an open-air playground for two-legged and four-legged visitors alike. Pack your best walking shoes and explore our favorite pet-friendly attractions.

  • DRAYTON HALL

    Walk the historic grounds of Drayton Hall at your own pace. Enjoy 125 acres of riverbanks, camellia and azalea gardens, a reflecting pool and great lawn.

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  • BULLDOG TOURS

    Join Bulldog Tours for a two-hour stroll with your pup, where you’ll receive a lively overview of Charleston’s rich history and an invitation to explore the destination’s hidden alleyways and cobblestone streets.

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  • CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION

    Wander through 127 acres of tea plants on America’s only commercial tea planation and sample as much tea as you would like before choosing your own freshly-steeped souvenirs.

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  • WATERFRONT PARK

    Enjoy a stroll with your pup at Waterfront Park, home to unparalleled harbor views and Charleston’s iconic Pineapple Fountain.

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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO BRUNCH

One of the best ways to savor the flavors of the Lowcountry is to attend a weekend brunch, a meal that is an event itself in Charleston.

  • THE DAILY

    The Daily is a local favorite for brunch with menu items including cold-pressed juice, avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches. The hip coffeehouse offers outdoor seating for you and your pup.

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  • ELI’S TABLE

    Enjoy Southern fare with a twist, local ingredients and fresh air on the patio at Eli’s Table.

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  • POOGAN’S PORCH

    Named for the pooch that once resided in this Victorian home turned restaurant, Poogan’s Porch has a history of extending their Southern hospitality to man’s best friend.

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  • KITCHEN 208

    As King Street’s only patio eatery, Kitchen 208 is a relaxing spot to brunch and people watch with your four-legged friend.

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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO EAT

Food is the heart and soul of Charleston. Pull up a chair and savor every bite with your furry companion at these scrumptious pet-friendly restaurants.

  • 39 RUE DE JEAN

    Enjoy authentic brasserie cuisine without leaving Fido behind. 39 Rue de Jean’s patio is open year-round for al fresco dining.

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  • LE FARFALLE

    For authentic Italian cuisine with a modern edge, head to Le Farfalle, one of Charleston’s newest osterias. The restaurant’s outdoor seating provides the perfect venue for savoring fine foods alongside your four-legged friend.

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  • TABBULI GRILL

    Head to Tabbuli Grill for refreshing Mediterranean fare and harbor breezes on their outdoor patio.

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  • THE ISLANDER

    Enjoy fresh-from-the-dock seafood in a chic, tropical atmosphere at The Islander on Daniel Island.

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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO DRINK

Mixologists with heirloom cocktail recipes and the destination’s dozen (and counting) local breweries make Charleston a thriving beverage scene. Discover a few of our favorite locales to enjoy libations with pets in tow.

  • BUTCHER & BEE

    Brush elbows with locals in Butcher & Bee’s courtyard while enjoying wine, beer, cider or creative cocktails.

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  • BAY STREET BIERGARTEN

    Bay Street Biergarten, Charleston’s first contemporary biergarten, boasts 60 in-house taps and a lively outdoor patio where you’re sure to meet new pups while enjoying pints.

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  • KUDU

    Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer’s courtyard is a great spot to taste a variety of craft beers. Their 20 taps feature local brews as well as beer from throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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  • LOW TIDE BREWING

    At Low Tide Brewing, each craft brew takes cues from the natural sights and flavors of the Lowcountry. Located on Johns Island, the brewery is a beautiful locale to enjoy your brew surrounded by the sights that inspired each sip.

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PET-FRIENDLY GETAWAYWHERE TO BEACH

Pack your pup up in the car and venture out to one of Charleston’s five beaches to sniff the many distinct smells, sights and sounds.

  • Folly Beach

    Pups are welcome on Folly Beach year-round, and depending on the season, can spend the entire day frolicking in the waves and digging in the sand. Venture to The Washout for an added bonus of the Morris Island Lighthouse and surfers in clear view.

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  • Kiawah Island

    If you’ve yet to get your fill of live oaks and Spanish moss, the road that leads to Kiawah is one of the most picturesque imaginable - and the 10 miles of beach that await are perfectly serene. Designated dog areas allow your pup to stay off-leash year round.

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  • Sullivan’s Island

    Apply for a dog permit and visit “stations” in the upper 20’s, bordered by stonewalls and tidal pools, providing plenty of contained space to play and creatures to meet. After the beach, stroll along Center Street to marvel at Sullivan’s pastel-colored homes and secret gardens.

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  • Seabrook Island

    This quiet beach town is well worth the scenic drive and boasts its own private dog beach for plenty of off-leash adventures. Plus, Seabrook offers lots of wildlife to admire from afar.

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  • Isle of Palms

    An essential stop on a beach tour de Charleston, Isle of Palms’ coastline stretches for miles and dogs can roam without leashes for half the year. After a dip in the Atlantic, check the shops and restaurants on Ocean Boulevard.

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