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TRANQUIL RETREATDay One

Check in to Wentworth Mansion, Charleston's only AAA Five Diamond Hotel. The Gilded Age mansion-turned-inn features 21 beautiful rooms, each equipped with a king bed, a whirlpool, and a fireplace.

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  • Sight-See From a Horse-Drawn Carriage

    One of the best introductions to Charleston’s intimate, human scale is via the leisurely pace of a horse-drawn carriage with Old South Carriage Company.

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  • Grab Lunch

    After getting your bearings via the carriage tour, sit down for a leisurely brunch on the shaded patio of Kitchen 208. Enjoy great fare and fresh air at this clever spot that overlooks the gateway to King Street’s venerable antiques district.

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  • Shop for Him

    Make the short walk down King Street to locally, family-owned Ben Silver, a repository of custom designed bowties, tortoiseshell spectacles, jewelry-quality blazer buttons, and other tasteful accessories

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  • Shop for Her

    Venture south down King Street to Finicky Filly, a fashion forward boutique in the heart of the shopping district. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Eloise a friendly French bulldog peering out the storefront.

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TRANQUIL RETREATDay Two

Take time to smell the roses, taste delectable Southern cuisine, and watch the sun disappear behind the city skyline.

  • Stroll Through Lush Gardens

    A tranquil morning at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a morning well spent. This 17th century estate is home to America’s oldest public gardens, as well as some of the nation’s largest groves of azaleas and camellias.

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  • Enjoy A Savory Southern Meal

    Continue your exploration of Southern culture over lunch at Magnolia’s restaurant, one of Charleston’s pioneers in the current acclaimed culinary scene.

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  • Take Advantage of Your Hotel's View

    Back at the Wentworth Mansion, climb up to the hotel’s cupola before sunset for a spectacular 360-degree view of Charleston’s unique skyline. How many church spires can you see?

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  • Wine and Dine

    Time to don your new duds and get gussied up for dinner! Circa 1886 is located in the Wentworth Mansion’s original carriage house. The restaurant retains much of its 125+ year-old character, including the wood-burning kitchen fireplace, stable doors, light-filled windows, and original heart-of-pine floors.

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TRANQUIL RETREATDay Three

Unwind, pay a trip to the best neighborhood butcher around, and take a trip back in time.

  • Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

    You have a date to be rubbed and wrapped at the Wentworth Mansion Spa. This signature treatment combines a custom massage with a body wrap using warmed oils of your choice.

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  • Grab Lunch to Go

    Pick up lunch from Ted’s Butcherblock, a locally owned and operated neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet café known for its refined picnic-worthy food.

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  • Take a Trip Back in Time

    Head a block away to Liberty Square and hop aboard the ferry to Fort Sumter, the island fortress that participated in the opening bombardment of the Civil War. Watch for dolphins during the 30-minute boat trip to this historic fort.

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  • Enjoy a Meal to Remember

    The final night in town calls for Lowcountry favorites, so head to High Cotton, where the “livin’ is easy” and the food is distinctively southern.

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